Ligaya Gardening Tips #7 Winter’s bite

We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. As Athena is pointing out on the pic above, many plants suffer from the cold over Winter. This is normal in nature but is of greater concern to we gardeners who enjoy the bounty from having a few tropical and subtropical trees around the place . We’ve found that, even though there is a lot of drying out and browning of the leaves, most trees will bounce right back once the warmth hits. The tree in the pic is our Avocado, it’s 4 years old now and goes like this each Winter. Below is a pic of our Mango (sans Athena) which is 3 years old and goes through the same routine every year. Of course, keeping the plants as warm as possible helps. You

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Ligaya gardening tips #2 Make friends with annual grasses

We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. Here’s this week’s… Annual grasses are our friends for many reasons. They grow from seed, so they attract birds and insects to the garden and self sow so you don’t need as much effort to grow them. They’re shallow rooted, so are easy to pull up. Also, having them there crowds out other, less useful and invasive plants. When they’re finished you can compost them, pull them up and drop them as mulch or feed them to rabbits, Guinea pigs or chooks. One thing I do at the beginning of every spring is to buy a kilo or so of Canary seed mix from somewhere, soak it in water for a couple of hours and then throw it around the garden. The soaking helps them

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