Garden Calendar
             
Arno King
   
 
   

As we move into the cooler months of the year, night temperatures can be chilly and the weather starts to dry. It has been another wet year in most parts of northern Australia, and while many plants have grown exceptionally well, so have the weeds. The cooler drier weather provides a chance to concentrate on weeding and remove seedlings before they mature and spread seeds.

Where plants have set seed, it is often possible to remove seeds carefully with sharp scissors and place them in a bag for disposal. This minimises seed dispersal and allows the composting of the remaining weed foliage.

Mulch weeded areas to reduce weed regrowth and do a follow up weed removal within a month if seeding has occurred.

The article looks at:

  • Vegetable Garden
  • Annuals
  • Spring bulbs
  • Tips for bulbs

Special information is also provided for:

  • Vegetable planting schedule for May, Jun and July
    for subtropics and tropics
  • Annual planting schedule for May, Jun and July

 

From a 7 page Feature Article in Issue Twenty Seven
 
 
Mixed field of annuals provides a welcome sea of colour during winter and spring.
 
Golden Spider Lily (Lycoris aurea).
 
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