June

The month of endless days of light.

It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses. 

Nathaniel Parker Willis

June is long hot summer days, the sun directly overhead at its Zenith on the longest day. June is a time for festivals, open gardens, parties, festivals, Wimbledon, watching the cricket from a shady spot, Glastonbury, BBQ’s days out at the beach, the village fete. Produce brimming with promise in the fields and allotments, busy bees buzzing about their business, fresh salads, evenings in the garden, park planted for the summer.

Notable dates in June

1st June – Monyash Well Dressing

5th June – Full Moon

5th & 6th June – Epsom Derby

6th & 7th June – Conwy Pirate Weekend

6th – 7th June – Open Garden Squares Weekend

11th – 14th June – RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

12th – 21st June – Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival

13th June – Trooping the Colour

16th – 20th June – Royal Ascot

18th – 21st – The Royal Highland Show

20th June – Summer Solstice

21st June – New Moon

21st – 23rd – RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show

24th June – Midsummer

28th June – Swaton Vintage Day & World Egg Throwing Championships

June seasonal foods

What is seasonal in June.

If you would like a selection of Seasonal Organic produce, try Riverford veg, fruit and meat boxes

Greens and leaves: Cabbage, Pak choi, Radicchio, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring greens, Watercress, Lettuce, Chervil, Lamb’s lettuce, Mint.

Roots and other veg: New potatoes, Onion, Pepper, Spring onion, Peas, Radish, Carrot, Courgette, Courgette flower, Fennel bulb, Globe artichoke, Mangetout, Tomato.

Meat: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork.

Fruits: Rhubarb, Blackcurrants, Gooseberry, Strawberry.

Seafood: Crab, Halibut, Salmon, Kipper, Mackerel, Tuna.

Exotics: Pomegranate, Nectarine.

In nature

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On the farm

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Things to do in June

In the June garden

Gardening hints

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Out and about

The longest day.

Recipe of the month.

Crispy, juicy, melty Pork & roots.

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Ingredients

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Some Salt.

Equipment.

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Kitchen roll can be useful.


A large cup or mug you don’t use too often.

Preparation

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Activities, things to see and do in June

With lengthening days arise more opportunities to get out and about. To see what is happening in nature and the countryside. There is also a lot more to see as they year really starts to get going.

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June in pictures