Autumn is a fantastic time of year in Sydney, with the edge just starting to come off the temperatures and many species coming into flower. One of our favourites, Plectranthus ecklonii, is pictured here just two weeks ago flowering en masse in a garden by e-ga in Melbourne, which we were lucky enough to visit.

  • Many Plectranthus and Salvia species begin to hit their stride in autumn, and offer great colour and form during their flowering season. Once winter comes and flowering is finished, dead head the plants by removing spent flowers back to healthy green foliage – or, for some species, leave the spent flower heads throughout winter until a hard cut back just prior to spring.
  • Now that growth is beginning to slow, it’s a great chance to turn your attention to weeding. Get to know the weeds in your garden, and get on top of them through appropriate hand removal to reduce the need for harmful herbicides. Our helpful horticulturalists can guide you on this, as well as any other questions you might have.
  • It’s also a great time to top up your garden mulch with a suitable chunky, well-composted organic mulch. A good bed of mulch will keep the soil warmer for longer and also retain moisture through the drier winter months.

And don’t forget – Mother’s Day is coming up, and you can gift your mum a unique experience, a one-on-one horticultural consultation with one of our experienced and qualified horticulturists and designers. Get in touch now to enquire about our gift vouchers.