Landscape Designers Ivanhoe Residents Can Depend On

If your presently unhappy with your current landscaping in Ivanhoe VIC or require some expert and honest advice you can trust give the award winning team at John French Landscape Design a call today for some honest advice and an accurate assessment.

As a multi award winning landscaping team with over 30 years of landscape design experience and dozens of happy customers John French has the experience and know how of what goes into good landscape design to make it sustainable and fit in with your lifestyle and specific requirements.

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There are many common mistakes which can be easily avoided like irrigation, plant selections, materials, colours etc which can be quite costly in the long run if overlooked.  If you have any questions feel free to call us now on (03) 9439 2013 or click here to fill in our contact form and we will get back to you asap.

 

 

 

 

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Landscape Designers Ivanhoe Residents Can Depend On

If your presently unhappy with your current landscaping in Ivanhoe VIC or require some expert and honest advice you can trust give the award winning team at John French Landscape Design a call today for some honest advice and an accurate assessment.

As a multi award winning landscaping team with over 30 years of landscape design experience and dozens of happy customers John French has the experience and know how of what goes into good landscape design to make it sustainable and fit in with your lifestyle and specific requirements.

There are many common mistakes which can be easily avoided like irrigation, plant selections, materials, colours etc which can be quite costly in the long run if overlooked.  If you have any questions feel free to call us now on (03) 9439 2013 or click here to fill in our contact form and we will get back to you asap.

 

 

 

 

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Landscape Designers Eaglemont VIC

Landscape Designers Eaglemont Residents Rely On

Award winning landscaper design services available in Eaglemont VIC from the team at John French Landscape Design.   If you are in need of an outstanding unique garden design specifically suited to your lifestyle our award winning team can deliver a design you will be proud to own and take care of into the future.

Our award winning garden landscaping design services are second to none and guaranteed to please the most discerning client.  Check out our most recent projects and give us a call if you would like more information or perhaps need a few questions answered.  We’re happy to help you in any way possible.

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Landscape Designers Eaglemont VIC

Landscape Designers Eaglemont Residents Rely On

Award winning landscaper design services available in Eaglemont VIC from the team at John French Landscape Design.   If you are in need of an outstanding unique garden design specifically suited to your lifestyle our award winning team can deliver a design you will be proud to own and take care of into the future.

Our award winning garden landscaping design services are second to none and guaranteed to please the most discerning client.  Check out our most recent projects and give us a call if you would like more information or perhaps need a few questions answered.  We’re happy to help you in any way possible.

Call us on (03) 9439 2013
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The Garden Cruise, 2017

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This comingJuly 16th will be the 10th year that Detroit Garden Works and Deborah Silver and Co have sponsored a tour of our landscapes and gardens to benefit The Greening of Detroit. The tour is a fund raiser for an organization behind which we put all of our weight. The Greening of Detroit? From their […]

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At A Glance: Rob’s Pots

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To follow is a very lengthy collection of photographs of Rob’s container plantings, but I think the numbers are justified, considering how beautiful the work is. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. French fountain planted with fernsgold sage, gold marjoram, and a glass float lavender and violas; lettuceWasabi coleus, pinched into a […]

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The Plantings At The Shop

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No matter how many container plantings we do in a given year, planting the shop for the summer is a given planting. I put this close to home project off until the great majority of our clients are planted. Some might think that I take the winter to plan what I will do in the […]

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A Plant Collection

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The past 9 days have been a grueling blur. Once I establish a rhythm, I plant by instinct. I trust my first thought more than the thoughts that come later. I don’t really have time to second guess my decisions, so I don’t. I cannot imagine how my crews must feel. We have another couple […]

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At A Glance: Good And Green

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lemon cypress and scotch moss tree ferns, caladiums, and bird’s nest fernspepperomia Jayde, variegated boxwood, lemon cypress white mandevilleas wasabi coleus and variegated licorice white topiary fuchsia and Victorian parlor ferns window box with lavender, angelonia, silver dichondra, and so on green and white caladiums eugenia topiaries underplanted with cirrus dusty miller and silver dichondra […]

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How To Grow Ginger In Melbourne

We recently came across a helpful article describing exactly how to grow ginger in Melbourne.  Ginger is a medicinal herb with amazing properties especially during our cold winters.  We hope you find the following information helpful.

 

How to Grow Ginger in Melbourne Year Round

Fresh ginger brings a touch of authenticity to any Asian stir-fry and makes a cool, soothing cordial on a summer afternoon. Growing ginger in your home kitchen garden can be easy.

Ginger can be grown from the fresh ginger available at your grocery store, which is actually the underground runner, or rhizome, of the plant. For best results, use pieces that are young, tender and plump. Sometimes store-bought ginger has been treated with a hormone to prevent it from sprouting. This problem can be avoided by buying organic ginger or purchasing it especially from nurseries or garden centres. Ginger that has already begun sprouting is ideal for growing at home.

 

Where to Position

Originating in tropical Asia, ginger likes warm weather, humidity and rich, moist soil. In the tropics, it usually needs a part shade position, but in cooler areas, full sun is usually best. Ginger grown in pots can be moved around to make the most of sunlight availability. Ginger should also be moved away from strong winds and frost which can kill the dormant rhizomes.

 

Winter Care

As winter approaches, the leaves will begin to die down. In frost prone areas, the roots can then be dug up and dried out a little in the sun to help preserve them. Put aside as much as you want for your own use and store the rest over winter in a dark, dry place. Replant it in spring. In tropical and subtropical zones, ginger can be left in the ground throughout the year.

Here’s a helpful video tutorial:

Soil Type

Ginger prefers a soil pH that is slightly acid to neutral (between 5.0–7.0) but if your soil is enriched with plenty of compost, soil pH is unlikely to be a problem.

 

In a Pot: Step by Step

1. Select a pot of minimum 40 litre capacity (the larger the pot, the easier to keep your ginger in happy growing conditions) and fill the container with a free draining medium like  Searles Peat 80 Plus Potting Mix.

2. Plant rhizomes (runner) about 2cm beneath the surface. Make sure the growing buds or ‘eyes’ are pointed upward before covering them over with soil. Water well.

3. To keep the soil moist, cover the opening of the pot with a clear plastic bag (or some cling wrap). This will trap the warmth and moisture.

4. Remove plastic when the new shoots appear above the soil.

5. Water every 3-4 days depending on weather, but don’t overwater as gingers fleshy roots will quickly rot in waterlogged conditions. This can be avoided by giving it good drainage (using a larger pot assists with this). Water regularly and mulch to keep the soil moist but not wet.

 

Transplanting to the Garden

Shoots should break through the soil surface about a month after planting. Allow at least another 5–6 months before harvest. After it has developed a good root system, container-grown ginger can be planted out into garden beds. Plant ginger plants 30cm apart.

 

Harvesting

Ginger grown in pots should also be divided or harvested when the pot is full, normally 8–12 months after planting. To harvest, trim off any leaf stalks and either tip out the whole contents of the pot or dig them out with your hands.

For the full article click here http://www.aboutthegarden.com.au/index.php/how-to-grow-ginger-in-pots/

For any gardening advice or tips be sure to contact John French Landscape Design In Melbourne

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