“In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener.”
~ Robert Rodale ~

Feature Plant:


Fierce yet sweetly coloured dragon faces in your flower garden! 

Known for small shrubby foliage and their dragon face like flowers that open and close as you squeeze their sides, these common annuals are best grown in a full to partial sunny spot.

An easy to grow flower from either seed or seedlings with a habit of blooming in the cooler months and well into Spring. If growing by seed, start them off indoors as the seeds can take a long time to germinate. Once established they can then be ready to plant outside. The ideal planting position is in well drained soil rich with organic matter worked through or alternatively add Katek Super Booster poultry manure pellets to the soil before planting.

Maintain a steady watering regime especially as seedlings are small and then continue throughout the lifetime of the plant.

To encourage more blooms and brighter colours we recommend a feed of Katek’s Rose & Flower Fertiliser. After each bloom of flowers it’s best to cut back the stems to allow the plant to bush out and encourage new growth.

Did you know?

Snapdragons come in a whole range of colours from white, pink, purple, yellow, orange & tri-colours, they just aren’t created in the colour blue. 

Feature Product:

Rose & Flower Fertilizer!


Specially formulated for strong healthy plant growth and bright, colourful blooms!
Provides both quick and slow release nutrients. Contains the full range of trace elements to improve bud to flower conversion and enhance foliage colour. For use on all flowering plants, shrubs, potted plants.

Available in 3kg buckets. 

Feature Garden:

Jordan Simpkins, Gympie Qld!

An avid gardener and one of our chief product-testers at Katek, Jordan has a varied garden with plenty happening after the recent rain.
Jordan has used Katek Super Feed Liquid Fertiliser on her lawn to keep it healthy through the dry months and Super Growth pellets throughout the rest of the garden, including fruit trees and vegetable beds.
Neptune seaweed is used as a health tonic to build pest and disease resistance and encourage a healthy flush on flowering

What to Plant:


Cool Climate/Temperate:

Alyssum Aquilegia Begonia
Cineraria Cornflower Delphinium
Dianthus Foxglove Geranium
Lobelia Nemesia Pansy
Polyanthus Poppy Snapdragon
Stock Strawflower Viola


Alyssum Aster Dianthus
Gazania Impatiens Marigold
Pansy Viola


Ageratum Aster Balsam
Crysanthemum Coxscomb Coleus
Cosmos Dahlia Dianthus
Everlasting Daisy Kangaroo Paw Marigold
Petunia Portulaca Salvia
Sunflower Torenia Verbena

Vegetables & Herbs:

Cool Climate/Temperate:

Broccoli Cabbage Cauliflower
Mint Pumpkin Spinach
Sweet corn Thyme Tomato


Dill Cabbage Comfrey
Lettuce Parsley Sage
Spinach Silverbeet


Artichoke Beetroot Celery
Lettuce Silverbeet Radish

Did you Know? If you have bromeliads that have been in shade and want to move some to a sunny position, it is best to do so in Winter. Check the variety as some only like shade and may get scorched.

Super Chicken’s Top Tips!  

  • It is a great time to plant perennials. Phlox, Asters and Daffodils are a great place to start!
  • Give potatoes and sweet potatoes a try this winter, just wait until they start to shoot and cover them with soil.
  • Time to give your shrubs a tidy up with a good prune back!
  • Indoor plants would love a feed of liquid fertiliser – Katek Super Growth Liquid is perfect!
  • It is a good time to have onions and garlic in the ground, before the winter solstice.