July Gardening Guide

The cold can definitely be felt this month so how about you keep warm with these few things around your garden!

Our Planting Suggestion

These frost hardy plants will keep your gardening full and lively:

  • Magnolia Little Gem
    • This compact growing tree boasts fragrant bright white flowers and is evergreen. A perfect addition to small garden spaces
  • Abelia Lemon & Lime
    • The golden wonder, with lime foliage that turns to a rich golden yellow colour with reddish undertones in cold temperatures. Ideal shrub for hedges and topiaries.
  • Abelia Kaleidoscope
    • Is as versatile as it is colorful, with chameleon-like foliage that changes with the seasons, from golden yellow in spring to orange-red in autumn.
  • Foxgloves
    • Foxglove flowers are clusters of tubular shaped blooms in colors of white, lavender, yellow, pink, red, and purple.

Growing your own produce is always rewarding, if you would like to start from the very beginning these plants can be sowed this month:

  • Green peas
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots

Pests To Keep An Eye On In July

  • Aloes are prone to white scale this time of the year, keep an eye out and treat with oleum
  • Roses may develop black spot, keep an eye out and treat with Rose Protector

What To Do In The Garden In July

July is considered pruning month, make sure you use sharp tools for the job:

  • Prune rose bushes this month. Whether you are deadheading or trimming, this will help encourage new growth and blooms. You can cutback to the point where 1/3 of the plant remains.
  • Prune deciduous fruit trees, bushes, and vines (While still dormant). The plant will continue to focus on root development and once the season changes they will burst with new foliage growth.
  • Cut back your herbaceous perennials (Salvias, echinacea, penstemons) now. You can cutback to the point where 1/3 of the plant remains.

You’re covering up this month so make sure your plants are protected too!

  • Use frost cover when freezing temperatures are expected overnight, this will help protect foliage from any frost damage.
  • Add a layer of mulch around the base of your plants, this will help protect the roots from any temperature changes.