This is the best time of year for planting many edibles, perennials, trees and shrubs and spring annual flowers. There's plenty to do in the garden before it gets cool. Whether you are in a cool, warm or hot zone, there are seeds to be sowing now. Check out the SHOP for all key gardening categories or search to find something specific.
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ITS TIME FOR AUTUMN PLANTING
TREES AND ROSES DELIVERED TO YOU
Choosing a tree for your garden is one of the most important decisions a gardener can make. We have a great range of decorative fruit trees, Australian rainforest trees, drought tolerant and fire retardant oaks, trees for autumn colour and great shade trees. Its time for roses too, and we have a beautiful range of garden roses full of old-world charm. Choose from Alister Clark’s, Persian bush roses or the repeat flowering, perfumed David Austin roses.
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Why trees and lawn should cover at least 50% of your garden
Clive Blazey explains in this article from the Winter Magazine. "Recently our obsession with house renovations has seen the absurd idea promoted by ‘Tradie Celebs’ that in our backyards we should give up on grass and trees and just have paving and flax. In fact you can now replace living grass and use artificial turf which tests show raises backyard temperature to between 50-60°C. Have you ever listened to more stupid advice?" Clive Blazey
WINTER GARDEN MAGAZINE OUT NOW!
Our Winter garden magazine is out and it's time to get planting. Here's a shortcut to what you need:
♦ Ornamental edibles - two for one!
♦ Plant fruit trees
♦ Pre-order your gourmet seed potatoes
♦ Trees for every garden
♦ Grapes online!
♦ Backyard raspberries
♦ Super strawberries
♦ Winter garden essentials
LET DIGGERS DESIGN FOR YOU!
Our landscape architect Keith is available for design consultations and plans, if you are ready to take the next step, find out more.
Chef Position Available at Heronswood!
We are looking for a permanent part-time chef to work days only at the historic Heronswood house restaurant and create great food from freshly grown produce from our garden. Please call HR on 03 5984 7933 or send HR an email to express your interest, and find full details on Seek.