Subject: May Gardening - Win 1 of 2 Autumn Prize Packs
From: "Yates Garden Club"
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 08:00:53 +1000
 

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May Gardening

Dear John,

May is autumn’s ‘last hurrah’ in the garden. It’s the month to get outdoors and make the most of the remaining mellow days before winter really sets in. Read more

Companion planting involves grouping garden plants together so that they help each other to grow better. Learn some great combinations here.

Stuck for ideas for Mother’s Day? Here are some horticulturally-related suggestions for garden-minded Mums.

Autumn’s the season when pests can become troublesome in our homes and gardens. Learn how to control these autumn invaders.

This month we are giving garden club members the chance to WIN 1 of 2 Autumn prize packs consisting of a 'WinterGardenz' FlexiGrow 900mm Tunnel kitsets and three seed varieties (RRP $207.50). Enter here.

Judy

Judy's Garden Calendar

Week 1: May Gardening

Flowers to sow in May – English daisy
English daisy (Bellis perennis) grows so readily that its semi-wild form can sometimes be a bit of a weed in cool climate lawns.

Vegies to sow in May – Baby spinach
Baby spinach leaves add a special touch to mixed salads but, because they go limp if kept for too long in the fridge, it’s a good idea to grow your own and harvest the leaves just as they’re needed.

 

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Week 2: Gifts for garden-loving mothers

Stuck for ideas for Mother’s Day? Here are some horticulturally-related suggestions for garden-minded Mums.

A starter herb basket, a hand-decorated pot, or a hyacinth vase are all great ideas and are easy to prepare!

 

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Week 3: Companion planting

Most gardeners have heard of the benefits of companion planting, but many are confused about just what companion planting means and how its principles can be applied in the garden.

Companion planting involves grouping garden plants together so that they help each other to grow better. They can do this in many different ways, such as...

 

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Week 4: The autumn invaders

Gardeners are usually concerned about the pests that attack their plants, but autumn’s the season when other pests can also become troublesome in our homes and gardens.

Rats and Mice, Fleas and Wasps can all pose problems at this time of year. Controling these pests can be relatively easy...

 

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Tips on Fertilising

Sometimes it would seem that the gardener’s life is complicated by a cacophony of advice. In regards to fertilisers, there are a few simple don’ts which are well worth bearing in mind...

 

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In cool climates move cold sensitive container plants into a more sheltered position.

WIN an autumn prize pack

WIN an autumn prize pack

Win 1 of 2 autumn prize packs  valued at $207.50 each. Perfect for a Mothers Day gift!
Enter here >>

Tell your friends about Yates & get FREE seeds!

Tell your friends about Yates &  get FREE seeds!

We are rewarding all members who introduce 2 friends to the Yates Garden Club!
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Video Feature

Video Feature

Lawn maintenance
Lawns that stay damp for long periods are often invaded by moss.
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Control both pests & diseases

Control both pests & diseases

Yates Guardall is a a combined insecticide, miticide and fungicide perfect for vegies.
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Pests: Snail & Slugs

Pests: Snail & Slugs

Cause holes in leaves of plants and seedlings chewed off at the base. Silvery trails can also be noticed.
Solution >>

Vegie Garden

Vegie Garden

Baby Spinach - With their pleasant nutty flavour, will be ready for picking in a matter of weeks.
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Flower Bed

Flower Bed

English daisy - Foliage becomes studded with fluffy daisies in charming shades of pink, rose and white.
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Winter Gardenz

Winter Gardenz

A local greenhouse & accessories company that manufatures quality products.
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