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Monday 8 June 2020

This Month in Your Garden - June

If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need. Cicero 106 BC – 43 BC

For those of us lucky enough to have a garden there has been blessed relief in the past couple of months, with the weather favourable as well most of the time. Consider though, a garden can be any size and in any location you wish, with a little thought and study, which is where the library comes in. Even a balcony can become a garden area with a few well-chosen plants.

The Lawncare Guide - June

If you’re in any drought.

Frequent mowing of the lawn and removing a little more often is beneficial for the grass. Mowing once a week is likely now. Don’t be tempted to cut very short, especially in the dry periods. In fact, many people will prefer to mulch in extended dry or drought conditions.

Lawn Care: Questions & Answers

Q. I have a tree on my lawn and it has pushed a root above the surface which makes mowing difficult. What can I do?

The Vegetable Plot - June

And sow on

It’s time for harvesting lettuce and other salads, radish and early potatoes. Nip out the side shoots on tomato plants and give them a feed and well ventilate those in a greenhouse. Watering a-plenty is likely needed now with a good soaking on the vegetables every few days or even more frequently in very high temperatures.

The Big Glut Recipe - June

Beef and asparagus salad, honey dressing, radishes and cherry tomatoes 

This delicious summer dish is from House & Garden.


  • ½ a cup of extra virgin olive oil or pomace oil
  • 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 stems of asparagus (hard root removed)
  • 1 x 8oz Ribeye steak
  • Sea salt
  • 6 radishes
  • 100g of fresh watercress or baby leaf salad
  • 10 cherry tomatoes