Colder and wiser: how to keep plants alive in the Australian winter

Gardening during the colder months comes with a unique set of challenges. From more frost to less light, here’s how to overcome six of them

As we don our quintessential Aussie winter uniform – puffer jacket, boots and umbrella – in an attempt to brave the (albeit still relatively mild) plummeting temperatures, it might be easy to overlook our plant friends who are experiencing winter’s wrath too.

Seasonal factors, including less sunlight and increased rain, can create issues for gardens Australia-wide, but how severe these impacts are will depend on where in the country you reside.

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