Autumn is the new spring and a brilliant time to get growing in the backyard and prepare soil with a fertiliser like Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food to create a strong foundation for a healthy and beautiful garden.
Now is ideal to plant delicious herbs and veggies, as well as beautiful flowers and shrubs that love the cooler weather and get a second wind putting on a fresh flush of leaves and bloom.
Soil is still warm enough for root growth, so if plants have enough nutrients from a fertiliser and water they will thrive this season.
Here are eight of the best plants to grow this autumn, according to Yates gardening expert and horticulturalist Angie Thomas.
Whether its oranges, lemons, mandarins, cumquats, grapefruit or limes, there’s a citrus variety to suit every taste and they can be grown in most climates around the country.
Citrus need a good sunny spot and can be planted in the ground, or if you’re short on space dwarf varieties are ideal for pots in courtyards and on balconies.
It’s important to feed these plants regularly to promote healthy green foliage and a bumper harvest.