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LABOUR WEEKEND FRUIT FIESTA!
Open Labour Weekend Sat, Sun, Mon 9am -- 4pm
We have a huge range of
Lots to choose from
Gazanias, Salvias, Delphiniums
Many more in store
All single grafted Apples, Apricots,
Plums, Nectarines, Peaches,
Pears and Cherrys are
5 for $125 usually
3 for $80 usually
Some are 4/5 year old trees and
are up to 2 metres in height
*No Rain checks
for your Garden
For the Home Orchard
we are having
a Fruit Fiesta
• Great climber for that colour spring
• Perfect for hiding that unsightly
fence or screening out your neighbour.
Many to choose from in awesome colours.
Pinks, whites, blue, purple and reds.
Time to Plant
Tomatoes -- singles, 4 packs, 6 packs and grafted
Cucumbers, Courgettes Capsicum, Pumpkins
All available now.
Still time to plant your 2nd early
and main crop
All your favourites in store
including Rua, Van Rosa and
Pick up a bag of Tui Potato
Fertiliser at the same time
Where good things grow!
42 Chinnerys Road, Woodend Phone 03 312 7260
OPEN 7 DAYS: Mon-Fri 8-5pm, Saturday 9-4pm Sun 9.30-4pm.
125 years Combined Staff Knowledge
Bedding and vegetable plants
3 for $12 including the organic range.
Prime time to plant
Welcome to October. This is one of the most exciting months on the gardening calendar.
With the temperatures rising and the days becoming longer, it is the traditional time to
plant tomatoes, vegetables and summer flowering plants. All plants start to spring into
life and there are many jobs to do to keep you busy.
FEATURED PLANT: Clematis hybrids come in many varieties ranging in colour
from pure white through to pink to deep burgundy and pale blues.
Once the danger of Jack Frost
returning is over, seeds of tender
vegetables can be safely sown
directly into your garden beds,
such as beans, peas, carrots, rad-
ish, beetroot and spinach. Lettuce,
cucumber, courgettes, peppers,
pumpkins, gherkins and tomatoes
can also be sown into trays or into
the garden. Traditionally though
in Canterbury we tend to plant
our tomatoes around Show Week-
end, unless you have sufficient
protection from the late frosts.
Time to control the slugs and
snails with Quash or Slug and
Snail pellets. They are out in force
this month munching on all the
luscious new growth available to
them. Plantings of rhubarb, tama-
rillos and passionfruit can be car-
ried out now. Passionfruit also
makes an attractive climber in
your garden with the added bonus
of giving you its delightful fruit.
Feed all citrus trees with citrus
food. You can also treat yellowing
and veining of leaves with either
sesquestron or an application of
Epsom salts around the drip line
of your plant. Liquid feed all
plants with Seasol fertiliser,
which gets absorbed by plants
quickly, giving instant results. To
prevent the white butterfly cater-
pillar, dust your cabbages and
cauliflowers with Deris Dust.
There is still time to plant a crop
of new potatoes to be ready in
time for Christmas.
Feed your roses with a good
quality rose fertiliser. Spray roses
with liquid sulphur to prevent
fungal diseases. Mulch flowering
shrubs and roses to conserve
moisture. For the hanging dis-
plays in baskets, it's time to pot
these up now, remembering to add
some Crystal rain water granules
or Saturaid to prevent these from
drying out. Prune back flowering
shrubs after they have finished
Plan and plant out your sum-
mer flowering annuals such as
Petunias, Pansies, Poppies,
Marigolds and Begonias, as they
make a colourful addition to the
Apply a really good lawn ferti-
liser such as Burnett for lush
lawns this summer. Spray now
with an appropriate weedkiller to
kill broadleaf weeds and Yates
prickle weed killer to be prickle
free this summer -- the kids will
love you for that. Sow new areas
of lawn now, Tui Superstrike
range of lawn seed has varieties to
suit dry or hard wearing areas.
Feature Plant: Clematis
Clematis are not always easy to
grow but Clematis Hybrids are
worth the effort. With flowers the
size of small saucers these are the
pick of the Clematis. There are
many varieties ranging in colour
from pure white through to pink
to deep burgundy and pale blues.
There are both early and late
flowering hybrids and most repeat
flower through the season. With
careful selection you can have
flowers from early spring through
to late summer. Clematis hybrids
need pruning and each variety
has its own special needs, so it
would pay to ask about this when
purchasing one. Clematis require
to be constantly moist, in well
drained soil, a cool root run and be
able to grow in the sun. Hybrids
need to be planted 15cm deeper
than the top of the root ball.
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