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2017/18 Gardening Guides

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JULY 2018 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Brussel Sprouts, Celeriac, Fennel, Grapefruit, Leeks, Lemons, Limes, Parsnips, Pomegranates, Strawberries

 

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Lavender

Botanical name: Lavandula
Colour: Purple

Lavenders are great for water-wise gardeners. They thrive in well-drained parts of the garden, and only require minimal watering. Lavenders cope...Read More »


JUNE 2018 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Bananas, Bean Sprouts, Broccoli, Fennel, Grapefruit, Kiwi Fruit, Lemons, Mandarins, Silverbeet, Starfruit

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Fairy Primrose

Botanical name: Primula malacoides
Colour: White, Pink, Lavender and Magenta

The Fairy Primrose is a beautiful winter flower.  Clusters of soft, lacy flowers grow...Read More »


May 2018 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Apples, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggplants, Lemons, Mandarins, Mushrooms, Pears, Spinach

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Gardenia

Botanical name: Gardenia augusta
Colour: Creamy White

Gardenias are evergreen shrubs or small trees that feature glossy, deep green leaves and large white rose-like flowers. ...Read More »


April 2018 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Beetroot, Capsicum, Grapefruit, Leeks, Mushrooms, Oranges, Papaya, Passionfruit, Paw paw, Radishes

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Dusty Miller Plant

Botanical name: Jacobaea maritima
Colour: White/Silver

With its trademark silver foliage, dusty miller looks good in any combination in your garden. The silver look...Read More »


March 2018 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Apples, Bananas, Cabbages, Cucumber, Figs, Garlic, Limes, Passionfruit, Spring Onions, Watermelons

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Baby Sun Rose

Botanical name: Aptenia cordifolia
Colour: Crimson or pink

The baby sun rose is a great ground cover on areas that are not walked upon....Read More »


February 2018 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Apples, Apricots, Egg plant, Kale, Mushrooms, Nectarines ,Peaches, Pumpkins, Radishes, Tomatoes

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Bougainvillea glabra

Botanical name: Nyctaginaceae family
Colour: Ivory/Yellow flowers and Purple/Pink petal-like bracts

All species of Bougainvillea do well in warm to hot climates.  For best...Read More »


January 2018 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Bananas, Figs, Green Beans, Lychees, Mangoes, Plums, Rhubarb, Rockmelons, Sweet Potatoes, Zucchinis

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Lotus Flower

Botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera
Colour: Shades of white, yellow, pink and red.

Native to Tropical Asia, and Queensland, Australia, it is commonly cultivated in...Read More »


December 2017 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Apricots, Beetroot, Blueberries, Celery, Chillies, Mushrooms, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums and Sweetcorn

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Calla lily (Zantedeschia)
Colour: Purple, pink, red, orange, yellow. Although not considered true lilies, the calla lily is an extraordinary flower. This beautiful plant, available in a multitude of...Read More »


November 2017 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Bananas, Blueberries, Bok Choy, Carrots, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Grapefruit, Lemons, Pumpkins, Sweet Potatoes

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum)
Colour: White. These versatile plants can be used in a variety of ways, as climbers, as a groundcover, spreading bushes, or indoor...Read More »


October 2017 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Artichokes, Asparagus, Blueberries, Broccoli Fennel, Ginger, Mushrooms, Papaya, Sweet potatoes, Watermelons

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Sunflower (Helianthus)
Colour: Yellow. Sunflowers are such cheerful flowers and make you feel like smiling when they open up to greet the sun.They are also a great...Read More »


September 2017 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Avocados, Cabbages, Ginger, Leeks, Limes, Paw paws, Pears, Rhubarb, Spinach, Turnips

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)
Colour: White. Common snowdrops are tiny plants that produce one small, white flower, which hangs down off its stalk like a “drop” prior to...Read More »


August 2017 Gardening Guide

WHAT TO HARVEST

Apples, Banana, Beetroot, Chillies, Grapefruit, Kale, Lemons, Navel Oranges, Pumpkins, Strawberries

PLANT OF THE MONTH

Bird of Paradise (Stelitzia reginae)
So much more to offer than just looks!  Strelitzias are tough plants. They withstand drought, salty coastal conditions, light frost and general...Read More »


July 2017 Gardening Guide

JULY MEANS…

July means insect & disease activity is minimal, plant growth is vigorous and you can now plant a wide range of annuals, vegetables and flowers. While it appears that activity in the garden has stopped, there is a lot going on under it. Earthworms &...Read More »


June 2017 Gardening Guide

JUNE MEANS…

PLANT SEEDS & SEEDLINGS NOW!
April is a busy time in the veggie garden. It is the perfect time to plant a HUGE range of seeds and seedlings.

PLANT ANNUALS & BULBS NOW!
for pretty, cheerful colour later this year, in Spring.

PLANT PERENNIALS, TREES &...Read More »


May 2017 Gardening Guide

MAY MEANS…

PULL OUT LEFTOVER SUMMER VEGGIE PLANTS OR TURN INTO THE SOIL.
Revitalize the soil with compost & manure.

PLANT LOADS OF WINTER VEGGIES & HERBS
to use in stews & soups over the coming months. Nothing beats the flavour of slow cooked fresh herbs!

GATHER...Read More »


April 2017 Gardening Guide

APRIL MEANS…

PLANT SEEDS & SEEDLINGS NOW!
April is a busy time in the veggie garden. It is the perfect time to plant a HUGE range of seeds and seedlings.

PLANT ANNUALS & BULBS NOW!
For pretty, cheerful colour later this year, in spring.

PLANT PERENNIALS, TREES & SHRUBS...Read More »


March 2017 Gardening Guide

MARCH MEANS…

RENOVATE CITRUS TREES
Now to encourage a bumper fruit crop.  Fertilise with Organic Xtra under the drip line of the tree. If leaves show yellowing, also apply a dose of Eco88’s and water in well.

SMARTEN UP PATCHY & WORN LAWNS
By re-sowing bare spots. Simply...Read More »


February 2017 Gardening Guide

FEBRUARY MEANS…

OUTDOOR WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE STILL DIFFICULT FOR VEGETABLES AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.
Why not try your hand at growing some Microgreens?  These may be tiny, but they’ve become a huge trend in recent years. They are not cheap but the good news is...Read More »


January 2017 Gardening Guide

JANUARY MEANS…

GROW YOUR OWN AND REAP THE REWARDS.
Home grown means tastier, more nutritious foods that have a longer shelf life. It means less pesticides & keeping chemicals off your plate. It saves money off your grocery bill, is good for the soul, great stress relief...Read More »


December 2016 Gardening Guide

DECEMBER MEANS…

HO HO! MOW!
Feed your lawn with a light dose of Eco88s, water in well & watch it transform. Mow high – and it forms a protective summer thatch to slow evaporation of moisture from the soil.
CONSIDER A LIVING XMAS TREE!
A tree...Read More »


November 2016 Gardening Guide

NOVEMBER MEANS…

IT’S A PERFECT TIME TO POP A BUNCH OF HERBS INTO THE PATCH.
Try some sweet basil, parsley, sage, pyrethrum, lemongrass, oregano, rue, marjoram, dill, chamomile, rosemary and thyme.  Add a touch of colour with some purple basil.  Control lemon balm and mint by planting into...Read More »


October 2016 Gardening Guide

OCTOBER MEANS…

APPLY TOP MULCH
To hold precious moisture in your soil during the heat and to feed your soil organisms. Sprinkle handfuls of Organic Xtra under your fresh layer of mulch for an injection of soil goodness when it rains.

FERTILISE, FERTILISE, FERTILISE
Fruit &...Read More »


September 2016 Gardening Guide

SEPTEMBER MEANS…

JUMP START YOUR SPRING GARDEN
Apply Organic Xtra garden-wide. Simply scatter generous handfuls of Organic Xtra across your entire garden. Organic Xtra is a pelletised, premium, slow release fertiliser – an excellent choice as it continues feeding plants for a long time.  Organic Xtra is...Read More »


August 2016 Gardening Guide

AUGUST MEANS…

APPLY ORGANIC XTRA GARDEN-WIDE

Simply scatter generous handfuls of Organic Xtra pellets across your entire garden and lawn. Organic Xtra is a fabulous, all purpose, all natural fertiliser offering a slow release of nutrients over an extended period. Organic Xtra will not burn or...Read More »


July 2016 Gardening Guide

JULY MEANS…

July means insect & disease activity is minimal, plant growth is vigorous and you can now plant a wide range of annuals, vegetables and flowers.
While it appears that activity in the garden has stopped, there is a lot going on under it. Earthworms &...Read More »


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