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Spring

October 17, 2014 TOP TIPS Go for a walk this week and enjoy the fragrances of spring gardens The best way to beat weeds is with persistence. Echium Candicans have large blue purple or pink spectacular flower spikes Echium Cobalt tower is a really dramatic plant worth a look. Dead head and pinch out flower spikes as they...
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Frosts aren’t over yet

October 10, 2014 TOP TIPS Go for a ride this weekend and enjoy the spring gardens Echium Candicans have large blue purple or pink spectacular flower spikes Echium Cobalt tower is a really dramatic plant worth a look. Dead head and pinch out flower spikes as they finish to encourage your plants to keep flowering. Clean the BBQ...
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October’s To Do List

October 3, 2014 TOP TIPS Get the kids to plant out an edible garden Make sure you buy plants with healthy root systems before you plant them Cut any pot bound roots with sharp secateurs prior to planting. Selecting healthy plant stock and using proper planting procedures will avoid disappointment. Control pests and weeds which are on the...
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Spring gets better and better

September 26, 2014 TOP TIPS Smother bugs with white oil. It’s a safe alternative White oil is a vegetable oil mixed with detergent and diluted with water Get outside and enjoy all the spring blossoms and you’ll get some Vitamin D too. Modern mineral oils are mostly petroleum based and are thinner so spread better but are more...
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Get Gardening

September 19, 2014 TOP TIPS Bumper spring growth will bring bumper spring bugs so start watch now in your garden Curl grubs can devastate your lawn and can’t be seen until it is too late. Curl grubs are the larvae of African Black Beetles which lay their eggs in spring Curl grubs eat the roots of grass lawns,...
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Blow Me Down its Spring.

September 12, 2014 TOP TIPS Enjoy your blooms trees before the wind blows the blooms away. Raise the level of your lawn mower now at the start of the season. Plan a regular maintenance program to find and fix problems in your garden before they become big ones. Inspect your garden regularly to spot pest and disease problems...
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Spring is natures way of saying Lets party

September 5, 2014 TOP TIPS If you are getting back into gardening after a break start slow and build up Smother weeds with a blanket of mulch and deal with what comes through Weedmat will make weeding more difficult. Spray problem areas with glyphosate to get them under control Use a frog friendly spray Fiddle with the colour...
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Spring Cometh

August 29, 2014 TOP TIPS Prune and fertilise citrus. Prune your roses and feed them. Plant any bare rooted trees, shrubs and roses now before roots develop Get rid of weeds and mulch garden beds Open up your soil so rain can soak down deep. Fertilise all your flowering plants and give your lawn a light feed so...
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Prune for Prunes and other stone fruit

August 18, 2014 TOP TIPS Deciduous fruit trees give a fabulous spring show then reward you with summer fruit! Peach, nectarine and apricots fruit on last years wood. Remove twiggy growth each year and larger branches every second year. Plum trees are really easy to grow.  Just plant 2 so they can pollinate  Prune plums in summer after...
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Daphne A gift for the Senses

August 18, 2014 TOP TIPS Plant Daphne and Wintersweet where you can enjoy their  amazing floral scents. Daphne is a gem of the winter garden and suits all garden styles Well drained, medium loams and clay soils are best. Tip prune to make it thick and bushy They are dry tolerant once established. Don’t move it once its...
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