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Thanks to the great team down at Springvale Garden Centre, we are able to bring you an insight into what you should be considering around the garden right now eg. Did you know that if you are planning


We bring you an insight into what you should be considering around the garden right now eg. Did you know that if you are planning to sow some new lawn this spring, then now is the time to spray out the area?.


Peaches, nectarines and pears will mature rapidly now and apples develop a higher skin colour. Keep all trees well watered to swell fruit size, especially those in containers which can dry rapidly.
Blueberries are coming ready for harvest. They tend not to come ready all at once so regular checking and picking is required.

Summer prune stone fruit; prune out over crowded branches to open the trees framework and allow light to penetrate the lower parts of the tree. Space out the current seasons growth along the main fruiting branches and remove up to two thirds of the new growth on really vigorous trees.

Grapes may need a further trimming of vine growth before harvest. Continue to spray with ‘Grosafe Free Flo Copper’ to prevent mildew forming. Mealy bug, scale and leaf roller caterpillar infestations may also be occurring now. Mixing ‘Grosafe Enspray 99’ oil spray with the copper applications will control these insect pests.

Post harvest clean up sprays on berry fruits including currants and gooseberries will deter cane spot, bud moths and spur blight. Spray citrus with ‘Grosafe Enspray 99’ or ‘Confidor’ if scale, aphids, or sooty mould are troublesome.
Remove spent blooms on annuals and perennials and liquid feed with ‘Ican Fast Food’ to encourage more repeat flowers.

A number of annuals can be used to fill in gaps in flowerbeds and pots, look out for dianthus, viscaria, alyssum & lobelia which will carry through well into the winter if planted now.

Make plantings of spring onions, leeks, silver beet, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and lettuces now for autumn/ winter harvest.

Make sowings direct into the soil of carrots, parsnips, swedes and peas.

Make sowings of flower seeds in trays for planting out in autumn for a winter display, time for cinerarias, sweet peas and pansies.

Time to plant spring flowering bulbs, anemone’s, ranunculus, crocus and bulbs for winter and spring colour. Check out the range now starting to arrive into the garden centre.

Sweet pea flower seeds can be sown direct into the garden from now on.
The main lawn sowing season is approaching so start thinking about changes, as thorough preparation is required for optimum success. 

Peaches, nectarines and pears will mature rapidly now and apples develop a higher skin colour. Keep all trees well watered to swell fruit size, especially those in containers which can dry rapidly.

Blueberries are coming ready for harvest. They tend not to come ready all at once so regular checking and picking is required.

Summer prune stone fruit; prune out over crowded branches to open the trees framework and allow light to penetrate the lower parts of the tree. Space out the current seasons growth along the main fruiting branches and remove up to two thirds of the new growth on really vigorous trees.

Grapes may need a further trimming of vine growth before harvest. Continue to spray with ‘Grosafe Free Flo Copper’ to prevent mildew forming. Mealy bug, scale and leaf roller caterpillar infestations may also be occurring now. Mixing ‘Grosafe Enspray 99’ oil spray with the copper applications will control these insect pests.

Post harvest clean up sprays on berry fruits including currants and gooseberries will deter cane spot, bud moths and spur blight. Spray citrus with ‘Grosafe Enspray 99’ or ‘Confidor’ if scale, aphids, or sooty mould are troublesome.

Remove spent blooms on annuals and perennials and liquid feed with ‘Ican Fast Food’ to encourage more repeat flowers.

A number of annuals can be used to fill in gaps in flowerbeds and pots, look out for dianthus, viscaria, alyssum & lobelia which will carry through well into the winter if planted now.

Make plantings of spring onions, leeks, silver beet, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and lettuces now for autumn/ winter harvest.

Make sowings direct into the soil of carrots, parsnips, swedes and peas.

Make sowings of flower seeds in trays for planting out in autumn for a winter display, time for cinerarias, sweet peas and pansies.

Time to plant spring flowering bulbs, anemone’s, ranunculus, crocus and bulbs for winter and spring colour. Check out the range now starting to arrive into the garden centre.

Sweet pea flower seeds can be sown direct into the garden from now on.

The main lawn sowing season is approaching so start thinking about changes, as thorough preparation is required for optimum success. If you are planning to sow some new areas then now is the time to spray out the areas.

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