Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring what a great time

Hi there fellow gardeners like most of you i guess iv"e been busy in the garden . And with building websites my blog has suffered .But never mind its about enjoying what we do .

So to today's writing is about a joy that spring offers warm days ,plenty of sunshine and from what i see on google + a lot of photographers and people into their gardens are taking snaps of birds,who always seem to herald spring along with the jonquils and flowering bulbs.

I have never been to the States but it seems a lot of Flowering Prunus species are abundant from comments on G+ are anything to go by.We here in Thailand have a spring of sorts as all birds are busy rearing babies and the local chicken population has exploded even in my own yard .

The next door neighbours chook brought her seven chicks over, safer than her place she reckoned so i feed them make sure they got water,the neighbour did let me know though they were his. Got to love the Thais if it was the other way round i,d never see them again.

Well in the garden lets do some work ,trim up all those shrubs as the growth will really explode now ,flowering ones after they finished flowering. Lawns will need some attention a couple of handfuls of sulphate ammonia every six weeks will have them looking good.

Fertilise the shrubs as well ,roses give them some attention a good compost with some old manures will be beneficial there. And when watering remember to do it deep and every two or even better three that way can get plants prepared for summer.

Annuals need to be kept growing quickly for best results and when transplanting nip the tops out with your fingers promotes better growth and liquid teas are good for them. Using a fish emulsion or sea weed type of product best here for some spring specials . Amazon have some very good spring promotions on at the moment in all departments so have included the above link.

The all important veggie garden needs feeding as well .and plant out all your beets,broad beans love em ,cauliflower all your cabbages ,peas etc you might like to try some Chinese kale and some Asian vegetables as well , plant seed of tomatoes under cover ready for planting out when it gets a bit warmer .
Whatever it is you like as vegetables now is a good time to sow seed. If you have seen this blog before you will know i like growing food.

Those who have fruit trees fertilise them too and i know a lot of people grow citrus trees so give them a dose of magnesium for a good boost not a lot though a matchbox full around the drip line of the tree is sufficient. As citrus are heavy feeders better to give all fertiliser to them in small doses and regularly.

Whilst on fruit trees a little pruning can be beneficial especially if one was a bit hard on the tree in your winter prune as the tree would respond by putting on lots of new growth so a little tip pruning is very beneficial.

Try and condition your plants this spring regarding watering and by summer they will survive on that three day regime and save you some money from utilities bills or if they have in the States like have in Australia  water restrictions at least plants will cope.

We all need to save water where we can as it a very limited resource and getting more so each day and expensive . So start planning now and be ahead this summer.

Lastly for those of you whom like reading i have found a nice ebook on landscaping with some good designs and great tips on that subject and organic gardening ,and other subjects in it .From what i have read so far seems a good buy so Click Here! to grab yours.

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