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Get Your Garden Ready for Christmas in 4 Easy Steps

2020-10-28T16:13:38+11:00October 28th, 2020|

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting your garden into tip-top shape for the festivities! If you’re hosting lunch this year, then you’ll want to start tidying up and preparing now, so that you can relax in the week before Christmas knowing your garden is ready to welcome your

Time to plant winter-spring bulbs!

2020-04-14T11:04:19+10:00April 14th, 2020|

Time to plant winter-spring bulbs such as Daffodil, Freesia, Jonquil, Snowflake etc. Bulbs are great in pots or plant in a well-drained area. Planting depth should be double bulb length. Water with Seasol after planting and wait for bulb shoots before applying bulb food. You will need to wait until the end of this month

Autumn is a great time to work in your garden

2020-04-14T09:46:14+10:00March 18th, 2020|

Autumn is a great time of the year to work in your garden. The milder temperatures provide good working conditions and healthy plant growth. Visit your local nursery - plant the familiar or experiment with something new - you may be pleasantly surprised. When creating hedges ensure your hedge grows horizontally before it grows vertically,

Flowering in February

2019-11-20T13:59:16+11:00November 20th, 2019|

Purchase Spring flowering bulbs such as Daffodil, Freesia, Jonquil, Snowflake etc now. Wait for the cooler months of April or May to plant. In the meantime, prepare your bulb area by weeding, cultivating and adding compost. Alternatively, plant in pots. Store your bulbs in a cool dry location (cool climate) or place in the fridge

Happy New Year!

2019-11-20T13:37:33+11:00November 20th, 2019|

January is normally too hot to undertake any major gardening tasks. Keep to the essential tasks such as watering, weeding and mowing. Work early morning/evening and set yourself small manageable tasks. Please remember to protect yourself by wearing 30+ sunscreen, cotton long-sleeved shirt, hat and sunglasses. Watering is perhaps the most important job this month.

Happy Holidays!

2019-11-20T13:37:28+11:00November 20th, 2019|

Wishing you a season of peace and joy this Christmas and throughout the coming year. With summer upon us, it’s worth reiterating the importance of protecting yourself against UV radiation. The Cancer Council recommends that you use all of the following measures: Avoid the sun in the middle of the day. Wear a wide brim

Flowering for November

2019-11-20T13:37:21+11:00November 9th, 2018|

Summer is just around the corner and should your garden be short of mulch, now is a good time to apply. Mulch is essential in our dry climate; view it as 30+ sunscreen.

Flowering for October

2019-09-30T16:22:55+10:00October 12th, 2018|

Now is a good time to top dress your lawn. Use lawn top soil or river sand to fill up hollows first and then top dress the whole lawn lightly. 

Flowering for September

2019-09-09T19:39:03+10:00September 14th, 2018|

Spring is here and your garden will be looking its best during the following months. It’s a great time to get busy in the garden and as always there is much to do – plant, fertilise, water, mulch and weed.