Monthly Garden Advice for June
can now be set out in their final positions as the risk of frost diminishes. Plants should be hardened off carefully before setting out. Hanging baskets are best sited with shelter from wind and out of hot midday sun. Some subjects will thrive in partial shade such as Fuchsia, Begonia and Impatiens. Houseplants will also benefit from moving outdoors such as Hippeastrum (Amaryllis), Christmas cacti, Azalea and Cymbidium orchids but remember they will still need careful watering and feeding and some shade for the latter two subjects.
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- Straw under strawberries to keep fruit.
- Sow wallflowers for autumn planting.
- Treat containers with Provado if vine weevil is suspected.
- There is still time to prune part or all of clumps of herbaceous perennials, back to 10-15cm to reduce height and extend flowering. Try on Phlox, Sedum spectabilis, Campanula, Achillea and Asters.