Stop! Before you drain away recent rain from your wet, boggy garden, consider using it to your advantage. Winter is the perfect time to create a stunning native wetland and attract native and introduced birds back to your garden.
No matter the size of your garden, says our garden expert, any garden can be made appealing to wildlife.
If you have an area in your garden you’d like to blanket with colour, then nemesia is the plant for you. It is a lovely small bedding plant that can be used for edging, in borders and as a ground cover and, in the right conditions, will produce so many flowers it’s hard to see the greenery. As is shown in the bottom picture taken at the nursery of a hanging basket overflowing with nemesia.
Nemophila is lovely annual that produces masses of tiny, pretty flowers. The individual flowers are small and delightful, but planted on mass nemophila looks stunning and striking.
Plant all your favourite herbs and veges. Fennel, basil, tomatoes, courgettes, lettuce and capsicums are all plants that grow well at this time of the year. Basically any plant that’s currently in stock on our online shop is good to go in the ground now.