Gardening – July 2023

All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall.  (1 Peter 1:24)

In 1896, The Garden Oracle published the following about the month of July:

This month is distinguished by its high range of temperature and is remarkable for the variability of the rainfall; usually we have dry weather during the first half and a spell of wet weather in the second, the break occurring about St. Swithun’s Day.

After all the hard work in the Spring, this is most definitely the time for sitting outside, enjoying the fruits of your labour.  Even so, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has lots of pointers to help you keep the garden in tip-top condition:

  1. Deadhead spent blooms
  2. Water container plants
  3. Watch out for Clematis wilt
  4. Harvest courgettes
  5. Treat apple scab
  6. Clear ponds of overgrowth
  7. Research next Spring’s bulbs
  8. Apply a gentle, quick acting lawn feed, if necessary
  9. Don’t forget to ensure houseplants thrive whilst you are on holiday

We hope these tips will help you keep your garden in tip-top condition! 

He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate— bringing forth food from the earth (Psalm 104:14)

Happy Gardening,


The feature image for this post is “Herbaceous border,″, Wikicomms (P.D.)

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