IN YOUR GAR­DEN

Homes+ (Australia) - - MY BACKYARD -

PRUNE

This month is a great time to prune. Keep climbers in check by re­mov­ing ten­drils, trim hedges and cut back old flower heads.

PLANT HEDGES

As the weather cools, start think­ing about big plant­ing projects. It’s per­fect plant­ing weather and hedges will take to their new po­si­tion quickly while the soil is still warm but the sun has lost its sting.

CHOOSE SPRING FLOW­ERS

It’s the right time to plant spring flow­er­ing seedlings. Imag­ine bas­kets of trail­ing sweet peas, scented stocks to pick and bring in­side, and pot­ted pan­sies bright­en­ing your win­dowsill.

GO TROP­I­CAL

Many trop­i­cal plants look their best in au­tumn. Con­sider adding some hibis­cus, bird of par­adise, coleus or cro­tons (in frost-free ar­eas) to your gar­den this month.

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