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You will find something for everyone on the first weekend in May (May 6 and 7) as the Gympie Garden Expo once again promises to shine with fascinating plant displays. It hosts one of the state’s largest collections of orchids with Gympie’s annual competition. There are informative talks from the likes of Annette McFarlane, Paul Plant and Tom Wyatt, with the ever popular plant clinic and market stalls offering plants, art and craft, and a myriad of garden accessories to complement the home gardener. You can visit some of the region's best open gardens for free while you’re up there. Gates are open from 8am to 4pm on Saturday and 8am to 3pm on Sunday. Admission is $5 each day with children and parking free. Whether you are an experienced gardener or just starting out, take advantage of the wealth of knowledge being shared. You can also treat yourself to a fantastic weekend of plant displays, open gardens, tools and machinery for the home gardener. You’ll find the Gympie Garden Expo at the Gympie Showgrounds, 77 Exhibition Road. Check out the website for more detailed information – www.gympiegardenexpo.com.au.

The Sunshine Coast Branch of the Australian Hibiscus Society will hold the 2017 Annual Hibiscus Spectacular on Saturday May 13. Over 150 hibiscus blooms grown by the society’s members will be on show for all to see and will be competing to be awarded Best in Show. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the wonder of these most beautiful flowers. Hundreds of exotic plants will be on sale and refreshments available. Enter a hibiscus bloom from your garden in the Novices Most Spectacular competition for a chance to win a prize. The venue is the Woombye School of Arts Hall, Blackall Street, Woombye, with the Spectacular on from 9am to 12.30pm. Admission is free. For more information call Audrey Marshall on 5476 2771 or Ted Herbert on 0407 440 999.

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Living on the hedge

With Spencer and Karen Shaw Hedges are a useful and attractive way of defining boundaries, providing privacy and scenic amenity, and they great for the wildlife! What we tend to think of as a traditional hedge is a one-species planting of the same tough, readily pruned, bushy to the ground species that is basically a living fence and not much more than that. However this is a relatively recent invention of our production line landscaping and the hedges of old contained a diverse range of species and resources for both humans and wildlife. Some of the great local plants for creating hedges include most of our Lillypillys and Myrtles such as Creek Lillypilly - Acmena smithii, Bolwarra – Eupomatia laurina, Lemon Scented Myrtle – Backhousia citriodora, Blue Lillypilly - Syzygium oleosum, Silky Myrtle - Decaspermum humile, and Scrub Cherry - Syzygium australe (dwarf forms). However, there are so many more – like Common Aspen Acronychia oblongifolia, Muttonwood Myrsine variabilis, White Alder Callicoma serratifolia, Blueberry Ash Elaeocarpus reticulatus, Velvet Leaf Callicarpa pedunculata and Sweet Pittosporum Pittosporum undulatum just for starters! If you want prickles too to keep things in or out, then you just can’t go past Orange Boxthorn Pittosporum minutiflorum, but also try Native Holly Alchornea ilicifolia, Native Capers Capparis spp. and Native Currant Carissa ovata. Hedge plants are great for you and the environment, privacy and beauty. So don’t beat around the bush and get hedging!



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The State Government has recently launched a safety campaign to better protect Queenslanders against electrical shock in their homes. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the ‘One safety switch may not be enough’ campaign encourages Queenslanders to install safety switches on every circuit. “Safety switches save lives – it’s that simple,” Ms Grace said. “Unlike circuit breakers which protect equipment, safety switches help protect us, our family and anyone visiting our home from potentially fatal electric shock. “Safety switches turn off the power in a fraction of a second when leakage of current is detected. “This can happen if there’s a faulty power point or electrical appliance, or you accidentally hit a live cable while drilling into a wall or gardening. “Without a safety switch protecting you on that circuit, you and your family are potentially at risk.” Safety switches have been a mandatory requirement for power and lighting circuits in new homes, rentals and older homes as they’re sold for a few years now. But the risk is still there on other circuits. “A safety switch can only protect you if it’s fitted to the circuit that’s been damaged, whether it’s for air conditioning, the stove, hot water, or the pool,” Ms Grace said. “And that’s the reason we are launching this campaign – to get the message out that one safety switch may not be enough. “Six deaths in Queensland homes over recent years would have been prevented had a safety switch been fitted to all circuits – six people who would still be alive today but for the lack of a simple, inexpensive safety device. “So next time you get electrical work done, why not get the electrician to put in some extra safety switches. They aren’t expensive at all, and if the sparkie is already out at your place, you won’t pay an additional call out fee. “It’s well worth it for the added protection for you and your family.” The online and social media campaign includes a Facebook competition and free advice from electrical safety experts, and will run for a month. More details are available at worksafe.qld.gov.au/safetyswitches. www.gcnews.com.au

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Tips for autumn lawn care Fertilising

It’s time to feed your lawn ready for winter and GoTurf have a new specially developed autumn fertiliser just for that! Now the weather is cooling off and plant growth isn’t as rapid, it’s the perfect time for feeding your lawn. With plenty of warmth still in the soil your lawn will just take it up, resulting in healthy plant growth, a strong root system and beautiful winter colour … giving you the best looking lawn in your street this winter. It’s a crucial time for lawn maintenance throughout autumn as it really sets the condition for the winter health of your lawn. After the last few months of intense heat, humidity and then leaching rain, you can expect to see a few signs of stress like colour loss and leaf thinning. The right blend of fertiliser is important to prepare for the cooler months.


Lifting the blades on your mower is also going to be beneficial. Although frost is not extremely common in these parts, this will give a little protection against it and will even help keep the weeds out.


Unless your lawn is establishing, lawn watering can now be reduced. Less heat means less evaporation. A good soaking once or twice a week either early in the morning or late in the afternoon will really encourage a healthy plant. Shallow watering isn’t recommended as this only results in shallow root growth. Keep your soil moist.


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This is one of the times of year that lawn grub tend to be very busy. These little pests can cause major damage to your lawn and literally suck the life out of it. Keep an eye out for them, treating with a suitable insecticide is recommended. Be sure to read labels.


This practise has proven to be beneficial to alleviate compaction, allowing the roots to grow freely and let nutrients, moisture and oxygen in to also help with healthy plant growth. There are people who do this professionally, or you can get a similar result with a pitch fork. Simply walk around and punch holes in your lawn every 30-40cm. For any further information on autumn lawn care or to get your hands on some of our Autumn Blend fertiliser call Jo or Jess on 1300 781 175. Home delivery is available.

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In the Garden with Brownie

What’s on for gardeners in May Jobs for the yard in May • Elimbah-Caboolture Herb Club – May 5, 10am meeting at the Caboolture PCYC in Toovey Road, Caboolture. Herbalist to talk on herbal teas including tastings. Call Ruth on 5496 7649 to find out more. • Faunawatch – May 10, 8am at Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha. Walk, survey wildlife, and learn about Faunawatch. Phone Paul on 0422 429 594 for details on how to get involved. • Native Plants Sunshine Coast – May 14, meet at noon at Matthew Flinders Park, Steve Irwin Way, Beerburrum for a walk amongst the banksias and other local plants. For more details contact Marie on 0427 152 022 or npscevents@gmail.com or check www.npqsuncoast.org. • Hibiscus Society, Sunshine Coast Branch – May 14, 10am for morning tea followed by a meeting and bloom competition at 10.30am at the Woombye School of Arts Hall, Woombye. For more information, call Audrey on 5476 2771 or Ted on 0407 440 999. • Glasshouse Country Orchid Society – May 11, 7.30pm at the RSL Hall in Glass House Mountains. New members are always welcome, so don’t be shy. Contact Robyn on 0427 138 168. • Peachester Garden Club – May 18, 9.30am at the Peachester Hall. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome. For more details, please call Trish on 5496 9169.

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• If your sweet pea seedlings are looking a little worse for wear due to all the rain, it’s not too late to replace them with new ones – try the dwarfing varieties. • Grass growth will be starting to slow down now but weeds still grow. Keep on top of weeds, especially bindi-eye, clover and tropical chickweed. • Bare rooted roses will be in stores now but don’t rush in and buy, as the optimum time is the end of next month. • Gingers and heliconias that have finished flowering can be cut back now, leaving the new growth for next seasons flowering display. • Apply a light dusting of lime to bare veggie beds. Don’t apply fertliser at the same time, as the lime reacts with the nitrogen creating ammonia gas. • Plant leafy coriander plants now. The coming cooler temperatures will stop them bolting to seed. • Plant dormant fruit trees from now until August. • Cannas and chrysanthemums can be cut back as soon as they’ve finished flowering. • If you’ve planted broad beans early and they’re now large enough, pinch out their tips to encourage more flowers to form. • If you have not applied boron to your pawpaw trees, do it this month. Use 1 teaspoon per tree. Vegetables Plant beetroot, silver beet, broad beans, onions, spring onions, peas, carrot, kohlrabi, lettuce, radish, turnip, capsicum, celery, beans, garlic, leeks, parsnip, peas, potatoes, sweet potato, tomato, broccoli, parsley, cabbage, cauliflower and coriander. Flowers Plant alyssum, marigold, petunia, calendula, cineraria, cornflower, dianthus, hollyhock, kale, lobelia, pansy, phlox, iceland poppy, primula, snapdragon, statice, stock, sweet pea (seedling), viola, carnation, cyclamen, foxglove, gaillardia, salvia, sunflower and verbena.

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You’ll get personal service.

When you phone Wild Horse Turf you’ll speak to the person who will cut your grass for you. We’ll listen to your needs and help you achieve the lawn of your dreams. You’ll get great back-up service and receive emails with advice for establishing and maintaining your lawn, long after you’ve laid it.

You’ll get the best quality grass.

We’re sure that you’re getting the topmost quality grass, because we grow it ourselves. We use biological fertilising agents for healthier grass that will establish your new backyard faster.

You’ll get the freshest grass.

We’ll cut your turf to order, so you get the freshest turf available. From the moment it’s harvested, turf starts to deteriorate and die. Limiting the time from the paddock to your yard is a great way to give your lawn the best start. When you buy from landscape yards and hardware stores, you risk buying sick turf that’s been sweating on the pallet for days.

You’ll get what you’re paying for.

Our Sapphire soft-leaf buffalo and Empire Zoysia are grown in paddocks that have been certified by Ozbreed, the breeders of Sapphire and Empire. So when you buy turf from us you can be confident that you’re getting what you pay for.

You’ll get a flatter, better-looking lawn.

We keep a close eye on each and every slab that's cut so you’ll get more consistent turf and a flatter, better-looking lawn. When it comes to quality control, our team is dedicated to a hands-on approach.

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Wild Horse Turf values our local customers so we offer a free courtesy trailer for locals to transport their new lawns home. Or ask about our affordable delivery and laying rates.

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