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

February is often wet and humid, which equals plenty of growth. But the last month of summer is a time when weeds, fungus and pests are also on the rise. To keep your garden performing at its peak, here is what to plant, feed, prune.

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

As winter starts to settle into the garden, you might be thinking about putting on your slippers, not your gardening boots. But your garden still needs lots of love during the quieter months.

July Gardening Diary

Brr, it's a wet and chilly month, and while the garden goes into hibernation, you can use this downtime to prune your wisteria and deciduous fruit trees, plant bulbs and natives, and even start treating bindii in preparation for spring lawn growth.

August Gardening Diary

The first days that herald the arrival of spring will appear some time this month, and with them early bloomers like magnolias and hellebores. You can get a head start on the busy spring planting season now by planting the last of your summer-flowering bulbs, pruning camellias to shape, and fertilising grass for a healthy, vibrant summer lawn.

September gardening diary

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

October Gardening Diary

Longer days are finally here, and the garden is bursting with growth. Conditions are perfect for planting summer vegies like tomato, lettuce, capsicum and sweet corn, and if you're thinking about laying a new lawn, do it now before the summer heat arrives.

November gardening diary

November is ideal for freshening up your outdoors, and getting ready for summer entertaining in the garden. Add bursts of colour with flowering plants, or spruce up your outdoor furniture setting. You can also summer-proof your lawn now, for long lazy days ahead.

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.