Summers are an amazing time to grow plants and enjoy the outdoors. However, it doesn’t mean that winter is not equally as abundant a time for your gardens! If it’s time to pack up the daybed and summery umbrella in your garden, never fear. As the weather gets cooler you don’t need to sacrifice the look and feel of your garden.
We’ve put together our favorite tips to keep your garden beautiful no matter the season. You can make your garden look perfect in winters by adding a variety of plants to it. You can add a number of plants of different types like pruning plants, flowering plants, and winter vegetables that will grow especially well in those colder months.
• A number of plants are suitable for winter. Winter is also a great time to prune your plants and prepare them for spring. The first plant that comes to mind while thinking about pruning is roses. They are durable in all weather conditions that aren't too severe. You just have to be ready to give your rose bushes some TLC. Plant 3 to 4 main stems of the rose plants in the soil. Now leave the framework open and spray the main stems and surrounding soil with lime sulfur in order to keep these main stems safe from diseases and a number of pests.
• Some other plants suitable for winter plant pruning are grapes, wisteria, and hydrangeas. Gardenias can be pruned in early August as it is the most suitable time for the growth of these plants. In addition to the plants discussed previously, frangipanis will transform into brand new trees from cuttings done during winter pruning. You just have to make sure that these cuttings are dry by waiting for a few weeks and then plant them in a sandy mix, you can add stakes to provide support as well.
• Although it is considered the ideal time for the growth of flowering plants in the spring season, there are some exceptions with winter-flowering plants. These plants grow actively in winters. So, if you are looking to add to the beauty of your garden these flowering plants would certainly help. As Australian winters are not too severe, plants like Golden wattles, Fuchsias, Banksias, Boronia, Crowea, and Geraldton wax are able to grow all year round.
• You can also get to enjoy the charismatic beauty of flowering peach trees and perfumed jasmine in winters.
• In addition to flowering and pruning plants, there are multiple gardening jobs that you can perform in order to keep your garden lively and beautiful all year round. If you have citrus plants in your garden then feed them with all-purpose citrus fertilizers. You also need to sow vegetable plants like carrots, spring onions, broad beans, radishes, peas, English Spinach, and leeks in a proper timely manner to get a good production. There are some plants that you need to plant in winters as early as possible like strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus.