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For every order made from now until the end of October, Awapuni Nurseries will throw in one free bundle of Traditional Value mixed petunias,, containing at least 9 plants.

To see the entire range of seedlings available at Awapuni Nurseries click here and have a browse around our plant shop.

Reduce waste by turning it into compost.

A lot of household waste can be recycled as compost, which not only reduces the amount of rubbish you have to put out every week, but it is also good for the environment.
And it’s easy - all you have to do it find a suitable site for a compost heap or bin and start adding a balance of green materials to add nitrogen and brown materials to add carbon.
Green matter includes fruit and vegetable peelings, eggshells, coffee grounds and tea bags, while brown matter includes shredded paper such as pizza boxes, egg cartons and vacuum cleaner dust.
Outside waste can also be added, such as grass clippings, straw, twigs and small branches.
Avoid using cooked kitchen scraps, meat or dairy products as they can attract pests.

 

OCTOBER 2008

No sun? No problem
If your garden doesn’t get a lot of sun, there’s no need to forego colour, variety and interest. Just choose plants that thrive in the shade. “While many plants need sunlight to flower, there are quite a few that do well in part or full shade,” says Awapuni Nurseries gardening guru, Tod Palenski. He says lots of people have areas in their gardens that are shaded by trees, buildings or fences. “If you’re under-planting an area shaded by trees, be aware that their roots will dictate where you plant.” To ensure year round interest, Tod suggests mixing pretty flowering annuals with plants that have interesting leaves.
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October is a great time to…

Water, weed, feed and spray. As those cold mornings start to disappear and the threat of frost declines, your garden will to do some serious growing.

Now is the time to get your garden ready for summer by planting fruit, vegetables and summer blooms, including our old favourites such as roses and camellias.

If you enjoy having fresh herbs in your garden all year round, avoid the transition phase by putting in new herbs. Planting new herbs now will mean they become established before the old ones go to seed.

If your vegetable garden is looking a little empty, October is a great time to get in some summer vegetables. Carrots, beans, peas, cauliflower, lettuce, and courgettes are all great at this time of year.

If you like tomatoes fresh of the vine, now is the time for planting. Make sure they are in a sheltered, sunny spot that has good drainage.

Spring is also the best time to add to your rose garden. Make sure you give them a good spray to prevent diseases and pests and feed all your roses with rose food.
Don’t forget to give your garden plenty of water so the soil does not dry out as the weather gets warmer.

Check out Awapuni’s Traditional Value and Pop’n’Grow ranges

Henri and Paul Ham, Awapuni Nurseries Ltd
Pioneer Highway PO Box 7075 Palmerston North NEW ZEALAND
Phone: 64 6 354-8828 Fax: 64 6 354-8857
Web: www.awapuni.co.nz

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