Saturday, 1 February 2014

Gardeners' Tips - February 2014

Bougainvillea - once they finish flowering give them a decent cut back as the more new growth there is, the more bracts develop.

Citrus - Cut off citrus branches hanging lower than 1m above the ground to stop rain splash spreading disease to new fruit.

Flowering shrubs - shrubs that have flowered in late spring will need a little trim now.

Hibiscus - needs a soft prune because flowers develop on new growth.

Indoor Plants and Pots - Need to be watered more often and given a light dose of controlled-release fertiliser. Re-pot where necessary.

Passionfruit - Collect fallen fruit quickly to avoid deterioration. Freeze excess or bring along to our trading table, as passionfruit are always very popular.

Vertical Spaces in the Vegie Patch - Consider using these spaces for climbing spinach (Jim brings an excellent variety in for our trading table), watermelon, rockmelon, climbing beans and pumpkin as they all can be trained to grow on a trellis or wire.

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