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2015-11 November 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to November! I find it gets pretty crazy from here on - like a toboggan going down hill, we seem to increase speed all the way down to Christmas! But hopefully you've got some work done in your garden so you can enjoy the results of your effort later. No? Still on the To-Do list? Well - time to get cracking ~ but the good news is you can still plant LOTS of great things to harvest over the coming weeks & months.

  • Jobs to do in the Garden
  • What to Plant Now
  • Caterpillars & Cabbage Moth - what to do!
  • Award winning, VIP special deals & Garden experts in store! Phew!

2015-10 October 2015 Newsletter

Hello & Welcome to October! In this newsletter we've got some pointers for growing from seed. It's the cheapest way to get a garden growing; and once you have enjoyed a growing season you can save your own seed for next year! Plus we've got jobs to do in the garden now, things to plant right now, a VIP special offer & more...
We're Doing It In A Dress this October & want you to join us 10th & 11th October for a great weekend!

  • Jobs to do in the garden this October
  • What to Plant now
  • Growing from seed - from little things, big things grow!
  • Organic Consumers Choice Awards & Do It In A Dress Fundraiser Day

2015-09 September 2015 News

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.

  • Jobs to do in the Garden in Spring
  • What vegies & herbs to plant NOW
  • Building your soil for Spring & Summer survival
  • VIP special offer & lots more good stuff!!!

2015-08 August News

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.

  • Jobs to do in the Garden & What to Plant in August
  • Herb Teas to make to beat the Spring Sniffles
  • Lawn Consultancy - Case study & sample report
  • Meet the Expert - in house free Square Foot Garden workshops

2015-07 July Newsletter

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.

  • What to Plant in Winter
  • Jobs to do in the Garden
  • Keeping Chooks Happy & Healthy in Winter
  • Experts in store - come along and learn at these free sessions

2015-06 June 2015 Newsletter

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.

  • Bees - attracting them to your garden
  • Meet the Vegepod; a complete garden kit with cover to keep out the bugs
  • What to plant now
  • Jobs for the winter garden

2015-03 March 2015 Newsletter

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.

  • Autumn Garden Jobs & What to Plant Now
  • Tomato Contest 2015 - Meet the Winners!
  • How to make raised garden beds from straw bales
  • Lawn Consultancy - update & photos

2015-01 January newsletter

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.

  • Tomato Contest 2015 - win great prizes!
  • Jobs to do in the garden right now
  • Helping your lawn survive & thrive through summer
  • News, info & all about microbes in your soil

2014-12 December 2014 newsletter

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

  • Tomato Contest 2015
  • Jobs to do in the Garden & what to plant now
  • Prepare your lawn for summer
  • Attracting beneficial insects to your garden

2014-10 October newsletter

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.

  • Keeping Chooks in Your Backyard
  • Spring jobs to do in the Garden
  • Introducing our Members Section on our website
  • Garden Consultancy with Nick Bell now available

2014-08 August Newsletter

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!

  • Winter Jobs in the Garden
  • Care of Decidious Fruit Trees
  • Slugs, Snails and Caterpillars - winning the war naturally!
  • What's new at The Green Life Soil Co & special offers for VIP customers

2014-05 May newsletter

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!)

  • Jobs for the garden & what to plant now
  • Citrus Gall Wasp - Quarantine needs your help
  • Winter Lawn Care
  • Regular Square Foot Garden demonstrations starting July

2014-03 March Newsletter

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!

  • Jobs for Autumn
  • What to Plant Now
  • Tomato Competition Winners & Garden Festival Competition
  • Organic Matter in the Garden - what does it do?

2014-01 January News

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.

  • Tomato Contest and Celebrity Judge Theo Kalogeracos
  • Sizzling summer pea straw offer for VIP customers
  • Introducing eWood - a recycling revolution!
  • Like us on Facebook and join our community

2013-12 December e-newsletter!

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.

  • Jobs for the garden over summer
  • What to plant now
  • Announcing the Tomato Contest & introducing eWood
  • Christmas gift ideas for gardeners

2013-11 November 2013 e-newsletter!

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...

  • Companion Planting
  • Saving your own seeds
  • Jobs for the garden this spring/summer
  • Garden Goodies for our newsletter VIP's

2013-08 August/September News

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.

  • Cabbage White Butterfly & Cabbage Moth
  • Jobs for late winter/early spring
  • Chooks in the City - try before you buy!
  • Lawn care in Spring

2013-06 - June July News

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.

  • Garden pests & diseases
  • Square Foot Gardening - What is it?
  • Productive Gardens in small spaces
  • Native fish, keeping chooks & more!

2013-05 May News

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.

  • Jobs for Autumn
  • What to Plant Now
  • Greenhouses
  • Silverbeet

2013-02 February News

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.

  • What to plant this Autumn
  • What to plan now
  • Preparing for Winter
  • Space invaders - they're coming to get you!

2012-11 November News

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!

  • Tips for Growing Tomatoes & Tomato Competition News
  • Summer Lawn Care
  • Jobs to prepare your garden for summer
  • Courses around town, GLSC news, special offer & more

2012-08 August News

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.

  • Jobs to do in the garden now
  • Grow winning Tomatoes!
  • Preparing sandy soil for growing
  • Meet the GLSC team & other news

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