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Garden Tips August 2015

Spring is around the corner, so there's a lot to look forward to and some easy tasks for this month!

The vegetable and fruit gardens:

White out - Digger loves planting whites and silvers in the garden, to enhance winter! These white stemmed birches show up well in dull light and white flowers and silver foliage are great to plant on pathways to 'show the way' when it's dark. Liven your winter garden by planting white flowering camellias, azaleas, hellebores and early flowering bulbs such as snowdrops.

Loving Lime - Fresh new foliage is lime coloured and it's the emergence of spring. But many of these new leaves, such as hostas, require protection from slugs and snails. Limes of course, Hellebore sternii and Euphorbia bract all bring great lime colour to the garden!

Bare Earth is full of promise - Digger's dog is waiting for the birth of the tulips in this pot - we'll keep you posted! Plus watch those elephant garlic over the next month!

Lawn Care: August can be a tricky time of the year for your lawn. This is because we don't really know exactly what weather we are going to get. Fertilise with Prolawn Garden Supreme to keep your lawn thick and healthy, you may find your growth rate increase so it is important to keep on top of your mowing. If we have a mild August you may consider a broadleaf weed spray with Prolawn Broadsword to take out any undesirable species that may have come into your lawn during winter.

P.S. Have you checked out our Facebook page? There's a great photo competition coming up real soon! And great prizes to be won. Follow this link:

Garden Thought of the Month:

"An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life."
Cora Lee Bell

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