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Mon-Fri  9.00am - 7.00pm
Sat 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm
Forest Lodge Garden Centre for great value and garden inspiration

June

  • Finish planting summer bedding in hanging baskets, pots, window boxes and troughs. Start watering, deadheading and feeding plants regularly with a soluble fertilizer such as Miracle Gro to maintain the best displays.
  • Thin out seedlings of hardy annuals and vegetables that were sown directly into the soil to allow them to reach their potential.
  • Trim hedges as needed.
  • Check all new and young plants for watering during warm dry spells.
  • Protect soft fruit bushes with netting and make a frame where needed.
  • Put straw or matting under strawberries to stop rotting and protect from slugs.
  • Earth up soil around main crop potatoes.
  • Continue to mow lawns frequently, and reduce the cutting height if the grass is growing quickly.
  • Train, water and feed tomatoes, cucumbers and melons regularly with a good quality fertiliser such as Levingtons Tomorite to ensure the best crops. Don’t forget to pinch out the vigorous young growth at the leaf joints known as side shoots.
  • Remember to support taller plants as they become heavier when they flower with plant supports and plant rings.
  • Now is the time to prune spring flowering shrubs once they have finished flowering, which will promote new growth for more flowers next year.
  • Keep on top of those weeds with regular hoeing; why not try upgrading to a stainless steel hoe. These will glide effortlessly through your soil.
  • Remember to use paint on greenhouse shading such as “Cool Glass.” It’s easy to apply and cuts down on the watering as well as saving your plants from scorching.
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Forest Lodge Garden Centre is part of the Haskins family business, which includes Birdworld and Garden Style