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Selwyn Times: June 21, 2016

38 6 Tuesday [Edition

38 6 Tuesday [Edition datE] June 21 2016 SELWYN HOME PROFESSIONALS WINTER GARDENING IDEAS Winter is a time for cleaning up the garden; raking leaves, weeding garden beds, spreading mulch and pruning winter species. SELWYN TIMES iF PlanninG to plant an area out in spring, spray it off now to ensure all unwanted weeds are eradicated then dig over and prepare the soil with compost ready for planting. This is also the time to plant fruit and deciduous specimen trees. southern Woods nursery has a great selection of field grown trees that are healed in sawdust over winter and are available to customers. Most of their plants are grown in Canterbury so hardened off to withstand local weather conditions and cope with extremes in temperature whether harsh frosts, strong westerly winds or the heat summer. if you have some pruning to do, the job will be easier with the right tools and southern Woods nursery carries a range of high quality and reliable Japanese made secateurs and pruning saws as well as italian made loppers. The nursery also sells bags of potting mix and compost, stakes of all sizes, tree webbing and ties, winter fruit tree sprays and liquid seaweed sprays. spraying with liquid seaweed will help garden plants cope with the stress of extreme cold and heat temperatures. it will slow down late autumn growth, helping protect the plant over winter. This organic spray can be applied early winter, and in early spring when it will ease seasonal transition while giving the plant protection from late frosts so apply every three to four weeks to frost tender plants such as new Zealand natives and citrus, when the plants are prone to frosts. apply. The spray comes as a 500 millimetre concentrate making up to 180 litres of spray. it is also a good time to browse southern Woods’ retail centre to view their winter flowering plants and wide range of deciduous trees that have vibrant bark that comes out in winter. There is also a wonderful selection of Canterbury grown natives that are hardy for local conditions though better left until spring to plant. southern Woods nursery and Garden Centre offer an on-site consultation service which is especially popular in winter as customers plan their spring planting. Why not purchase a southern Woods gift voucher for a plant or on-site consultation, a unique and ideal gift for keen gardeners or those planning a garden. The southern Woods’ team have years of experience across all areas of horticulture and are passionate about gardening. They are only too happy to assist you with your gardening queries. southern Woods is open six days a week from 8-5 weekdays and 9-5 saturdays, at 1133 Main south Road (between Templeton and Rolleston). You can also call them on 0800 800 352, email: info@ southernwoods.co.nz, or order on-line at www.southernwoods.co.nz. They deliver locally as well as freight plants all around new Zealand. Southern Woods Retail & Design Consultant, Eleni Farnell Picea Pungens Glauca flowers in winter Fruit Trees In Store Now Plant your own orchard! Over 100 varieties of edible plants, Order online or visit our garden centre. Apples, Pears, Stonefruit, Berries, Nuts and many more. Winter is the time to plant fruit trees See the friendly team at Southern Woods for a free catalogue & expert advice. Liquid seaweed spray protects citrus plants from frost Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm 1133 Main South Road - 0800 800 352 - southernwoods.co.nz Paving, Irrigation, Lawns, Planting, Fences, Pergolas, Water-features, Outdoor fires, Raised Vege beds, Decks, Artificial grass & more... Call Aaron & the team today! Phone: 03 3474422 or 021542402 Email: landscapeyouroutdoorspace@gmail.com www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz Quality tools for tree pruning LET’S GET GARDENING INTELLIGRO OFFERS: Expert gardening advice High quality products South-Hort growing mixes VIP rewards Buy in-store and online Handy delivery service For more information, check out our website: www.igro.co.nz or visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/igro.co.nz 1394 Main South Road, Weedons info@igro.co.nz | www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415

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