Welcome to July where we can only hope that the weather continues with the lovely sunny days that June has shared with us. Now is the time to monitor the watering needs of the garden - keep a regular eye on pots and containers and the watering can close by. Dead - heading of bedding plants and perennials will ensure that flowering lasts as long as possible.

        •Our summer bedding is still in stock although clearly supplies are becoming more limited. It is still possible to create stunning displays and make up pots or window boxes

        • We will be closed on Sundays from the 13th of July until the first Sunday in October. We are open later on Thursdays until 6.30 pm

        •Our new range of tools by Spear & Jackson have proved to be a very successful seller. Designed by Kew staff these tools are some of the most reliable available. Our new range of gloves from Briers has also done very well and we have changed one or two glove

         •Seeds from Sutton and Thompson & Morgan are still in stock but are starting to become limited in range. We will continue to keep Franchi seeds fully stocked.

         •Our new cards from the Natural History Museum's Archivist collection are both beautiful and inexpensive - we are trying out some new images for July and August

         •Garden maintenance and one-off garden visits can be arranged by our garden services department. Please speak to Patrick Green on 07813602409

         •Late summer flowering perennials will be in stock from now - penstemons, salvias, rudbeckias and particularly pretty gauras are all available

         •Irrigation parts and equipment by Gardena and Hozelock are in stock and at present we have a full range. Our garden services team will be happy to quote to install irrigation systems

         • Spring flowering bulbs will start to arrive for sale in August - time to start planning colour schemes for next year!

         •Sit back and enjoy your garden and the rest of the summer (if you are going away think about how you are going to keep the garden watered)