The Ornamental Garden in July
This month is mainly about keeping the garden neat and tidy by deadheading spent flowers, and pruning and supporting wayward plants when requied.
Note: As with most advice on gardening the advisors location will often influence the content of the advice.
To alleviate this problem I have produced this chart indicating how you can make adjustments to the timing of events as seen in this website.
I hope you find this useful! .......Tg
At any time this month:
Support taller plants, and tie in climbing plants.
Clip and shape Bay trees and use the clippings for cuttings if required.
Cut away any Suckers* that may have formed at the base of trees and shrubs.
*Some types of Suckers can be propagated.
Week 27 - 1st Jul. to 7th Jul.
Remove the crown (centre) bud from Callistephus to encourage flowering side shoots.
Cut / save fruiting Physalis stems for drying.
Week 28 - 8th Jul. to 14th Jul.
Prune this season's young Wisteria growth back to within five or six buds of its base.
Week 29 - 15th Jul. to 21st Jul.
Week 30- 22nd Jul. to 28th Jul.
Lift Ranunculus growing outdoors and place in store.
Deadhead Phlox paniculata if required.