Gardening Calendar

Browse our monthly calendar for advice on what to plant, prune, and feed each month. 

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Gardening calendar September 2020

Planting

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Flowers & Ornaments

  • Cymbidium orchids can be split and re-potted if they are becoming overcrowded in their current pot. Use a specialist orchid potting mix because these plants demand extremely free drainage.

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Pot Plants

  • Repot indoor plants and use a top of the line mix such as Baileys Indoor Premium Potting Mix. 
  • If outdoor potted plants have been in the same mix for two years, this needs replacing. If you can move these plants up to a larger pot then do this with fresh potting mix. If not, use a bulb transplanter to excavate mix around the edge of the pot so you can add in some fresh potting mix such as Baileys Premium Potting Mix. 

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Fruits

  • Graft apple, pear or nashi scions onto your existing trees to broaden the range of varieties on your home patch.
  • Chokos can be planted now. Remember that they need a climbing support. Half bury the full fruit.

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Vegetables & Herbs

  • Last chance to plant potatoes and peas.  

Feeding

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Flowers & Ornaments


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Native Plants


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Vegetables & Herbs


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Lawn

  • Start feeding your lawn on a monthly regime. Baileys Energy Turf has a rich organic base and will give your lawn a light feed which has a natural slow releasing effect.  

Pruning and Maintenance

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Flowers & Ornaments

  • Prune Kangaroo paw flowers off to ground level when these are spent and starting to dry out. This keeps the bush looking fresh and encourages more flower spikes to grow.
  • Prune hibiscus by at least a third also removing any branches lying on the ground.
  • Remove spent flowers of spring flowering bulbs so that they don't waste energy on seed production. However it is important to leave the foliage as it continues to nourish the bulb and results in better flowering next year.
  • Evergreen summer flowering plants can be pruned to shape now including oleander, allamanda and dipladenia.