The Garden Diaries: Western Australia in March

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It’s already March, which means it’s autumn. There’s plenty to do in the garden in Western Australia this month. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.

Hero plant this month: Seedlings

It’s a great time of year to get autumn season’s vegies and flower seedlings into your garden. There’s a fantastic range to choose from in-store.

Most vegetables like a sunny spot. Plant them in well drained fertile soil and you’ll soon reap the rewards. If you don’t have much room, plant vegies in pots using a premium or quality potting mix as that will contain extra goodies like fertiliser and a wetting agent.

Lavender

What else to plant

Having colour in the garden not only brings pleasure but often encourages pollinators such as bees.

Lavenders are a great choice. There’s a huge variety available and they have lovely perfumed flowers and foliage. Put them in a sunny, well drained spot and they’ll thrive. They are sure to bring the bees, so plant near the vegie patch. Lavenders work well as a border, informal hedge or as a specimen plant.

Geraniums are a good choice too. These sun lovers, like well-drained soil and will reward with flowers for many months. Remove spent blooms to encourage more.

Proteas are looking good in-store now. These South African shrubs, with spectacular flowers, thrive in well-drained soil and a sunny spot. Many can grow into large shrubs so check the label to see how much room you need.

Depending on what you choose, vegie, flower and herb seedlings are easy to grow and ideal planted in the garden, in pots or hanging baskets. Most thrive in a sunny spot and love fertile, well-drained soil. If you’re unsure about what to plant, come into store and we’ll help you with some advice.

Spraying seasol onto garden

Maintenance

Autumn is a great time to get stuck into maintenance in the garden. The vegetable patch could probably do with a refresh. Remove plants that have finished fruiting. This will make way for autumn planting.

Keep on top of weeds, with the rain and cooler temperature, they will flourish too. Pull them when they’re young and before they set seed.

A good dose of seaweed solution on the garden will help toughen plants and build resilience.

Keep an eye on watering needs in the garden. Wetting agents help the soil retain moisture and are great for pots, which tend to dry out quickly.

Assorted fruit and vegetables

Harvest

Autumn is a time of plenty. Pick chillies, tomatoes, basil for salads, beetroot, cucumber, zucchini, and watermelon.

March is a great time to be out in the garden. So why not get out there and get into it this weekend?

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A mix of fruit and vegetables

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