Finding a shady spot in the garden throughout summer is a priority. It’s at this time we appreciate the cooling effect of shade from trees. A dappled shade environment will help protect under plantings and reduce the overall water needs of the garden. The most important task at this time of the year is to ensure the garden is mulched. A 50-70mm layer of chunky mulch will reduce the soil temperature and reduce evaporation, ensuring the garden survives any extreme temperatures. A well cared for summer garden can be rewarding, full of colour and a cool haven in the hot weather.
Blueberries are one of the most versatile and easiest to grow fruiting plants, suitable for pots in a sunny courtyard or mass planted in a large garden. With the potential for each plant to produce up to 5kg of fruit each when established it’s easy to see why gardeners are planting a few different varieties to extend the season.
Successful Potted Blueberries