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One of the things you can do to help your garden cope in winter is to regularly apply a seaweed-based product as a foliar spray. These products not only help plants in hot weather, but they really help against stress produced by very cold conditions too however don’t forget to treat indoor plants to

Welcome to our 2021 June Garden Notes. We’ve had some nice rain in the last week; however, the subsoil is still dry so keep an eye out for plants that may be drying out. The soil is also getting

Welcome to the May Garden Club notes. Firstly we would like to wish all the Mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. Our best wishes to you all and we hope you have a lovely day with family and friends.

Autumn is probably our favourite time of year in the garden. The really hot days are gone and so are most of the destructive gully winds, leaving us with cool nights followed by mild sunny days. Thus, the perfect time of the year for establishing new plantings in your gardens.

It’s almost impossible to pick the weather at the moment, one day we’re sweltering through 40 plus degrees and the next we’re digging in the wardrobe for a jumper because it’s cold! At least the cooler days are giving our gardens and ourselves a chance to recover before the next burst of hot weather

Here we are in a “new” year, hopefully, one not quite as crazy as the last. There has been a steady increase in people returning to gardening or perhaps starting for the first time due to the influx

It’s now November, the “Cups” been run and won and we’re just about to have the Pageant (sort of anyway) which signals the start of the run into Christmas as well as the approach of summer. This generally means higher temperatures although so far we’ve been lucky and had a fairly mild and dampish sp

Things are really starting to happen in gardens in October, new growth is showing everywhere particularly in our lawns.

October is tomato time; the soil temperature has normally increased enough that we can plant out tomatoes into the ground. At Stratco we pride ourselves on being the “Home of the $1.99 Tomato.” This variety, Mighty Red, is sold as a single plant for this promotion but is also available in punnets at

A bit of sunshine makes all the difference, plants are flowering madly, and new growth is sprouting out everywhere. Do keep in mind that your plants will dry out very quickly now, especially during the windy days; pots and hanging baskets will require careful attention. Keep an eye on your fruit tre

Welcome to August, the month when we start to get everything ready for spring. It has been very cold but a little on the dry side, so keep an eye on your garden for dry spots. You will find that

We have had some good rainfalls across the state, which is lovely, but there have also been some severe frosts in some areas which can certainly put stress on our gardens!