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  • Get in early, dig the holes and be ready as soon as the bare rooted fruit trees hit the garden centres. If space is limited plant a duo, whereby two trees of similar growth habits can be planted together about 150mm apart in the same hole. Get creative and see how many combinations may fit in limited spaces. Deciduous fruiting trees have many additional benefits to fruit. They will cast shade, are selected for compact habits, and suited to backyards and the autumn leaves are a welcome addition to the compost pile.
  • Divide, replant and share perennials around with your gardening friends. This is a cost-effective way of increasing the variety and colour in the garden.

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Transplanting bare-root plants

  • Dry area planting should be carried out as early as possible to take advantage of any warmth still in the soil and as much free water as possible. Road verges and large garden areas are the perfect projects for dry area planting. Small starter plants are the best choice for dry area planting areas. Dry area planting is defined as those plants that are planted in winter, watered in maybe once at planting and then left to fend for themselves. As a rule of thumb with dry area planting expect at an 80% survival rate.
  • Transplant any established plants that may be in the wrong position. Citrus, camellias, azaleas, deciduous ornamental, and fruiting trees transplant well at this time of the year.

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