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Gardening Australia - - YOUR PLANNER -

Trim be­go­nias, re-pot if re­quired and fer­tilise so they are at their best in the sum­mer months

Pick tall-grow­ing kan­ga­roo paws to en­joy their long-last­ing flow­ers in­doors

Visit rose gar­dens to iden­tify your favourite va­ri­eties Prune fox­glove spikes (be­low) when flow­ers fin­ish but, where weed­i­ness is not an is­sue, leave some to self-seed

Feed the lawn so it looks lush for Christ­mas

Lift tulip bulbs af­ter the leaves have died, and store in a cool, dry, airy shed or garage

Plant any­thing new that you’ve bought (and pos­si­bly for­got­ten) be­fore the hot weather comes along

Clean out gut­ters in prepa­ra­tion for bush­fire weather

Fer­tilise hi­bis­cus, fuch­sia and hy­drangea with a plant food that pro­motes flow­ers

Plant ner­ine and ly­coris bulbs so your gar­den has colour­ful au­tumn flow­ers

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