June in the Garden


The warm days of June mean you can spend time outside restructuring your garden layout, getting around to repairs or adding new plants to the mix all in time for things to really take off in spring.
Most importantly, it means taking precautions to ensure your garden survives the chillier night time temperatures. Planting can still be done, while it is still warm enough for the roots to settle in, but if you live in a frostier area, keep a close eye on any new plants to ensure they don’t freeze.
Mulching is a great way to regulate soil temperatures, protect the plants and line paths that would otherwise become muddy.
If you’re planting for a big crop in spring don’t hold back from covering the garden in rich compost, it can act like a deep conditioner: shielding from dry and cold and letting the moisture reach deep into the soil.
Winter can deliver you some excellent vegetable choices like broccoli, cabbage, peas, radishes and carrots or flowers like camellias, bougainvillea’s, geraniums and nasturtiums. Try out some of these tips to get the most from your winter garden.