Mulch cannas and dahlias.
Plant gladioli at different intervals so that you'll have guaranteed flowers for longer periods.
Plant Hippeastrum now to flower over Christmas.
Dig out any spring bulbs with yellow or died foliage. Shake the soil off, sprinkle with Fongarid, label and store in a cool, dry place.
Divide plants that are finished flowering, such as violas.
Pinch out the growing tips of Chrysanthemums and propagate more Rudbeckias.
Feed plants once a month and water every 4 days.
Pinch back strong growth on new roses by a third.
Aphids and thrips, powdery mildew and bollworm need spraying against.
Mow the lawn once a week but change the mowing direction every second week for an even, healthy lawn.
Apply a lawn fertilizer high in nitrogen and water well.
Irrigate early in the mornings.
Plant cuttings of daisies, lavender, Hebe, Santolina, etc.
Catch the seed of Geranium maderense and prune it back.
Prune back Dorothy Perkins- and banksia roses once they finish flowering, and cut back Old shrub roses if they need it.
Prune back deciduous spring-flowering shrubs after flowering.
Apply aluminium sulphate to blue hydrangeas.
Water regularly and mulch often.
Incorporate salads into the herb garden.
Create a miniature herb garden, close to the kitchen, for herbs used in teas.
Clean plant foliage by using a damp sponge or putting them outside and spray gently with a mist-spray. A good tip is to wipe leaves off with a banana skin, which will leave it glossy and act as foliar feed at the same time.
Irrigate regularly and thoroughly, mulch well and cultivate regularly.
When sowing in dry weather, soak drills (to be sowed in) first. Keep moist until germination.
Support tomato plants and mulch. Apply 3:1:5 as soon as the fruit start developing.
Apply nitrogen-rich fertiliser to sweet potatoes as soon as it has enough foliage and also capsicums and eggplants.
Hill over developing potato plants and harvest drying onions.
Sprinkle bait on the foliage of trees against coddling moth and fruit fly.
Harvest plum and nectarine varieties that are ripe.
Spray grapes with a fungicide.
Irrigate trees once a week, depending on rainfall.
Control ants and insects manually on citrus trees.
Pick berries periodically to improve fruiting.
Fertilise paw paws and bananas.
Irrigate avo trees regularly in dry weather.
Fertilise strawberries with 3:1:5, mulch and remove dead foliage.