Temperate summer-rainfall June

What to do in the garden in June.

Winter is officially here and the streets are lined with naked trees as the sun beams directly into the eyes of South Africans making their way to work in the morning. June brings the coldest temperatures and the shortest days, but there is still no reason not to enjoy the fresh outdoors and the sunny mornings in the garden.

Follow these tips and pointers on what to plant, prune and maintain this month to make the best of your garden this June.magnolia month to month june

  • Water the lawn, and mow it, once a month.
  • Once a week, water azaleas, camellias, magnolias and all shrubs from the winter-rainfall areas.
  • Avoid overwatering indigenous winter-flowering annuals, such as Livingston and Namaqualand daisies.
  • Transplant woody shrubs.
  • Water container plants regularly.
  • If you didn’t make use of mulch during the hotter months, you have no excuse now as mulching will prevent the soil from losing moisture on hot days in the warmer regions. Mulch will also help with protection on cold frosty nights in the colder regions and serve a dual purpose for our more temperate regions! In case you needed yet another reason to get stuck in, mulch is also great for suppressing weed growth.

What To Plant And Sow In June?

Annuals

  • Plant these seedlings out from trays:

  • Celosia

    Celosia

    Calendula officinalis

    Calendula officinalis

    Bellis perennis

    Bellis perennis

    Dianthus

    Dianthus

    Primula

    Primula

    Matthiola incana

    Matthiola incana

    Antirrhinum majus

    Antirrhinum majus

    Phlox maculata

    Phlox maculata

  • Violas, sweet peas, petunias, vinca majors and common fox gloves can also be used. See the countrywide section of June for more information.


Herbs and vegetables to plant in June:

These vegetable seedlings can be planted out in open soil during June.

Broad beans

Broad beans

Cabbage

Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Brusselsprouts

Brussels sprouts

Turnips

Turnips

Leeks

Leeks

Lactuca sativa

Lettuce

Beetroot

Beetroot

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Celery

Celery

Onions

Onions

Peas

Peas


  • Parsnips and spinach are also good vegetables to plant this time of the year in this region.

Trees, Shrubs and Perennials to plant in June

For great suggestions view our countrywide guide.

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