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

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

Check out what to prune in June and caring for your garden.

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    Best Plants and Shrubs for June


    Peony 'Bowl of Beauty'

    Peony have large, very showy flowers although short lived they make a great display. Peony is easy to grow, a herbaceous perennial which returns reliably each year. 



    Philadelphus is a deciduous white flowering shrub, which is easy to grow and tolerant of most soil conditions. Philadelphus is known as 'Mock Orange' because its scented flowers smell like orange blossom.

    Tip for June


    Instead of planting bedding,  why not seed areas with annual wild flowers, either interspersed in the borders or in containers. In addition to looking good many seed mixes will attract pollinators. It is not too late to sow now and for the next couple of weeks until Mid June.

    In the Veg plot


    Potatoes need earthing up as the Halms, the stems, grow above the soil. Carefully add soil around them avoiding damage to the plant. Potatoes are also best watered during dry spells. 

    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.