June 21 is the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth. But this extra light and warmth also means weeds will sprout up from seemingly nowhere. Keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.
1 Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside.
2 Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas
3 Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes
4 Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes
5 Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds
6 Mow lawns at least once a week but consider leaving some areas uncut for wildlife
7 Plant out summer bedding
8 Stake tall or floppy plants
9 Prune many spring-flowering shrubs
10 Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch
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Lodsworth & District Garden Club
is for everyone interested in plants and gardening!
You are very welcome to join us no matter what type of garden
you have, be it large or small, established or new, a conservatory,
an allotment, a windowbox or pot plants on the patio. We want
to encourage interest in all types of gardening in our community, providing opportunities for our members to share gardening experience and increasing knowledge of plants and gardens.
We welcome new members to join the Lodsworth & District
Garden Club; the annual subscription is only £7.50 for individual members or £10.00 for families. Membership benefits include subsidised entry to our talks, workshops and visits, with discount
from a wide variety of local horticultural suppliers.
Please look at our contact page for details of becoming
a member of the LDGC and a full list of benefits.
We look forward to welcoming you!