Chance to plant and prune
the bush. The other trick is to prune out older canes in preference to younger canes.
Finish off by stripping any remaining leaves and spraying with lime sulphur, to help control mites, aphids and fungal spores.
Japonica varieties are the most handsome of the camellias with exquisite flowers and broad, glossy foliage. They are slow growing with dense, bushy habits, eventually reaching 2-3m high.
The japonicas are less tolerant to full sun and prefer positions where cross with maroon-red skin, white flesh and a unique, plummy after-taste.
Spicezee also has attractive, red-burgundy springtime foliage, making it a bit of an all-rounder.
Black English mulberries always seem to sell out quickly. And what childhood would be complete without climbing a backyard mulberry tree and feasting on its delicious fruit?
Grapes are one of the most rewarding fruits to grow in Perth, thriving in our Mediterranean climate.
Plant them on north-facing pergolas and enjoy summer fruit and welcome shade, then autumn foliage colours and falling leaves, allowing the warming winter sun to stream in.
Or if you’re looking for fruit trees, try peach crimson rocket with its narrow and upright habit to just 2m tall. It has sweet, juicy, red crushed fruit, ideal for growing in pots or narrow spots.
New season’s fruit trees arrive mid-late June.
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