Summer gardening in the subtropics

Its easy to forget the regional nature of gardening across our large continent of Australia.

Summer gardening in the subtropics

I love Brisbane’s summer months, which generally start in November or December, as soon as ‘the rains’ arrive (we have summer and autumn dominant rainfall). Plants respond to the abundant moisture, as well as the increased nitrogen in the soil that follows our summer storms. During this time, Brisbane is lush, luxuriant and fecund. Growth is fast and furious. My garden is fruitful and my pro...

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