The Joy of Plants: June at Orchard Park

Garden Planting this June

These are magic days, with everything in full growth but not yet flowering; all the promise just about to come good! So far the spring has been very kind with no really difficult weather, if anything a little on the dry side but we can manage. It is important not to let young seedlings dry out before they have got their roots deep enough to find moisture. So many of our favourite plants perform in late spring and early summer; Bluebells, magnolias and rhododendrons not to mention the flowering cherries, crabs , hawthorns and the wonderful apple blossom. As I write I can see Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’ in flower with its iconic layered branches and  creamy-white lace cap flowers, next to a bank of Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’ an ornamental comfrey which makes incredibly fast covering ground cover! Once they are done the roses should make their entrance onto the flower parade! Rose leaves are quite soft at this time and it makes sense to start treating for black spot and other fungal problems earlier rather than later. Protection now gives better results in summer.

Dorset Events

We’re counting down the days until 16th July when Weber join us for an unmissable opportunity to see their 2 hour live cooking show, with fantastic barbecue recipe demos and tastings! The shop will be open afterwards for you to shop if you wish, and ticket holders will get a special discount on Weber products on the evening. Click here to read more about this event.

Job Vacancies at Orchard Park

Would you like to join our friendly, hard-working team? We’re on the look out for some more friendly faces in our butchery and cafe. Take a look at our current vacancies here.