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Pump up the colour with Petunias

For a quick shot of colour in your garden you can't go past petunias. Pink, red, blue and more - you can even get duo colour petunias. Not sure how to choose? Try a mixed bundle and wait for the surprise when they start to flower.

All you need to plant petunias is a sunny, free-draining spot in your garden. Running tight on space? Try growing these pretty plants in pots.

You can grab your Awapuni Nurseries petunia seedlings from your local supermarket, Bunnings or the Warehouse. Alternatively, head to our online store and have them delivered direct to your door. At the time of writing this article we had over 20 different types of petunia available for purchase online! And remember, if you order seven or more items (not including established plants) to a non-rural address delivery is free. Or pay just $4 to deliver to a rural property.

Planting is a simple. Simply dig a little hole and plant. It's a good idea to space each seedling around 20cm apart to allow them room to grow.

You do have to watch out for snails. And, if you've planted them in a sheltered spot, like under the eve of a house, keep an eye out for aphids too. You can be pretty sure you've got aphids if they stop flowering earlier than you would expect.

Petunias have a bit of a reputation for catching diseases. One way to prevent the spread of any diseases is avoid overhead watering. But if you really want to give your petunias a fighting chance - buy Awapuni Nurseries petunia seedlings. We use high quality seeds with increased disease resistance to produce our seedlings. This means your Awapuni petunias are way more likely to grow and flourish successfully.

In about six to eight weeks your garden should have its injection of colour.

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