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July

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

The Great British summertime is in full swing, and this month is all about enjoying the garden.

Having spent the past few months preparing our gardens, filling them with colour and busily planting to make the most of our outdoor spaces. It is important to take the time to relax and enjoy all that hard work.

You can’t put your feet up for too long however, here are some jobs you can be doing in your garden this month;

Water regularly
Dead head regularly to ensure the longest possible flowering period
Harvest beans, kale, tomatoes, garlic and herbs
Sow beetroot, carrots, lettuce and autumn and winter salads
Pick Courgettes now (do not forget you can eat the flowers too)
Check Clematis for Clematis wilt
Give your lawn a summer boost with feed
Mow your lawn regularly and on hot days give it a good water
Keep houseplants well watered
Any June flowering shrubs such as Weigelia can be pruned back now

This month focuses on maintenance work in the garden, keeping everything looking healthy and tidy. This is one of the main months that we can actually get out there and use our gardens to their full potential! Give your hanging baskets and tubs a quick pick me up with a liquid feed such as Miracle Grow or Neudorff Seaweed Extract. A dose of this will boost nutrient levels just as plants are starting to reach their peak. A top up tonic will certainly help prolong the flowering season.

Plant of the Month

The plant to look out for this month, has to be the Canna Lily. Flowering from now, sometimes as early as June, this striking plant will provide colour and interest well into October. Bring a splash of tropical colour into your garden this month with this delightful plant that will enhance any sunny position. Look out for this plant in your local garden centre today!

Also look out for Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ is a must for every garden! An understated evergreen that gets no taller than a couple of feet, so will fit easily in the smallest of gardens. This variety never seems to stop flowering! A delightful fragrance is also produced from the masses of flowers. Look out for this plant in your local garden centre today!

So, get out there and enjoy your garden this July!

Canna Lily

July

Phew – what a scorcher!

We have a superb selection of blooming perennials and annuals to add colour where needed.

Needing some instant displays for that BBQ or garden party? Why not take a look at our great selection of hanging baskets and planters all made on site!

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Find us halfway between Oxton and Southwell NG25 0RW Tel 0115 9655450 Email info@hollybeck.co.uk Visit www.hollybeck.co.uk

Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’