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

Juicy Lisbon Lemons

Lisbon lemons (Citrus limon 'Lisbon') are large cold and heat hardy trees that produce heavy winter and spring crops.

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.

Nectarines & Peaches

Peaches or nectarines are the perfect summer snack! Crunchy, oh-so juicy and full of flavour. Why not grow your own!

March

Autumn Lawn Ground Control

Did your lawn cop a beating this summer? Don't despair, now is the time to restore 'lawn and order' and get it looking as good as new.

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.

Autumn Organic Gardening

Organic gardeners can create a healthy and productive garden with a few simple tips and products from Yates.

May

Bergamot Orange Tea

Earl Grey tea, was it named after Charles Grey, who was the British Prime Minister from 1830 - 1834?

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.

Strawberry Alpine

This low growing, compact, runnerless variety produces sweet and fragrant small strawberries.

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.

Moth Orchids

Moth orchids are among the easiest of orchids to grow and are perfect for the beginner.

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.

Cultivate Inner Peace

A combination of lush indoor plants and soothing paint colours can transform an interior space into a calm haven.

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.

Growing New Plants From Hardwood Cuttings

Do you have a favourite deciduous shrub or vine growing in your garden that you would like to clone? Well, this winter, try your hand at taking some hardwood cuttings. It’s easier than you think!

Winter is Rose Planting Season

Winter is bare rooted rose planting season, the perfect time to add a stunning new variety to your current collection or start your brand new rose growing journey.

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.

Valencia oranges

If you like your oranges sweet and juicy then Valencia is the variety for you.

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.

New release scaevolas

Scaevolas, sometimes called fan flowers, are fantastic flowering ground cover plants native to Australia.

Grand daisies

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

Grow your own sunshine

October is the perfect time to sow your very own mini field of sunflowers or attract butterflies!

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.