Winter Rainfall Regions – June

June in the garden

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.Dahlia x hybrids

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

  • In winter rain-fall regions strong winds can damaged plants. Ensure plants are properly staked during this windy and rainy season.
  • Plant evergreen trees in frost free areas.
  • Fertilize bulb plants.
  • Place a layer of mulch around young plants to prevent the soil from being washed away by heavy rain.
  • Plant lilium bulbs in frost free areas.
  • Mow the lawn if necessary.
  • Feed winter flowering annuals every 14 days with a water soluble fertilizer like Nitrosol or Multifeed.
  • Keep your spring-flowering bulbs moist at all times and feed them with bulb food for best results.
  • 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:

    Violas

    Violas

    Lobularia maritima

    Lobularia maritima

    Iberis umbellata

    Iberis umbellata

    Centaurea cyanus

    Centaurea cyanus

    Consolida ambigua

    Consolida ambigua

    Cosmos bipinnatusCosmos bipinnatus Phlox maculataPhlox maculata
    Dianthus

    Dianthus

    Lupinus x hybrids

    Lupinus x hybrids

    Tagetes erecta

    Tagetes erecta

    Impatiens Infinity RangeImpatiens Infinity Range Antirrhinum majusAntirrhinum majus
    Verbena x hybrids

    Verbena x hybrids

    Petunia

    Petunia

    Molucella laevis

    Molucella laevis

    Begonia semperorens

    Begonia semperorens


Bulbs to plant during June:Dahlia,

Keep your eyes open around the garden centres, nurseries and home improvement stores for a selection of bulbs available for purchase during June.

Dahlia x hybrids

Dahlia x hybrids

Great tips: As bulbs come up, keep them well watered and feed once a fortnight with a general fertilizer.


Herbs and vegetables to plant in June

In frost free areas, June is a good time to plant herbs like.

Parsley

Parsley

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

Peas

Peas

Cabbage

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Broad beans

Broad beans

Carrots

Carrots

Broccoli

Broccoli

Lactuca sativa

Lettuce

Celery

Celery

Parsnips

Parsnips

Onions

Onions

Leeks

Leeks

Turnips

Turnips


Trees, Shrubs and Perennials to plant in June

Plant these shrubs now for some winter colour

Rhododendron x hybrids

Rhododendron hybrids

Aloe africana

Aloe africana

Large shrubs and trees to plant in June:

Camellias

Camellias

Aloe Ferox

Aloe Ferox

Remember these prefer slightly more acidic soil.

Great ideas:
Various Aloes and flowering succulents are widely available this time of year. Why not add a few to your winter garden? They boast warm vibrant colours and attract all sorts of wildlife to the garden.

June is the month for planting trees and shrubs. Remember to dig large planting holes, mix in compost and a handful of bone meal and plenty water after planting.

Wonder think green think growth 2
Wonder think green think growth
Efekto product categories
Efekto Garden & Home Pest control
Wonder for the love of gardening
Wonder the grass is actually green
Wonder for the love of gardening 2

Sought After Seedlings banner 1
Gardena pruning

Kombat ants
Kombat were back rat
Kombat Logo
kombat and and roach station

Waterhouse 1

PI-promotional – have plans for the weekend?
Wonder think green think growth 2
Wonder think green think growth
Efekto product categories
Efekto Garden & Home Pest control
Wonder for the love of gardening
Wonder the grass is actually green
Wonder for the love of gardening 2

Sought After Seedlings banner 1
Gardena pruning

Kombat ants
Kombat were back rat
Kombat Logo
kombat and and roach station

Waterhouse 1

PI-promotional – have plans for the weekend?
Gardena Spring 2017 1
Gardena Spring 2017 2

Talborne seedling food
Talborne vita fruit and flower
Talborne Veg
Talborne Logo

Absolute residential solutions dummy

KKHI Banner 2
KKHI Banner 3
KKHI Banner 1
KK waterfall
KK New logo 2017

GLC Designs banner 1
Pro-Lawn banner1
Biulders warehouse

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This