June

The June Drop 

Your apple and pear tree’s may now deposit lots of small fruits onto the ground, don’t worry this is completely normal. This is known as the ‘June Drop, where your trees are reducing the amount of fruit they carry, to successfully ripen those that remain. To ensure you get the best fruit from your trees, it is a good idea to remove the smallest fruit before your tree indiscriminately does this for you. 

Deadhead plants to keep them flowering

Many of your plants are now in their prime, so you need to make sure to deadhead your them at least once a week to prolong flowering. This helps to stimulate new shoots that will grow new flower buds to extend the flowering season. 

Sow Biennials 

Sow biennials now in a seed tray or pots so that they can grow strong roots and foliage before you can plant them where you want them to grow in the autumn. Wallflowers, Honesty, Foxgloves, Aquilegias and other biennials differ from annuals as they develop foliage and roots in one season and flower in the next.