The garden in June

Work in the garden concentrates around the roses – pest management will keep your roses healthy and regular deadheading will encourage reblooming. Fertilize if growth is slow. Fasten the young shoots.

Rhododendrons: remove the withered flower clusters after the blooming. This will encourage the production of blossoms for the following year. The same goes for lilac.

Fasten perennials, cut back where necessary; weed and loosen the flowerbeds and borders.

If you haven’t yet planted summer annuals, this can still be done all month. Take out the bulbs and let them dry in the shade. Whenever possible leave them in the ground, just cut off the yellow leaves.

Garden tip from Kurt:

Continue to mow the lawn if the grass is still growing. A short lawn is less susceptible to develop snow mould over the winter.