This time of year is perfect for planting spring-flowering bulbs, as the weather has started to cool and the winter frosts have yet to arrive.
Some gardeners prefer to plant early, others swear by waiting until just before winter hits. Earlier will encourage root growth and give your bulbs a longer germinating period. Whereas waiting can help towards disease resistance. Trim back your roses if you are wanting an abundant Autumn showing of beautiful blooms.
Now is also the time for planting natives and advanced trees. If you are wanting some shade for next summer, then planting a shade tree now will give it plenty of time to establish.
If you have orchids then you should feed them, to encourage flower spikes and larger growing flowers.
New season’s Cyclamen, Primulas, Polyanthus, Violas, Dianthus and Pansies are beginning to arrive ready for autumn planting.
If you are looking to add some colour back into your garden, then we recommend trying these beautiful annuals:
- Virginian Stock
- Sweet Pea
Sweet peas are colourful and very popular. Now is the time to sow. Most gardeners will use St Patricks Day (17th of March) as their annual date for sowing sweet peas.