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Gardening Calendar a month by month guide.

Sweet pea care

Time to start dead-heading

Still time to seed in the Veg plot

More ideas about what to do in the garden in July

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  • Aalvia 'Amethyst Lips' 310
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  • Thalictrum 310
  • Delphinium bees and bees
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Best Shrubs and Plants for July

Fill gaps with annuals

Annuals are ideal for filling gaps in the border and containers.

Illustrated is Cerinthe major purpurascens common name  honeywort, which looks fabulous with glaucous blue foliage and purple flowers the bees just love it.

More bee and butterfly plants.


July is peak time for lavenders and there are so many varieties to choose from ranging from soft muted blues to strong vibrant purples. 

Lavender like a dry, well drained sunny spot and in these conditions they are easy to grow.

Crocus has a great range for sale


 A lovely combination at this time of year, Thalictrum and Delphinium look lovely together. Thalictrum is easy to grow, Delphiniums a little more effort.
Crocus has a lovely selection of Thalictrums for sale.


Summer is synonymous with Roses and illustrated is R. Sweet Juliet. Roses are a red wheelbarrow plant because they do require a good amount of attention, pruning, feeding and sometimes spraying but still I would not be without them, because they are so rewarding.

Gardening ideas and inspiration

Allium with butterfly

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

Ceanothus in bloom lovely soft blue flowers

Ideas for best  Evergreen shrubs, Spring and Summer Flowering shrubs and fast-growing shrubs.

bee on sedum

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

tomatoes on the vine ripening

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

toms in hanging basket

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

ducks on garden pond

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

gardening tips

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

gardening calender  month by month what to do in the garden

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

Last updated 06.07.2021