July information sheet

Garden Calendar

Up to date advice on what to do in the garden this month!

By following our Garden Calendar below, you can always be sure that you are making the right choices in your garden.

Make sure you check back each month, as we are regularly updating this blog with relevant information.

Veges

  • Plant cabbage, cauli, broccoli, spinach, onion, leek, pak choi, celery & silverbeet seedlings.

  • Plant asparagus crowns.

  • Plant rhubarb plants.

  • Plant early to main crop potatoes.

  • Sow broad beans.

  • Plant any unused parts of the garden with a green crop such as lupin or mustard.

 

Flowers

  • Plant polyanthus, pansies, primulas, wallflowers, stock, cineraria, poppies, lobelia, kale,alyssum, ranunculus, nemesia, cyclamen & violas.

  • Feed winter flowering annuals with Novatec Nitrophoska.

  • Plant new seasons lilies.

  • Lift and divide summer and autumn flowering perennials (e.g. asters, phlox, canna's & dahlia).

  • Plant peonies.

Indoor

  • Liquid feed any plants which are flowering, for example orchids, cyclamen.

  • Water sparingly.

General

  • Plant new seasons roses.

  • Plant general shrubs, deciduous trees, rhododendrons, camellias & fruit trees.

  • Plant daphne and boronia.

  • Prune climbing plants, fruit trees.

  • Best month to prune roses, hydrangeas & grapes.

  • Spray roses and deciduous trees with copper oxychloride or conqueror oil if not done last month.

  • Dress lawns with lime and superphosphate, four weeks apart.

  • In areas where there are frosts, cover frost tender plants at night.

  • Now is the time to move established trees and shrubs if required.

Greg Lowe