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Go Gardening this September
Be inspired by the arrival of Spring in the garden and get going on new projects. This issue of Go Gardening News is packed full of events, notices and activities, something for everyone.

  September 2018

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Head into your local Go Gardening Store. There you'll find the plants and products featured in this newsletter and Go Gardening magazine.


Spring in bloom
Early spring delights available for planting now include magnolias, clematis, camellias, daphne, rhododendrons, hellebores and more.

Magical Fairy Magnolias™
Fairy Magnolias aren’t like any other magnolia. They grow quickly & easily, cover themselves in fragrant flowers (blush, cream or white) in spring, and are evergreen.

Bees love blue
Attract pollinators to your garden by planting the flowers they love. Bees are especially fond of old-fashioned perennial flowers in yellow or blue.



Veges from seed
It’s time to get sowing. Peas, root veges, silver beet, spring onions and salad greens can be sown outdoors in garden soil or containers.

Keen Young Gardener?
The search is on for the inaugural NZ Yates Budding Young Gardener 2018. Win an amazing family trip to Australia and much more…

Tomatoes from scratch
In most areas it’s too early to plant tomatoes outdoors, but seedlings can be started under the cover of a cloche or green house.

Fast food
Kick-start a healthy spring diet with quick growing lettuces, rocket, radish, herbs and micro-greens. They can be grown indoors, in pots or outside in sheltered spots.

Swan plants from seed
If you want monarch butterflies grow lots of food for their hungry caterpillars. Start swan plant seedlings in pots, ready to plant out when the weather is warmer.

Plant potatoes
Potatoes are fun to grow in garden beds or large containers. Early and main crop (summer & autumn harvested) varieties are ready for planting now.

Time for TLC
Treat houseplants and outdoor container plants to a new lease on life - simply repot them into fresh potting mix.

Go Gardening mag is out now!
Drop into your nearest Go Gardening retailer to pick up your free copy of the Spring Go Gardening magazine.

Feeding time for lawns
Lawn food contains the right balance of nutrients for a lush green lawn with strong thick growth to block spring weeds.

Bee Aware Month
September is Bee Aware Month – a month dedicated to celebrating bees! This year, the focus is on bee health and educating the public on how they can help protect New Zealand’s healthy bee population.

Trees for Kiwi babies
Celebrate the arrival of a 2018 baby by gifting a tree. Donations to the Trees That Count Tree Registry will go towards native tree planting events during Matariki 2019.

NZ Flower & Garden Show
Green-thumbs, flower enthusiasts, art lovers and home & garden renovators – the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show is back for 2018!  

Gardening for health & happiness
Research shows conclusively how good gardening is for us. It's relaxing, visually pleasing and has a marked impact on health.

Greenlife Matters
The first of more than half a million manuka trees has been planted in Northland, contributing towards the Government's export goal of $1.2 billion of manuka honey by 2026.

Gardens to visit
Plan a trip with friends to one of many fabulous garden festivals and tours on around the country this September, October and November.

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