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July 2014

July is when summer really arrives in the garden (with or without the weather!). Click below to see what you should be thinking about now.

July is when summer really arrives in the garden. Borders are in full swing and there are often plenty of weeds to be dealt with amongst other things! Finally we have a run of dry weather and this can slow down weed growth thankfully.  However .....  the dryness can also be a real problem for some plants.  Keep an eye on your plants for signs of stress due to lack of water.   It is generally better to water first thing in the morning or in the evening, when temperatures are lower and the plants can absorb more liquid.   That said, if you see a plant really starting to wilt, water it whatever the time of day!  Some plants will make themselves more floppy in the heat of the day to reduce water loss and then perk up in the evening - it's all part of the joy of gardening to work out how each plant behaves in your garden.

Tall flowering perennials like Delpheniums may require staking to prevent them flopping. Removing faded flowers on all plants often lengths the display and is time well spent. Vegetable gardens are all about watering & harvesting now but there's also time to sow more seeds for later in the season.

Hedges are growing fast & need trimming too. Just call Green & Gorgeous if it feels like there is just too much to do!

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