Gardening Jobs for July

Posted: 28 Jun 2023

Hello July

With beds, borders and pots full of colour and flourishing, here are our 'Simon Says' Gardening Jobs for July. 

Water Butt


  • Make sure Water Butts are in position, ready to collect as much water as possible. 


  • Remove pods from sweet peas, as soon as the flowers have faded to encourage more flowers. 


  • Feed and dead-head roses and bedding plants to encourage more flowering.


  • Cut back delphiniums and lupins after the first flush of flowers to promote a second flush.


  • Keep feeding planted tubs and baskets to help keep energy levels up to produce flowers and new growth. 


  • Make sure celery, marrows, peas and beans are well watered. 


  • Make this your last cut of rhubarb for the year. Remove any flowers that show themselves to allow the last flush of leaves to push energy back into the plant for a good crop next year. 


  • June drop is nature's way of getting rid of apples that the tree wouldn't cope with, but we need to do our own version in July. Pick off any misshapen, diseased, or crowded fruit to allow the best ones to flourish. 


  • Cover brassica crops with netting to prevent cabbage white butterflies from laying their eggs on the lush leaves. Brassica Crops


  • Encourage strawberry runner on 3+ year old plants to root and form new, strong plants that will replace the old. 


  • Keep sowing salad leaf crops weekly and use as soon as they're big enough. 


  • Cut back lavender plants that have finished flowering to approximately 15cm. 


  • Raise the mower blades slightly to help keep the grass a bit greener throughout the summer. 


  • Make sure trees and shrubs planted this year are kept well-watered. 


  • Don't forget the birds! Keep bird baths topped up and feeders too.

Gardening Jobs for July

With a beautiful weekend forecasted we asked the plant team to pick their favourite plant available right now, they felt it was like being asked to choose their favourite child…..but they did anyway!
Louise chose a hardy gerbera (but snuck in a Bella fuchsia as well when I wasn’t looking), Lorna chose a beautiful Lilac. Tam is obviously staying in with her amazing three stemmed orchid. Kaye, went for 2 hydrangeas and Elaine went big with her cercis tree.
They all look wonderful, and the plants don’t look bad either.
Homegrown 14” hanging baskets are now in stock!⁠

We have a wide selection of colour schemes for you to choose from, perfect for any garden. Both plants and baskets are grown and made at our nursery. ⁠

You can hang these in the garden from now, though be sure to secure them properly in windy weather!
Congratulations to our amazingly artistic winners of the Viola and Pansy Colouring Competition. We look forward to welcoming them back soon to spend their vouchers.
Touch me.......Smell me!

Our Award Winning Home Grown Scented Geraniums are now in stock, they may not look the most colourful plant, but give them a rub next time you pass and you will get an amazing selection of scents.
To attract attention to these amazing plants Jess from our nursery designed these beautiful perfume bottle labels and won an award at the HTA National Plant Show for her designs.
Wow, It looks like it isn't going to rain this weekend! Perfect time to get gardening.
Our nursery is incredibly busy producing plants for the whole country, but don't worry, we’re saving the best for you
Due to technical issues beyond our control, please note that this Sunday 14th April, Meadow Croft Kitchen will NOT be serving Sunday roasts. Our Sunday breakfast menu will be available until 11.30am as usual and then our normal weekday lunch menu will be served from 12pm-2.30pm. We will still have plenty of delicious dishes and treats for you to enjoy.
Thank you for your understanding.
MCK Team.
Milkshakes are officially back at The 10th Hole! ⛳⁠

Choose from Strawberry, Raspberry Ripple, Flake, Oreo, Biscoff, Chocolate, Vanilla and Espresso flavours while you putt your way around the course
Looking to give your plants a boost as the weather gets better? ⁠

Stop by the garden centre and pick up a box of @MiracleGro's all purpose plant food. Get 20% extra feed free! ⁠

Simply feed every two weeks from March to September using a feeder or watering can
Have you seen our new furniture department? Lynn and Simon love it so much that while the weather has been poor, they can be found relaxing in it. With the weather about to improve they’re going back out into their garden. Come and have a look around for some inspiration to create your outside living space.
#outdoorroom #outdoorliving #gardenfurniture #barbecue
It’s opening time at ‘The Meadows’ our in store local bottle shop.
New Hall wine, Essex gin and local beer all available now.

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