July 2021

With temperatures rising even more rapidly, this is a difficult time in our gardens. In high summer plants scarcely grow and it is not a good time to plant anything new if you can avoid it. There are lots of wonderful new plants on the garden centre benches to tempt you and if you do succumb to buying any, check that they are damp before you bring them home in your hot car and ensure that they are well watered before you plant them later on.  It is tempting to plant them in the early morning when everything is cooler and relatively rested, but the new plants will quickly have to endure the heat of the day and may not make it, so the evening is best.

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