Which brings me to July, the month of the Flower Show held on the land opposite Cedar Hall and in the Village Hall and Friend’s Meeting House—on July 20th this year.
With the weather we have had and the general growing conditions it will be interesting to see what the exhibits will be like. I am sure that some of my friends will be pleased that my Fuchsia this year is not up to scratch.
Back to my garden—it is the month for general maintenance of grass cutting (not too short), weeding and feeding, pruning and dead heading as required.
As I look round the garden I think I can see the benefits of all the rain we had last year. Who knows what our summer will be like, but should July be dry I will have to water my camellias and rhododendrons to ensure flowers next year.
At last the fruit and vegetables are beginning to grow and I look forward to the harvesting. I am optimistic that I shall have a crop of gooseberries and damsons this year. Once again I must be on the lookout for slugs and snails as there is already evidence around the lettuces.
Tip for the month: Start taking cuttings of plants to increase stock or replacement of old plants.