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P1010589If you’d like to look after your fruit garden, then here is a list of jobs that may be applicable for getting out in the garden in June:

  • Pinch-prune figs. By pinching out the growing point of new shoots, this encourages a heaver crop of fruits
  • Thin out fruitlets of apples, pleases, peaches and plums this month to ensure that those that remain have room to swell.
  • Move citrus trees outside and gradually acclimatise them to the higher levels by opting for a shady spot for the first two weeks.
  • Peg down strawberry runners if you’d like to propagate from your stock.
  • Thin out new shoots of raspberries to ease congestion.
  • Cover ripening cherries with sheets of clear polythene during wet weather as this prevents the fruit skin cracking.