Category Archives: This Month in the Garden

Summer Colour

  • Salvia Dichondra

As we enter the middle of Summer, there are plenty of perennial plants to bring lots of colour to your garden for the summer season. Choose from Calibrachoas, Salvias, Daisy, Dichondra Silver Falls, Gauras and many more.

Remove spent flowers and feed regularly with Searles Flourish and you will be rewarded with colour all throughout summer.

October in the Garden

  • Spring colour Oct 18

With an unusually cooler start to spring, recent welcome rainfall has finally arrived ensuring our garden should be off to a good start for late Spring.

Some important jobs for the October garden.

  • Fertilize the lawn with a complete fertilizer, such as Brunnings Green Up or Granulated poultry manure pellets.
  • Mulch the garden to help retain current moisture and to help insulate soil from summer temperatures.
  • The summer veggie garden can now be planted . Always prepare the soil prior to planting to ensure the best results.
  • As the humidity starts to increase, it's now time to look at Roses for black spot and insect damage.
  • Prune Azaleas as flowering has now finished, feed and mulch well for summer.
  • Our Avocado and Mangoes are available from late October.

Plant of the month for September

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  • Nandina lemon Lime

This months feature plant is Nandina lemon and Lime.

  • This stunning low maintenance plant grows to approx. 70-90cm high
  • very versatile and tolerates a wide range of conditions
  • evergreen with tight habit
  • Lush lime green foliage year round


Flowering Now for June

  • Clerodendron
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  • Kalanchoes
  • Ericas 4
  • Xanthostemon

As we enter the first month of winter. Our gardens have a surprising amount of plants bursting into flower.

From the Camellia Sasanquas and Japonicas, the amazing yellow flowering Xanthostemon Fairhill Gold, Ericas for low shrubs and pots.

Kalanchoe are starting to bud and look fantastic mass panted or growing in containers. Zygo cactus have been putting on an impressive display for many weeks and are also great for pots and baskets.

Clerodendron nutans is another hardy part shade loving shrub or potted specimum. If you need a colourful climber the Pyrostegia is a winner for a winter display.

The cymbidiums and Phalaenopsis are starting to bud up and will continue to flower throughout winter. Cyclamens love the cold and flower for many months just remember to keep them away from the heated rooms.