Gardening Jobs for July
Here in West Sussex it's hot and dry and I mean really hot and dry! The rain we did have barely soaked an inch or two below the surface so we've been watering, watering, watering!
Succession sowings of radish, carrots, salad, rocket, beetroot.
Keep thinning seedlings as they grow to required spacing.
Take Cuttings of:
Courgettes - don't let them get too big.
Cut back hardy geraniums and delphiniums.
Deadhead sweet peas, cosmos, roses, penstemons, camellias and rhododendrons.
Cut off bolted stems or dig out and replace.
Prune plum and cherry trees.
Pinch out cordon tomato side shoots.
Prune privet and box...but please
check for birds nesting within first and delay
Summer prune wisteria.
Tie in roses, clematis, honeysuckle,tomatoes.
Earth up main potatoes.
Tomaotes and sweet peas.
Keep hoeing them down and they just shrivel up in this sunshine!
Raise the cutter setting and water in dry weather.
Water: And I mean not just a dribble here or there but a really good soak every few days or daily for pots.