summer

Plan, prune, plant, pick, water, weed, wonder, spray, sow, soak, collect, compost, control, mulch, mark, mull, heap, haul, harvest … but, above all, enjoy.

A gardener’s work is never done, and that’s the beauty of it;
that’s its eternal delight.

Summer Tips

December, January, and February

We all look forward to pohutukawa bursting with red blooms and the promise of long, hot days to enjoy our gardens.

December

  • Pests and diseases need to be controlled
  • If the weather is dry, keep the hose close at hand

January

  • Mulch can be a great friend in a dry January
  • Watering is a must
  • Enjoy all the life that is bursting out across the garden.

February

  • Typically the hottest month of the year
  • Pests are busiest now
  • Watering is a must