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.

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General Gardening

Liming your Soil

Sweeten the soil with lime during winter when it rains...

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Aerating your lawn

The soil under lawns can become compacted over time. Winter...

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Trees & Shrubs

Transplanting Trees and Shrubs

The cooler, moister months of winter are perfect for moving...

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Flowers

Spring Blubs

Early flowering “spring bulbs” will actually flower in winter months...

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Pots of colour

Often during winter, we experience long periods of wet, dull...

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Polyanthus

Polyanthus supply a blaze of colour during winter. When planting...

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Pruning Roses

July is the best time of year to prune your...

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Edible

Harvesting Citrus Trees

Many citrus varieties bare abundant crops of fruit in winter...

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Preparing New Season Potatoes

In July, you can start preparing new season Potatoes for...

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Pests & Insects

Killing Spores & Fungi

Winter is the ideal time for a “clean up spray”...

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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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Flowers

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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Edible

Planting fruit trees

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

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Herbs

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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General Gardening

Autumn mulching

Apply a mulch (using a 55mm layer of Garden Mix...

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The power of Magnesium

After the stress of summer, the foliage on plants such...

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Autumn Lawns

Lawns will have been stressed during summer and now is...

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Add nutrients the natural way

Gardeners often use green crops to add nutrients (particularly nitrogen)...

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Autumn leaves

These are a valuable resource in the garden. Create a...

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Trees & Shrubs

Plant a hedge

Autumn is a great time to plant a hedge as...

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Flowers

Cyclamen

Cyclamen are often given as a Mother’s Day gift. But...

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Roses

Prepare roses for the winter cold. Stop applying fertiliser and...

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Edible

Vege garden

Plant all those winter greens such as broccoli, spinach, celery,...

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Garlic

Plant garlic on the shortest day (June) and harvest on...

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