Poo and pruning time in Spain

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Poo and pruning time in Spain

By Peter Langdale

HAPPY new year to you all!

For all of you that feel guilty after over indulging, it is time to put your boots on and get out into the garden.

If you haven’t pruned your grape vine or fruit trees, I suggest now is the time to do so.

Once the pruning is done, you need to be thinking about ‘poo’.

The addition of a mulch of manure at the base of the trees and vines will help increase macrobial activity and moisture retention later on.

As well as a mulch, a light sprinkling of a general purpose fertiliser is also recommended.

You may be interested to know that on our commercial field crops, which we supply to Marks & Spencer among others, we are not allowed to use fresh manure because of the risk of spreading e-coli.

To those of you who are keen veggie growers, a whole range of crops can now be planted or sown.

Covering the newly-sown crops with fleece, known as manta termica, will make a noticeable difference to the speed at which they develop.

As winter turns to spring I hope that we at Garden la Palma will be able to maintain our very varied selection of plants and flowers to enable the gardens of the Axarquia to bring a sense of pride and colour into our lives.

Contact Peter Langdale on 606941140 or email [email protected]

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