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Seasonal Tips

Millthorpe Garden Nursery Tips

Spring Forward

Buds, blossoms and blooms!

Spring is here and the days are getting longer. Growth in plants, trees, flowers and shrubs start as the prospects of frosts and snow decline (although still possible). 
You can plant the following , most of which we have in stock or can order for you:

  • Roses - we have lots of them! 
  • Camelias
  • Pieris
  • Australian native shrubs and trees
  • Pines
  • Buxus
  • Eleagnus
  • Photinia
  • Heuchera
  • Fruit trees
  • Ornamental trees
  • Rhododenrons
  • Potted colour - annuals
  • Daphne
  • Lavendar ..........and many more!

    Millthorpe Gardening Nursery Gardening Tips

    Spring garden tips

    • When planting roses, you need to provide at least 6 hours of sunlight and ensure they are well fed. Pruning from mid July to late August (especially in very cold climates) is advised. Spray with Lime sulphur to ward off black spot.  
    • Planting citrus trees to provide lemons, oranges and mandarins is something that every gardener wants to do or has done! These trees need care and attention in the home garden and need a well protected, north easterly (if possible) location. They can be grown in pots or in the ground in well drained soil. Remember they are surface feeders.
    • Mulch in spring and summer after weeding. It will protect your new plants now and throughout the hotter months.
    • Look around your surrounding suburbs and towns when planning a new garden. Identify what grows well and bring your list to the Nurseryman to provide advice and source those plants.

    • In cold climates, pruning can still bring your garden to life. Consider shape and size before you cut.

    • Plant a variety of lettuce every 4 – 6 weeks and only pick the leaves for a textured and colourful lettuce salad. You can have your own supply rather than buying a mix in bags from the supermarket.

    • Start your flower and veggie seeds in trays where they can receive sun for most of the day but still be protected at night.

    • When planning your plantings, try to think a few months ahead so you are ready for each new season.  If you buy on impulse (that's fun!)  then make sure you have a spot for it to go and read the labels before purchasing.  Many a gardener has made the mistake of planting in the wrong aspect, poor soil or not knowing about frost tolerance.
    • Check out our Blog or Gardening News on the Home page to stay up to date!

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