Well, we’ve had the longest day sadly but there is still a lot to do and to enjoy in our gardens.
Unfortunately we postponed our visit to Canons Ashby, not too many takers, possibly because we’d planned to go on Father’s Day. Also the cafe was closed which would have meant no tea and cake on arrival! On July 24th we are visiting Broughton Grange as part of the National Garden Scheme. If you would like to come along, please get in touch with Teresa or me.
July is a busy month; hoeing borders to keep on top of weeds, deadheading to promote more flowers, mowing the grass, watering wisely, tending beds, protecting vegetables, and many more activities to nurture our gardens. It’s getting late to sow vegetables although there are several late cultivars that can be. If you grow salad, you’ll be enjoying eating lettuce, radishes, etc. Some will even have early potatoes this month. Raspberries and strawberries are ripening and gooseberries can be picked late in the month to make lovely jam, crumble, etc.
A reminder that we have the Table Top sale on the Village Green on Saturday July 2nd 10:30am to 3:00pm. If you have items you would like to donate (no clothes or shoes please), please get in touch with Isla (07768 661189) or Teresa (07962 925709) and please come along! All proceeds will be split between St Martins Church, the Litchborough Gardening Club and the Litchborough Hedgehog Highway.
As always the best advice as to what we could and should be doing in our gardens in May can be found on the RHS web site; https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/july and on Monty’s site too www.montydon.com.