- Trees & Shrubs:Azaleas, banksia, camellia japonica (early flowering varieties), camellia sasanqua, daphne, gordonia, poinsettia, rose, tibouchina
- Annuals & Perennials:
Chrysanthemum, marigold, Michaelmas daisy, strelitzia, violet, correa, bottlebrush (callestimon), crowea, grevillea.
Cyclamen, jonquil, narcissus, nerine.
Ageratum, alyssum, aquilegia, calendula, Canterbury bells, cineraria, coleus, cornflower, delphinium, everlasting daisy, hollyhock, impatiens, larkspur, lobelia, pansy, primula
- Trees & Shrubs:
Azalea, camellia, citrus, conifers and all deciduous trees, shrubs, climbers and roses
- May is your last chance to plant spring-flowering bulbs so get planting!
Daffodils, hyacinth, lilium, lily-of-the-valley, tulip
Asparagus, potato, rhubarb, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce (winter varieties), shallot, rocket, strawberries, and tomatoes in warmer areas
- Liquid fertilise flowering annuals and vegie plants.
- Cymbidium orchids are coming into their flowering season, so give them a helping hand with soluble fertiliser formulated for orchids.
- Cut off the dead growth of chrysanthemums, carnations, perennial asters and Shasta daisies.
- Prune sasanqua camellias after flowering.
- Trim lavender for spring flowering, ensuring you don’t cut into the hardwood.
- Pests & Diseases
- Keep snails under control around bulbs, annuals and clivia.
- Check your indoor plants for signs of scale infestation and treat with PestOil.
- Spray fruit trees such as apricots, plums, peach and nectarine for brown rot. Remove any fallen fruit and diseased leaves.
- General Garden Care
- Lift dahlia tubers from the ground and store them in a dry position in a cool airy shed for replanting next season.
- Treat the soil around your hydrangeas if you want to change their colour. Apply lime for pink shades or Hydrangea Blue for blue shades – it’s much too late when flowers start budding in December.
- Collect fallen autumn leaves and add to your compost bin. They’re a great source of nutrients for your garden!
- Divide strappy-leaved plants such as agapanthus, clivea, liriope and iris that have started to bunch and look messy. It’s a great time to dig them up, divide them and replant in an orderly fashion.
- Now’s the time to ward off nasty winter grass. This weed seeds in autumn, winter and spring, then dies off in summer heat. Left untreated, it’ll weaken your lawn and result in more winter grass next season. As soon as you notice winter grass, spray with a selective weed control like Amgrow Winter Grass Killer.
- Buy Now
- Asparagus crowns
- Hydrangea Blue
- Mushroom kit to enjoy your own home grown mushrooms.
- Worm farm to convert food scraps into nutrient-rich worm castings, which produce a high quality soil conditioner.
Courtesy of Flower Power. flowerpower.com.au