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    WILL
HART’S GARDENING DIARY

  

 


JUNE


 


FRUIT


 


·        

Pick strawberries, raspberries, red and white
currants, gooseberries, and cherries.

 


·        

Irrigate fruit when necessary.

 


·        

Mow grass and keep weeds under control.

 


·        

Continue disbudding wall trained peaches and
nectarines, tie in selected shoots, thin fruit.

 


·        

Thin plums in two stages, early June and late
June.

 


·        

Heavy set of apples, thin lightly, wait until
after June drop for final thinning.

 


·        

Thin pears if heavy set.

 


·        

Continue to protect fruit against birds.

 


·        

Put straw down for strawberries, peg down runners
for new plants

 


·        

Continue to tie in new shoots of raspberries.

 


·        

Once new raspberry canes produced, prune out old
canes on new plantings.

 


·        

Train in new shoots of blackberries and hybrid
berries.

 


·        

Thin gooseberries, Summer prune at the end of
June.

 


·        

Summer prune red and white currants at the end of
June.

 


·        

Continue to spray apples regularly against scab
and mildew, also red spider mite if present.

 


·        

Spray apples against codling moth about mid- June
and again 3 weeks later.

 


·        

Spray apples against bitter pit in mid-June if
necessary.

 


·        

Inspect stone fruits for red spider mite and
aphids if present.

 


·        

Inspect gooseberries for caterpillars of sawfly
and magpie moth and control if necessary. spray for leaf spot after
cropping if necessary.

 


·        

Strawberries spray for grey mould and mildew,
control slugs if necessary.

 


·        

Spray raspberries and loganberries at dusk
against rasps beetle, at first pink fruit on raspberries or 80% petal
fall on loganberries and again 14 days later.

 


·        

Spray cane fruits against spur blight and cane
spot, spray against grey mould as first flowers open.

 

 





LAWNS


 


·        

Cut at summer height, twice a week

 


·        

If there is a prolonged dry spell lift height of
cut slightly.

 


·        

Summer feeding and weeding of lawns, 
sulphate of ammonia = nitrogen, spot treat weeds

 


·        

Rake coarse grasses and clovers before mowing.

 


·        

Trim edges regularly.

 


·        

Water if there is a dry spell, soil surface may
be hard; lightly spike the soil before irrigating.

 

 

 


GARDENING BY MONTH


Gardening in January

Gardening in February
Gardening in March
Gardening in April
Gardening in May
Gardening in June
Gardening in July
Gardening in August
Gardening in September
Gardening in October
Gardening in November


Gardening in December

The above helpful advice
has been reproduced by kind permission of Will Hart, whose experience
includes working for Blackburn Rovers FC (as a groundsman at their
Training Ground, Academy and Ewood Park), for the Sultan of Oman (at
his French residence in Fontainebleau, south of Paris) at the 1999 Martell
Grand National at Aintree and for a variety of different sized local
gardens and estates.  Impressive credentials I am sure you will
agree!


 

 

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