By Tony Murrell
Take the bull by the horns and remove that tree or shrub that is either in the wrong spot or simply does not work. Realise that large specimen trees may require some consent or council intervention so check if you are unsure.
Take pleasure in hand pulling broad leaf weeds for the your lawn. I gently levered the lawn this week with a fork which coaxed the dandelions loose and the satisfaction of a bucket full of these swine’s made me feel mighty fine indeed.
Plant of the week:
Buxus Green Gem
A more lime green looking plant with smarty shaped leaves. The plant always looks fresh and tolerates shade, sun, wet dry you name it. Faster growing than the Buxus sempervirons too. I planted 8 green gem balls along a path yesterday, they look so good and were not at all expensive to buy. Don’t trim the foliage on Buxus yet either, I’ll let you know when. Do remove diseased parts of the plant and drench in a fish emulsion and seaweed mixture. Diluted of course.
Thing of the Week:
Fodda Soil Enhancer
On sale $11.96 (until 30th Sept 2012)
Garden design tip of the week:
Stop gardening on your own. Learn from a master or work with mates and take turns in helping each other. Over the course of a day with a mate helping me in the garden I achieved more than I would over a month! I will be returning the favour in a few weeks time. A beer at the end of the day is compulsory.
Cheers and happy gardening Your garden guru