• The Chichester Gardener

Gardening Jobs for July


Here in West Sussex it's hot and dry and I mean really hot and dry! The rain we did have barely soaked an inch or two below the surface so we've been watering, watering, watering!

Sow:

Succession sowings of radish, carrots, salad, rocket, beetroot.

Keep thinning seedlings as they grow to required spacing.

Take Cuttings of:

Rosemary

Lavendar

Pelagoniums

Harvest:

Summer raspberries

Early potatoes

Lettuce

Radishes

Beetroot

Carrots

Chard

Courgettes - don't let them get too big.

Currants.

Secateurs jobs:

Cut back hardy geraniums and delphiniums.

Deadhead sweet peas, cosmos, roses, penstemons, camellias and rhododendrons.

Cut off bolted stems or dig out and replace.

Prune plum and cherry trees.

Pinch out cordon tomato side shoots.

Prune privet and box...but please

check for birds nesting within first and delay

if so.

Summer prune wisteria.

Support:

Floppy perennials.

Tie in roses, clematis, honeysuckle,tomatoes.

Earth up main potatoes.

Net brassicas.

Feed:

Tomaotes and sweet peas.

Weed:

Keep hoeing them down and they just shrivel up in this sunshine!

Lawns:

Raise the cutter setting and water in dry weather.

Water: And I mean not just a dribble here or there but a really good soak every few days or daily for pots.

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