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Get yourself ready for winter. Go for beetroot, carrots, peas, radishes and silverbeet. If you’re a true southerner, add turnips and swedes.
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Protect tender young seedlings from slugs and snails but take care if you have pets – most slug baits are poisonous to dogs.
October Don’t ignore your indoor plants. Give them a boost with a good liquid fertiliser, and remove dead or damaged leaves.
Start haunting the garden centres for basil and go for the six packs – if you do everything right you’ll end up with a good crop really quickly.
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Deadhead roses to promote new ﬂowers. Don’t water them in the evenings as it can encourage pest and disease problems.
May Vacant areas in the vegetable garden can be sown in a green cover crop of lupins, mustard or oats.
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Fruit tree pruning should start as soon as the leaves have dropped.
Fertilise camellias and rhododendrons with acid fertiliser. Gather up all those fallen leaves and put them in a black polythene bag for composting.
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If you’re sure you’re ﬁnished with frosts, plant out tomatoes, cucumbers, chillies, eggplant and peppers.
Plant fresh batches of parsley and coriander for winter cooking. Both are hardy and will grow outside in a sheltered, sunny situation.
Plant up a few small terracotta pots of annuals or herbs now and keep on hand as impromptu Christmas gifts.
Slow roasted tomatoes will keep well packed in oil, while courgettes and beans are easy to freeze.
Protect any ripening fruits from birds by covering with netting (the fruit, not the birds), or hanging old cds in the trees. Make sure they’re titles nobody likes.
If it’s been warm, start feeding your strawberries with strawberry fertiliser for an abundant crop.
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Provided you’re not in a drought area, you can plant new shrubs and trees now. There should still be enough warmth to encourage root growth.
Roses will have ﬁnished ﬂowering. As soon as leaves fall, spray lime sulphur or copper and conqueror oil spray to eliminate powdery mildew, lichen and moss.
If you’re relaxing at the beach, gather driftwood and shells and arrange on an outdoor table, on the edge of a deck or along the tops of walls.
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Pick up your windfall fruit to discourage bugs. Use it or consign it to the compost bin. Preserve produce of which you have a surplus.
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Now is the time to sow your lawn, or lay ready lawn so it can establish before the winter. Remember to fertilise before laying the turf.
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Provide frost protection for plants and lift those that will not survive frost and keep them in semidry compost in a frost free spot.
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Sort out wind protection for plants that need it. Windbreak cloth isn’t pretty but it does the trick.
Sit back and appreciate the hard work you’ve done in the ﬂower garden – it should be splendid right now.
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Water plants less in winter and don’t fertilise. They’ll actually enjoy the rest, since this is their natural time for taking it easy.
Decide what to put in your spring vegetable garden, and ﬁnd a few easy projects to start the gardening year when spring arrives.
If you’re keen to get growing, do it inside. Grow micro-greens. Sow mizuna seeds for good winter salad leaves.
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July Lift the height of your mower over the winter months. You can also deal to miss in the lawns with a selective lawn spray.
Feed citrus trees with a citrus fertiliser. Water under and around the tree ﬁrst and immediately after to prevent burning the feeder roots.
Think about trees for small spaces. There are dwarf varieties of all kinds of trees available, including peach and nectarines. Check your garden for plants with yellowing leaves. It could indicate they need iron, magnesium or zinc.
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Give everything a bonus feed when you’re watering – it’ll give tomatoes and the like a mid-summer boost.
Remember to mound up the spuds. This encourages development of the potato and gives you a higher yield. The same applies to yams and kumara. New Years Day
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Give tomatoes some love. Continue to stake them up so the plants can support their fruit. Don’t water at night as this can cause fruit rot. Harvest regularly.
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