Mornington Garden open in aid of the RNLI Sunday 14 2023 from 2pm.
Getting rid of weeds now saves so much grief later on
Hoeing now, disturbs slug eggs, reducing their population, reducing loss of baby shoots.
A most popular tool! The double action Oscillating Hoe has an outstanding reputation for being fast and effective. Also called the stirrup hoe.
How to use: Stand in an upright position holding the long handle. Move the hoe backwards and forwards using small movements (10-15cms) so that the hinged bladed moves back and forwards in the soil. The blade is parallel to the ground and cuts the weeds off at the root.
- The blade of the oscillating hoe works parallel to the ground.
- Weeds are undercut by pushing/pulling the sharp blade through the top layer of the soil.
- Effect – weeds cut off and soil surface loosened for better air/water penetration.
- Blades are made of high tempered spring steel to stay sharp.
- Hoe widths available: 125mm & 85mm (other on request).
- Blades are screwed on for easy replacement.
Price does not include delivery
Mornington Garden will reopen open in 2023 to small groups for garden tour with morning coffee or afternoon tea.
Booking is essential
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What to do in April
- Keep weeds under control – use your oscillating hoe (have some in stock) and also get down on your hands and knees.
- Protect fruit blossom from late frosts.
- Tie-in climbing and rambling roses.
- Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed – Sunflowers, Cosmos, Ammi Majus, Calendula, Cleome, Marigolds, Basil, Coriander, Dill and Chervil.
- Start to feed citrus plants – oranges and lemons. I have them in pots which I protect during the winter.
- Increase the water given to houseplants – tidy them up, check if they could do with a compost freshen up and take cuttings.
- Feed hungry shrubs and roses. Chicken manure pellets are a great slow release general fertiliser.
- Sow new lawns or repair bare patches. Only time to water grass is when it has been seeded.
- Plant summer bulbs, corms and tubers – Dahlias, Begonias, Gladioli, Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia) ,Lilies to name a few.
- Vegetable seeds – here are a few – corn,broccoli ,beetroot, kale, peppers (Capsicums), Perpetual spinach, tomatoes again wonderful opportunity to sow perennial seeds to flower in your garden for many years.