Festival Of Flowers

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You can never have too many flowers in your life (and the birds and the bees will love you for it too!).

Autumn is the perfect time to plan your late winter and spring flower show and sowing flowers from seed is an easy and economical way to achieve masses of colour.

Here are some beautiful flowers that can be sown in Autumn:

Before sowing or transplanting flowering plants into a garden bed or pot, enrich the soil or potting mix first with some Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Organic Plant Food.

Once the flower seedlings are around 5 cm tall, start feeding with potassium fortified Yates Thrive® Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food, which contains a balanced blend of nutrients to promote healthy leaf growth as well as lots of colourful flowers.
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ChrysantheMUMs
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Another potted plant that makes a beautiful gift on Mother’s Day are the very popular (and traditional) chrysanthemums.

Chrysanthemums are a type of daisy that come in a wide variety of very pretty colours, from white and cream through almost every shade of pink and even light green. They can have open, simple flowers or have masses of petals.

Chrysanthemums are often treated as a short lived plant, but with the right care they can grow for several years. Here are some tips on how to keep your special chrysanthemum thriving:

Pest Control Tip: Chrysanthemums can sometimes be attacked by aphids, which are tiny sap sucking insects that often hide along stems and underneath foliage. They will deplete the plant and need to be controlled to help keep the plant healthy. A quick spray of ready to use Yates® Supershield Rose Spray will control the aphids you can see, as well as the aphids you can’t!


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