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An awesome display...
• Exciting New Podophyllum Kaleidoscope - Great
foliage and red flowers for a special shady position
• Clematis Alpina selection -- an easy to grow small
climber with pink to blue flowers
• Himalayan Poppies -- Meconopsis available in deep
blue, white and pink
• Great range of fruits including large lemons with fruit
• Veges & bedding plants grown here for
southern conditions - 3 large grade punnets for $10.00
• Rhododendrons in flower now with scented Princess
• Tomatoes - available now
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Strawberries can be grown in a wide
range of soils, from light sand to
heavy clay. However, waterlog-
ging will cause the fruits to
become diseased and the plant
to rot. They prefer to be planted
in full sun, out of the wind.
How to plant
Prepare the soil by digging over,
removing any perennial weeds
and adding manure.
Place the strawberry plants every
35cm (13 in) in rows that are 75cm
(30 in) apart.
Plant with the crown at soil level
and water well.
Place a net over the plants to
prevent birds from eating the
Pick any ripe strawberries so they
don t rot on the plant. Check the
plants every other day during the
Regularly hoe between the rows
and individual plants.
Place straw in the rows and under
the fruit trusses to suppress
weeds and prevent the fruit lying
on the ground. Barley straw is the
best option, as it s softer and more
pliable. If you can t get straw, use
Give your garden a spruce up
Whether it s new plants or a
general tidy up, these awaited
long spring evenings are perfect
for whiling away the hours with a fork,
hoe or rake in hand.
These days with life becoming busier and
busier, gardens can easily be forgotten in
the rush and it s a shame as they add an
extra touch of elegance to your home.
Low maintenance gardens seem to be
more popular within today s lifestyle,
with boxed gardens for easy weeding and
bark chips or stones with weed mat to
help reduce gardening time.
Grasses are also popular as they require
little care, however nothing is more
beautiful than flowers in full bloom
during the spring and summer months.
Annuals are also a nice touch. Planted
yearly to enhance the colour of your
garden, these are relatively easy care
and just require an occasional watering.
Flowering cherry trees and magnolia s
are another picturesque addition to your
garden and are likely to become an
integral part of it for many years to
Spending time in the garden can be quite
relaxing and the results always give you
a certain amount of satisfaction.
The transformation from a couple of
hours weeding and/or planting can often
be quite amazing.
Gardening does not necessarily need to
be expensive either as most garden
centres have sales from time-to-time,
where you can sometimes purchase
plants for under half price.
However, it is important that you check
that they are hardy and will suit the area
of your garden you are planning to plant
Some plants like plenty of sunlight,
whereas others prefer shelter. It s all
dependent on their individual needs.
Tools and gardening gloves are another
necessity, particularly for those who
aren t keen on getting their hands dirty.
A reasonable set of gloves can be bought
from The Warehouse for under $5 and a
small hoe, fork and spade for about the
Larger tools for more expansive gardens
cost a little more, it is all really dependent
on your needs.
So get yourself some equipment and a
pair of gloves and spend some quality
time in the garden.
You will be glad you did.
Creativity: Izzy Law, 7, enjoys being creative and
makes a litterbug from recycled materials at
Mossburn Youth Junior Tribe activities night.
Photo: JENNY CAMPBELL
It's a tribal
October 8 to 10, 10am till 2.30pm
Primary school pupils, pre-schoolers with a
caregiver, cost $5
Mossburn Presbyterian Church hall
Trash or Treasure
garage sale and car boot
Saturday, October 13
energy is high as
young people in
for their fundrais-
ing efforts at a
Trash or Treasure
raising money so
we can reduce the
price of the tick-
ets to go to Mos-
giel for Samstock, a Christian music festival at
the end of November, as well as for general
funds to support our weekly Friday activities,''
MY Tribe event organiser Jess Armstrong-
''We are camping in tents over the weekend
which will be fun.''
Trash or Treasure garage sale and car boot sale
is open to anyone to donate goods or sell on
commission with car boots costing $5 to park in
the Mossburn Presbyterian Church grounds or
$5 for a stall space in the Church hall. Other
fun will centre around busking and musical
entertainment along with a barbecue, baking
and food for sale.
As well as this excitement, another holiday
programme is planned for three days next
week, Monday, October 8, to Wednesday,
October 10, on the theme of Superstar following
on from two successful events over the past
From 10 am to 2.30pm, at a cost of just $5 a day,
primary school students are welcome, along
with pre-schoolers who are accompanied by a
caregiver. MYTribe members will offer their
skills as junior leaders to help organisers Janet
and Russell Cloake, at the Mossburn
Presbyterian Church hall.
Young people in Mossburn are enjoying being
part of the regular Friday evening youth
groups. More than 30 attend the two groups --
Mossburn Youth Junior Tribe for 7 to 10-year-
olds followed by MYTribe for 10 to 17-year-olds.
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