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Month by Month

A regular column by Lauren Wall of Hollybeck Nurseries

Bring on Summer!

The sun is shining, flowers are abundant and our gardens are looking their best this month. Amongst the many ways you can enjoy your garden at this time of year, gardening is certainly one of the best.

Here are our top tips on what to be doing in the garden this month;

Keep on top of weeds by hoeing regularly and applying weedkiller

Pinch out side shoots on tomato plants and bedding plants to promote better growth and flowering

Harvest lettuce, radish and other salad vegetables

Summer hanging baskets and containers can safely be put outside now

Plant out summer bedding for instant colour and interest summer long

Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and protect plants from sun scorch

Continue to feed the garden with a fertiliser such as growmore or Miracle Grow

Mow the lawn regularly and feed with Aftercut to keep it looking green and lush

Keep a check on watering as plants will dry out quickly

Rhododendrons can be pruned lightly after flowering, any hard pruning should wait until the following spring

Continue to save water this summer by using water saving granules

Put out watering stations for bees and butterflies

This month is about getting your garden in shape for the summer months ahead. There is possibly the best choice of bedding plants available at this time of year, with many different colours, textures and varieties to choose from.

Get creative and have fun with your baskets and containers, try new colour schemes and experiment with different leaf textures and shapes.

Summer bedding is also great for filling in gaps in borders. They will add instant colour to any spot needing some brightening up!

Now is the perfect time to plant climbers. Brighten up those boring fences and walls, by adding some colour now with a climber or two.

There is a huge range to choose from to suit all positions, some of which will flower twice in one season! Why not plant a stunning deciduous climber through a tree or an evergreen climber. This will give you the benefit of a floral display and the coverage of evergreen foliage beneath.


Summer is in full swing at Hollybeck!

We have a sensational selection of plants in stock this month. Unbeatable choices on instant and long lasting colour.

Enjoy a day out with us to Harlow Carr in Harrogate. Leaving the nursery at 9:15am on Monday 27th June, for just £34.99 per person you can take in the sights of this beautiful Yorkshire landscape. Booking is essential for this event.

If your garden is getting full, then why not pop into the Topiary tearoom for a delicious lunch or afternoon treat? Serving homemade delights 7 days a week.

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Plant of the Month - Look out for Anemone ‘Dreaming Swan’. Flowering from mid summer, through to the autumn, these delicate pink/white flowers will brighten up any shady spot!

Also Looking Great This Month - Another new and exciting variety to look out for this month is, Arcotis ‘Pumpkin Pie’. A stunning orange flowering, compact perennial with striking daisy like blooms. Look out for this new variety in your local garden centre today!

Enjoy your garden this month, take time to relax and admire your hard work as your garden grows into a beautiful haven of colour and life.


‘Pumpkin Pie’


‘Dreaming Swan’