• Bourbon rose © Ita McCobb
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Roses
Roses are at their best in June. Deadhead spent blooms, spray any roses that are diseased and give them a feed. Tie in new stems on climbing and rambling roses.
Vegetables
Successional sowing of vegetables such as lettuce, radish, rocket and carrots should give a continual supply for harvesting throughout the summer.
Herbs
Sow some annual herbs such as basil, parsley, dill and coriander directly outside in the ground or in pots.
Flowers
There is an abundance of wild flowers to spot. On verges the Oxeye daisy is in bloom this month as well as Orchids such as the Bee orchid and the Common spotted orchid. In woods look out for the tall spikes of Foxgloves.
Hedgerows
Hedgerows will have a variety of shrubs in flower such as the Dog rose, Guelder rose and Honeysuckle.
Trees
Many trees will have now finished flowering and will be starting to form their fruits and seeds, notably conkers on Horse-chestnut trees.

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