Gardening Tips

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Jul

July and Much to Do!

We are all awaiting the first signs of frost in our gardens … the evidence of the bitterly cold winter.  But there are still a lot to do in the garden to prepare for the coming spring and summer. Lawns:  Order your fertilizer (2:3:2) for application next month and make sure that the mower is

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12
Jun

June Tasks

June – The Middle of the Year:  While warm frost-free gardens are filled with bright foliage, brilliant pointsettias and colourful annuals, other parts of the country are plunged into icy cold weather.  In the summer-rainfall areas, frost can be a daily occurrence.  Yet this is a good time to appreciate the trees, whose branches, bare

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Apr

April

April – The Month of Fulfillment! Water spring-flowering bulbs and annuals regularly and well.  Water evergreens regularly.  Water frequently if the weather is hot and dry. Seed:  Sow quick-flowering annuals like Namaqualand Daisies during the first week, but not later, or it may be too cool for germination. Bulbs:  Plant Tulips during the second half

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14
Feb

February Chores

A hot and very dry month – difficult with plants crying out for water – but also a good month for colour! Roses:  Flowered canes of climbers can be cut to the ground.  Roses can be lightly pruned. Thin out straggling stems, but do not remove so many that the foliage is depleted as this

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8
Jan

January – a New Year

The month of January can be hot and dry. The days are long and very warm – it is truly midsummer!  January is also the month to review past months in the garden as well as looking forward to the months ahead and make plans. In flower now are plants such as – Annuals: ageratum,

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Dec

December – Mid-Summer

With Christmas and holidays just around the corner, the garden will be much lived in.  It is a place to be enjoyed and appreciated, and should be given special attention to keep it looking good. Lawns can be given a fertilizer high in nitrogen. Roses:  For good autumn blooms, prune the bushes lightly, and cut

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16
Nov

More to do in November

Your garden also feels the heat – special attention should be given during these hot days – watering should be good and deep. Flowering cherries that have finished flowering can be tidied up by cutting back any twiggy or unnecessary growth. After flowering, delphiniums can be cut back and compost lightly forked into the surrounding

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2
Nov

November Chores

November days are blissfully warm and long – Summer is here! Lawns:  Give lawn a nitrogen fertilizer and be sure to water well. Roses:  Roses will need a summer clean up and pruning.  Cut back flowered stems to just above the healthy bud.  Take out all thin or woody stems.  When ramblers and climbers are

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12
Oct

October Chores

October is the true month of spring!  Growth is extensive and fast, which means there’s a lot to do in the garden: Lawns:  Set the mower blades high, so roots will be shaded.  Crickets make their presence known in lawns by unsightly holes, where they live and feed on grass roots.  Pour soap water down

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Sep

Summer Preparation

Seedlings:  Before planting out seedlings it is a good idea to work out a colour scheme, or at least colour combinations, bearing in mind that they will bloom when the weather is hot.  The roots should be in firm contact with the soil, by watering the bed, then immediately planting the seedlings, followed by another

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