Garden Diary


January Gardening Diary

Enjoy some fun in the sun this month, but spare a thought for your garden! Don’t forget to summer-proof by topping up mulch and help your garden beat the heat.

February Gardening Diary

It can be a tough time of year for your plants with soaring temperatures doing damage last month and now the rain and sticky humidity rolling in for February, bringing fungal pests with it. Read on for tips of keeping your garden ship-shape!

March Gardening Diary

The air is turning crisp and cooler days mean it’s time to get your hands (or gloves!) dirty in the garden. There are plenty of plants in flower if you need some instant colour, but it’s time to plant anything and everything with perfect growing weather over the next few months.

April Gardening Diary

The lingering warmth has everything growing like mad, and gardens are looking lush and green as ever. There are still plenty of gorgeous, colourful plants to add to your garden right now – see below for what’s in flower.

May Gardening Diary

It’s a lovely time of year at the moment, with warm, sunny days and cool, crisp evenings. It’s great gardening weather and your last chance to plant, fertilise and prepare for winter before growth slows down.

June Gardening Diary

Flowering Now Trees & Shrubs:Camellia sasanqua, camellia japonica, correa, crowea, daphne, flowering apricot, French lavender, Geralton wax, gordonia, grevillea, hebe, poinsettia Annuals & Perennials: Begonia, marigold, hellebore, kalanchoe, pansy, polyanthus, strelitzia, violets, orange trumpet vine Bulbs: Cyclamen, jonquil, narcissus Plant/Sow Flowers: Cineraria, hollyhock, pansy, polyanthus, stock, alyssum, and herbaceous perennials such as delphinium, Russell lupin, […]

July Gardening Diary

Brr! It’s a wet and chilly month, but when the sun peeks out break out the gumboots and hit the garden!

August Gardening Diary

The first days that herald the arrival of spring will appear some time this month, and with them early bloomers like blossoms, magnolias and hellebores.

September Gardening Diary

Spring has arrived! It’s a busy month in the garden but one of the best. Celebrate by getting your hands dirty!

October Gardening Diary

Longer days are signalling that spring is in full swing, and we’d headed into the sunshine-soaked months of spring and summertime fun.

November Gardening Diary

November is ideal to freshen up your outdoors ready for summer entertaining in the garden. Add bursts of colour with flowering plants, or spruce up your outdoor furniture setting with new cushions and lanterns in cheerful summer colours.

December Gardening Diary

Get your garden ship-shape for Christmas and a summer spent outdoors – heady perfumes of tropical flowers, lush lawns and great company will make for memorable summer nights.