Alan Titchmarsh | B&Q
Let's get gardening with Alan Titchmarsh. Jobs for Spriing.

There's a lot to keep on top of in June, so once you get the essentials out of the way,
you can settle into some really constructive gardening.

  • Water and deadhead plants regularly.
  • Remove weeds
  • Damp down the greenhouse regularly – spray water from a hose or can onto the path and under staging.
  • Bring out planted containers and hanging baskets from under glass if you haven’t already, and plant up any new ones now that the danger of frost has passed.
  • Keep all fruit trees and bushes well watered in dry spells.
  • Dig up Tulip and Hyacinth bulbs when the foliage dies off, and store dry bulbs in a cool, dark shed ready to replant in autumn.
  • Deadhead plants after flowering
  • Plant out summer bedding plants, and lilies that were potted up earlier in the season.
  • Sow late summer, winter and early spring bedding plants in pots and trays under glass.
  • Sow lettuce, rocket, spring onion, radish, pak choi and Chinese cabbage, main crop Swedes, broccoli, sweetcorn, French and runner beans, courgettes, squashes and pumpkins.
  • Continue planting greenhouse-grown vegetables outside
  • Harvest lettuce, broccoli, rocket, radishes, spring onions, early potatoes, over-wintering onions and the last of the asparagus.
  • Harvest rhubarb and strawberries
  • Mow regularly
  • Feed the glass with a liquid lawn feed if it needs a quick green-up.
  • Water a new lawn in prolonged dry spells

Coming soon...

Coming soon this spring - come back for more hints and tips from Alan on your summer projects.