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Three autumn gardening jobs

Camellia. Picture: Astrid Volzke
Camellia. Picture: Astrid Volzke

From bulb prep to end-of-summer maintenance, Sabrina Hahn shares her weekly to-do list for home gardeners.

1. Cut back summer-flowering perennials such as rudbeckia and salvia to 10cm above the ground.

2. Place cold-climate bulbs like tulips in the crisper of the fridge — but, be warned, many bulbs can be poisonous.

3. Feed camellias now to get the best flowering in early spring.

Did you know?

The 1080 poison used to control rabbits is derived from the native plants gastrolobium and oxylobium.

Do you have a gardening question for Sabrina?

Write to Habitat Ask Sabrina, GPO Box N1025, Perth WA 6843, or email habitat@wanews.com.au.

Please include your full name and suburb. Due to the volume of questions, not all will be answered.

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