THE BUSY MONTH!!
Plant plant and plant some more, though beware the cold and cooler gardens should wait until the end of the month. Read on to find out what to plant. If you have yet to decide or have problems with what you have already planted come in on Sat 10th 10:30 when we have Yates, ELHO, Fiskars and WORX Power Garden representatives in store. We trust those of you at the “Soils Preparation” talk last Saturday are implementing and passing your new knowledge.
See you again soon.
What’s New Instore…
The problem is which to choose as there are soooooo many varieties in just about every colour under the sun. We can’t keep them all, but if you have one in mind we can try to get it for you.
I love them and would love to have room at home for a collection. Lots of colour combinations to choose from they have a long flowering period in a semi shaded spot. Great in ground, basket, container or shaped.
Out with the new and back in with the old. Add a twist to your salad or sandwich, or just use them as decoration and show them off!! Names include
- Bloody Butcher and
- Big Rainbow
Grafted Egg Plant…
Beautifully coloured fruit best eaten (I reckon) thinly sliced and done Tempura style. The grafted plants are stronger and faster to flower.
Whats To Do In Your Garden This Month…
Keep up you mowing. Remember in good weather you may need to mow more than “every weekend”. Mow when dry and only take a third off at a time. Feed and also spray for Prickles!!
In The Flower Garden
Early ROSES will start blooming this month. Keep an eye out for signs of pest and disease. If you haven’t mulched already, cover the ground underneath with a good compost or bark mulch to keep the warming sun and wind from drying out your blooms.
Its time to renew your seasonal colour. Dig out your old plants and put into the compost. Rejuvenate the soil with compost and sheep pellets before choosing from summers huge range of colour including – Ageratum, bedding begonias, carnation, dahlias, marigolds, petunias…….
In the Vege Patch…
While some may be lucky enough to have a greenhouse, most warm season veges should be planted out toward the end of the Month. Labour Weekend has ofter been used as a “date” for planting as many have an extra day off to potter in the garden.
Seeds to sow include – beans, capsicum, cucumber, eggplant, courgettes, sweetcorn, tomatoes
Remember to check your supplies of
- Slug and Snail bait or traps
In the Orchard…
While stone fruit will have finished flowering, apples and other pipfruit could do with some bee attracting plant around to get good pollination. Plant lavenders, borage, alyssum or marigolds in your garden to held feed the bees. Spray regularly to prevent fungal diseases.
Early Blueberries are setting fruit. For new plantings, remove all flower or fruit so the plant can concentrate on 12 months of growth to establish green matter.