Gardening In Perth In September

September 8, 2014 Gardening Gals Uncategorized

Pink Everlasting DaisySpring is here and there is no better time than being in the Perth garden in September.

Vegies to plant in September include: beans, broccoli, cabbage, leek, peas, radish, rhubarb, beetroot, lettuce, potato and spinach.

Flowers to plant in September include: carnation, dahlia, impatiens, lobelia, nasturtium, snapdragon, sunflower, vinca, petunia, marigolds and salvia.

September is a great time to attend to the following tasks in the Perth garden:

  • Check your reticulation is all in good working order before the warmer weather arrives
  • Plant up large containers with advanced spring flowering annuals for instant colour
  • Prune passionfruit to encourage new growth on which fruit will form
  • Trim screening hedges back into shape, pruning hard to restore density
  • Clean the fireplace and sprinkle the ash around fruit trees
  • Repot potted plants, top up with a slow release fertiliser and apply a wetting agent
  • Prune hibiscus back by about a third to encourage lots of summer flowers
  • Check lemon trees for swellings on branches caused by citrus gall wasps. Cut away the galls using a sharp knife
  • Cut tatty ornamental grasses almost to the ground
  • Deadhead and snip the old flower stems back to the base once bulbs have finished flowering
  • Spread water wise mulch 5-8cm thick before the weather warms up to suppress weeds, reduce evaporation and condition soil
  • Be on the lookout for Pimple psyllids which cause small bumps on the leaves of lillypillies. Prune off the affected areas and dispose if them

Enjoy your time in your Perth garden in September.

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