I hope you've been enjoying the fantastic sunshine we've had recently? To help keep your garden looking its best throughout June, take a look at this month's gardening jobs…
Plant your veg
It's now warm enough to plant out safely runner beans, French beans, tomatoes, peppers and courgettes. Keep them well watered and they'll romp away!
Put houseplants outside
Give your indoor plants a boost by popping them outside for part, or all, of the summer. They'll love the fresh air. Even the occasional downpour does them good as it'll help clean their leaves.
Care for your sweet peas
Keep them well watered or the flower buds may not develop properly and they'll drop off. Give them a weekly feed with Flower Power to double their flowers. Also, keep picking the flowers as that encourages them to produce even more blooms.
For the best and tastiest crop of broad beans, pinch out the tops once the flowering plants have started to produce their first pods. This will make the pods develop faster and also help keep away black fly.
Give gladioli some TLC
Stake taller growing gladioli to help support the flower spike as it develops. Mound a little soil around the base of each plant to make it more stable.
Pack your garden with perennial colour on the cheap. Now's the time to sow seeds of lupins, delphiniums, achilleas and lots of other cottage garden favourites. Started now, they'll be flowering-size plants by next spring.