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Go Gardening this October
There is nothing like the month of October to bring on the planting urge. The days are longer and warmer, and there is an abundance of fresh new plants in the garden centres to inspire us. So don't hold back, get gardening!

  October 2017

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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.


Plant perennials
Spring is a good time to plant perennials that will give you flowers year after year. Be sure to include some for late summer colour.

Hello hostas
When they unfurl their magnificent leaves from the earth, hosts are some of spring’s most beautiful foliage plants. Protect them from slugs and snails.

Colour spots
Now is a great time to dust off your pots and fill them with flowers. Petunias, impatiens, African daisies and verbenas are top performers over summer.



Kids gardening - getting started
Help kids discover the joys of seed sowing. Vege seedlings started in biodegradable pots can be planted straight into the garden.

The temptation of tomatoes
In frost free gardens, it’s time to plant tomatoes. In cooler climates, start them off in containers undercover until the risk of frost has passed.

Parsley (and thyme)
Parsley is a biennial that often turns to seed in hot weather. Get replacement plants growing in a cool place so you won’t run out over summer.

NEW Lavender Ghostly Princess
Ghostly silver foliage and dusky pink flowers, this lavender makes a super hedge. Check out this brand new October release in garden centres now.

Garden Mix Plus
Maximise growth naturally with the all-in-one Garden Mix Plus that replaces mulch, manure, compost & fertiliser!

NEW Sweet Spot Roses
Add gorgeous flower power to your patio or garden with these enchanting new decorator roses. Perfect for today’s lifestyle!

Queen of the blues
Place delphinium stakes at planting time to avoid root damage later. Protect young plants from slugs and snails.

Stink Bug Beware!
Bugman Ruud Kleinpaste is calling for all gardeners to be on vigilant watch in the fight against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

Feijoas in the clear
In the continuing concern around myrtle rust disease arriving in New Zealand, the good news is that Feijoas appear not to be affected.

Plants for pollinators
Plant flowers to attract these important insects and you’ll be rewarded with bumper crops of veges, tomatoes and fruit.

Feed the lawn
Lawns are in active growth and this needs supporting with lawn fertiliser to keep them lush, green and weed free.

Blueberries, easy summer fruit
Thornless, delicious, nutritious and easy to grow, a spring planting of blueberries could reap a small crop of fruit as soon as this summer.

Age is no barrier
A group of Bay of Plenty pensioners have spent more than five decades planting trees at McLaren Falls Park.

Good fungi
There are many good fungi that form beneficial links with plants, and then there are all those that live on dead plant material and break it down. 

Warning for gardeners
Protect yourself from Legionnaires' disease this spring. There have already been many cases this year requiring hospital treatment.

National Gardening Week
Celebrating our national love of gardening, New Zealand’s National Gardening Week starts this week 6th-13th October.

Spring events in your region
It’s the season for exciting festivals and garden events with beautiful private gardens open to visitor all around the country.

NZ Flower & Garden Show
Nov 29 -  Dec 3, NZFGS is set to stun. With over 100 exhibitions from local and international designers, the show is sure to host something for everyone.

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