Friday 3rd June 2011.
By the first week of June, plants are growing with such speed that some have a tendency to flop. Staking is the answer. As well as sharing his tips, Monty Don shows how to make stakes that can be used for many years to come. Now the nights are guaranteed to be frost free, Monty plants out the tender annuals he’s raised from seed. Carol Klein visits a Wiltshire gardeneR and Bee keeper who wants to make the most of a shady area by planting nectar rich plants. Carol helps by choosing plants with flowers which will not only attract her honey bees but will give much needed colour. Rachel De Thame discovers the benefits of The Chelsea Chop from the experts at RHS Wisley. Here some flowering perennial plants are cut back to trick them into flowering later. Back at Longmeadow, Monty turns his attention to his citrus trees and shows how, with a bit of TLC, they will spend the summer in tip top condition.