What to Plant in June

It looks like summertime is finally here! The days are brighter, the nights are longer and it’s time for the hard work in the garden to begin. From summer bedding favourites that will make your garden glow. Or freshly grown vegetables perfect for salads, it’s time to start planting!

Here is a list of what you can get in the ground.

Argyranthemum

Commonly known as the Marguerite daisies, these beautiful flowers are perfect for summer bedding and can really transform your garden. Supplied as UK grown plug plants, these flowers have the added bonus of attracting butterflies to your garden and make the perfect summer display.

Argyranthemum Grandaisy Pink Halo
Argyranthemum Grandaisy Red

Pansies

Pansies are a summer staple and our garden ready collections are ready for planting! When planted with plenty of room for the roots to establish and develop, these stunning UK grown Maxi Plugs will add colour and charm to your flower beds and containers.

Pansy Can Can Mixed (Garden Ready)
Pansy Matrix Mixed (Garden Ready)

Geraniums

Geraniums make perfect bedding and trailing plants, especially when supplied in trays. Our Geraniums are supplied as UK-grown 3cm diameter jumbo plug plants, and once in the ground your summer beds will be blooming from summer to early autumn.

Geranium Apple Blossom
Geranium Double Trailing Blue

Tomato Plants

Our RHS Award of Garden Merit winning Tomato plants are ready to pot on arrival! Supplied as premium 3cm jumbo plug plants, tomatoes make the perfect summer treat and thrive in this heat, start planting the best varieties possible and give yourself the best crops this year.

Tomato Sweet Million
Tomato Beefmaster

Kale

When planting kale be sure to allow them plenty of space to grow! Our kale reflex are incredibly high yielding and produce finely curled dark green leaves that have a great resistance to untimely yellowing. Plant in fertile, well drained soil.

Kale Reflex
Kale Reflex

Peppers

Crunchy, sweet and just a little bit spicy – peppers are the perfect accompaniment to any summer recipe! Either in a salad or grilled on the barbecue, our peppers are incredibly versatile and have the ability to adapt to any growing conditions, perfect for outdoor vegetable gardens.

Pepper Beluga Red
Pepper Beluga Yellow

Get the most out of your garden with J Parkers:

5 Essential Summer Gardening Tips

The sun is out, spring flowers are at their peak, and summer is on its way! With June just around the corner, learn how to keep your garden looking beautiful all-season long with our top 5 essential summer gardening tips.

1. Watch the Weeds!

Weeds can be inevitable, even in the most well-kept gardens. As the weather gets warmer, the weeds come out, but there are ways of deterring them from growing in your garden. We recommend:

  • Applying mulch
  • Weed after it rains when the soil is moist
  • Cultivating

2. Fertilise

There are many types of fertiliser on the market, so make sure to find a fertiliser will work best in your garden. The healthiest gardens use some type of fertiliser because most soil does not provide an adequate amount of nutrients to plants and flowers. A mid-summer application to boost the colour and condition during the hottest months

3. Watering Schedule

The very best time to water plants is in the early morning or late evening, while it is still cool. This will allow the water to run down into the soil and reach the roots of the plant without too much excess water lost to evaporation.

4. Pruning Shrubs

Early summer is the time to prune many of the spring-flowering shrubs such as Philadelphus and Weigela. Prune off growth that has just finished flowering down to an outward facing bud, along with any damaged or crossing branches within the shrub, which should be removed either to suitable growth or completely. 

5. Finish Planting Annual Bedding Plants

If you didn’t have time to plant out your tender bedding plants in May, there’s still time to get them into the ground or their new containers as soon as you can in June. Make sure to place them in good light, so they do not become drawn and spindly in the shade.

Throughout summer, regular deadheading will keep them looking fresh and neat and you will quickly realise what brilliant value for money bedding plants are.Have a happy, flower-filled summer.