With spring well and truly in bloom and summer on the horizon, the ladies of Griffith Gardening Club have some words of wisdom about what community members should be planting in their gardens across the next few months.
And with a few hundred years of experience in gardening between them all, they know the best tips and tricks to get your garden growing and looking its very best.
Rhonda Romagnolo said that the incoming warmer weather brought with it additional effort to maintaining a happy and healthy garden.
She noted that mulching was in particularly an essential during this time to prepare for the summer months.
"Mulching is key to summer survival for many plants as when it gets really hot, water is not able to absorb properly into the roots of the plant," Mrs Romagnolo said.
"You should also think about renovating your grass patch and lawn to make sure it is as healthy as refreshed as possible to cope with the incoming heat."
Maria Salton said now was a great time to plant a wide variety of vegetables including the likes of beans, lettuce, radish, cucumbers, tomatoes, beetroot and even pumpkin for those wanting to enter Griffith Show Societies annual Pumpkin Growing competition.
"Now is a great time to plant a large amount of vegetables, and grow your backyard veggie patch," Mrs Salton said.
Mrs Romagnolo said however that one of the most important things to consider however was planting ahead.
"If you are thinking of planting a tree or shrub thought should be given to its height and breadth so it doesn't grow into power lines or into a neighbors property, or if it even restricts a motorists line of sight," Mrs Romagnolo said.
"I would encourage community members to just walk or drive around the local streets and see what inspires and attracts you, and the growing habits of certain flowers, vegetables and shrubbery."
Club President Elaine Pringle said that the club was always looking for new members who had a green thumb, a passion for planting or just wanted to learn.
"Anyone is welcome, the more the merrier," Ms Pringle said.
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