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.
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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:
Ageratum Alyssum Cleome Cyclamen Iceland Poppy Linaria Malope Marigold Pansy Schizanthus Stock Verbena Viola Vinca Wallflower
Ageratum Aster Balsam Celosia Gomphrena Impatiens Marigold Salvia Sunflower Torenia Vinca Zinnia
Balsam Celosia Coxscomb Coleus Gomphrena Impatiens Marigold Petunia Salvia Sunflower Torenia Vinca
Vegetables & Herbs:
Beetroot Cabbage Cucumber Leek Lettuce Pumpkin Radish Silverbeet
Artichoke Beans Eggplant Lettuce Silver Beet Sweetcorn Sweet Potato Tomato Watermelon
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.