Divide agapanthus, cliveas, liriope.
Spent flowers from flowering gums. Do this before the large decorative gum nuts form to allow the tree to conserve energy for more flowers next spring.
Take notes about any shrubs or trees that need to be moved to a new spot next month.
Buy bulbs for planting in April and May.
Trim balls and hedges of coastal rosemary, box, lilly pilli and orange jessamine (Murraya).
Feed the lawn.
the last hurrah of the summer vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini. It’s ratatouille time.
Turn and aerate the compost ready for emptying out next month.
Reduce water to succulent plants such as frangipani, succulents, cactus and indoor plants.
Plant annuals for winter colour. Try warm-coloured poppies and pansies, or cooler-toned cineraria, primula and stock.
Plant sweetpeas to rush up a teepee of bamboo stakes.
Top up mulch to retain warmth in the soil through autumn.