The garden diaries: Queensland in July

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The garden diaries: Queensland in July

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There’s no doubt that gardening in Queensland in July is awesome. The weather is perfect, the plants love it and you’ll get fantastic results. Here are some great ideas for what to do in your garden in July.

Plant of the month: citrus

July is the perfect time to plant citrus. Every backyard in Queensland should have a citrus tree. So, pop in a lime and a lemon. They look beautiful, have fragrant flowers and love the full sun, which is plentiful in the sunshine state.

Plant in well-drained soil now to get their roots settled, so they’re ready to kick off come spring time. Citrus are also suited to pots.

If you don’t know what to get, come into store and speak to a gardening expert who’ll be able to answer your questions.

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What else to plant

Other favourites to plant this month are lavender, proteas and leucadendrons.

Planting lavenders now will ensure heaps of buds and fragrant bee-attracting flowers.

With spectacular bloom, proteas and leucadendrons are also a good option to plant now. And there are many varieties from which to choose.

There are plenty of edibles to get in too. Put in carrots and radish seed. It’s also a great time for strawberries to go in when the weather is cooler. They should then start to ripen in September or October. Beetroot is another vegie to pop in now. A good tip, if you’re planting seed, is to soak them overnight in a seaweed solution for better germination results.

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Harvest

It’s citrus time. So, lemons, limes, and oranges should be juicy and ready for picking. Avocadoes, cauliflower and cabbage should also be coming into season and ready for the table.

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Maintenance

There are a few jobs to do too. Roses should be pruned now. Don’t be scared about pruning roses. They love a good cut back. Then spray for any pests or fungal diseases.

Winter vegies and fruit trees will benefit from a good feed. And it’s a good time to get into some lawn maintenance. Look for weeds. Spot any? Then it’s time to take action and get rid of them before they go to seed.

Mulch areas with sugar cane and pea straw. This protects plant roots and breaks down to improve the soil.

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