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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday September 17 2015
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, September 17, 2015 — 19 Cnr Pigeon Mountain & Pakuranga Roads, Pakuranga. Ph: 09 534 6847. Open 7 days from 8.30am. Offers available until Sunday 27th September, while stocks last. www.palmers.co.nz 0800 PALMERS 11064 Tui Vegetable Mix 40L $15.99 each 2 for $22 Petunia Sun Spun Orange 1.3L $12.99 each 2 for $20 Outdoor Pots Clearance Premium Flower and Vegetable Punnets 3 for $10 $3.49 each Save $5 9 8 NEW HOT BUY it's Growing it's Growing Growing Time to get Save $998 Growing Meyer Lemon Large Grade Usually $36.99 NOW $26.99 UP TO 50% OFF Cnr Pigeon Mountain & Pakuranga Roads, Pakuranga. Save $10 with NZ Gardener editor, Jo McCarroll 5.30pm, Thursday 1st October Free to attend but bookings essential Get your garden Get your garden Spring ready Upload a picture of your garden (vegetable, fruit or flower garden) on our Facebook page and earn the chance to WIN A $100 GIFT CARD! Spring into the garden – with Palmers Pakuranga Spring has arrived! It’s a won- derful season when every keen gardener gets to see the fruits of their labours start to bloom. As the soil warms up and there is more daylight, spring bulbs and plants begin to flower and sprout their fresh new spring growth. Its nature’s planting time so it’s the perfect opportunity to get stuck in and plant all your favourite spring/summer flow- ers and get your vegetable gar- den underway. September is also Bee Aware Month, the National Bee- keepers Association’s (NBA) national awareness month, aimed at highlighting the importance of the honey bee in New Zealand. Palmers are proud support- ers of the NBA and there are so many things gardeners can do to ensure a happy bee popula- tion in the garden this spring. For more information about Bee Month visit our website, palmers.co.nz. For instant spring colour and a cheery entrance to your home, plant up your outdoor areas with colourful hang- ing baskets and terracotta pots with spring annuals such as primula, polyanthus and lobelia. Sow your favourite sum- mer flower seeds including alyssum, begonia, Californian poppy, celosia, cosmos, dahlia, gazania, gerbera, impatiens, petunia, snap dragon, corn- flower and wallflower. For best results use some Tui Seed Raising mix to give them a good head start. To get the best out of your emerging spring flowers be sure to liquid feed them with Thrive All Purpose Soluble Plant Food and keep removing any dying flowers for optimal growth. Plant new perennials such as bee-friendly lavender, sal- via, canna lilies, fuchsia and geraniums, but take care with tender plants if you live in a cooler area and wait until the danger of frosts is over. Keep sowing your favourite vege seedling right through- out spring, if you plant every couple of weeks you’ll ensure a continuous summer harvest. Start by digging in plenty of compost first, as well as a scat- tering of sheep pellets. Carrots, beetroot, silverbeet and peas can be sown directly into your garden, whilst lettuces, leeks, cabbage, tomato, capsicum, courgette, cucumber and eggplant are best popped into trays of Tui Seed Raising Mix ready for transplanting later. If you live in warmer areas then early tomato, capsicum, courgette, cucumber, pump- kin and celery can be planted directly into your garden, but always use a protective cloche in cooler areas. It might seem a long way off yet, but nothing beats fresh new potatoes on the table at Christmas Day, so planting an early crop of seed potatoes now will keep you in the good books down the track! Your indoor plants will now start requiring more watering as the weather warms up, and it’s a good opportunity to re-pot and feed with a slow release fertiliser. For the rest of your property, now is the perfect time to sow new lawns. Palmers have a great range of lawn seed from hardwearing for playground areas to easy care options, as well as prod- ucts to help keep your lawns looking their best. Top dress existing lawns with Scotts Lawn Builder and Tui Lawn seed and water in well, and make sure to spray for Onehunga weed and broad- leaf weeds with a turf or prickle weed killer and be prickle free this summer. Palmers Pakuranga Corner Pigeon Mountain & Pakuranga Roads, Pakuranga Phone 534 6847 Bee on lavender. Photo supplied T&Cs: Visit the Times Online Facebook page www.facebook.com/TimesOnlineNZ. Go to the PHOTOS section. Click on the ALBUM tab and look for the, I ‘LIKE’ your garden, album. Open this album and click on the daffodil image. In the comments box (to the right of the image) describe what makes you so proud of your garden. Don’t forget to upload the photo of your garden by clicking on the camera icon in the same comment box. The person who receives the most ‘LIKES’ by October 15, 2015 will win the $100 gift certificiate valid at Palmers Pakuranga. The name of the winner will be posted on the TIMES ONLINE Facebook page on October 16, 2015. Participants must be 18 years old or more. Employees of Times Newspapers, and Palmers, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.
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