• Aimee.Dillon

June's Gardening Checklist

New seasons fruit trees and roses start to arrive in garden stores this month so it's a great time to prepare the garden and head into see the new season range.

Edible Garden

  • Plant new fruit trees; citrus, Apples, Pears, Plumbs, Peaches and Nectarines.

  • Now is the perfect time to prune trees that have finished fruiting. Cut stems back to a healthy growing bud and seal the cuts on larger stems with Pruning Paint to protect against disease.

  • Keep your secateurs and loppers clean with white spirits, this will prevent the transfer of any diseases. Keep cutting tools sharp for neater cuts and to prevent any diseases growing.

  • Palmers Guide to Growing Fruit Trees is the ideal companion for those looking for a comprehensive information and practical step by step instructions.

  • Spray deciduous fruit trees with Champ DP and Conqueror Oil to protect diseases.

  • Sow seeds of Spinach and Silver beet, Peas, Onions, Lettuce and in warmer climattes Broad Beans.

  • Plant seedlings of Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, winter Lettuce, Spinach and Silver beet.

  • Feed Cauliflower, Cabbage and Broccoli with Phostrogen or Nitrosol.

  • Protect winter vegetables with Champ DP to prevent fungal disease.

  • Plant Garlic and Shallots.

  • Plant Strawberry plants - well established plants will fruit earlier and for longer this spring and summer.

Flower Garden

  • Sow seeds of Lobelia, Calendula, Sweet William, Dianthus, Alyssum and Sweetpeas. In warmer areas sow Delphinium, Larkspur, Stock, Nemesia, Carnation, Canterbury Bells, Gyspophila and Wallflower.

  • Plant seedlings of Alyssum, Forget-me-nots, Pansies, Viola, Polyanthus, Primula, Poppy, Sweetpea, Cyclamen, Hollyhock, Lobelia, Sweet William, Anemone, Candytuft and Bellis Daisy.

  • Protect young seedlings from slugs and snails with Quash or Bliztem granules.

  • Cut back, lift and divide perennials such as Asters, Achillea, Dahlias and Phlox.

  • Prune out any thin and spindly growth on your Hydrangeas. Cut back strong shoots to 2-3 buds from the base. Adding garden lime will improve pink colouring and aluminum sulphate to improve blue colouring.

  • Plant new seasons roses and maintain your existing plants as required later in the month. Pick up a copy of the Palmers Guide to Growing Roses for comprehensive information and simple instructions for best results.

  • For maximum flowering give your Roses a top dressing of Sulphate of Potash now and prune towards the end of June.

  • It's a great time to plant Daphne, Camellias and Rhododendrons to add welcome colour to the garden in winter and early spring.

  • Ensure young trees and fragile plants are firmly staked and tied.

  • Mulch all plants with Garden X Compost.

  • Prune back deciduous trees in dry weather.

  • Protect new plants, sub-tropical and other frost tender plants with frost cloth at night.

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