Autumn is a great time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials because the days are cooler, but the soil is still nice and warm. Mix Scotts Osmocote Compost Premium Soil Improver through the original soil at the bottom of planting holes to give your plants the best start.
Dead head plants that have finished their summer flowering displays.
In the veggie patch
It’s time to think about cool season and winter vegetables. Sow seeds or plant seedlings of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, peas, lettuce, fennel and kale. Use wildlife safe, insect exclusion netting to keep them safe from the hungry White Cabbage Butterfly caterpillars.
Autumn is the time to plant coriander, parsley and dill in your herb garden.
Sow Sweet Peas around St Patrick’s Day for a beautiful display of blooms in early spring.
Plant hanging baskets and decorative pots out with cool season flowers including the long flowering pansies and violas.
It’s time to plant spring flowering bulbs now and use a controlled release fertiliser to provide them with all the nutrients they need for stunning spring displays.