Gardening In Perth In June

June 9, 2014 Gardening Gals Uncategorized

PoinsettiaThe weather is getting colder and the days shorter but there is still plenty of gardening in Perth in June.

Vegies to plant in June include: asparagus, broad beans, cabbage, celery, artichoke, lettuce, onion, peas, spinach spring onions and strawberries.

Flowers to plant in June include: alyssum, calendula, pansy, dianthus, viola, primula, carnation, cornflower, poppy, snapdragon and stock.

June is a great time to attend to the following tasks in the Perth garden:

  • Ensure reticulation is turned  off as the winter sprinkler ban comes into effect from June 1 to August 31
  • Cut back butterfly bush (Buddleja) to one third it’s size to keep if compact
  • Lift and divide clumps of ground covering native violet and replant them in shady areas
  • Give lillypilly and Westriginia hedges a light trim to tidy for winter
  • Tidy up and reshape overgrown hibiscus and crepe myrtle. Plan to give them a more serious prune in August
  • Put potted cyclamen outside at night to enjoy the cool air
  • Don’t forget to check that your potted plants and gardens under eaves are getting enough water
  • Once the leaves die down it is time to harvest onions, shallots and garlic
  • Don’t let beets get too big as they are sweeter when small
  • Harvest spring onions and leeks as you need them as they do not store well
  • Pick peas daily to encourage continuous crops. They are ready when the pods look plump
  • Harvest rhubarb after the plant’s first year, taking no more than half the stems. Hold stems near the base and twist
  • Collect, bag and bin diseased foliage on fruit and veggies to reduce spread

Enjoy your time in your Perth garden in June.

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