Gardening In Perth In July

July 7, 2014 Gardening Gals Uncategorized

MushroomThe rain has well and truly made it’s presence felt but in between showers there is still gardening to do in Perth in July.

Vegies to plant in July include: artichoke, asparagus, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, onion, potatoes, spring onions, spinach and strawberry.

Flowers to plant in July include: carnation, foxglove, lobelia, marigold, nasturtium, pansy, poppy, snapdragon and stock.

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

  • Clear mulch from plant stems to prevent collar rot
  • Remove suckers from deciduous plants. Rip them off rather than cutting them otherwise they reshoot
  • Soak bare-rooted roses in some liquid seaweed before planting into compost-enriched soil
  • Plant pansies for winter colour
  • Cut back ornamental grasses that have browned. Take them right back to the ground and remove any dead foliage
  • Tidy up pot plants by removing weeds and trimming off diseased and dead leaves
  • Keep garden paths safe by cleaning off fallen fruit, leaves and flowers
  • Be on the lookout for mildew and rust diseases. Remove affected growth. To reduce the risk of these problems spreading, water plants in the morning
  • Dig out bindies and winter grass from lawns before they set seed
  • Lightly prune dwarf apple trees annually during winter to help motivate fruit production and fresh growth in spring
  • The best time to plant cherries is during winter
  • Once deciduous trees are leafless, prune off any weak, dead, diseased or rubbing branches
  • To extend the harvest and provide a steady stream of fresh peas, sow seeds every 3-4 weeks
  • Weeding, weeding and more weeding! The old gardening tale states: ‘if a weed is allowed to seed in one year, it will be there for seven more’. Weed seeds have the potential to stay dormant in the ground for up to seven years – incentive enough to get on top of them while they are small

Enjoy your time in your Perth garden in July.

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