Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Gardeners Set for Spring Plant Fair

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Gardeners Set for Spring Plant Fair

Article excerpt

THANK goodness for that recent spring rain softening and loosening the soil, and helping reduce our bushfire risk.

Fragrance in the air, the occasional trilling of cicadas and these delightfully warmer, longer days herald the beginning of spring and a great gardening season.

Now is the time to get those gardening gloves on and finish that last-minute pruning, fertilise your fruit trees, relocate any trees and shrubs, replace any frost-tender plants with hardy species, condition and prepare your soil with your favourite manures and composts and prepare the spring and summer veggie gardens.

Taking advantage of these perfect growing conditions, trees and shrubs planted over the next two to three months will get a chance to establish healthy root systems before the heat of summer.

If space is limited, balcony gardens with pots and trellis, or espalier fruit trees against a wall can provide an attractive screen, as well as food. Dwarf fruit trees, blueberries and salad vegetables grow well in pots and occupy only a small space in the yard. …

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