Garden Tasks for July
Apple and Pear trees: remove undersized or damaged fruits. Reduce the number of fruits if lots has been set.
Prune plum and cherry trees when the weather is dry.
Cover brassicas with butterfly netting.
Sow cabbages for next spring.
Peg down strawberry runners in pots to root new plants.
Water tomatoes daily and feed with a high potash feed weekly. Pinch out cordon side shoots.
Remove the growing tips of squash and courgette plants to encourage branching. Keep picking courgettes so they don't become marrows.
Sow spring-flowering perennial seeds ready for next year.
Take softwood cuttings of shrubs such as hydrangeas.
Prune wisteria (Jul/Aug pruning, the other pruning is Jan/Feb). Cut back whippy side-shoots to about 20cm.
Feed roses and continue to deadhead.
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