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Go Gardening this March
The air starts to cool but the soil is still warm. With Autumn approaching, we have the divine prospect of a whole new planting season - Nature's perfect planting time!

  March 2018

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Spring bulb season
Autumn is planting time for these garden treasures. Choose from the best of this season's bulb selection - daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, freesias, anemones, ranunculus - arriving in garden centres now.

Autumn Gold
Many colourful perennials are at their best right now. Plant these time-honoured beauties to add to the richness of your autumn flower garden.

Cyclamen for winter
These beautiful flowering perennials provide rich long-lasting colour for autumn and winter. For indoors and out, plant them in pots and the garden.



Plant winter greens
Plant seedlings of broccoli, cabbage, kale and cauliflower now, for winter and spring eating. Success lies in a well prepared soil, and protection from late summer white butterflys.

Sow vege seeds
Sow peas, broad beans, carrots and beetroot directly into prepared garden soil. Start brassicas, silver beet and lettuces in containers of seed raising mix for planting out later.

Slimy pest watch
Slugs and snails get active when the weather turns cool and moist, and will demolish tender young seedlings overnight. Be ready to pounce with whatever control option you prefer!

Autumn lawn care
After the long hot summer most lawns are far from green. However a parched wasteland can quickly be transformed into a lush emerald carpet. Autumn is the time to act.

Kids Go Gardening
Build it and they will come.
Enjoy the autumn weather and build a bug hotel to invite the good bugs to reside in your garden.


Trim toiary & hedges
Give Buxus and other cold hardy evergreens a final tidy up before winter but beware of trimming frost tender shrubs too late.

Greenlife Matters
A two-year community planting project is underway in West Otago to improve the water quality in the Pomahaka River.

Are YOU a biosecurity genius?
Find out if you can walk the walk about protecting New Zealand's borders from pests and diseases... It's more fun than it sounds.

NZ's largest forest conversion
A major Hawke’s Bay conservation project aims to convert a 4,000-hectare pine plantation back to regenerating native forest.

A fun day out
The Great Pumpkin Carnival is on at Hamilton Gardens on April 8. Check out this entertaining family day out for people of all ages.

Autumn Go Gardening magazine free in store now!
Visit your local Go Gardening retailer to pick up your Autumn copy of Go Gardening magazine, available now.

Fun fact
Who would have thought that chocolate could depend on a tiny fly? Cacao flowers are pollinated by these biting midges.


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