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Monday, 1 June 2009

Summer Bal & Picnic on Dartmoor

The 2 Martins from rootsandshoots are involved with a special Breton and French dance event on Dartmoor this coming weekend 6 - 7 June. Wonderful live music - including guests The Wendigo Trio (pictured). It's organised by Ide-based group d'Accord. Full details here.

The Roots and Shoots Gardening Tips for June

  • If you've grown your own bedding plants, see that you water them well before you plant them out.
  • Now your rhododendrons and azaleas have nearly finished flowering, the dead flowers try to form a seed. Remove the seed heads as this will allow the new shoots to grow.
  • It’s the strawberry season. As the fruits form, they need plenty of water. If there’s a dry spell, water them well, especially if you are growing them in towers.
  • It's a great time to plant apple and pear and other fruit trees. Fruit trees require two different varieties to pollinate properly. Be aware of this and ask a nursery professional to guide you in selecting varieties.
  • With tomatoes and potatoes coming on, if you’ve got comfrey growing on your plot, steep lots of the leaves in a water container to make a foul smelling but rich feed for the tomatoes and potatoes.
  • June is a great time to plant! Plants that provide colour in the month of June include Azaleas, Hydrangeas and Rhododendrons.
  • Last but not least, enjoy your garden.

Happy gardening with rootsandshoots.

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