October Gardening Calender

October – hot, windy days are here.
Watch for sunburn on tomatos, pots dried out by the wind.
Planting: beetroot, carrot, silverbeet, cucumber, tomato, beans, spring onion. Move salad greens to more shaded areas.
Harvesting: cucumbers. Lots o\’ lemon tree (watch fruit fly), tomato (watch sunburn), eggplant, beans.
Flowering: cosmos, gerberas, salvia, allysum, coreopsis, NSW Christmas bush, grevilia. Nasturtiums coming to an end.

Kangaroo Paw


I planted two Kangaroo Paws in a hurry on the native strip in March 2011 before I went away for 3 weeks.  They grew steadily through the winter but were doing nothing much when we went away in early September.  Six weeks later (mid-October), we returned to this… and this… It’s a west-facing wall –… Read more

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