Gardening in June: What to do and what to plant?

Gardening in June: What to do and what to plant?

With the arrival of warmer weather and longer days, June provides optimal conditions for planting a wide variety of plants, including heat-loving and drought-tolerant species. 

Things to do in your garden in June:

  • Keep on top of established lawn by mowing, feeding, and weeding regularly
  • Plant hanging baskets
  • Deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms
  • Prune any overgrown shrubs or trees
  • Water plants regularly, especially during dry spells
  • Sow salad crops in succession
  • Cover fruit trees, gooseberries, and currant bushes with nets
  • Sow runner beans and French beans in lines or with a wigwam of bamboo canes
  • Plant out tender plants such as courgettes, squash, tomatoes, and sweetcorn
  • Earth up potatoes to keep the light away from the tubers
  • Watch out for hot days and ensure young plants are well-watered
  • Cut back early-flowering perennials such as lupins and delphiniums to encourage a second flush of flowers
  • Harvest early potatoes, peas, and broad beans
  • Take softwood cuttings of shrubs such as fuchsias and hydrangeas
  • Check for pests and diseases and take action as necessary
  •  Identify clumps of daffodils that were overcrowded in spring to dig up and divide

Things to plant in June

June is a great time to plant vegetables and flowers in France, as both air and soil temperatures are high, so the plants get off to a good start. Why not try planting Florence Fennel, Chicory Leeks (once they are pencil thick), Pak choi, Spring onions, Broccoli and Pumpkins? In addition to these, some vegetables that can be grown in France during this time of the year include tomatoes, lettuce, radishes, peppers, snow peas, onions, squash, and green beans.


Did you manage to get all of your May tasks done? Maybe it’s good to make a start on your to-do list for July too…

Looking for more on gardening?

The climate in France is generally milder than the UK, allowing for a wider variety of plants to thrive. Many properties in France come with large gardens, providing ample space for various gardening activities. So if you’re looking for inspiration or information, take a look at our gardening page

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