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Spring gardening tips

Spring and early summer are the perfect time to sow seeds or plant – let’s keep our fingers crossed for some rain to help us.

In the meantime, get out into the garden and enjoy the sun!

Things to plant in the vegetable garden

Beetroot, capsicum, choko, cucumber, dwarf beans, eggplants, Jerusalem artichoke, lettuce, okra, pumpkin, radish, spinach, spring onions, squash, sweet corn, sweet potato, strawberry, tomato, watermelon and zucchini.

Trees, shrubs and climbers to plant

Plant some tropicals such as avocado, bougainvillea, citrus, frangipani, ginger, hibiscus, mulberry, paw paw, passionfruit, plumbago, pomegranate and tamarillo. Of course, it’s always a good time to create some local habitat with native plants.

Annuals and perennials for your flower garden

Alyssum, amaranthus, aster, California poppy, celosia, chrysanthemum, cockscomb, dahlia, gerbera, marigold, nasturtium, petunia, portulaca, verbena and zinnia.