Summer is almost here which means we have some work to do to get our gardens ready this month. 

From planting summer flower beds to watering hanging baskets, there are plenty of jobs to do before the sunshine (hopefully) arrives.

Those wishing to make the most of their outdoor space in the warmer weather should follow this handy check list to get their gardens prepped.

Samantha Richards, garden gazebo expert at Gazeboshop, has shared seven tasks to start this month to get the best out of your outdoor space.

What to do in the garden in June

Tye in new stems of climbing and rambling roses to supports

“You may have thought you missed the boat for planting luscious blooms this year, but roses can still be planted from pots during June," according to Samantha.

The expert added: “Roses add a level of sophistication and a pop of colour to your outdoor space, and now is the right time to tie in new stems of climbing and rambling roses to supports in order to encourage growth and more flower heads.

Take softwood cuttings of hydrangeas

Samantha suggests that those who already have hydrangeas in their gardens take some softwood cuttings this month to help grow even more of these plants. 

“Hydrangeas make a lovely addition to an outdoor space and can be used to liven up and fill out borders and beds," she commented.

The pro went on to say: “To take a cutting, start with a pair of clean, sharp pruning shears and snip off around 10cm of a new, non-flowering shoot just above where it connects to the stem.

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“Remove lower leaves from the cutting and, for the best results, dip the bottom of your cutting into a rooting hormone before placing it in a clean pot with fresh soil. 

“Keep them cool, moist and out of direct sunlight until you’re ready to replant".

Continue planting summer bedding in pots/borders and water regularly

“In preparation for summer, you can still plant some vibrant summer flowers in pots and along borders during June," the expert explained.

Samantha suggested that geraniums, sweetpeas, pansies and marigolds can all be planted from seed, or for less work, from sprouted plugs. 

She added: “Don’t forget to water your new additions regularly and pinch off the tops while they are young to yield even bigger blooms".  

Water container displays and hanging baskets

“When the weather starts to warm up again throughout June, it’s important to keep an eye out on your water container displays and hanging baskets, being sure to water them regularly," according to the pro.

Samantha also noted that tf the temperatures are milder, we can water them every few weeks.

Meanwhile, during hot spells, it’s likely to be every day.

The expert urges people to skip rainy days to avoid over-watering. 

Get into the habit of watering outdoor plants daily - but check the soil first!

Samantha explained: “It’s not just hanging baskets that should be getting some daily TLC this month.

"Outdoor plants in your garden also need watering daily but always check the soil first! 

“With spring showers rolling into summer, you may find that the great British weather has already got you covered - avoid over-watering as it can lead to wilted plants".

Move citrus fruits outside

“If you’ve been cultivating citrus fruits, now is the time to get them outside," according to the expert.

“These plants work best in humid conditions. To create this during warmer weather periods, stand the citrus tree on large, gravel-filled saucers with a water level just below the gravel. 

“As the water starts to evaporate, it will create humidity around your tree - early morning misting is also recommended on particularly hot days". 

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Don’t forget to water (and wipe!) your houseplants

The pro explained: “While you may be focusing most of your attention outside this time of year, try not to neglect your houseplants in the process.

"Even if they do not receive direct sunlight, it’s likely that the soil is getting drier in line with the warmer weather and lighter days.

“This month, check the soil of your house plants a couple of times a week and top up with water if needed.

"Some houseplants are also more prone to collecting dust so give them a regular wipe down to keep them looking their best".