June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips 150 150 The Flyer Magazine
  • Plant new roses. A thick layer of straw around the base will protect the young stems in cold areas.
  • Prune hydrangeas and take cuttings to grow new plants. Only cut back those stems that flowered last season.
  • Feed winter vegetables with Thrive Soluble or Aquasol to keep them growing well.
  • Spray water generously over frost-sensitive plants, before the sun hits their leaves in the morning. This may help prevent frost burn.
  • Plant asparagus, bulb-forming shallots and rhubarb crowns.
  • Plant Lilium bulbs. With their exotic flowers and gorgeous perfume, they are worth a place in any garden.
  • Control petal blight which is a fungal disease that causes azalea flowers to rot on the bush. Pick off affected flowers and control with Bayleton.
  • Reduce watering of indoor plants in winter. Most come from warm climates, so adjust water to room temperature before you begin.
  • Crabapples and crepe myrtles are both attractive deciduous trees for the smaller garden. They can be planted this month.
  • Split up established daylilies and spread to other parts of the garden.
  • Plant hippeastrum bulbs with the top of the bulb protruding from the soil.
  • Prune sasanqua camellias after flowering has finished