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October is a fantastic time of regeneration, renewal, and revival as plants of all sizes, shapes, and textures produce wonderful displays of fresh new foliage and flowers. Gardens are alive with brilliant colour as deciduous flowering trees transform the landscape with stunning displays. Ornamental foliage trees are covered in the shades of Spring growth and freshness.
The Time of Planting
The garden centre is an exciting destination during Spring. We are filled with inspiration, life, and colour. There are garden treasures everywhere to delight the senses. Azaleas, Cape Daisies, Brunfelsias, Gardenias, Jasmine, and Roses are just some of the many October highlights to discover.
Plant now for Colour
There is a huge selection of seeds, seedlings, cell packs, and potted colour available to plant now for a colourful Spring and Summer. Petunias, Marigold, Vincas, Alyssum, Dianthus, Cosmos, Gerberas, Salvias, Snapdragons and Sunflowers are some of the favourites.
Lawns are the ultimate living carpet. The warmer temperatures and increasing daylight hours of Spring is the green light for lawns to grow. Now is the perfect time to rejuvenate your lawn. It is the time to control weeds, top dress, and fertilise with a premium specialised lawn food. Lift the mower blades now for a longer lawn and a stronger, deeper root system. As well as seeing immediate benefits, completing these actions now will help to prepare your lawn for the summer months.
The Edible Garden
There is an abundance of fruiting trees, berries, small fruits, herbs, and vegetable seeds and seedlings to plant during the Spring. A visit to the garden centre will have you excited about the options of growing your own fresh and healthy food at home.
Veggie Growing Guide
October is the month for sowing or planting vegetables including Asian greens, beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cress, cucumber, eggplant, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, onions, parsnip, peas, pumpkins, squash, radish, spinach, swede, potato, strawberries, sweet potato, sweetcorn, tomato, turnip, and zucchini.
The planting of tomato plants is a highlight of Spring gardening. The plants are fast-growing and fruits form and develop quickly once the conditions are favourable. Tomato plants are available in seedling punnets, cell packs, or in single pots. These single pots are very popular as they allow a selection of different varieties to be made without ending up with too many plants. Whichever variety you select, the fruits are all filled with nutrients, antioxidants and home-grown tomatoes are fresh, flavoursome and fun to grow.
Discover the freshness of the Spring garden this October.