Winter gardening

Winter can be a hard time for plants, especially in cold areas. There are many things you can do to help your garden cope with the cooler months, so here’s a timely checklist for preparing your garden for winter.

Tempting Roses

Clever rose breeders work tirelessly to introduce gorgeous new varieties to delight and captivate gardeners. This winter look for some stunning new roses available in garden centres and online.

Bindii Prickle Prevention

Broadleaf lawn weeds can grow at a rapid pace during winter and bindii plants will be maturing and starting to flower and set seed. You can control the most common broadleaf weeds in lawns, before they take over! 


Mandarins

Mandarins are rich in vitamin C & contain vitamin A. They are a handy & delicious fruit enjoyed fresh or cooked in sweet or savoury dishes.

Winter Citrus Care

There are some pests and diseases which attack citrus trees that can be treated during winter. Learn some winter citrus care tips here.


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Winter Flowering Grevilleas

Grevilleas are excellent for attracting bees and nectar feeding birds into the garden and winter flowering varieties are particularly important sources of food during the cooler months.

Cast Iron Plant

As its name suggests, the cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) is a toughie! It basically thrives on neglect and looks good all year round.

Winter Lawn Care Tips

Lawn diseases can be hard to diagnose as signs can be similar to other lawn problems such as damage from insect pests like curl grubs and armyworm. Here are some winter lawn care tips to keep your lawn in check.

Grow Your Own Tropical Sunset

Osteospermum ‘Purple Sun’ is a spectacular evergreen perennial with orange flowers that fade into a deep purple ring that surrounds the heart of the flower. Just like a summer sun setting over the ocean!