GAR­DEN TASKS

Bay News - - GARDENING - Ginny Clark

Up­date pest con­trol

Up­date your pest con­trol arse­nal. Makesure you have nets for straw­ber­ries and fruit trees, and a spray to con­trol blight on toma­toes, pota­toes, egg­plants and pep­pers.

Sort gar­den rub­bish

Di­vide your gar­den rub­bish into small, man­age­able piles for burn­ing. You won’t have to spend all day su­per­vis­ing a fire and your neigh­bours won’t suf­fer as­much ei­ther.

Fer­tilise veges

As veg­etable plants start tomake rapid growth, ap­ply a dress­ing of sol­u­ble fer­tiliser.

Fuch­sias are back

Keep up with flower fash­ions— fuch­sias are back in style. They’re in the gar­den cen­tres­nowand ir­re­sistible. Plant in semi-shade. Ki­wis love en­ter­tain­ing out­doors.

Many new homes these days have lovely “Log­gias” or cov­ered out­door liv­ing spa­ces as an ex­ten­sion of the house.

We can add per­go­las, court­yards, decks and pa­tio ar­eas off ex­ist­ing liv­ing rooms to give the im­pres­sion of ad­di­tional liv­ing ar­eas and dress these up

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