June Planting Tips

June Planting Tips

  • Plant asparagus crowns in the base of a 20cm deep trench. As the shoots grow, fill the trench with organically rich soil to which a little lime has been added.
  • Look out for summer-flowering perennials and bulbs.
  • Take hardwood cuttings of deciduous plants.
  • Buy and plant bare-rooted roses.
  • As azalea bud, begin spraying with Mancozeb. This protects against the fungal disease, petal blight.
  • This is a good time of year to move camellia plants if planted in the wrong position and are not flowering.
  • Feed growing bulbs with liquid feed.
  • Cut back sasanqua camellias after they’ve finished flowering.
  • Prune roses over Queens birthday weekend for flowers on Cup Day
  • Now’s the time to get on top of those lawn weeds as lawn slows down, the weeds have a chance to take over.
  • Pick silver beet by pulling off the outside leaves as they’re needed. This prolongs the harvest period.
  • SEEDS TO SOW: Gypsophila, Dianthus, Candytuft, Linaria, Statice, Delphiniums, Peas, Broad Beans, Cabbages
2017-05-25T12:08:42+10:00 May 25th, 2017|Gardening Tips, Winter|