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Clematis Cystal fountain

What to do in the garden in July

Keep dead-heading bedding plants for a longer lasting summer display

Summer prune Wisteria

Cut back early flowering perennials

Go to July gardening calendar


The Sunday Gardener YouTube Channel

There are over 60 short videos on The Sunday Gardener's YouTube channel full of gardening tips and ideas.

Everything you need to know in easy to follow videos.  


Best Shrubs and Plants for July


Lovely pale mauve lavender

In many parts of the country, gardens are getting drier because of climate change. Lavender is ideal in a dry spot, its drought resistant, wonderful scent and bee friendly.

How to Grow Lavender

Buy Lavender Crocus has a great selection with many popular varieties at a discount.


soft blue clounds of Perovskia

Still with clouds of mauve, this is  not Lavender but Perovskia common name Russian Sage. It is just as attractive to bees as is Lavender, but some varietie, illustrated blue spire will grow to around 1.2 m.

If you are looking for a lavender like plant but taller, Perovskia blue spire will suit.

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Cistus common name Rock rose is a sun loving shrub which gets covered in flowers all summer long. This is Cistus-x-cyprius and also commonly grown is Cistus creticus, a native of Crete and Cistus × purpureus, a pink/mauve variety.All are modest sized up to 1m and some may need winter protection. 

More growing tips about Cistus

Buy Cistus from Crocus up to 50% off

Clematis flowering July onwards

Clematis  Jackmanii

Many Clematis will start flowering in July and carry through August and into September. There are so many to chose from illustrated is the popular Clematis Jackmanii.

Crocus has a large range of Clematis flowering from now until late summer.

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.

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, installing 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.