Category Archives: This Month in the Garden

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

  • CAMELLIA SASANQUA 8
  • Clerodendron
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  • Kalanchoes
  • Ericas 4
  • PYROSTEGIA
  • 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.

Zygo Cactus

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The Zygo cactus season has begun!.

We have a large collection budding up and waiting to burst into flower for winter. They are perfect for pots or hanging baskets in a well lit room. Remember to keep them slightly dry and the will reward you with flowers for the winter months.