Welcome to Seasonal Gardening

Seasonal Gardening provides a month by month account of tasks that need to be done in the garden. Our free online guide is packed with hints, tips, helpful projects and useful gardening ideas for every season.

Covering the whole of the UK (Great Britain, England, Scotland & Wales).


garden tools and plants

What to do this month

path with flowers

Taking care of lawns & borders

mixed fruit and vegetables

Getting the best from fruit & veg

bell pepper plants

propagating your own plants


July Gardening Tasks

taking pelargonium cuttings

Early July is a good time to take softwood cuttings of shrubs and perennials. You can take cuttings of your own plants or perhaps ask a friend or relative if you can visit their garden and take cuttings of plants you don't have.

See our easy step by step guide for instructions on taking softwood cuttings.

Water the garden well in dry weather, especially containers and newly planted plants that have not yet become fully established. Take care not to miss moisture hungry herbaceous plants that are not in flower at this time, such as Hellebores. To ensure they remain healthy and give a good show later in the season.

Plant Groups

Visit our plant group section, which lists many of the trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables that grow well in our English climate.

Annuals Hardy, Annuals Half-Hardy, Biennials, Bulbs & Corms, Perennials, Alpine/Rock Plants, Climbers, Ferns, Grasses/Bamboos, Ground Cover, Trees, Shrubs, Hedging Plants, Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs, Problem Area Plants

New Additions

Hardy Biennial Plants: Alcea rosea - Hollyhock, Bellis perennis - Daisy, Erysimum - Wallflower, Dianthus barbatus - Sweet William, Digitalis - Foxglove, Myosotis - Forget me not.

Plant of the Month

robinia

The unusual and very attractive Robinia is an ideal tree for a small to medium size garden. It provides dappled shade, plus an abundance of cascading fragrant flowers in late spring.

Garden of the Month

Levens Hall Topiary Garden

Levens Hall

Famous topiary garden, Cumbria, England

A most unusual and historic garden (grade 1 listed), filled with a weird and wonderful collection of clipped yew and box hedging, set in the magnificent grounds of an ancient medieval hall.

Garden Birds to see this Month

Yellowhammer

The Yellowhammer is easily recognisable by its distinctive bright yellow colouring.