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If you’re a keen gardener then you’ll know that there are still plenty of jobs to be done even in the colder, wetter months of the year. General garden maintenance including the dreaded leaf sweeping are all really important and there are still lots of bulbs, shrubs and vegetables that can be planted at this time of year.


A little effort now to reap the rewards in spring

spring bulbs

Have you started planting out your spring bulbs? Put in the effort now and when the spring arrives you’ll reap the rewards. Have you heard of a bulb lasagne? Simply plant some tulip, crocus and hyacinth bulbs in a large container, with the smallest and first to flower at the top and when spring comes you’ll have a delightful display of vibrant colours. Make sure you add plenty of nutrients to your baskets and containers.


Why not try our multi-purpose plant feed - Super-Grow. It is rich in potassium which helps strengthen plants' abilities to resist disease and plays an important role in increasing crop yields and overall quality. It is a convenient product to use on all fruits, vegetables, trees, flowers and shrubs. It can also be used on houseplants.


Now is the perfect time to plant fruit trees and bushes …

rhubarb

Winter is the perfect time to grow many fruits such as apples, pears and rhubarb as these are dormant when planted, but then have the full season to grow as soon as temperatures begin to rise in spring. Fruit bushes such as blueberries and gooseberries do well in containers and cherry trees and strawberry plants can thrive in patio tubs.


Once you have planted your fruit, ideally you should cover the surrounding soil to hold in moisture, feed next year’s growth and insulate roots from any harsh winter frosts. Continue to protect against slugs too as these are active all year round. Did you know you can use pellets rather than cardboard to insulate the soil? Why not try Terra Slug which are pellets made of natural biodegradable protein fibre which release nitrogen, potassium, sulphur and other trace elements essential for plant growth. The abrasive fibres of the wool pellets also deter slugs. When spread over the surface of the soil or pot, the pellets form a natural mulch which keeps the surface dry whilst retaining the moisture beneath. The pellets also prevent weeds from growing so this is an easy to use multi-purpose product. It is suitable for all fruits, flowers, and vegetables and perfect for tubs and baskets.


Click here to find out more about Super Grow and Terra Slug and to purchase some today. Give it a try, we think you’ll love it!

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