Seasonal planting tips
Get all of your Autumn gardening tips.
With cooler mornings and relief from the heat, autumn provides a welcome change and more time to spend in the garden.
March is a great time for planting some fast growing herbs in your garden. Culinary herbs such as parsley, coriander, chives, winter savory and dill will all grow well from seed sown now.
Dill is particularly useful in a winter garden as it helps repel Cabbage White Butterfly, a tiresome pest if you plan to grow broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages or Asian greens this winter.
If mozzies are a problem in the garden these evenings, plant some Pennyroyal to act as a repellent. For added protection, mix some crushed leaves with your favourite oil or cream and apply before going outside.
Don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful autumn foliage as trees start to change colour and shed their leaves.
Instead of binning autumn leaves, collect and store them for your garden compost. By layering your compost bin with green materials (kitchen vegetable scraps, lawn clippings, soft prunings etc) and brown materials (autumn leaves, straws etc) you will have wonderful garden compost in no time. Adding this compost to your garden soil will ensure that it is healthy and full of life throughout the year.