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June seed sowing schedule
Details of what was sown/planted in June

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June harvesting schedule
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June 2015

June Our Plot at GLA blog posts

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Wet and windy again so visited the nursery for some supplies and cheered myself up with a couple of pot plants.

Planted some tomatoes in pots.

All change on the greenhouse

Clematis flowering well

Flower Power



Planted tomatoes on the plot outside and in the greenhouse

A June record broken already and a strange tomato

Fruit seeing

Runners have been removed from new strawberry plants



Planted out squash and courgettes

That didn't last long

First roses flowering



Planted more lettuce and sowed more radish and spring onions in the salad bed.

Potted and trained morning glory,

Moved kiwi Issai to cold frame courtyard and also alliums and agapanthus for temporary shelter from winds.

Provided supports for tomatoes in garden greenhouse.

Salad days

Panted cauliflower, cabbage and sprout plants

Lots of watering

Cut back one lot of sweet rocket

Cut first lot of sweet Williams.

Flaming June



Sowed biennial flower and more brassica seeds.

Trimmed back ivy as no birds were nesting there.

Tree following - medlar

Take a look around out plot

Nearly time for elderflower cordial



Planted sweet corn, runner and climbing French beans

Bad hair day - sweetcorn and beans

No hiding place - roots



First harvest from raised salad bed,

The salad bar is open

Morning glory is flowering and roses growing well



Netted one lot of strawberries

Harvested first cabbage of the season

Veggie gap is over

Painted summer house
Planted new alpines
Planted some containers up with pelargoniums and violas,
Dahlias and banana taken out of greenhouse



Will it ever go away - wind

To pick or not too pick that is the question? - apricot

Planted last lot of annuals and some aquilegia on plot

Picked first strawberries.

Not so good June is it? - slug damage

Where there's muck there could be a problem - contaminated manure and composts



Bought osteospernums for tub in summer house,

New rhubarb Poulton's Pride arrived


Bought more carrot seeds to try for a third sowing to try to defeat the slugs

Cut back grapevine

Mowing the grapevine

Pricked out some brassicas

Morning Glory flowering in summer house and greenhouse

First flower on new rose Chris

Planted two mini cucumbers in cold frame



Visited plot to harvest and did a bit of weeding.

Picked first calabrese head

More firsts- harvests

Sowed more foxgloves abd silene,

Sprayed climbing beans with Grazers,

Orchid flowered at last
Harvested out apricots- all two of them

Laws of gravity and an apricot

Two halves of the same fruit



Sowed more radishes and planted

more lettuce in the salad bar

Trimmed rhododendron

Things taking off in the greenhouse

Allium Christophii

Double and single tomato flowers



Peas are now flowering

Sprayed lupin for mildew

Campanula infested with blackfly

Sowed more carrots

Plantedd sunflowers

Picked first re and black currants.

Who needs a gardener?

Another go with carrots



Planted lavenders raised from cuttings

Planted lettuces in space where carrots failed

Carrot Spotting

First new rose - Meg - flower



Evening visit to water plot in preparation for a hot day tomorrow

You wait for ages and then they all come at once.

Bought lavender - Sweetberry Ruffles - and rhodohypoxis - Fairy Tale