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Paddys Bins 2005 Ltd
cnr Wigan and Miro Street, Gore
Ph/Fax 208-9870 | email@example.com
CONTACT US NOW TO GET ONTO THE NEW SERVICE
A fortnightly greenwaste service is now
available through Paddy's Bins.
*Customers may wish to have bins emptied at
four or six weekly intervals.
• Customers will be charged on a per service basis.
• A cost of $25 to purchase a second-hand 240L bin, then $12 per service.
• Customers will be invoiced for 6 or 12 services in advance.
• Only greenwaste will be accepted.
• Wheelie bins will need to be at the street for collection.
• Collection day is Friday, the same week customers put out their red lid bin.
GORE'S 19TH ANNUAL
Sunday 14 October 2012 11am -- 4pm
Gore Gardens Area
Free Entry -- 70+ Stalls -- Plants -- Food -- Music
The perfect vegetable patch
Planting your garden with vegetables gives you a real sense of achievement whilst relieving stress and
involving the whole family.
There are a number of steps you should
follow in order to cultivate successful
Try to buy the correct varieties grown
for planting each month in average
Soil should be dug over properly to
achieve success in the garden - the
addition of well-rotted compost is always
A good complete fertiliser added to your
garden at preparation time is important.
Transplanting your plants correctly will
save you time and money, giving your
plants a head start.
For best results buy plants in cell packs -
each plant in the punnet is in a separate
cell - just pop them out and pop them in -
no root disturbance.
When buying vegetables for planting,
combo packs are a good idea. Specifically
designed to avoid wastage in your garden,
packs contain six individually grown plants
with a selection of nineteen combinations.
Soil preparation is another very important
factor for a successful vegetable garden.
It is better to dig your garden over when it
is moist, not soggy, if the soil is dry then it
is recommended that a sprinkler is used for
at least two to three hours, for a day or two
and then it should be just right for digging.
This is an ideal time to add a complete
fertiliser to your garden bed.
It can be simply sprinkled evenly over the
soil, making sure it is mixed in well while
digging over, two spade depths is ideal.
The average garden is used time and time
again and for this reason plant nourish-
ment must be replaced.
Fertilisers are the easiest way to maintain
fertility, they should however be applied
carefully as too much can burn the plants.
A general or complete fertiliser is all that is
needed for an average garden in order for
it to contain the correct proportions of food
for your plants to ensure continued healthy
Planting is ideally carried out in cooler
weather, if this isnt possible then in the
evening would be best.
It is important to water the plants well
before planting out, lift the
plants carefully out of the
pack separating them from
one another, planting them in
the ground at the same depth
they grew in the pack and gently firm the
soil around the roots.
It is important to have the soil firm
otherwise on a hot day the roots will burn
off resulting in a dead plant, and the wind
will blow them over.
Your garden will require much less water if
the ground has been properly dug over,
thus allowing plant roots to find water at a
One good soaking once a week is far more
effective and beneficial to the plants needs.
An oscillating sprinkler is by far the best; it
covers a wide area giving the ground a
good soaking- without the water pressure
causing the soil to compact.
Collecting food from your own garden to
eat fresh is one of lifes great pleasures and
you will be surprised how much you can
grow, even on a small urban section.
There are few sights so rewarding as a
basket of your own freshly picked home-
All that digging, weeding, watering and
inspecting pays off in summer and autumn
when, if everything goes according to plan,
you can harvest the fruits of your labours.
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