Sea­sonal tasks

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

Feed and mulch roses and give them a deep weekly soak. Healthy roses are less sus­cep­ti­ble to pests and dis­eases. • Keep on top of weeds. Re­mem­ber the old adage: one year seed­ing equals seven years weed­ing! • Don’t overdo it when ap­ply­ing fer­tiliser to trees and hedges. Ex­cess sappy new growth at­tracts aphids and pro­duces leaf growth at the ex­pense of fruit.

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