Well the weather continues to challenge our gardening activities, this time last month the water butts were empty and we were hoping for rain ….. as I write the rain is torrential but the forecast is brighter in a few days time, fingers crossed for June!
We are planning to go to Waterperry Gardens on June 20th but have postponed Kathy Brown’s garden until August. Thenford Arboretum is booked for July 3rd but if anyone else would like to join us, tickets can be bought on line. On July 25th we plan to visit Broughton Grange. I’ll be in touch with Gardening Club members directly about Waterperry shortly but if anyone else would like to join us on any of our proposed visits, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me or Teresa.
Following our four volunteers kindly agreeing to maintain each of the planters on entry to the village, work has started topping up the compost and refreshing the displays. I have a feeling this could get competitive!
The lower than usual temperatures have slowed the growth of seedlings and arrested the growth of herbaceous perennials but, looking at my garden, the weeds are thriving! I’m hopeful in the next few days to get my tomato, cucumber and pepper plants in the greenhouse borders and see some real growth on other less hardy fruit, vegetables, and flowers.
For more guidance on gardening tasks and advice for June, don’t forget to keep up with Gardener’s World, Monty’s web site (https://www.montydon.com) and of course, the RHS site (https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/june). Interestingly, the latter urges us to be ‘water-wise, but we know it will be a matter of weeks if not days before we will need to water pots again.