June Gardening Guide

Winter has set in but that doesn’t mean that your gardening has to stop! There is a lot to do in the garden this month

Our Planting Suggestions

June Gardening Guide

Winter does not have to mean no flowers in your garden. For flowering winter plants the best would be to plant:

Do you have a hedge in mind but not sure when is the best time to get started on it? Well now is the perfect time to plan and plant your hedges! Make sure you select a frost tolerant shrub like the buxus or abelia’s

June Gardening Guide

Looking for flowering bulbs to plant this month? Here is our suggestion:

  • Freesia
  • Lilies
  • Ranunculus
June Gardening Guide

Growing your own produce is very rewarding, the best to sow for June are:

  • Broad Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Spinach

Pests To Keep An Eye On In June

June Gardening Guide
  • Harvest termites – treat with ROSSI from Makhro Home & Garden
  • Ants – treat with CYPER from Makhro Home & Garden
  • Black spot on roses – treat with Rose Protector

What To Do In The Garden In June

June Gardening Guide
  • Plants that are dormant now, particularly deciduous plants, (which might just look like a bunch of sticks) love to be planted at this time of the year as it gives them time to settle in before re-awakening in spring. So, plant roses, vines and fruit trees and especially deciduous blossom trees like flowering peach, plum, cherry, quince and crab apple.
  • Keep clivias fairly dry now as this will initiate flower spikes.
  • To keep your compost heap active and working well over winter, turn it from time to time. If very dry, remember to damp it down again after the turning process.
  • Use frost cover to protect foliage from frost damage if you live in a high frost area.
  • Water in the mornings instead of the evenings, this will help minimise frost.
  • Reduce lawn mowing to only when necessary, this will help to not stress out your lawn during these drier months ahead.
  • Transplant conifers, deciduous trees, and shrubs now. To give root development a boost add some bone meal into the hole when planting.

Feed With Potassium Sulphate

Picture of the Makhro Potassium Sulphate

It combines potassium and sulfur, two nutrients essential for plant growth.
This product provides concentrated nutrition, readily available for plant uptake.
It enhances plant resistance to drought, frost, insects and diseases, thus improving yield and quality.
It helps gaining higher nutritional value of crops, better taste and appearance, and improved suitability for transport and storage.
This product is a crystalline product, fast dissolving, and highly soluble.

You can buy your Potassium Sulphate in any of our branches or online for nationwide delivery!