32 Tuesday September 5 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Gardening SELWYN TIMES Spring is a busy season GET PLANTING: Prepare the flower beds for summer colour and get in plants that transcend the seasons. IT’S TIME for gardeners to celebrate. Temperatures are on the rise, producing signs of spring throughout the garden. September can be a wet and windy month so ensure you still protect plants where need be. It’s a busy but very enjoyable time, with colour and scents slowly coming back into the garden. Final harvesting and removal of winter maturing vegetables gives plenty of material for the compost bin. By staggering planting times, hopefully these vegetables have supplied you with continuous supplies over winter. Where conditions allow, ie soil not too wet and temperatures rising in your area, you can plant the hardier vegetables for summer harvesting. Remember the more traditional summer vegetables will be planted next month. Those veges can include; asparagus, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, onion, radish, silverbeet and spinach. Improve existing vege plots with plenty of compost before planting the new seasons vegetables. Keep a wary eye for slugs and snails as they emerge when temperatures increase. Time for preparing your summer flowering garden. Winter annuals are now coming to an end of their flowering. While it’s still a little early for planting traditional summer annuals, there are some that ‘transcend’ the typical growing seasons and are very useful GERMINATE: Seedlings should be ready for transplanting into the garden in six to eight weeks. at this time of year. These include alyssum, calendulas, cornflower, lobelia, pansies and violas. If you wish to grow your own summer flowering annuals, seed should be sown now either in a glasshouse or in a warm, north facing enclosed patio. Sow and water regularly to ensure even germination. Seedlings should be ready for transplanting into the garden six to eight weeks after sowing. Carefully mark the position of your winter and spring flowering bulbs as you may wish to grow other plants in the same area over summer months. Where the bulbs have performed well, allow them to naturalise where they are growing. This applies especially to crocus, freesias, hyacinths, iris, lachenalias, muscari, narcissus, and watsonias. Stone fruit such as apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums are all in bloom now, as are pip fruit such as apples and pears. Hopefully, weather conditions allow for pollination by bees. Last year’s heavy rainfall had a major impact on pollination. Rose growth is finally under way. Spring/early summer is the best time for roses with masses of blooms and plants usually disease free. The addition of compost around the base of existing plants is beneficial for plant health. Start feeding roses from October onwards with fertiliser. Cut lawns regularly in early spring, avoiding close mowing initially. First lawn fertiliser can be applied in late September/early October. Hold your shovels! With the sun making an appearance for longer through the day, we definitely get the feeling that the spring weather is almost here. With this being said, we can still get some late frosts and nasty weather through the beginning of September, so hold onto your shovels and refrain from planting seedlings just yet. There are still plenty of things you can do before you plant out. Preparing your soil is very important. If you want to grow good veggies, you need to put them in good growing mix. For existing gardens that need a boost, add in our Organic Compost. If you are establishing a new garden, look to our Garden Soil Mix, or Veggie Garden Mix, depending on what you are planting. If you are unsure of what products you need, check out our website www.igro.co.nz or come and have a chat to our friendly team. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our entrance to Intelligro has changed. For more information on how to access our site, please head to our website, or visit our Facebook page. Got a question that you want answered? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on our Facebook page! Top product picks from Intelligro for September Veggie Garden Mix Garden Soil Mix Organic Compost Bark Mulch Blackhead Chip LET’S GET GardEninG INTELLIGRO OFFERS: 3 Expert gardening advice 3 High quality products 3 South-Hort growing mixes 3 VIP rewards 3 Buy in-store and online 3 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 NEW ENTRANCE: 261 Manion Road, Weedons Access to Intelligro from Manion Road is now available from both the Weedons Ross Road end, and Curraghs Road entrances. Manion Road is the new road built between Weedons Ross Road & Jones Rd www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415
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