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Gardening Calender a month by month guide.

What to do in July

How to dead head

Caring for Sweet Peas

Potatoes and Blight

Tomato care and more

Rose suckers

Best Shrubs and Plants for July

Lychnis coronaria

A perennial plant for dry gardens Lychnis coronaria has soft silver foliage with contrasting magenta flowers. 

It will thrive in full sun, and although short lived it tends to self seed providing you with replacement plants. Ideal for a dry sunny border with a Mediterranean theme. 

Acanthus mollis

Acanthus mollis, common name Bear's Breeches needs to be planted in more moist soil, in partial shade and will impress with its tall spikes of white flowers with purple hoods.

It is a tough easy to grow perennial . 

 

Clematis

This is Clematis arabella, which is a herbaceous scrambling smaller Clematis which will grow in partial shade. Clematis are getting into full bloom and if you want to grow check out how to grow Clematis. There is also a video on How to plant Clematis, one of the few plants which needs to be planted below the soil surface.

 

In the Kitchen Garden

Watch out for Potato Blight which is common in wetter areas. As shown in the image leaves start to brown and the plant collapses in on itself. Keep cutting off the infected leaves and hopefully if it doesn't strike until July early potatoes will still harvest well.

Video help

 

Gardening ideas and inspiration

Allium with butterfly

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

Ceanothus in bloom lovely soft blue flowers

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

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

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

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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.

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 does frost hardy mean, when to use the Chelsea Chop and much more.

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