The arrival of spring brings a renewed sense of growth and vibrancy and as winter fades, our gardens begin to reflect the lively spirit of the season. Our friends at Sydney’s Plant Market are here to provide any assistance and advice that you need to embrace our favourite season of the year! Spring Fever
CLASSIC SPRING BLOOMS:
At the forefront of spring blooms is the reliable Wattle (Acacia), with its distinct golden flowers. Following closely is the Boronia, notable for its pink or brown blossoms and pleasant fragrance. And for our Hills residents, the streets are often lined with the sweet pink flowers of the well-love cherry blossom.
DIVERSITY IN SPRING PLANTING:
For those looking to diversify their gardens, several colourful options bloom in spring. The Kangaroo Paw offers both colour and an attraction for local birds. The Waratah, with its robust red flowers, is an unmistakable Australian native. Or you might favour the variety of blue hues Delphiniums display or the dash of purple that the Hardenbergia introduces. Azaleas, with their striking bursts of pink (or other colours) provide a vibrant addition. And if you could bottle up spring, it would smell like Jasmine which will climb beautifully through your space.
TIPS FOR PLANTING SPRING BLOOMS:
• Soil Prep: Ensure the soil is well-aerated and enriched with necessary nutrients using compost.
• Spacing: Allow adequate space between plants to facilitate growth and proper air circulation.
• Depth: Planting depth is crucial. Typically, it should be around twice the size of the bulb or the root ball of seedlings.
• Watering: Water sufficiently post-planting to settle the soil and roots, eliminating potential air gaps.
CARING FOR YOUR SPRING BLOOMS:
Maintaining the health of these plants requires attention to details like soil drainage, adequate sunlight, and regulated watering. For specific advice or queries, Sydney’s Plant Market is can assist. Open 7 days, 7am-5pm, 184 Annangrove Rd, Annangrove or visit www.sydneyplantmarket.com.au