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24 Jan Roses Summer Pruning

The main idea in summer pruning is to remove spent blooms and to help manage the shape of the plant. You also need to manage any problems such as diseased sections on the rose or possible problems caused by crossing stems. People are generally scared...

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24 Jan Picking the Right Spot for a Rose

Most roses enjoy as much sun as possible. Be sure to choose the most sunny position possible to plant your rose. A shady location can cause you all manor of problems later on down the track with your rose. Good air flow around the rose is critical...

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24 Jan Selecting the Right Rose

The key to success in gardening with roses can be as simple as selecting the right rose for the job. With the vast array of roses available today it can be a difficult task to decide between them. Most people in the end go with...

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24 Jan Planting Potted Roses

With the availability of many roses in pots it is no longer necessary to plant them only in the mid-winter months when they were traditionally available in bare-root form. Planting time is the perfect time to get your soil right as it is much harder...

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23 Jan Sprouts

If you want to add crisp flavour to your summer salads you cannot go past fresh sprouts. Sprouts are full of valuable vitamins and are so easy to grow there is no excuse for not giving it a go at home. There are various sprouting apparatus...

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23 Jan Cabbage White Butterfly

Description: The adult butterflies are white butterflies with a predominate spot on each wing. The caterpillar stage of these pests are dusky green which closely resembles the foliage colour of the brassicas they largely attack (Cabbages, Broccoli, Kale, etc) Damage Caused: The caterpillars feed veraciously on...

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23 Jan Hibiscus Beetle

Description: These black beetles are oval in shape and around 3mm in size. They are particularly shy and generally hide in the folds of the flowers. Damage Caused: Hibiscus beetle chew holes in both the flowers as well as the foliage of Hibiscus and related plants...

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23 Jan Summer Survival Guide

Over summer is a popular time for holidays, but also the most vulnerable time for your garden with the hot, dry weather. Follow our steps below to a worry-free break: Irrigation Get your plants into the groove of watering deeply at longer intervals. This will train your...

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23 Jan Mites

Description: Mites are tiny critters at less than 1mm in size related to spiders. Some can just be seen with the naked eye but many are too small and it is only their damage and/or light webbing that can be seen. Mites feed on various...

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23 Jan Caterpillars

Description: Caterpillars are the young of either butterflies or moths. Whilst some damage can be tolerated in the interest of keeping butterflies in the garden, some instances may require intervention. Colours vary from green, orange, black and some are patterned, whilst others are just a...

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