Feature Plant:

Protea!

These South African beauties are used to the
harsh summer sun!

A definite highlight for any garden, Proteas put on a magnificent show of bright, goblet shaped blooms from late winter to spring.
You can grow them in an exposed, full sun position in free-draining soil, however being heat & cold tolerant they won’t grow in places with high humidity, so are not a good one for the tropics!

They are closely related to Leucospermum, Serruria, Leucadendron which also have varieties that can be grown all around Australia.

A key tip for growing a well shaped Protea shrub is to only cut stems with flowers on, as the rest become flowers for the next season.
Once established, Proteas require very little water & will benefit from a small amount of Super Growth Pellets come spring & summer. Avoid disrupting their root system by mulching around the base.

Feature Product:

Super Rock Soil Conditioner!

ROCK MINERAL SOIL CONDITIONER
+ Compost + Guano & Rock Phosphate!

Our newbie Super Rock is the perfect way to
nourish & re-balance your soil!
Super Rock will replace soil minerals and
maximise plant nutrition!
It is a great source of food for microbes!

Available in 3kg Buckets!

Just a little Garden Inspiration to start the new year!

Whether you are feeling a little stuck for inspiration or you have more gardening projects than you can handle, here are some garden ideas to sink your teeth into in 2019.

What to Plant:

Flowers:

Cool Climate/Temperate:

Ageratum Alyssum Cleome Cyclamen Iceland Poppy Linaria Malope Marigold Pansy Schizanthus Stock Verbena Viola Vinca Wallflower

Subtropical:

Ageratum Aster Balsam Celosia Gomphrena Impatiens Marigold Salvia Sunflower Torenia Vinca Zinnia

Tropical:

Balsam Celosia Coxscomb Coleus Gomphrena Impatiens Marigold Petunia Salvia Sunflower Torenia Vinca

Vegetables & Herbs:

Cool Climate/Temperate:

Beetroot Cabbage Cucumber Leek Lettuce Pumpkin Radish Silverbeet

Subtropical:

Artichoke Beans Eggplant Lettuce Silver Beet Sweetcorn Sweet Potato Tomato Watermelon

Tropical:

Artichoke Beetroot Capsicum Celery Lettuce Pumpkin Shallots Spring Onion Tomato

Super Chicken’s Top Tips!

  • Give all herbs, vegetables, shrubs and flowering plants a dose of Seaweed Liquid to help prevent disease over Summer.
  • Use a higher cutting height when mowing the lawn to provide shade for the soil and roots and avoid moisture loss.
  • Trim back herbs to prevent fungal infections from humidity.
  • Neaten up hedges and evergreen trees to encourage bushy growth.
  • Re-mulch your gardens after a good watering, lay down Katek Not Just Mulch about 7cm thick. This will keep the moisture in the soil and plants hydrated.