July can be a funny month in this country, one minute poor with rain and the next brilliant sunshine and I guess as gardeners we can never be happy with one or the other!

Keep plants looking good by dead-heading regularly and keeping them well watered.

If you forgot to give the lawn a spring feed then give it a boost now with a quick-acting summer feed.

Tie in ramblers and climbers as they grow.

Keep ponds and water features topped up with water. If you have fish in your pond keep the pump on at night can help maintain healthy oxygen levels during the hot weather.

Start collecting seeds from plants you want to grow again next year, especially annuals such as Calendula, poppies and love-in-a-mist.

Order catalogues for next years spring flowering bulbs and browse them on hot summer evenings in the garden with a glass of your favourite tipple :-)


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