Jobs for July

12 July 2010

Jobs for July

 

Jobs for July
I am really not complaining about the hot weather but it is a nightmare trying to keep on top of the watering. Rhododendrons and Camellias hate drying out; the later will drop buds if they get too dry. Water infrequently but thoroughly, in the evening.
Divide May and June flowering Irises.
Time to buy more strawberry plants from the nursery or peg down runners to get more plants.
Collect seed from foxgloves and other early flowers. Scatter in situ or sow in pots to plant out next spring.
Summer prune Wisteria by cutting side shoots back to six inches. Begin summer pruning of trained fruit.
Keep hedges and topiary in shape as necessary.
Shade and ventilate glasshouses. Keep cats out with wire over the door.
Control weeds by hoeing when the ground is dry.
Remove fruited canes of summer fruiting raspberries and blackberries after harvesting. Tie in the new growths.
Liquid feed containers and hanging baskets regularly.
Deal with perennial weeds, by digging up or with glyphosate weedkiller.
Raise the blades of lawnmowers during very dry weather. Apply final lawn feed of the season when the soil is moist.