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6 Toronto Street, Gore (Near Transfer Station)
Phone: 03 973 1691| Courtesy trailer available
KITSET PLANTER BOXES
2.4 x 1.2 x 0.4 metres
Blue Gum $160
Garden Mix $26
Claw Bark $21
Price are per scoop unless stated
Bark Chips from $29
Sleepers $10 per m
Firewood from $55m3
(Self assembly, all fttings supplied)
Non treated, naturally durable. Other sizes available, can cut to order.
1.8 x 1.8 x 0.25 metres
Blue Gum $75
Ideal as sand pit or
smaller planter box
* Light and Simple Construction
* Available in six different lengths
* Your choice of additional doors & vents
* Available in Kitset or Installed
* Five year warranty against ultra violet
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Creating your own 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
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
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
nourishment 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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