Gardening Pete

Over the past 40 years I’ve learned a thing or two about growing healthy plants. I’ve been a national buyer and sales manager for Palmers Gardenworld, Zealandia Nursery Company, the Building Depot and Bunnings Warehouse, to name a few. Winning gold at the Ellerslie Flower Show was a big career highlight, as was being named Northern Regional winner of the Nursery Association’s Garden Centre of the Year a few years back.

These days I help schools with their gardening projects and put my green thumbs to work eradicating weeds and replanting natives in my local reserve.
I’ve also discovered the amazing benefits of using Fiber Earth products in my own garden. I can see the plants mulched with Fiber Earth are significantly more advanced. There are many more earth worms active in these areas too and we all know earthworms indicate a healthy, productive soil.

So if you’re keen to learn more about Fiber Earth have a good look around this website or email me your gardening questions – I’m here to help your plants flourish too.

Hi, I’m gardening Pete. I’m here to help with gardening tips and any questions you may have.

Pete's Tips

General Gardening  |  Trees & Shrubs  |  Flowers  |  Edible  |  Pests & Insects

General Gardening

Rest your garden

Don’t continually cultivate your vege patch as it will destroy...

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Keep your cool

Apply a layer of Fiber Earth up to 55mm thick...

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Trees & Shrubs

Caring for hedges

Lightly trim the top and sides of your hedge from...

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Spring bulbs

Plant your spring bulbs once the autumn rain arrives (and...

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Herbaceous perennials

Plants like Dahlia, Chrysanthemum and Tuberous begonia grow up in...

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Roses in summer

Roses are one of the best flowering plants in the...

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Growing Hydrangea

It is possible to alter the colour of Hydrangea. To...

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Planting fruit trees

Plant fruit trees in July and August. Dig a hole...

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Herbs are easy to grow and don’t require much attention....

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Healthy vegetables?

If your vegetable plants are growing strongly with lots of...

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Dirt in your lettuce

Do you get dirt splashed into your lettuce, cabbage or...

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Pests & Insects

Marigolds and tomatoes

Plant French Marigolds (the small flowered ones) near your tomatoes...

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