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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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    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: 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![...]