July Gardening Advice

We hope that everyone is enjoying the warm weather and the World Cup, England are through to the quarter finals and we have reached some of the highest temperatures on record. July also hosts two of the biggest gardening events of the year, the RHS Hampton Court Flower show and the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, both in which Hedges Direct are proud to have supported gardens in. With all this excitement going on, don’t worry,  we are still here with our monthly advice blog to keep you updated on what needs doing in the garden this month. Our hot topic (you’ve probably already guessed it) Watering!

 

Prune June-flowering shrubs such as Philadelphus and Weigela after flowering. Prune deciduous magnolias if necessary. Fast-growing hedges such as Leylandi cypress should be clipped as necessary throughout the growing season. Tie-in climbers and ramblers as they grow. Information provided by the RHS

Take cuttings from perennials like fuchsias, to increase your plant stock.

Be Bee friendly! 

Bee’s are a hot topic this year with the decline in numbers so it’s important more than ever to make sure we are giving them a helping hand in our gardens. When it comes to bee-friendly plants, your choices are not limited but we are spoilt for choice. Firstly, set aside a space in your garden dedicated to plants for bees, if you notice one plant in particular is popular then make note to add in more! Fragrant plants such as Lavender and Rosemary are very popular with bee’s, they also look very attractive in bloom! Flowering species such as dog rose, Ceanothus, Bird Cherry and Crab Apple.

To view all of our flowering hedging range please see here. Let’s get planting and welcoming bee’s into our gardens!

 

Water, water, water! (As much as you can) to ensure newly planted trees and shrubs do not dry out. They often need much more water than people imagine. As temperatures continue to soar plants are really suffering. Remember to water at night so the sunlight does not scorch the leaves and make sure it reaches the root, many people think the soil above being wet is enough but plants need a good drink at their roots to survive.

Have a thorough weed. If you haven’t time, at least snap off the flowers so they don’t get the chance to spread their seed.

Another thing to do in the gardens this month is to enjoy being in the garden! We recognise that gardening isn’t what everyone wants to be doing in this heat so make sure you just sit and enjoy being in the garden. Keep on top of watering and we can all catch up on the odd jobs once the weather has cooled down. Stick that barbie’ on and enjoy this weather whilst it lasts!

 

 

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