On the most important list is to pick up a plant to say – I love you, Mum. Chrysanthemums are looking gorgeous everywhere, and what mum wouldn’t be happy with a perfect living bunch of flowers to celebrate this special day. After the flowers have finished cut back and plant them in a sunny position in the garden. A great perennial that will flower year after year, and who cares if they don’t open exactly on Mother’s Day. They will add colour to the garden and are the perfect cut flower.
If you live on a large block or in a rural or semi-rural area and want to establish a dry area garden that will not be watered in summer, now is the time to get planting with Seasol. After the first rains and before the real cold weather sets in will give these plants the best head start to get established before next summer.
As the leaves are falling from the Peach and Nectarine trees spray with Sharp Shooter Lime Sulphur to prevent Peach Leaf Curl spreading. Best practice has proven that a late autumn spray is very beneficial in controlling this fungus.