Gardening tips from Gillitts Nursery

2017-07-25 06:01
Irene Roux.Photo: Supplied

Irene Roux.Photo: Supplied

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Hello fellow gardeners,

A bright spring depends on a busy autumn. Spring is almost upon us and we recommend the following garden tips. 

· Proteas or plants belonging to the same family: never add fertilizer or compost to the planting hole, keep well-watered until your protea is well- established, approximately one year.

· Trees and shrubs: lightly prune overgrown branches to encourage growth and fertilize with 2:3:2.

· Lawns: a light mowing and light dusting of agriculture lime to balance the ph of the soil. Fertilize with 2:3:2 (no high nitrogen at this stage).

· Remove dead stalks and flowers on your plants to encourage new growth and feed 3:1:5 and water.

· Aloes flowering now: check for disease, for example scale, and spray with Oleum.

· Rose pruning: very important now to get your roses blooming.

Visit us at Gillitts Nursery at 12 Old Main Road or Gillitts Hardware at Checkers Centre, 9 Old Main Road, and collect a leaflet on rose pruning, care and advice on how to water your roses and save water. Watch out for more tips next month.

- Editorial compiled by Lynn Doherty



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