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Sit back and tuck in

As plants thrive it’s time to en­joy the fruits of your labour

- Gardening · Healthy Living · Hobbies

Novem­ber has got to be one of the most en­joy­able months for gar­den­ers with pro­lific growth ev­ery­where, lash­ings of colour and scents and plenty of tasks to keep busy!

Straw­ber­ries

Straw­berry plants should be pro­duc­ing masses of ripe berries in­novem­ber and plants re­quire min­i­mal care so­more­time for eat­ing them! Cover straw­berry beds with bed net­ting nowas­some­how­birds al­waysseem to find straw­berry patches!

Roses

An­other re­ward­ing mon­th­for rose grow­ers in the­home­gar­den. Many va­ri­eties are at their best in Novem­ber! Con­tinue dead-head­ing fin­ished flow­ers and ap­ply rose fer­tiliser ev­ery 4-6 weeks un­til mid-de­cem­ber. Spread com­post around roses to en­cour­age healthy root growth.

Hedges

Novem­beris the per­fect time for the first­newsea­son’s trim of hedges. A‘lit­tle and of­ten’ tech­nique is rec­om­mend­ed­for main­tain­ing adense, bushy hedge. This is es­pe­cially im­por­tant with newly planted hedges. Water deeply and fer­tilise reg­u­larly to en­cour­age vig­or­ous growth.

Fruit Trees

All fruit trees are in full growth­mod­ein Novem­berso con­tinue to ap­ply side dress­ings of fruit tree fer­tiliser to all trees, es­pe­cially newly planted spec­i­mens. Ir­ri­gate deeply, mulch to re­duce water loss and sup­press weeds. As mulch breaks­downit will even­tu­ally im­prove the soil around the fruit trees as well.

For­more gar­den­ing ad­vice or in­for­ma­tion on­the wide range of Dal­tons prod­ucts vis­itwww. dal­tons.co.nz.

Or­na­men­tal Treesand Shrubs

Prune young trees to en­cour­age the de­vel­op­ment of a strong frame­work that will later sup­port ma­ture growth. Fer­tilise all plants reg­u­larly with gen­eral gar­den fer­tiliser. Mulch to pre­vent water loss over the­hot sum­mer­months and help keep weeds at bay. For­more­gar­den­ing ad­vice or in­for­ma­tion on the wide range of Dal­tons prod­ucts visit www.dal­tons.co.nz.

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