African Violets

African violets

A great plant for winter colour, they flower in shades of purple, pink, and white. Some varieties also have ruffled petals, double or bicoloured blooms. These small, petite plants fit into any space in the home. Consider grouping a couple of plants together in different coloured pots. They are great for the lazy gardener as they require very little attention.

Growing Conditions

Aspect African violets prefer a well-lit spot, away from direct sunlight.

Soil Use Seasol Indoor Potting Mix a premium potting mix especially formulated for indoor plants.

Growing African violets grow all year round, with peak flowering through winter and spot flowers at other times of year.

General care

Watering Apply water from the base by sitting the bottom of the pot in a water-filled container that allows the water to be soaked up by the pot. African violets do not like to be watered from the top as this can damage leaves.

Potting Keep African violets in a plastic nursery pot and sit inside a decorative cover pot unless growing outside.

Feeding Either a liquid or granular fertiliser can be used. Apply granular PowerFeed Controlled Release Pots & Plants for Indoor & Outdoors once every season. It combines a premium mix of nutrients, seaweed, and microbes for all plants in pots. Supplement or apply a liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed PRO SERIES Pots & Planters or PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives every 2 to 4 weeks from spring to autumn and less often in winter.

Watch out If there is not enough light or the temperature is too cool, African violets will not flower.

Too much water on the leaves can cause brown spots, so always water from beneath, then allow to drain. Avoid sitting pots in saucers of water for extended periods or allowing water to accumulate in decorative cover pots on indoor plants.

If the whole leaf turns brown check soil moisture levels. It could be too much water or not enough.  The soil should be kept only just moist and pots only watered as needed.

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How to Care for Lawns – Seasonal Lawn Care

 

Seasol How to Lawn Videos with Nigel Ruck – Seasonal Lawn Care

As well as getting regular food and nutrients from your fertiliser, your lawns will always perform better with a bit of extra TLC by the way of a health tonic and elixir throughout the year. The same applies for your soil to.

Spring

At the beginning of spring apply PowerFeed LawnFeed and reapply every six weeks until the end of autumn. Water in thoroughly after application.

If your soil has dried out, apply Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner. This really helps if your soil has dried out below the surface. It improves water penetration in all soils, retains moisture at the root zone, reduces drying of the soil, and maximises nutrient uptake. It also increases water efficiency, minimises run off and water wastage and contains liquid compost, which improves and conditions the soil. Plus it contains Seasol, which promotes strong healthy root growth and overall lawn health.

Seasol for Lush Green Lawns is a fast-acting liquid that can be applied every 2 to 4 weeks during spring, summer and autumn. It’s got all the good gear for health and stimulation of lawns and soil for above and below the ground.

Remember with all these products you don’t have to apply them at once. Offset applications – so wait a few days or wait until the next weekend weather permitting.

Summer

In summer continue your six weekly PowerFeed LawnFeed, but avoid doing it on really hot days. Apply Seasol to help your lawn cope with the stress of summer, heat, drought and foot traffic. The Seasol works wonders as a health tonic.

Seasol for Lush Green Lawns feeds and revitalises the lawn, stimulates growth, enhances foliage colour, promotes strong healthy root development and reduces stress from heat, drought, and foot traffic. It conditions the soil and increases soil friability, reduces nutrient leaching and gets water to where your lawn needs it the most – the root system.

Autumn

Autumn is a really important time for your lawn. Things will start to cool down and so will the lawn growth. Keep up the fertilising and Seasol and most importantly we need to prepare for winter. In late autumn raise the blades of the mower and be sure to fertilise by the end of March as this gives your lawn a boost and sets it up for winter.

Winter 

Don’t fertilise in winter, but continuing applying  Seasol and Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner to keep your lawn healthy and to sure water gets to and stays in the soil.

Seasol Liquid Compost is perfect for winter too. It will condition the soil and increase worm and microbe activity

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