Gardening In Perth In February

February 6, 2014 Gardening Gals Uncategorized


Gardening in Perth during February is an exciting time as you can start to plan your autumn and winter garden. Vegetables to plant in February include: lettuce, broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, radish, shallot and silverbeet. Flowers to plant in February include: begonia, cornflower, pansy, salvia, statice, stock, sweet pea, verbena and hollyhock. February […]


Gardening In Perth In January

January 9, 2014 Gardening Gals Uncategorized

Flowering Gum

Gardening in Perth during January can be challenging dealing with the heat waves and strong, hot winds. Vegetables to plant in January include: beans, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, leek, lettuce, radish, rhubarb, shallots, silverbeet, spring onion and turnip, Flowers to plant in January include:  alyssum, aster, dahlia, gerbera, impatiens, marigold, nasturtium, pansy, […]


When To Prune Fruit Trees

April 18, 2013 Gardening Gals Uncategorized

To obtain the best results from your fruit trees, it helps to prune them at the correct time of the growing season.  It is also handy to prune fruit trees to a height where you can easily harvest the produce. When pruning, aim to remove any branches that rub or cross over others and thin […]


Herb Profile – Marjoram

February 16, 2013 Gardening Gals Uncategorized


Marjoram is a hardy perennial that prefers poor soil and full sun.  For the first month or so, water your plants whenever they dry out, after that they should be able to take care of themselves as they are drought tolerant. When harvesting Marjoram select new growth just before the buds form and never take […]


Herb Profile – Thyme

February 15, 2013 Gardening Gals Uncategorized


Thyme is a hardy perennial that pretty much grows itself.  It is drought tolerant so too much moisture will rot the plant. Thyme can grow well indoors if given a bright, sunny window. Prune hard in early spring to prevent the plant getting too woody then continually harvest to encourage new growth. Thyme is a […]


Herb Profile – Coriander

February 10, 2013 Gardening Gals Uncategorized


Coriander likes a sunny spot and mulch to prevent it drying out.  It needs to be kept well watered.  If the plant dries out it will bolt to seed. Coriander planted in summer will quickly bolt to seed in high temperatures. Coriander is the actual name of the plant and seeds.  If you are using […]


Herb Profile – Mint

February 9, 2013 Gardening Gals Uncategorized


Mint is best grown in containers as it can take over your garden if not kept under control.  It prefers full sun to partial shade and likes to be kept damp. Mint dies down in winter and sends up new shoots in spring. Keep the top of your Mint trimmed to encourange it to grow […]


Herb Profile – Oregano

February 7, 2013 Gardening Gals Uncategorized


Oregano is a perennial plant that likes early sun with partial afternoon shade.  They are quite drought tolerant and only require watering during excessively dry periods. Oregano can be harvested any time once the plants have reached over 10cm high. Oregano can be grown in pots or directly in the ground.  Plants should be cut […]


Herb Profile – Parsley

February 6, 2013 Gardening Gals Uncategorized


Parsley is a hardy perennial that requires around 6 hours of sunlight a day but will tolerate partial shade.  It can be grown indoors in a sunny spot or outdoors. Ensure the soil does not dry out and mulch well to reduce soil moisture loss. Once Parsley sets seed, it is no longer any good […]


Herb Profile – Garlic Chives

February 5, 2013 Gardening Gals Uncategorized

Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives are also known as Chinese Chives or Kau Tsoi. They prefer a sunny position in moist but well drained soils. Harvest Garlic Chives often by cutting off about 3cm above soil level. It is recommended that you divide the clumps every 2 years to improve the vigour of your Garlic Chives. Pink flowers […]


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