Oct, 2018

ABC Gardening Australia October 2018

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The weather is slowly warming up, the cool nights will soon be a memory.

Octobers edition has a few new jobs for the month, most important is to keep your plants will mulched for the up coming summer days. Dead heading your roses, to keep your bushes looking healthy, and encourage more growth.

The garden shed on the cover gives us ideas what would be the best shed for our garden tools, pots and fertilizer.  Check out how well the grey plastic garden shed looks so real.  This area may be a work area but with a creative touch you can paint it your favorite color, hang signs on the outside walls, what ever you do it will brighten up the outside.  Depending on the size of your back yard will also depend on how big your garden shed will be. ( Do not forget to contact council, in case you need a planning permit)

Love having Kangaroo paw in the garden, but it keeps dying?  Page 20 – 24  contains which varieties are available and helpful hints on looking after your plant.

Costa Georgiadis has 10 helpful hints on getting your children interested in gardening  Pages 38 – 40. No matter how small the jobs your children do in the garden you never know you may be creating another Costa.

Short on room, how about you try CROPS in POTS.  Step by step on how to sew, nurture and harvest.  Good quality potting mix, area on balcony or porch that has plenty of sunlight are the requirements.  Plants like zucchinis, tomatoes and beans, with help from a trellis for them to climb on.

Still wanting ideas, view Gardening Australia  RBDIGITAL or head to your local library and borrow copies old and new.