Not sure what to do this April in the garden? Here are a few handy
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• Plant winter bulbs from April to May for a Spring show. From the fragrant Freesias to the ever showy Daffodils, Ranunculus, Dutch Iris and Anemone. Bulbs are available now.
• Now is the ideal time for planting some winter veggies like broccoli, peas, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, spinach, onions and turnips. While germinating, seeds require both oxygen and water to sprout. This means that your growing medium must provide a sufficient amount of both to the seed or it will not germinate. Porous mediums such as Palmpeat, Perlite, Rockwool, or Vermiculite will do this along with having great drainage capabilities.
• Philodendron “The perfect indoor evergreen “. For generations, Philodendrons have served as a mainstay in interior gardens. Philodendron care is
• Feed citrus trees with Magnesium Sulphate and a healthy dose of Talborne 3:1:5. Signs of the leaves turning yellow is normally diagnosed as a lack of Micro-elements. Apply Trelmix either as a foliar feed or soil drench to plants to correct the imbalance.
• It’s a great time to refresh your hanging baskets to cheer up your winter patio by planting your favourite Pansy or Viola. Apply Starke Ayres Plantfood 3 :1:6 (46) or Nutristix to ensure maximum blooms. Succulent enthusiasts can also experiment by planting up waterwise hanging baskets.
• Start reviving your lawn by removing all dead leaves and applying a thin layer of Lawn Dressing. Plan for those moments when we get that occasional rain and have your organic 2:3:2 ready. Feeding before winter will strengthen the roots and will promote root growth during autumn.
• Plant cool season grass seeds such as Shady Mix, Wintergreen and 4 Seasons to cover bare patches before winter sets in. Prepare areas with Starke Ayres Bonemeal, Golddust, Stockosorb, Superphosphate or a fertilizer high in Phosphate to promote root development. For
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