Gardening by Month
August is the beginning of the new spring season. This is reflected in the garden with plants starting to burst forth in new growth and an abundance of blooms.This is the magic of nature at work starting a whole new growth cycle. Work in the garden is vital right now in order to maximise the growth potential of spring. Fertilising the whole garden starts now. Lawns need treating and feeding. Composting and mulching is important.
Plants are looking stunning in the nursery, tempting gardeners into more impulsive buying.
On the second Tuesday of every month, Gerald Schofield hosts informative, interesting garden talks covering a wide variety of subjects. August’s Garden Talk will cover attracting birds, insects and other forms of wildlife into the garden. Join us at Blackwood’s Home of Gardening on Tuesday, 16th of August at 9:00am for 9:30am. There’s always question and answer time at the end, as well as a chance to win one of several lucky draw prizes! Entrance fee is R20-00, which is donated to Msunduzi Hospice.