Springtime Gardens, Come September

Springtime Gardens, Come September

Scented air and satin petals in shades of cream and pink stun your senses, as the garden fills with almond, cherry and plum blossoms. Even as you enjoy budding, blooming spring, you know there’s much to do. So here are a few useful hints on must-dos to keep that...
Winter’s End: August Garden Glories

Winter’s End: August Garden Glories

Winter is on its way out. While you keep a watchful eye out for old Jack Frost, though, there’s no reason not to enjoy the glories of a winter garden. Delight in the two absolute queens of winter this month – camellias and magnolias. Winter blooming cultivars like...
June Gardens: Of Frosts and Frosties

June Gardens: Of Frosts and Frosties

With the weather turned nippy, it’s tempting to just snuggle under that doona. That’s why our list of June gardening do’s is geared to get you out and about, working up some warmth while you give your garden timely TLC (or you could stay warm under the doona and...
Gardening for the Mildness of May

Gardening for the Mildness of May

Balmy days and crisp nights make May a busy time for Melbourne gardeners. There’s a lot to do, so here are our recommendations. Mulch, mulch, everywhere… Nothing can prep your garden for spring better than a generous layer of mulch. After a good watering, lay...
Autumn Gardening

Autumn Gardening

With the weather a little cooler and the sun still warm, the garden is an ideal place to be in, so autumn-clean and tidy up. Spend some time on your borders and hedges, remove weeds, which thrive in the ideal conditions of autumn, and clear your garden. Fertilising in...