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November Garden Guide 2018

"When gardeners garden, its not just the plants that grow, but the gardeners themselves."    ~ Ken Druse ~ Feature Plant: Spinach! Popeye's favourite, spinach the super green! This dark green leafy vege is packed with loads of nutrients important for skin, hair and...

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Out & About visiting Curra Garden Club!

🌿🌷 Lynda & Jordan from the Katek Admin Team, spent last Saturday sharing the goodness of Katek Fertilisers and showing our range of new products to local Curra Garden Club. Was a great afternoon spent sharing knowledge and gardening tips and tricks!...

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October Garden Guide 2018

Feature Plant: Waterlily! Are you looking for that little splash of colour in your dam or feature pond? Then a water lily is for you! Most hardy varieties of this water dwelling plant flower between October and March and come in a rainbow of colours including white,...

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How to Grow Beautiful Roses

A garden filled with deliciously fragrant rose blooms, a pot overflowing with colour or a vase of stunning roses adorning the kitchen bench can't help but put a smile on your face!  Roses are one of the most rewarding flowers to grow.  If you want to know how to grow...

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September Garden Guide 2018

Feature Plant: Eggplant! Eggplant! Related to potatoes and tomatoes, the fruit is known as a vegetable, but it is actually a berry fruit by botanical definition! Eggplants are very frost tender and love the sunshine so be sure to plant these in an area that receives...

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The Best Lawn Fertilizer + When & How to Fertilise your Lawn

A lush green lawn can be the envy of the street.  A simple maintenance routine can ensure your lawn looks amazing all year long!   When Establishing a New Lawn A good foundation is essential to successful establishment of new turf.  Getting the soil right before...

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August Garden Guide 2018

The plant of immortality! Did you know that aloe vera was use by Ancient Chinese and Egyptians for a variety of illnesses, external and internal! This plant is so versatile in growing environment and use!

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How to Grow Healthy Citrus Trees

Fruit trees are a great investment, the gift that keeps giving! A simple maintenance routine will keep them producing glorious fruit, year after year! Where to Plant Choosing a position with at least five hours a day of sunshine is the key to productive fruiting.  A...

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The Qld Garden Expo in Nambour!

Katek has had another great few days at the Queensland Garden Expo in Nambour. We had our Display Stand showcasing our full range of small products and liquids on site and had loads of fun chatting to all our loyal customers about our products and hearing about their...

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July Garden Guide 2018

Winter is the ideal time to give your roses some attention. Tackle the task of pruning your rose bushes this June or July! Prune them back to 1/3 of the original plant to allow more exposure to sunlight, encourage new growth and reduce disease!

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Neil Hansen, Gympie, South East Queensland

'PLANTS JUST WENT WILD WITH GROWTH' Neil was chasing something to quickly establish his new front garden, to hide the house tanks and shed on his property. So he asked around for a reputable organic fertiliser and decided on using Katek Fertilizer products. Here's...

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June Garden Guide 2018

Feature Vegetable: Cauliflower! Plant some delicious cauliflowers this winter! Quite easy to grow - these hearty veges will benefit from a good dose of Katek Super Growth All-Purpose Liquid Fertilizer every 3-4 weeks! These cool winter weather loving vegetables, love...

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Katek at the Mackay Expo

Recently on Andrew's travels he made a quick stop in sunny Mackay, Qld. It also happened to be the  Mackay Expo at that time, the 19th & 20th of May, which he decided would be worth a look. He spoke to a lot of great customers and came across Gavin & Kaihla...

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Successful weekend at the Gympie Garden Expo

Once again, our Katek fertiliser range was on display at the Gympie Garden Expo. This year we teamed up with Jacinta at Natives R Us - Traveston and had our full display stand set up at her site. With a spotlight on our two newest products - SuperCal clay breaker...

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Alex Weeks, Durack, QLD

Little Plants Need Feeding Too
It`s easy to forget that small plants growing in small pots are even more reliant on fertiliser than their larger cousins.

Just ask Alex from Durack in Brisbane.

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May Garden Guide 2018

Feature Plant: Lavender! Representing purity, serenity and calmness - Lavender flowers and oils have long been used for thier antiseptic, fragrance and sleep aid abilities! This drought tolerant, beautiful shrub is a staple for any home garden! There are many...

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