Swan plants are in hot demand this Summer, everyone wants the happiness of watching a caterpillar turning into a beautiful butterfly especially children, there’s something so fascinating about it and not to mention is very educational as well.
From Michael Coulter December is the start of the Summer weather and plants are now well into their rapid growth with many of the Spring-planted crops ready for harvest. Many of the pest and diseases that attack our plants will also begin to appear so we will need to take action to mitigate the damage … Read More
From Michael Coulter Spring weather has at last given us some rain so the top soil now has some good moisture but the sub soil is still dry, this means that we will still have to water our gardens to keep the moisture up where the plants are growing. The warmer temperatures plus humidity from … Read More
From Michael Coulter Spring is well and truly here. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the city is clothed in a kaleidoscope of Spring flowers of all colours and types. We are still in need of rain to get the soil moisture up to a good level for the coming growing season. I … Read More
Winter has started with some changeable weather and frosts but so far there has not been any extremes. Now that the shortest day is past, our thoughts turn to the Winter work around the garden. Pruning fruit trees and roses are the main plants for this time of the season but other shrubs and trees … Read More
June is the start of Winter, the last of the leaves have fallen and lawns and most plants have stopped growing. Much of the work around the garden is about protecting plants from the cold weather, this means moving any pots of tender plants into areas that are protected from the frosts, cold winds and … Read More
Don’t forget about Odering’s annual sale which runs from now until the 10th of April. All plants are 25-50% off.
March late Summer and the start of the early Autumn season is a time of harvest and preparation for Winter crops. Apples and pears are at their very best and nothing can compare with the flavour of tree ripened fruit. There is still plenty of colour in the flower garden, to keep the flowers in … Read More
An attractive plant ideally suited to a patio or protected area, lipstick will flower freely in late Winter, Spring and Summer with best results in well drained soil, and a drier environment in Winter.
So you think you don’t need to fertilise…? Think again. Independent growing trials* were recently carried out on Yates new range of Thrive fertilisers over an eight week period. One plant received just water and the other plant received Thrive Natural Fish and Seaweed. The pictures speak for themselves! Trial Results Fertilisers with nitrogen, phosphorus … Read More