Jobs for your garden this winter

Plant trees, advanced trees and specimen plants now so they are well established before the hot summer weather arrives.

Now is the time for prepping your gardens and garden beds and containers in readiness for spring planting in mass and bulk.

Add lots of cow manure and Searles 5 in 1 plant food.

 Layer with a great quality mulch –  100% organic sugar cane mulch!

Let the garden rest over the next few weeks in readiness for mass planting.

Jobs to do now

  • prune and spray existing roses
  • prepare your soil for roses and bare root trees
  • fix drainage problems before spring arrives
  • feed flowering plants with fertiliser and potash
  • top up mulch
  • spray your lawns every 3 to 4 weeks with liquid seaweed
  • move your potted outdoor tropical plants to a sheltered position
  • reduce watering of indoor potted plants

Plant Now

  • winter vegies such as broccoli, cauliflower, english spinach, chinese greens, cabbage, brussel sprouts,and peas
  • flowers
  • camellia The two best camellias at the moment are Volunteer and Hiro. There is a hudge range of sasanqua camellias great for containers, hedging, sun or shade, specimen plants, flowering fence, they flower from late spring through winter.
  • Gordonia
  • Tibouchina Alstonville a big variety, and dwarf Jewels for the smaller garden
  • azalea
  • natives
  • deciduous trees
  • roses and fruit trees
  • plant potatoes (if in a frost affected area wait till August to plant your potatoes!)

It is easy to start your own vegie garden – See how here do-you-love-growing-your-own-vegies-check-out-our-raised-garden-beds-they-are-great-for-any-yard/

Planting Tips

Potatoes
  • Searles garden and vegetable fertiliser – use on top
  • Fish and Kelp
  • Searles 5 in 1 dig it into the soil
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  • 100% Organic Sugar Cane Mulch
Asparagus
Rhubarb
  • Searles Garden and Vegetable Fertiliser – use on top of the soil
  • Searles 5 in 1 Organic Plant Food
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  • Cow Manure – mix into the ground
Raspberry
  • Cow Manure
  • Searles 5 in 1 Organic Plant Food Fertiliser Dig into the soil
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  • Searles Garden and Vegetable Fertiliser
  • 100% Organic Sugar Cane Mulch
  • Snail and Slug Multiguard Blitzem
Artichoke Jerusalem
  • Cow Manure
  • Searles 5 in 1 Organic Plant Food – dig into the soil
  • Garden and Vegetable Fertiliser (Searles)
  • Multiguard/Blitzem for Snails and Slugs

Top Tip for your lawns

Bindii starts growing in winter so kill the weed before they set seed and you will have less bindiis next year! – Spray with Searles Bindii and Clover Killer.  Read more great tips for a great lawn

Bindii and Clover Killer

Prepare and maintain your lawn and destroy Bindii and Clover