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Boy, it's a busy time to be in the garden. Early Spring is the time when you need to put in a little effort to reap the rewards all through summer. Get busy, get things prepped and sown, and you'll be all set to enjoy some fresh produce from your own garden by Christmas (and sooner - depending on your choices!).
This newsletter, we talk a bit about just HOW to prepare your soil to get the most out of it for the coming growing season.
It's a great time to be planning and preparing for your Spring planting. Time to dig in manures & compost (or our vegie concentrate) and leave it for a couple of weeks to really settle in before transplant your seedlings.
But you've still time to get seedlings off to a flying start, too! Check out our 'When to Plant Guide' for a list of ideas.
While the garden has been loving the sunny days, the lack of rain is a concern. Hopefully that will change before too long. While mornings have been chilly, the fine days have been perfect for gardening, and there's been lots happening down at The Green Life Soil Co.
Asparagus & Rhubarb crowns HAVE BEEN ORDERED and will be in store within a couple of weeks. Watch our Facebook page for the arrival announcement, or give us a call soon and check. This year we have only ordered the RED STEMMED rhubarb variety, as it is the one most requested. I expect they will go quickly so don't leave it too long to grab some.
Hello & welcome to Winter! We've had some chilly nights & mornings (with frost already at our place) but not much rain as yet - let's hope the rains will come - ideally at night leaving the days lovely so we can get outside and enjoy a bit of winter sun!
And although it's Winter, things won't be slowing down! It's a highly productive time to garden in Perth, so do make the most of it and enjoy your garden.
While we can expect some hot days to come, there is no doubt days are getting shorter, and the change of season is definitely in the air. We are coming up to one of the most productive opportunities to plant and grow in Perth, so make sure you're ready!
To help inspire and inform you, we have Nick Bell and Leesa Caldwell coming in to store (Sat 14th March & Sat 11th April from approx. 10.30 - 12.30)
Come and talk to us about your Autumn gardening project, and we can provide you with advice on the best value methods to suit your needs.
I hope your gardens are surviving as we are now into the height of summer here in Perth. I know our garden struggles with lack of water (we don't have scheme water and are pretty miserly with the bore) but mulching heavily and using overhead shadecloth keep things going until cooler temperatures return. This newsletter has tips to help your garden and lawn cope through the hottest time of the year.
Wow, welcome to summer! Let's hope it is a kind one to our gardens!
In this newsletter, we've got some great Christmas gift ideas for you and more exciting news and developments @ GLSC.
We will be closing for our Christmas break from 5.00pm Tuesday, 23rd December and re-opening 8.30am Friday, 2nd January.
We'd like to take this opportunity to wish YOU and yours a happy and safe Christmas. Thank you for your custom over the year and we look forward to being of service to you throughout 2015.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ~ from the Team @ The Green Life Soil Co
Still some rain to come, but some wonderful sunny days - plants are jumping out of the ground with these conditions. It really is quite a magical time of year. Hopefully your garden wasn't damaged in the recent hail storm that hit our northern suburbs.
We were lucky enough to enjoy a few days away over the school holidays - and got to see some beautiful gardens which made us all inspired! So we thought we’d do a prize draw for our customers to share photos of their own gardens.
We’ve been busy at GLSC and there’s lots going on to share with you.
Hi There and welcome to our Winter newsletter. We've had some great rain which is fantastic long term for the soil, but it does bring it's frustrations when wet weekends come around and you can't get outside to get those jobs done! But then come some lovely sunny days, and aren't they glorious in Winter?
Thanks to those of you who follow us on Facebook and who gave us suggestions on things you'd like to see covered in future newsletters. I've taken some of your ideas on board and you can expect to see more down the track, too. We really do appreciate your feedback and ideas. I always find gardeners are a great bunch of people - willing to share ideas, experiences, cuttings seeds & even produce!
Hello - welcome to Autumn! And finally we've had some great rain to start us off. Let's hope it continues throughout Winter. (Of course, overnight and during the week is generally preferred so we can enjoy some sunny weekends in the garden!)
It's lovely to have the promise of cooler days ahead. Autum and Winter are prime growing seasons for us in Perth, so now's the perfect time to start planning your next vegie garden crop!
Happy New Year from all of us @ The Green Life Soil Co!
Just a brief word from us to let you know a few things that are happening at GLSC.
Summer in the garden is a time of maintenance and providing care to your plants so they survive our harsh, hot weather. We've got some tips below that may provide some winning strategies for you.
After a wet September and a warm October I hope November & December will still be 'spring like' before summer hits us, and melts our enthusiasm for working outdoors...
Hi There and welcome to our September 2013 e-newsletter!
Don't the seasons roll around quickly? Here we are again - Spring is here!
It's a fantastic time of year to be in the garden. I hope you enjoy this newsletter. As always, your feedback is welcome.
Welcome to winter! With a good start to rainfall this May, and also some lovely sunny days it has been good weather to spend time in the garden.
Autumn seems like it has been a long time coming and we certainly haven't had much rain yet (apart from this week) - But other tell tale signs are before us - shorter days and cooler nights.
I hope your garden has been surviving well over summer, and you are harvesting a range of yummy home grown produce from it.
In this newsletter we have some tips to help you in the garden at this time of year, new stuff from us, and a freebie for YOU.
With summer fast approaching (is it just me, or does it seem to be an early one?) there is still time to make your garden productive and protected against the increasing temperature, and we hope we have some tips here to help!
I hope this finds you enjoying the mild weather. We have had some gorgeous days; although the lack of rain is certainly a concern.
This is certainly a very productive time in the garden. There is a huge amount of vegies and herbs to go in the ground now, and much to harvest before the heat of summer really begins to arrive.
Welcome to our latest newsletter! Winter is a very poductive time in the garden, especially here in Perth. We can enjoy the mild weather and we don't have to think about watering seedlings every day.
Plants seem to pop out of the ground (especially the weeds!) and I feel that at home our garden goes from survival mode at the end of summer to thrive mode once the rains start!
We trust you've been enjoying some lovely Spring gardening, and that the lead up to Christmas for you is enjoyable and not too stressful. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over this past year, and wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas.