Now is the time to give your hedges a bit of TLC, with a trim to tidy up their summer growth, which will also thicken them up, as well as a boost of nutrients to help them thrive and a pest check to keep them healthy. Here’s what to do. Take out the shears or … Continue reading Give hedges a haircut
It’s a tad too hot in February for sowing onions, leeks and green onions in the ground, but starting them in punnets will give them a head start until conditions are cool enough to plant them out. Here’s how. Single-cell punnets offer the easiest option to germinate the seed and grow seedlings on. Once they’re … Continue reading Sow onions & leeks
There’s lots to do around the garden at this time of year. Here are some of the jobs that need to be taken care of this month. Give the roots of sunburnt plants a good soaking, but wait until autumn before trimming off damaged sections. Move hanging baskets into shaded spots where they are protected … Continue reading Top 10 jobs to do now
There’s plenty to keep you busy in the garden this month. Here’s a list of jobs to get you started. Plant a shade-creating wisteria or grapevine on a pergola to cool the western side of the house in summer. Put your potted Christmas tree outside in a shaded spot, then gradually move it into more … Continue reading Top 10 jobs to do now
Fruit fly can be a serious problem for fruits, including apple, pear, stone fruit, loquat, feijoa, passionfruit, capsicum, tomato and pomegranate. Here’s how to trap fruit fly and save your precious crop. There are many commercial products designed to attract and decimate fruit fly. Wild May attracts the male of the species, providing you with … Continue reading Trap fruit fly
Got a lemon that’s looking worse for wear, or a pot plant in need of TLC? Sometimes, plants that look like they’re not long for this world can actually be saved. Here are some first-aid options that might bring them back from the brink. The leafless lemon Lemon trees are prone to what’s called root … Continue reading Plant rescue
Summer is just around the corner, and there’s lots to do to get the garden shipshape. Here are 10 jobs to get you started.