VIRTUAL “PICTURE A PLANT” SHOW 2020 – JUNE
Again, we are inviting SGCARA area residents to take a picture of a favourite ‘plant’ in your garden, your balcony pot, window box, house plant, or perhaps a tree viewed from your window that gives particular pleasure and lifts your spirits. Please email your photo(s) to the SGCARA committee at: email@example.com
We will be posting plants for each month to the website throughout the summer so please continue to send to us. Thank you.
N.B. Photos are received in all shapes and sizes, apologies if they do not appear proportionately.
June 21 is the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth. But this extra light and warmth also means weeds will sprout up from seemingly nowhere. Keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is celebrating roses this week, often described as the ‘queen of flowers’. These bursts of colour and fragrance are blooming everywhere this June. Are they blooming in your garden? Send us photos of your roses.
TOP 10 GARDENING JOBS FOR JUNE
1. Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds
2. Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas
3. Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes
4. Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes
5. Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside
6. Mow lawns at least once a week
7. Plant out summer bedding plants
8. Stake tall or floppy plants
9. Prune many spring -flowering shrubs
10. Shade greenhouses to keeep them cool and prevent scorch
Bees on the blackberry blossom. There seem to be so many more bees this year, or do we have just a little more time in lock-down to notice them?