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This Month's Gardening Tasks.


Garden maintenance.

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No more excuses. Find out what needs to be done this month to keep your garden neat and tidy.

Specific Gardening tasks.

Moriati's Compost Method.

Find out how to make the finest garden compost using the minimum of effort and money. This article remains pretty much in its original form as it appeared in 1998 apart from the gradual addition of photos. Moriati not only invented this method of composting, he is also responsible for the now common term 'Green Dalek'.

Making neat lawn edges.

Edges of the lawn can make or break the beauty of your garden. Learn how to make nice edges to your lawn in this step-by-step guide.

Sweeping leaves.

Don't you just love them. One minute they look lovely on the trees, next they are all over the garden. The only easy way to deal with this is to pay someone else to do it, but why do so many folks insist on making the task as hard as possible for themselves? Get clued up.

Caring for Wisteria.

Wisteria is one of those plants that when grown well is a classical show stopper, but in the wrong hands can stubbornly refuse to flower.

Caring for Hydrangea.

Hydrangea plants require complex pruning once a year if they are to be a real asset to the garden. Step-by-step guide with photos.

Coming shortly..

Tools of the Trade.


Caring for Lawns.


Caring for Hedges.


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June tasks

No doubt last month kept you busy in the garden as everything burst into life at once, leaving no time to relax. The garden still requires plenty of attention in June, but the slog should start to abate if you are in control. Regular tasks such as lawn mowing, weeding borders and hedge cutting still require your full attention but the physical effort will abate.

The once a year tasks of clearing the spring flowers such as bluebells and forget-me-not should be done as soon as possible and summer bedding ought to be finished before the middle of the month. The sooner these plants are growing, the sooner they will be flowering.

List of tasks.


Ensure that pathways are clear such that normal walking is not impeded in any way. Nothing is worse than walking into dripping wet leaves or manoeuvring round overhanging branches while walking along a path. Trim back any branches that stick out into the walking area.

Consider the bottom levels as well. Plants that flop onto the path make the task of sweeping that much harder than is really necessary. If the broom has clear space, it will not snag the bushes causing more leaves to fall.


June summary