Welcome to the Sunday Gardener

June is the beginning of the gardener's summer and hopefully a warm month with lots of light and good growing weather.

All risk of frost has passed and tender vegetables such as courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes, French beans along with bedding plants can all be planted out safely.

Fruit which is starting to ripen such as strawberries will need to be protected from the birds and is best covered with netting.

lots to do and enjoy in the garden this month.

The Sunday Gardeners Calender for June

Growing Strawberries

Allium are easy to grow tolerant of most soils and look great combined with many garden plants. For growing tips and planting combinations

Strawberries are a rewarding crop to grow as how doesn't love a fresh tasty bowl of strawberries. In June they are starting to ripen and need protection; tips and advise on how to make a cheap fruit cage. 


Hosta make a great statement in a border and they look best in June when the leaves first emerge. Easy to grow and shade tolerant protection from slugs is a must.

Choiysa a lovely evergreen shrub which has dainty white flowers and a beautiful sweet scent. An Easy to grow  propular garden shrub

Climbing Plants are great to add interest and height in a border. Many climbing plants are easy to grow and there is advice and video on how to plant and grow the ever popular Clematis

Information about selecting and growing Flowering Plants, Shrubs and Bushes.

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Gardening tips and help on how to grow all sorts of vegetables and inspiring images of vegetable in some of our best RHS and show gardens on Pinterest.

More than ever gardening is about being greener and helping wildlife. Ideas about wildlife friendly plants and plants for bees  and butterflies which are easy to grow and will ensure your garden has a buzz.


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