January

Organic mite control

Mites love hot dry conditions so are very common during summer, where the life cycle from egg to adult can take as little as 5 days. Control mites organically with Yates Nature’s Way® Vegie & Herb Spray.

The sweeter lemon

Lemonade lemons produce fruit that is much sweeter and don’t have the intense sourness of most other lemons. Lemonade lemon trees are great for backyards as they don’t get much taller than 2.5 m and produce lots of round golden yellow fruit so why not plant one this summer!

Fiddle Leaf Fig

With its large glossy leaves and intriguing growth habit, it’s the perfect specimen plant for indoors or in a protected spot on your deck.

Giant silverbeet

Silverbeet, sometimes known as chard, contains lots of vitamins and minerals, is a good source of fibre and is low in calories. Grow some today!

February

Fabulous flowers for shade

If you’re after bold colour for a sheltered, partly shaded area you can’t go past cinerarias. Yates® Cineraria Starships is a compact variety, growing to around 30 cm tall, with large flower heads in bright colourful clusters.

March

Time To Think Spring Bulbs

Whatever your favourite spring flowering bulb is, it’s time to start planning and planting! A little preparation now will result in much healthier bulbs and a gorgeous floral show.

Transform your outdoor spaces

We all love spending time in our ‘outdoor rooms’ like decks, verandas and patios. It’s easy to jazz up these spaces with a few potted plants. Here are a few ideas to transform your outdoor spaces.

April

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas have a fragile, seductive fragrance, they make great flowers for gardens and bouquets.

Camellias

There's nothing like a camellia for adding cheer to the garden, they grow in quite shady spots & can bring color to dull parts of the garden.

Dynamic Lifter

The key to planting success is soil preparation. Enriching your soil before planting with a concentrated source of organic material, like Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser has multiple benefits.

May

Swiss Cheese Plant

Swiss Cheese Plant, Fruit Salad or Elephant Ears; this gorgeous plant (Monstera deliciosa) would make a stunning addition to any room.

Flowers for mother's day

Although Mother’s Day’s one of the busiest days of the year for florists, many of us are on the lookout for a gift that will last longer than a bunch of flowers. So here’s a different idea for a gardening mum: give her a selection of flower seeds that have special meanings.

June

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.

July

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.

August

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!

September

Correa

There are many different Correa species that range from ground covers to small shrubs that can grow up to 2 metres.

Azaleas

Azaleas vary from small, delicate shrubs that are happy in pots, to large, hardy shrubs that are able to survive all the climatic challenges.

Carnations

Loved as a cut flower and for their fragrant fringed blooms, Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) are a great addition to the home garden.

October

Meyer Lemon

Meyer lemon (Citrus limon ‘Meyer’) is a hardy lemon that can produce lots of fruit over much of the year.

Grand daisies

Grandessa are hybrid argyranthemums that are smothered with brightly coloured flowers during spring and summer.

November

Fruit Fly

Small flies with a reddish-brown body and red eyes. Queensland fruit fly has yellow markings on the body.

Zinnia

One of the most colourful summer flowering annuals, Zinnias (Zinnia elegans), are a must for any annual garden.

Mangoes

Is there any other fruit that just screams summer as much as mango (Mangifera indica)? Learn how to grow and care for mangoes in your garden.

Melons

Melons are a refreshing summer treat and it's easy to grow your own from home in a greenhouse

December

Bronze & blue blooms

Creating fabulous floral colour in autumn starts with sowing seed in summer. Growing flowers from seed is an economical way to grow lots of plants and fill your garden with blooms.

Cherries

Cherries are the quintessential summer fruit, after all, what Christmas is complete without them?

Blueberries

Blueberries are ideal fruiting plants for the home garden with their prune-able size habit, they are small enough to fit into any garden.

NSW Christmas Bush

The NSW Christmas Bush is a small shapely tree with showy pink or red bracts in summer, which appear before & during the Christmas period.