Autumn rose care for Auckland’s climate

Roses have long been prized for their beautiful blooms and delicate scents. Even their medicinal qualities, which are quite abundant if you look into it.

If your roses still have spent flowers on their stems, or have developed orange-red fruit (rosehips), it’s best to resist the urge to snip them off, and instead leave them to rest.

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Mulch time again! (aka Boot Camp for gardeners)

Auckland’s climate may be trying to make a last-ditch effort to wring out as much heat from the sun as it possibly can, but there’s no denying the fact that it’s now technically Autumn. Thus, it’s time for us Garden Fairies to start flexing our mulching muscles!

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Help your garden survive the kiwi summer!

With the December temperatures soaring above average for this time of year, the fairies have noticed some plants struggling! The occasional drizzle does little to replenish soil moisture, as it barely reaches the roots, or evaporates quickly with the heat.

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Tis the season for mulch!

If you’re a fan of endless weeding, then now is a great time to be out in the garden! With Spring in the air, the warming climate means weeds are going to be coming thick and fast from here on out! Alternatively, if weed-wrangling isn’t your thing, then a good thick layer of organic mulch may be more up your alley.