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Boost your autumn garden

Boost your autumn gardenit's a great time to give your garden a boost. The trees have already stopped growing till next spring which means the fertiliser and water you apply is used by the rest of the garden as the competition starts to sleep. Apply a generous layer of mulch to help the garden retain moisture and feed with Wonder Organic Pellets to stimulate the cool season shrubs and perennials to grow.

Planting shrubs and perennials now gives them time to establish strong roots before the cold really sets in and they will have a head start in the new spring just a few months away.

The Crane Flower - Strelitzia:

The flowers look like Crane BirdsOne of the best known of our indigenous plants in the world is Strelitzia Regina. It is an evergreen, clump-forming shrub with long stalked, tough, leathery, blue-green leaves. The striking brilliant orange and blue flowers start autumn and continue through the winter on established plants. The rest of the year it is a glorious and very tropical looking foliage plant. They are water wise, semi-hardy and grow best in full sun to slight shade.

New Organic Fertiliser

Organic plant foodThe range of organic fertilisers is getting broader each year as they become more mainstream choices. Organic fertiliser is by its nature slow release as it binds with the soil and plants use as they need. This also means that they do not leach out like chemical fertilisers so it makes them kinder to the environment. Wondersol is a new range of water soluble fertilisers ideally suited to container gardening and also perfect for foliar feeding for the garden.

Oriental Veggies:

Use the leaves the same as you would spinach.Oriental vegetables are easy to grow and quick to crop for the food garden this time of year. Most like to grow autumn and through the winter and they are also very attractive plants that will liven up your kitchen garden. Oriental vegetables like pakchoi, bokchoi and tatsoi provide you with crops of green vegetables all through the winter.  Use the leaves similar to how one would spinach and whether you're into salads or stir-fries, oriental vegetables will really liven up your dishes.

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