Tims Gardening Column


  • 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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  • New Rose Is A Winner - Apr 23, 2008

    Flower Carpet Roses have been a huge success since they were introduced more than 15 years ago. They were advertised as the first ever disease resistant ground cover rose. They have lived up to this but in truth they are sprawling small shrubs rather than ground covers. Growing to 80 cms high by 1.2m's wide they don't get that horrible Black ...

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