Growing season is in full swing! Our factory gardener Jayne, shares what jobs and tasks to get up to in your garden, allotment or in whatever little slice of heaven you're growing...
In The Garden
Our factory gardener Jayne, shares what jobs and tasks to get up to in your garden, allotment or in whatever little slice of heaven you're growing.
July in the garden is a fantastic time to kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labour, maybe dining alfresco using some of your home grown produce whilst admiring the jewel colours of summer plants. There are, of course, some jobs to do in order to keep the garden in good order.
In the Emma Bridgewater gardens I am continually cutting back 'spent' flowers before they fully go to seed to encourage more flower production. Lupins, delphiniums and foxgloves will usually flower again during July if they are cut back now.
The roses in the garden have been wonderful this year and by regularly dead heading the spent blooms they will continue to flower through the summer. Keep tying the climbing roses in and check for any crossing stems which will need to be removed to prevent damage. I also like to spray with diluted apple cider vinegar (one part to 10 parts water) to prevent black spot.
Fruit & Vegetables
My fruit of the month has to be summer raspberries. If they make it to the kitchen before they are eaten they are so versatile....summer puddings, jam, jelly...yum!
We will be donating £5 from every Roses ½ Pint Mug sold until the end of July to the National Garden Scheme. The National Garden Scheme opens a diverse collection of gardens across the country to raise funds for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities.Shop Now