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    Time to plant strawberries and get those roses pruned back

    July 15, 2015

    It’s Strawberry planting time Single pots $2.00 each or 6 for $10 6 packs $8.00 Its that time again … Rose Pruning and Spraying – Choose a nice fine, still day – Remove any dead canes at the base. – Cut back any dead shoots or crossing branches, or anything too thin to carry flowers. – Shorten any remaining branches by at least a third. Cut back just above an outward facing bud. – Spray with a copper spray to attack any dormant diseases and will stop airborne fungus getting into the open cuts – Do not fertilise yet, wait until you see new growth from August . Ornamental Trees have arrived Maples, Dogwoods, Cherry Blossoms, Magnolias, Forest Pansies, Silver Weeping Pear, Robinia’s and the Wedding Cake Tree At the first sign of bud movement on your fruit trees spray with Copper to eliminate leaf curl. the Amber Card July Special 20% Off Olives and […][...]

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    Autumn Planting

    May 14, 2015

    Make sure you are planting what is best suited to your environment, this will be the key to their success Some plants require more sun than others, and some more shade. Plants thrive in different kinds of soil, and by knowing what kind you have, you can add the right soil amendments to your garden before planting. Plant up containers to brighten up the coming winter days. Planting To ensure your plants get off to the best start and grow successfully it is so important to make sure you are planting into nutrient rich soil. Add organic matter to your soil like sheep pellets or powder or a layer of Compost before planting. Feed & Water Water is the lifeline of your garden and lack of water is a common cause for plants dying. Installing a watering system will help – you can easily create your own with a soak […][...]

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    Add some winter colour to your garden

    May 14, 2015

    Now we have had a few cooler nights, it should be the end of those dreaded white butterflies, its now time to plant your brassicas - cabbages, broccoli, flower sprouts, cauliflower[...]

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    Gardening Tips For Summer

    October 6, 2014

    The weather is certainly getting warmer, summer officially starts in less than three weeks. Everyone must be looking forward to the beach and plenty of BBQs. Make sure you have your garden in tip top shape so that you and your friends and family can sit outside with the BBQ on, a glass of wine in hand and really basque in your surroundings. Here are some summer gardening tips to get you under way. [...]

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    Gardening: What to plant in October

    October 6, 2014

    October is the high point of the spring flowering season. Blooms of roses, camellias, rhododendrons and of course all the pip fruit such as apple and pears are in full flower. Heavy spring rains are still a risk so it is important to keep your vegetable gardens covered in a thick layer of mulch. I use straw or pea hay but if they are hard to find or costly autumn leaves would suffice. Don't use hay as this contains seed heads which will gleefully self-seed amongst your vegetables in a blink of an eye![...]