2017 Gar­den­ing Cal­en­dar

Gar­den­ers live by sea­sons

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - 2017 GARDENING CALENDAR -

In sum­mer, we fret about drought predictions, try to beat the birds to the sweet­est straw­ber­ries and take bets on when our first heir­loom toma­toes will ripen. In au­tumn, we stock our pantries with home­made preserves and marvel at the py­rotech­nic strip­tease per­formed by de­cid­u­ous trees be­fore we rake their fallen leaves into piles to feed our com­post heaps. Come win­ter, we worry about Jack Frost’s dam­ag­ing noc­tur­nal dal­liances and won­der whether our gum­boots will spring a leak in all the mud, but then spring ar­rives and it’s all for­got­ten as we get stuck in: sow­ing, plant­ing, weed­ing, feed­ing – and cel­e­brat­ing the sense of re­newal and op­ti­mism that goes hand in hand with the new grow­ing sea­son. May this cal­en­dar bring you lots of plea­sure – plus some of my best hints and tips – as you toil in the soil through­out the com­ing months. Happy gar­den­ing! PS: For more gar­den­ing know-how, fol­low me on www.face­book.com/Lyn­daHal­li­nanGar­den­ing

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