Things to do in February

Make sure garden birds have enough food and water, particularly in cold snaps Apply organic-based fertilizers and check that plant supports are sound Continue planting trees, shrubs, fruit trees and bushes as the weather allows Prune Winter-flowering shrubs when the flowers have faded and Summer-flowering shrubs that flower on new wood. Jasmine and late-flowering Clematis can also be pruned now …

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Is Your Garden Winter Ready?

We love Winter! Christmas trees, Hellebores, Ponsettia and Holly we love all the Winter plants! But what about your already planted and established Spring garden? It goes into hiding over the Winter months and being Winter-ready is a real investment for a show stopping display in Spring and Summer. Usually, the best time to get Winter ready is in late …

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What’s Wrong With My Roses?

Check out this diagram of possible rose issues then read the solutions below! Still puzzled? Call us on 045879138 or email info@johnstowngardencentre.ie Greenfly/Blackfly (Aphids): Use Roseclear Powdery Mildew: Use Roseclear Rose Slugworm: Use Ultimate Bug Killer Red Spider Mite: Use Ultimate Bug Killer Rust: Use Roseclear Cuckoo Spit: This can be hosed off Stem Canker: Prune this out Capsid: Use ...
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What’s Wrong With My Tomatoes?

Check out this diagram of possible tomato issues then read the solutions below! Still puzzled? Call us on 045879138 or email info@johnstowngardencentre.ie Wilt: Water more Whitefly/greenfly/blackfly: SB Invigorator Red Spider Mite: SB Invigorator Sun Scortch: Blossom End Rot: Water regularly Fruit Splitting: Water Regularly Caterpillars: Pick them off Tomato Blight: Blight Control Greenback: It's too hot - give more ventilation ...
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Rootstocks Explained

Rootstocks are essentially used to control certain aspects or features of fruit trees such as size, hardiness and disease resistance. They have other specific influences such as winter hardiness, early yield, good fruit size, phytophora and collar rot resistance, replant disease tolerance and mildew and woolly aphid resistance. The one thing they all have in common is that they produce ...