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The Sunday Gardener is home to the best independent advice on all aspects of gardening. 

The July Calender has tips on what to do in the garden this month, and ideas for the veg plot. 

Check out what to prune this month and caring for your garden.

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    Best Plants and Shrubs for July



    Geraniums are great garden plants; easy to grow ranging in size from low growing ground cover to taller varieties around 1m. In many shades of pink, white and blue, they are popular with the bees especially the blue ones. Images and growing tips.


    Sweet Juliet rose

    July is definitely roses time and with a drier spell the roses come into their own. Keep dead-heading to keep them flowering and shortly they will be joined by that other garden favourite, sweet peas. A scented match. 

    Tip for June

    Hosta varigated

    If your Hosta is getting nibbled, you can remove some of the most damaged leaves to enhance the appearance of the plant. Also, if you look closely, there are smaller leaves trying to come through and they will grow into the space. More about growing Hostas,

    In the Veg plot

    Winter Kale

    It maybe July, but this is a good time to look ahead in the veg plot and order some winter veg plants, such as Kale and Leeks to grow on ready to plant out when the first of the summer veg, such as early peas, finish.  

    Gardening ideas and inspiration

    Clematis Piilu

    Easy to grow Spring and Summer flowering plants, advice as to the best climbing and scented plants.

    Lavatera 'Barnsley'

    Ideas for the Best Evergreen shrubs, Spring and Summer Flowering shrubs and fast growing shrubs.

    Bees on Sedum

    Advice on plants to attract bees and butterflies into your garden. Check out the 10 Best wildlife friendly plants and shrubs.


    How to grow your own veg, including  growing from seed and the best veg for growing in containers

    gloves and secateurs essential gardening kit

    A month by month guide with advice and top tips what to do in the garden each month. Seasonal monthly advice in the Sunday Gardener's Newsletter.

    Garden Pond with lilies in the rain

    An easy step-by-step guide with illustrations on how to build a pond, choosing a pond liner, and attracting wildlife to your pond.

    Snails on a Hosta

    Pages of gardening tips including how to get rid of slugs and snails, what does frost hardy mean, when to use the Chelsea Chop and much more.

    Award winning blogs

    Regular posts with gardening chat on the Sunday Gardener's award winning blog, including visitors questions.