Long summer nights in the garden make June special and the plants love the extra light too, putting on plenty of growth. There's plenty to do this month to get everything in shape for a perfect summer outside.
Watering, weeding and planting are the priorities this month so give yourself plenty of time outdoors to stay on top of it all.
In dry spells, make sure you thoroughly water anything that's been planted in the past couple of months as it will still be growing roots into the surrounding soil. A good drench is better than a regular light sprinkling. Patio pots and hanging baskets will need watering at least once a day, more in hot weather.
If you haven't done so already, move patio pots and baskets outdoors. Most plants enjoy a sunny position, although begonia, impatiens and fuchsias don't mind some shade. Water them once a day or more often during hot weather.
Kill weeds by cutting through them with a hoe, but wait for a dry day to do it so that they dry out and die quickly. It's worth doing even on soil that seems to be weed free as it will help to disturb any tiny weed seedlings.
Roses are at their peak during June. Some varieties have one main flush, but others will keep going through summer.