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Tasks for this month: JUNE

Vegetable Garden
Sow seeds of spinach, silverbeet, peas, onions, lettuce, and in warmer climates, broad beans.
Plant seedlings of cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, winter lettuce, spinach and silverbeet.
Feed cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli nearing maturity with a liquid fertiliser.
Spray winter vegetables with Copper to prevent fungal disease.
Protect seedlings from Slug and Snails with bait.
Plant asparagus crowns into well-drained soil.
Plant early potatoes in warmer areas.
Plant garlic and shallots.
Plant strawberry plants.

Fruit Trees

Start planting deciduous fruit and citrus trees.
Mulch vegetables and fruit trees with compost.
Feed citrus with Citrus Fertiliser.
Fruit tree pruning should start as soon as leaves have dropped.

Flower Garden

Sow seeds of alyssum, calendula, cineraria, cornflower, forget me not, lobelia, lupin, nemesia, statice, stock, sweetpea and virginian stock.
Plant seedlings of calendula, cineraria, nemesia, pansies, polyanthus, poppies, primula, scabiosa, snapdragon, stock, viola and wallflower.
Last chance to plant spring bulbs. Plant lily bulbs.
Protect seedlings from slugs and snails with Slug and Snail Pellets.
Trim back autumn flowering perennials.
Spray trees and shrubs with Oil to control scale, aphids and mites which are on the plant over winter.
Collect autumn leaves for composting.
Mulch trees, shrubs and perennials with compost.
Plant pots with pansies, polyanthus and primula for winter colour - and bulbs for spring.
Lift dahlia tubers and gladioli corms and store in a dry place.
Plan new roses to plant this winter and prepare the soil adding plenty of compost.
Bring frost tender patio plants into a sheltered position.
Slow down watering of houseplants and move them away from cold draft positions.

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