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MELBOURNE WE ARE WITH YOU

Posted by Alan Singleton on

We know how bad it must feel to go back into lockdown. I have two daughters and a son in Melbourne so I share the disappointment. As a show of support Watersavers Gardens will deliver gardens to any lockdown area freight free.  Phone me on 0424 996540, email: alan@watersavergardens.com.au or use code 'lockdown' on this site.

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Garlic late this year

Posted by Alan Singleton on

I usually plant about 100 garlic late April so I can harvest early spring to free up hardens for spring planting. This year I have been so busy I didn't get around to it until a week ago. This is about the time commercial growers on the Granite Belt plant theirs so it will be interesting to see if the later planting makes any difference. It is easy to grow, needs plenty of compost and minerals in the first three months. It keeps well, we are still using last years crop.     

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I Have A Thorny Friend

Posted by Alan Singleton on

Indeed I do. Strangely enough when he is not skewering prosecution witnesses in court he loves to grow and cut roses to arrange in all their splendour abut the house. He was having trouble keeping the rose bushes alive so in desperation he put them in a couple of the watersaver gardens I sold him for vegetables. They have subsequently powered on remarkably.  I also have had success growing roses in my beds.

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Watersaver Garden survives heat and smoke

Posted by Alan Singleton on

Nice to get such positive feedback: Hello Alan. Attached are photos of garden assembled and firing on all fronts - About 5 weeks after planting with a combination of seeds & seedlings. I am in my mid-70’s and not particularly mechanically astute, but I found the instructions, labelling and additional telephone advice made assembly of the larger raised unit pretty easy on my own (only drawback nobody to yell at). I put it on sleepers (perfect length) and rollers to let me clean underneath. It made a previously barren concrete area beautifully fertile. Honey bees and native bees ( hive and...

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The Roffey family very happy with their Watersaver Gardens

Posted by Alan Singleton on

Hi Alan,  I promised to send you photos of my wicking bed, and since it’s been over a year now I’ve attached some for you. So far I’ve grown lettuce, celery, eggplant, tomato (lasting 6 months!), broccoli, silver beet, beetroot, beans, cucamelon, leeks and garlic. I think that’s everything!!! Recently, I had members from my garden club (ROGI – Redland Organic Growers Inc) over on a visit, and they were very impressed with the bed. Thank you for a great product!!!  Kind regards, I’ve been growing garlic for about 4-5 years now, and thought I might try it in the...

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