June in the Garden- Winter To do List

June in the Garden- Winter To do List

It sure is cold at night! This month we need to focus on keeping our plants warm in our winter garden as the weather rapidly cools.

What to sow this month from seed: broad beans, garlic, lettuce, onion, silver beet, peas, kale and spinach

What to plant this month from seedlings: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, spinach, lettuce, silver beet Read More

June in the Garden- Time for Tree Planting

June in the Garden- Time for Tree Planting

Winter is a good time to get in the garden and plant some trees and shrubs. Deciduous trees (ones that lose their leaves), can put their energy into growing and strengthening their roots. Perennial flower bushes such as roses, also use winter to establish their roots, in time for spring when the new growth happens. Read More

Gardening 101- Root bound Plants

Gardening 101- Root bound Plants

“I don’t have a green thumb, I can’t even keep my coriander alive!”

This is a sentence I hear a lot. When I then start to ask questions about when and where they planted their coriander seed or seedlings, they say “Oh no, it’s the plant you get from the supermarket”.

Well that folks, is a whole other story. A very important story in the world of planting. Read More

Winter in the Garden- A Mini Series

Everything looks so crisp and clean in the winter. The cold air makes things seem so bright and defined. Winter is hibernation time for many plants but there is still a huge range that you can plant.

In today’s post I’m going to show you a range of plants that are winter friendly, as I revamp and refresh two forlorn garden beds. These two beds belongs to a busy professional couple who enjoy fresh food but don’t have much time to maintain a garden.

Using a great range of Tui Garden Products, I turned this patch of jungle into two easy to maintain, yet productive vegetable patches.  Read More

May in the Garden- DIY Leaf Mould Cage

On our street we have two beautiful big maple trees that show off their colourful beauty come autumn time. They dump a huge amount of orange, red and yellow leaves that cover the grass in a thick blanket. It seems such a waste to just let them decompose all over the place without getting any benefits.

Even if your street has no deciduous trees on it, I’m sure somewhere close to you at least, there is a bounty of fallen leaves. To make the most of what nature is offering, I’m going to show you how to make your own leaf mould cage.

DIY Leaf Mould Cage

What is leaf mould?

Leaf mould is just leaves that have decomposed and broken down into a wonderfully nutrient rich compost.

It’s absolutely fantastic for your garden for moisture retention, as a soil conditioner and ensures your soil doesn’t leach nutrients. It also contains a massive amount of minerals and provides nutrients to all the beneficial microbes you want in your garden. Read More

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