June is an important time in any gardener’s calendar.
Roses are about to come into bloom, house plants need re-potting, and seeing as it’s National Children’s Gardening Week, it’s time to get little green fingers involved as well.
Not so into getting your hands dirty?
Thanks to this week’s mini-heatwave, we can finally enjoy sitting out, so now is a good time to give your old garden furniture at 2021-friendly update.
Read on for our picks of the garden bits to buy this week.
Rose Clear Ultra
Give your roses some love as they’re about to flower. Ward off black spot and pests with Rose Clear Ultra and feed the plant with Miracle-Gro All Purpose Concentrated Liquid Plant Food (£5).
Buy it for £5.50 Sainsburys.
Paris Lounge armchair
For an outdoor lounger that would look equally as good inside, Bridgman’s Paris Lounge armchair makes a sleek and stylish addition to any urban garden or deck,
Buy it for £449 from Bridgman.
Waterproof and multi-pocketed, the super-useful waxed canvas Gardening Bag, available in charcoal grey as well as brown, can be carried around the garden with you as you work, keeping your tools organised and close at hand.
Buy it for £79 from Life of Riley.
Verbascum Snowy Spires
Crisp, pure white florets dance atop lush, green foliage in the stately
new perennial Verbascum Snowy Spires, by top breeder Burpee Europe.
The sun-loving, 60cm floral spikes will gracefully punctuate your border all summer long, as it blooms for eight to ten weeks.
Best of all, you can sow the seeds up until July.
Buy a seed packet for £2.99 from Mr Fothergill’s.
Jo Malone Red Roses scented candle
For the scent of summer, Jo Malone’s Red Roses perfumed candle captures the nostalgic and heady, balmy evening fragrance of classic English garden roses.
Buy it for £49 from Jo Malone.
Habitat Green Trough Bistro set
Switch up your working-from-home routine now that the weather is improving.
Habitat’s green trough bistro set includes two chairs and makes the perfect outdoor desk, with a plant-able trough to attract bees
and butterflies while you work.
Buy it for £150 from Habitat.
Anther + Moss plant pot collection
Right now is the best time of year to repot your house plants. The increase in sunlight makes them sprout more roots and shoots, making them ripe for repotting into a larger container with more room to grow.
Anther + Moss makes beautiful, natural-toned pots, with saucers, from 8cm up to 15cm, so that you can gradually pot on your plants each year.
Shop from £12 at Anther + Moss.
Garden tools for kids
It’s National Children’s Gardening Week so there’s no better time to get the kids outside. Whether it’s learning about science and sustainability, being patient, watching wildlife, or just getting muddy, gardening helps children to enjoy the outdoors.
Let your little ones plant sunflower seeds, grow speedy salad leaves or plant butterfly-friendly lavender – the children will love watching it all blossom.
Buy the kids character trowel, £2.99, and toucan watering can, £10.99, both in-store at Dobbies.
This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on purchases made through one of these links but this never influences our experts’ opinions. Products are tested and reviewed independently of commercial initiatives.
Do you have a story to share?
Get in touch at email@example.com.
How to get your Metro newspaper fix
Metro newspaper is still available for you to pick up every weekday morning or you can download our app for all your favourite news, features, puzzles… and the exclusive evening edition!
Download the Metro newspaper app for free on App Store and Google Play
The lifestyle email from Metro.co.uk
Get your need-to-know lifestyle news and features straight to your inbox.