September in the garden and the nursery:

Spring is finally upon us and there are literally hundreds of things that you can do in the garden. Our biggest suggestion is simply to get out into your garden and enjoy it as much as you can!

Here are some ideas to inspire you, but it is far from an exhaustive list. Come in and talk to us or just see what we have on the tables for more ideas.

What to do in the Garden:
- Check all your citrus plants and cut out any gall as a matter of urgency. Bag and seal infected parts of the plant and dispose of in the rubbish, not in the compost.
- Feed all your plants with the appropriate fertilizer for them. It's best to feed with an organic fertilizer that will also improve the health of the organisms in the soil.
- Any bare-rooted roses, fruit trees and ornamentals that you planted over winter are ready for a feed now.
- Also feed and prune: hibiscus, camellias, daphne, gardenias, passionfruit and natives that have finished flowering
- Passionfruit plants need to be pruned because they fruit on new growth. If grafted remove any shoots from below the graft.
- Prepare vegie beds by digging in manure and compost
- Sow lawn, remove thatch and top-dress with sand
- Plant beneficial insect attracting plants like white allissium, queen anne's lace and nastursiums
- Re-pot indoor plants, increase their watering and fertilize
- Divide and fertilize water plants
- Hang sticky traps in your citrus trees to prevent gall wasp
- Prune citrus to shape, feed and spray new growth with pest oil to prevent leaf miner
- Plant lemon trees now
- Feed your roses and side dress with cow manure and potash. - Mulch with lucerne. Watch for aphids on new growth


Sow (from seed): lawn, sunflowers, spring vegies like peas, raddishes, coriander, runner beans

Plant (from seedling): passionfruit, spring vegies like tomatoes, capsicum, chilies, coriander, artichokes, cucumbers, eggplant, pumpkin, zucchini, sweet corn, potatoes