We’ve made it, summer is officially here!  Not only that, but June 21st sees us celebrating the longest day of the year.  Now is the time to enjoy our plots even more by getting outside and pottering about, or even just relaxing and enjoying the fresh air.  Either way, here are some things you can be doing this month.

Weed warriors – warm weather and sunshine is great for us and the plants and flowers but, sadly, it’s also good for weeds.  Make sure you stay on top of any that are lurking in your beds or pots to stop them growing bigger than your flowers!

Salad supreme – if you planted any lettuce seeds earlier in the season now’s the time to enjoy your hard work!  Fresh lettuce is perfect for al fresco lunches, dinner or BBQs.  Impress your friends and family with your green fingered talent – they don’t need to know how easy it was to grow!  Simply let the taste speak for itself.

Welcome wildlife – it’s not just wild birds that you can welcome into your plot.  Everyone loves watching butterflies flutter by so make sure you have plenty of lavender in your plot or on your window-ledges to attract these beautiful flying insects.