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December

Montly Gardening Checklist - December

Monthly Gardening Checklist - December

Plant now

December is a great month in the garden. The cold is behind us and there’s still time to get flowers and veggies in and the garden tidied up before Christmas. Don’t forget to keep on top of the weeds and keep your garden watered as the weather warms up.


VEGETABLES & FRUIT

Summer Veggies

Plant our large grade tomatoes, capsicums, chillies, and eggplants now for an instant, delicious and productive garden.

Planting

Stagger your planting so that you can harvest over a longer period of time. There's still time to plant all your summer veggies, including: tomatoes, courgettes, chillies, beans, peppers, and basil. Plant lettuce, coriander and parsley in part shade, and water them regularly, to help prevent bolting (going-to-seed).


FRUIT

Citrus

Citrus trees can be planted right through summer. Just make sure that you keep plants well watered.
To add instant zest to your summer, plant a large-grade lemon or lime that is already flowering.

Passionfruit

A must for every Kiwi garden! Choose a warm sunny fence to plant up against. As they grow, open them up occassionally to increase airflow and reduce the chance of diseases.

Subtropical Fruit

Plant your subtropical fruit, such as natal plums, paw paws, guavas, pepino, and tamarillos. For best results add compost and sheep pellets when planting and keep well watered.


TREES & SHRUBS

Roses

We’ve still got a huge range of blooming gorgeous roses instore. Make sure you keep them well watered, especially while they are getting established.
Just remember, watering deeply less often is more effective than a light wartering daily.

Hydrangeas - Plant of the Month

Huge range now in. See Plant of the Month for more info. Dwarf and full-size varieties available and they already look gorgeous. Best planted in part shade.

To learn more about hydrangeas click here

Or click here to see some of our range

Add a Touch of the Tropics

Create a tropical oasis in your backyard by growing growing hibiscus, tropical franigipani, gardenia and mandevillea.

Click here to see some of our range


FLOWERS & PERENNIALS

Instant Colour

We’ve a great range instore, suitable for a wide range of situations, whether you’re tidying up in the garden or planting hanging baskets. There are loads of plants to choose from, including, asters, alyssum, petunias, dianthus, dahlias, salvia, zinnias, snapdragons and verbenas.

Perennials

Check out some of the stunning long flowering perrenial flowers we have in, including nemesia, petunias, geraniums, alstromeria, calibrachoa, lavender, verbena and bacopa. Great in mass plantings or as part of a cottage garden.

Click here to see some of our flowering perennial range

Shady Spots

Brighten them up by planting New Guinea impatiens, fuchsia and heucheras. Click here to see some of our range

 

Tend

Veggie Garden

Water, weed, feed, and mulch. Make sure you stay on top of the weeds before they take over. Feed your plants regularly to keep them happy and Keep plants happy and healthy by watering, feeding regularly with Kings Ocean Grow, and by making sure that the weeds don't take over. When watering tomatoes, courgettes and cucumbers avoid wetting the foliage to reduce the chance of diseases.

Fruit Trees

Protect developing fruit from birds by carefully netting your trees or plants. Deeply water newly planted trees regularly (every 1-2 weeks). Experiencing any problems? Visit our plant doctor site for help

Lawns

Prepare your lawn for guest by feeding and getting rid of weeds the easy way with Yates Weed ‘n’Feed.

Watering

Keep your lawn and garden lush and healthy this summer by checking out some of our irrigation systems. Add Saturaid to pots or gardens to reduce your watering needs.

 

Essentials