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Gardening in the cool days of

Planting Planting in in books books and and tea tea cups cups

The The prolonged prolonged period period of of heat heat and and long long days days comes comes to to an an end end and and the the weather weather changes changes to to more more favourable favourable conditions conditions for for gardening. gardening. This This means means that that autumn autumn activity activity can can commence commence now now with with summer summer flowers flowers and and crops crops coming coming to to the the end end of of their their growth growth cycle. cycle. These These need need to to be be removed removed and and re-planted re-planted with with winter winter and and spring spring plants. plants. Note Note that that cooler cooler daytime daytime temperatures temperatures are are important important before before embarking embarking on on major major autumn autumn planting. planting.

Creative Creative gardeners gardeners are are using using all all sorts sorts of of household household goods goods and and gadgets gadgets to to fashion fashion into into unusual unusual pots pots or or containers containers for for growing growing or or displaying displaying plants plants in. in. Some Some are are large large objects objects whilst whilst others others could could be be best best described described as as miniscule miniscule and and include include books, books, tea tea cups cups and and other other items items of of crockery crockery as as well well as as ash ash trays. trays. Now Now that that smoking smoking isis frowned frowned upon upon there there are are many many ash ash trays trays to to use use for for plant plant displays. displays. Invariably Invariably small small plants plants (especially (especially cacti cacti and and succulents) succulents) are are needed needed to to fit fit into into the the confined confined spaces. spaces. Often Often the the plants plants grow grow in in containers containers with with no no drainage drainage holes holes and and as as such such need need to to be be displayed displayed where where water water application application can can be be controlled. controlled. IfIf they they are are rained rained upon upon the the plants plants will will drown. drown. Here Here are are couple couple of of ideas ideas to to stimulate stimulate your your creative creative talents. talents. See See what what you you can can find find to to use use as as an an exciting, exciting, novel novel plant plant container. container.

How How to to plant plant up up an an old old law law book book •• •• •• ••

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Find Find aa suitable suitable old old book book that that isis no no longer longer required. required. Cut Cut aa round round hole hole in in aa piece piece of of wood wood with with aa hole hole saw saw attached attached to to aa power power drill. drill. Clamp Clamp the the book book firmly firmly between between the the wood wood with with aa pilot pilot hole hole and and another another piece piece on on the the underside underside of of the the book. book. Use Use the the same same hole hole saw saw to to cut cut out out the the book book to to make make aa depression depression large large enough enough to to fit fit the the plastic plastic receptacle receptacle that that the the plants plants are are planted planted in. in. Plant Plant up up the the succulent succulent plants plants into into aa shallow shallow plastic plastic container container using using aa mixture mixture of of half half potting potting medium medium and and half half river river sand. sand.

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Water Water the the planted planted succulents succulents to to dampen dampen the the soil soil but but not not to to waterlog waterlog the the container. container. Place Place the the plastic plastic container container of of plants plants in in the the hole hole in in the the book. book. Simple, Simple, easy easy and and very very effective! effective!

Planting Planting up up the the tea tea cups cups isis even even easier. easier. Use Use similar similar potting potting medium medium and and always always remember remember not not to to overwater. overwater. Use Use aa fine fine spray spray bottle bottle to to apply apply water water when when the the surface surface of of the the soil soil isis dry. dry. Succulents Succulents need need plenty plenty of of sunlight sunlight to to grow grow indoors indoors for for an an extended extended period period of of time. time.

Try Try this this Crassula Crassulaexpansa expansasubsp. subsp.fragilis fragilis Crassulas Crassulas make make the the ideal ideal plant plant for for lowlowmaintenance maintenance gardening gardening and and they’re they’re super super in in pots, pots, too. too.They They will will forgive forgive irregular irregular watering watering and and feeding feeding with with grace. grace.


Autumn season tips •• ••

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Vegetables Vegetables and and herbs herbs

Ornamentals Ornamentals

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Harvest Harvest early early autumn autumn crops crops like like tomatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins pumpkins and and peppers. peppers. Check Check the the curcubit curcubit family family (marrows, (marrows, pumpkins, pumpkins, cucumbers cucumbers and and squashes) squashes) for for mildew mildew and and treat treat accordingly. accordingly. Make Make early early sowings sowings of of winter winter crops crops like like peas peas and and broad broad beans. beans. As As the the weather weather cools cools down down the the entire entire brassica brassica family family (cabbages, (cabbages, cauliflowers, cauliflowers, brussel brussel sprouts, sprouts, broccoli) broccoli) start start to to grow grow better. better. Plant Plant out out young young seedlings seedlings at at regular regular intervals intervals to to ensure ensure aa steady steady crop crop through through winter winter and and spring. spring. Sow Sow seeds seeds of of root root crops crops like like carrots, carrots, beet, beet, turnips turnips and and radishes. radishes. Herb Herb gardens gardens need need to to be be re-stocked re-stocked after after the the heat heat of of summer summer has has taken taken its its toll toll on on many many plants. plants. Cut Cut down down asparagus asparagus foliage foliage at at the the end end of of the the growing growing season. season. Prepare Prepare beds beds for for major major autumn autumn planting planting next next month. month.

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Harvest Harvest ripe ripe apples apples and and pears. pears. Early Early ripening ripening citrus citrus and and avocados avocados may may be be ready ready for for harvest harvest in in certain certain climates. climates. Harvest Harvest the the late late mango mango crops crops left left on on trees. trees. Mulch Mulch around around trees trees extending extending outwards outwards from from the the trunk trunk to to the the drip drip line. line.This This helps helps reduce reduce water water consumption consumption and and isis important important for for summer summer rainfall rainfall regions. regions. Transplant Transplant strawberry strawberry runners runners into into newly newly prepared prepared beds beds or or containers. containers. Dispose Dispose of of all all fruit fruit that that falls falls off off trees trees by by burying burying itit in in the the ground. ground.This This helps helps to to curb curb the the spread spread of of disease. disease. Some Some nut nut types types may may start start to to drop drop and and may may need need gathering gathering from from the the ground. ground.

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Start Start to to lift lift and and divide divide perennials perennials that that are are starting starting to to show show signs signs of of dormancy. dormancy. Sow Sow seeds seeds of of most most winter winter and and spring spring flowering flowering annuals. annuals. Plant Plant sweet sweet pea pea seeds. seeds. Buy Buy winter winter and and spring spring flowering flowering bulbs. bulbs. Store Store them them in in aa cool, cool, dry, dry, dark dark place place until until day day time time temperatures temperatures diminish. diminish. Do Do not not plant plant them them out out to to early. early. Lift Lift dahlia dahlia tubers tubers for for storage storage over over winter. winter. Take Take autumn autumn tip tip cuttings cuttings of of sub-shrubs sub-shrubs like like heliotrope, heliotrope, lavender lavender rosemary rosemary and and daisy daisy bushes bushes that that will will root root in in time time for for spring spring planting. planting.

Make Make early early sowings sowings of of African African daisy daisy seeds. seeds. Prepare Prepare beds beds for for planting planting important important winter winter and and spring spring flowers flowers like like pansies, pansies, primulas, primulas, poppies, poppies, cinerarias cinerarias and and stocks. stocks. In In all all but but the the coldest coldest climates climates this this isis best best done done in in April April and and early early May. May. Get Get ready ready now. now. Fertilise Fertilise rose rose bushes bushes to to enhance enhance the the autumn autumn growth growth flush. flush. Plant Plant wild wild dagga dagga (Leonotis (Leonotisleonurus) leonurus) as as itit isis an an easy easy and and fast-growing fast-growing shrub shrub that that flowers flowers profusely profusely and and attracts attracts wildlife wildlife such such as as birds, birds, bees bees and and butterflies butterflies to to the the garden. garden.The The flowers flowers are are tubular tubular and and bright bright orange orange in in colour, colour, although although there there are are white white and and salmon salmon ones ones available available too. too.

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Sow Sow new new lawn lawn seeds seeds or or over over seed seed existing existing lawns lawns with with winter winter lawn lawn grass. grass. Raise Raise the the height height of of lawnmower lawnmower blades blades as as the the growth growth rate rate slows. slows. Apply Apply last last applications applications of of fertiliser fertiliser before before the the onset onset of of winter. winter. Check Check for for weeds. weeds.

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Clear Clear up up the the first first autumn autumn leaves leaves to to fall. fall. Use Use them them to to make make your your own own compost compost or or simply simply distribute distribute them them into into the the garden garden as as mulch mulch around around established established trees trees and and shrubs. shrubs. As As rainfall rainfall begins begins to to decline, decline, supplementary supplementary watering watering becomes becomes necessary necessary in in certain certain climates. climates. There There isis plenty plenty of of material material to to add add to to the the compost compost heap heap as as summer summer flowering flowering annuals annuals and and vegetables vegetables are are removed. removed. Get Get weeds weeds under under control control as as their their growth growth rate rate slows. slows. Thin Thin out out and and divide divide pond pond margin margin plants. plants. Tidy Tidy up up water water lilies lilies in in ponds. ponds.

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