Tims Gardening Column


  • It's Time To Spray Lime Sulphur - Aug 1, 2008

    Our Nectarine trees are starting to flower in the nursery, so it looks like we are going to have an early Spring. The leaf buds are starting to swell too, so now is the right time to spray your fruit trees with Lime Sulphur. This fungicide will prevent Leaf Curl from appearing on the leaves of Peach and Nectarine trees but you must use it bef...

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  • Bindii Ballet Back For One More Season - Jul 15, 2008

    It's time once more to treat your lawn to control clover and bindii. This is one of those jobs that you just can't put off or you will be doing the bindii ballet all summer long. I still believe that 'Chemspray Bindi' is the best product to use on all lawns including soft leaf Buffalo. Before applying this chemical read the instructio...

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  • Time To Plant Fruit Trees - Jul 3, 2008

    This month garden centres will be taking delivery of there new season deciduous fruit trees. Sales of fruit trees have increased by 25% in the last 5 years because people have realised that healthy food means a healthy body. Backyards might be getting smaller but plant breeders have responded by breeding smaller growing fruit trees th...

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  • Make your panties smell fresh! - Jun 10, 2008

    Before you put your washing in the clothes dryer think how much energy you can save if you hang it outside instead. You will  save money because dryers use an enormous amount of energy. You will also help save the environment and your clothes will smell fresher and last longer too. Wet clothes absorb the fragrances in your garden so if you pl...

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  • Grow Broccoli and catch fish - May 21, 2008

    A recent scientific report has found you will live longer if you eat Broccoli regularly. Adults don't mind eating Broccoli but kids would rather stick pins in their eyes than eat the stuff. I have had no trouble getting my boys to eat Broccoli because we pick it fresh from the garden so it tastes much nicer than the stale stuff you bu...

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