Cool season crop tips 5 Tips for growing Brussels sprouts Plant in firm soil. This will keep the plant well anchored. Space plants 60cm apart. Grow in full sun in a position that is sheltered from the wind. Support the plants as the sprouts develop. Water deeply and regularly. Spray regularly with an organic insecticide […]
Hot season crop tips! MORE BRINJALS Increase the yield of your brinjals by pinching out the growing tip when five or six leaves have formed. This encourages the plant to branch, which increases the number of flowers. Don’t neglect watering and feed with a potassium-rich fertiliser, like Vigorosa, for more flowers. TRANSPLANTING TIPS Seedlings are […]
Winter is history and the time has come to prepare your garden for spring. Whether you have a large garden with lawns and trees, or even a flat balcony, you can share in the joys of spring. To ensure a beautiful spring garden, there is a lot of preparation to do. The first step is […]
The sap flow in plants is decreasing rapidly and most plants are growing slowly. Luckily the 21 of June is already the winter solstice, with the shortest day and longest night of the year. After that the season starts turning back towards summer, spring approaches and sap flow increases. So if you are wondering what […]
Make the most of your growing season through winter gardening Winter, the time when temperatures are at their lowest and gardening usually takes a plunge. This doesn’t need to be the case as there are plenty of things to do need to be the case as there are plenty of things to do need to […]
Tidy flower beds and remove collapsed plants and cut back anything that needs it. Clear remaining annuals and debris. Plant grasses to encourage birds in winter.
AUTUMN – a busy time of year for gardening enthusiasts! The crisp morning air and longer nights is a sign that autumn has arrived in all its glory. To ensure a glorious winter and spring garden, there are many tasks to be performed in the garden. Trees and shrubs Contrary to belief, plants […]
Summer rainfall temperate: Broccoli, Broad beans, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Beetroot, Lettuce, Leeks, Garden peas Onions, Parsnips, Radishes, Swiss chard, Turnips
Summer Lawn Q&A Question: If lawns are fertilised regularly, do they require mowing more often than lawns that have not been fertilised? Answer: Well-fertilised lawns are healthy and have a dense growth habit with a thick and even coverage. They’re also likely to have fewer weeds and other undesirable plants competing with the grass, so […]
When your winter bulbs have finished flowering and the leaves have died back it is time to dig them up and store them for next year’s season.