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Sabrina’s Spring Gardening Guide

Published September 1, 2016 in


After such a lovely spell of rain, it’s uplifting to walk outside and soak up the warm sunshine. Spring has a very special feel to it, birds collecting nesting material, bugs landing on fresh succulent new growth, the colour of flowers is deeper and longer lasting and fruit trees are popping with green shoots.

Most gardeners are eager to get stuck into new projects and have a vision for developing new areas in the garden and moving back outside to entertain. The weather is perfect for those chores that we put off in winter and mid summer, so strike while the enthusiasm is high and let those creative juices flow.

There are many plants that look spectacular during the spring months, many that are suited to pots and

Best flowering spring climbers for pots

  • Bambino bougainvillea
  • Allamanda
  • Chinese star jasmine
  • Stephanotis
  • Mandevilla

Best flowering annuals

  • Sweet peas
  • Poppies
  • Everlastings
  • Verticordia
  • Cornflowers

Best Veggies for spring 

  • Artichoke
  • Asian greens
  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Dill
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Lettuce
  • Melons
  • Mint
  • Onions, including spring onions
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Silverbeet
  • Snake gourd
  • Sweet corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Jobs to do 

  • Get summer veggie seedlings going
  • Fertilise – ideally with a granulated mineral based fertiliser
  • Prune hibiscus and passionfruit
  • Divide cymbidium orchids
  • Repot rootbound plants
  • Check pests that are around now and put in control measures
  • Spread manure into veggie patch
  • Mulch garden beds
  • Start new compost heap

If you cant get enough of Western Australian flora now you can wear it, wipe it, lay it and fill it.

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