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Nuture your garden in July

Give your roses extra TLC in winter.

Give your roses extra TLC in winter.

Even though July brings cooler mornings and frostier nights – don’t let the weather deter you from caring for your plants. Just like us they may need some extra TLC during this season. The good news is there are lots you can do to nurture your garden and inspire you this month.

Survival list for your garden

  • Winter rose care – prune roses and remove leaves from bushes
  • Prune deciduous trees  – branches are vulnerable to breakage and wind damage, remove brittle undergrowth
  • Continue to mulch – it will protect your soil from freezing
  • No need to fertilise – plants go dormant in winter
  • Group potted plants away from high winds and frost

 

Why not make a bird feeder with the kids this school holidays?

Why not make a bird feeder with the kids this school holidays?

 Jobs to inspire

  • It’s the perfect time of year to review what you already have in your garden and plan any new changes for the warmer months – why not visit a public garden for some inspiration.
  • Consider planting some colourful annuals to lift your spirits
  • Browse the Diggers Catalogue and order seeds for spring
  • Make a bird feeder with your family

 

Winter parsely

Parsley is a hardy herb that tolerates cold conditions.

What to plant in July?

Parsley and Chives are winter tolerant herbs and will thrive during the winter rain and also make an excellent addition to hearty soups.

 

 

 

 

Top tip

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Review your tools this season.

Get your tools ready!

Take stock what’s in your garden shed and see if you need any new gardening tools for spring.

 

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