It is hard to believe we are now 8 weeks into our new venture. We have made great progress talking with and renewing old acquaintances right across the top of the South.
Spring has now well and truly sprung and with it so too are the weeds starting to move. A gentle rain over the last few weeks has hastened their progress. Now is a good time to get that weed control program underway before your young plants get swamped. Any new plantings need to be finished by now or no later than the second week of October. Wetland plantings obviously have a slightly wider window, however it would be good to have all these complete to take advantage of Spring growth.
We can still expect a few more frosts right through to November so plantings may still be vulnerable if they have soft new growth.
Now is a good time to start thinking about next years planting as you need to get those orders in to nurseries to secure eco sourced plants.