|It’s cold, it’s wet and it’s dull outside. But July is a great month to start prep work and get some pruning done so that come spring, your garden is ready to flourish.
• Prune roses, seal larger cuts with Steriseal and spray the plants and the surrounding soil with lime sulphur to kill fungal sporesClick here
• Prune Hydrangeas and carry on pruning deciduous fruit trees
• Clean and service water features
• Prepare your vegetable garden for planting and plant cabbages, leeks, parsley and Swiss chard
• Divide or move dormant plants around if needed
• Repair irrigation systems. Adjust the irrigation system to switch on less often
• If watering systems are automated, do not switch them off completely, rather run them for a minute occasionally to ensure the jets do not become blocked
• Check the gutters for fallen leaves and move debris to the compost heap or use it as mulch
• Feed winter annuals and bulbs
• Feed for spring with Kompel 3:1:5 organic
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