As Summer draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what to plant in Autumn. Here in Perth, we’re lucky enough to benefit from a Mediterranean-style climate, so we have plenty of options for growing a huge range of plants, flowers, fruit & vegetables. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the choice, don’t hesitate to ask for advice about planning out your garden for the upcoming season. Here at Wanda’s, we offer a range of gardening services, including help with garden ideas.
For a little bit of drama in your garden, now’s a good time to plant bottle-brush plants with their distinctive spiky flowers. They can be grown as small shrubs in a plant stand if kept pruned, or can be allowed to grow to their full size as a small tree. Now is also a great time to start planting herbs such as basil, mint, dill, coriander & lemongrass, which will add zest and flavour to your cooking in a few months’ time.
If you want to enjoy winter-flowering annuals in your garden over the cooler months, you can go ahead and sow pansies, marigolds and petunias now. Stock up on bulbs for hyacinth, crocus and tulip, and wait until late March to plant them. Make sure your soil is ready for these beauties by adding compost or manure to provide maximum nutrients.
In Perth, February and March are great months to get your strawberry plants going. Peach trees can also be planted now. A trick for having juicy peaches available throughout the fruiting season is to plant different varieties that fruit at varying times.
If you have a vegetable garden, you can sow your broccoli and cabbage now (but look out for the destructive cabbage moth for both these varieties). Make sure that you provide plenty of water for carrots and celery, and remember to increase the water supply when your cucumbers are in fruit. When sowing your pumpkins, be mindful that they will need lots of space to grow too. A great garden idea is to plant radishes in the gaps between other vegetables.
It takes research and work to get your seasonal planting choices just right. If it is all a bit hard then talk to Wanda today on 9450 6165 for a quote or to find out more about our services, you can complete our customer contact form here.