Let's Garden, gardening tips
With the arrival of the hot summer days, the garden looks wonderful again ! Annuals like the tobacco plant and the cappucines are now in flower. Roses adore the sun. The Summer flowers show off their best colours : the dahlias and the hollyhock compete for the prize of most beautiful flower !
Some tasks should be carried out befrore going off on holiday. Embankments and pathways should be weeded - otherwise you will be invaded with them on your return. Mulch your banks in order to keep the foot of your flowers as humid as possible and to prevent the wild grass from growing again.
Install an automatic watering system in your garden boxes which will take care of the plants in your absence.
In the orchard, the parasites love nibbling on the tender green leaves of your bushes. Treat them with a good measure of nettle dung - this will strengthen the plants and will fend off caterpillars and unwanted greeenflies.
This is also the month to harvest your cherries and the first tomatoes.
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