Lismore Garden Club News

Invest a few minutes each day to deadhead your spring annuals. Also pick flowers for the house, this has a similar effect on your flowering annuals in helping them to keep on flowering. Feed and water your flowering perennials and shrubs now such as agapanthus, daylilies, hibiscus, clivia and hydrangea.

Avoid the bare look between spring and summer flowers by sowing seed now of summer flowering annuals like cosmos and try some of the new hybrid cleome. I always find that coleus is a good, colourful infill in the summer flower garden.

This is a good time to sow couple of styrofoam veggie boxes with herbs and salad greens, they seem to thrive if you put them in a morning sun location and feed weekly with half strength Seasol and soluble fertiliser, alternated.

Water pot plants every few days as the weather heats up. Feed with controlled release fertiliser such as osmacote or nutracote.

The Lismore Garden Club meets each month on the second Thursday at 1pm at The Lismore Workers Club. Potential new members very welcome. Info Ray on 6625 1773

The club is holding a morning tea in the beautiful big garden of Dot and Charlie Cox at Booerie Creek Road next Wednesday October 28 at 9.30am. Bring a plate of morning tea eats. Members and visitors welcome. Info 6621 4100.

Finally: 'When your mind goes blank don't forget to turn off the sound'

Happy Gardening Ron Burns


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