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Gardens and Planting Guide

September is a month filled with the heady scent of hyacinths; their dense mass of waxy florets spreading joy and perfume about the place. Potted hyacinths should be moved outside to a sun spot and fertilised (but not overwatered).

To ensure another display next spring, deadhead the flowers but leave the foliage to die off naturally, this feeds the flower not the seed. Once the foliage has died back, lift bulbs out and store in a dry, dark place ready for potting next autumn.

For more inspiring gardens visit www.homelife.com.au/gardening

Daffodils photography by Mark Roper.
Hyacinths photography by Sharyn Cairns.