We’ on the Web! re Summer 2006 Www.martingardencentre.com.au Martin Garden Centre s Guru’ Gazette “Love your neighbour, yet pull not down your hedge” George Herbert Outlandish Proverbs (1640) Highlight of my Year! Jeff & I were lucky water, the buildings and enough to go on a 3 week the plants. garden tour in May to The attention to detail in China. window fretwork, in The Great Wall and the paving with very small Special Points of Terracotta Warriors have stones, and even in Interest: long been on my list of dragon tiles on ridge must sees and they capping was incredible. ?? Customer drinks afternoon & certainly lived up to Caption describing picture or Some had been built as evening on expectations. Both being fairly small residential graphic. Wednesday 6th December of mammoth proportions. gardens while others ?? s Sandy’ picks— The gardens we visited were public gardens and good hardy plants for your garden. were beautiful and most were quite extensive. were at least 400 years A wonderful learning old. The 4 elements experience. involved in garden design Inside this issue: is rock (the mountains), Canterbury Wall—new 2 Hydrocell 2 WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO WIN AGAIN! Christmas ideas & 2 We have won Best Small Garden Centre Queensland for the stock fourth time in a row. s Sandy’ picks—hardy 3 plants for you garden The award was presented in Brisbane at the Annual Awards Dinner for the Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland by Christmas function 3 invitation the State Sales Manager of Yates Brad Wardell. New products from 4 We will be judged in the new year for the Australian final. Searles The Australian judge travels around all States & visits all the State finalists and the results are announced at the Australian Conference in Melbourne in February. s Guru’ Gazette s Canterbury Wall — Hanson’ New Product Canterbury gives you what compromising the structural you’ expect from a wall – an d integrity or aesthetic appeal. you visit. absolute vertical system with a Without any engineering, complete natural appeal about your Canterbury wall can be it. Canterbury is a specially built to 980mm high (six designed system for the DIY courses with a capping unit). person. It comes as a two To go higher than this, the piece system: a standard unit wall will need to be designed with specially designed and certified by a qualified locating lugs for a flawless engineer, or you can contact finish and a corner unit that us for more information. We Brian Sams is leading can be used for both left and always recommend that you another tour group to China right hand 90 degree corners. check with your local council in May 2007. Anyone in- Being nothing but vertical on height restrictions and terested can contact Brian gives you the added benefit of necessary permits before building walls that smoothly commencing any work. curve around corners in all directions without Ask for a brochure, next time Be Waterwise— Hydrocell Hydrocell is a relatively capacity of soil or potting change the chemical bal- new product on the mar- mix. You can use up to ance of the soil and is ket which can be used 50% less water and safe for vegetable gar- instead of water crystals. growth will be healthier. dens. It can be used in gar- Hydrocell breaks down For best results use 1 dens, under trees, in pots into the carbon and nitro- part Hydrocell to 2 parts and in hanging baskets. gen in the soil over a 10yr soil or potting mix. It is Hydrocell greatly im- period. Because it is ster- available in large bags proves the water holding ile & inert , it will not for $29.95 LOTS OF CHRISTMAS IDEAS IN STOCK ?? Christmas Trees & Decorations We will gladly gift wrap your ?? Christmas Goodies— buy singly purchases and do do layby or we can make up a gift pack of for Christmas. your selection. Some gift packs already done! t Can’ decide— ?? Garden gifts & plants Give a Gift Voucher! Page 2 s Sandy’ Pick! - 2 tough water hardy plants! Nandina Purple Mist This new semi dwarf self mounding Nandina reaches a height of 50-70cm. It has very lacy willow like leaves change from bright green in Summer to deep purple red in Winter. Dietes iridiodes Tiny Dancer And bears white flowers with blue & yellow This new native iris is great for borders at blotches in Summer & only 26cm high. It has a clump forming habit Spring.. Have you visited the new area across the driveway from the nursery? Have you visited the more water features, larger display of wall new area across the hanging baskets, stakes plaques and of course drive from the nursery? and climbing frames. new products are arriving all the time. This area has not yet There is an increased been completed but range of pots both Peonies—These are one of my gives us more area for terracotta and glazed, as favourite flowers & we were larger stock. well as large urns. lucky enough to see some in bloom in China. It contains a pond shop, There is also room for a Customer Christmas Drinks Come & visit the nursery on Wednesday, 6th December Between 2pm to 8pm Enjoy a drink & nibbles, view Christmas decorations, gifts and decorations! Come & go as you please. Lucky door prize & lots of specials. RSVP to the nursery 46331122 by 4th December for catering purposes! Page 3 Martin Garden Centre 179 Stephen Street Toowoomba 4350 About the Garden magazine— Ph 07 4633 1122 Summer Edition is now available in Fax 07 4633 1644 the nursery! Email firstname.lastname@example.org “ s The Guru’ in the Garden” New Range of Organic Fertilisers Searles have released a new range of BFA New Products from Searles! Certified Organic fertilizers for easy use in the home garden. Highly concentrated organic plant foods which are 2-3 times stronger than common organic products. All are designed to feed plants for 2-3 months, are easy to use, with easy to follow directions. With the product range available all plant types are covered. At present only available in 2.5kg bag, but larger sizes will be available in the future. Searles popular 5 in 1 now available in pellet form Searles 5 in 1has been around for 15 years & have been widely used & recommended. This product is fully organic, contains composted manures, fish & kelp, natural potash & blood & bone, trace elements & minerals to boost plant growth and encourage flowering. Searles new plant care guns for easy use. Bug Gun— natural pyrethrum spray for indoor or outdoor use Pest Gun– white oil based product. Excellent insect control— used by organic growers. Rose Gun— use for fungal disease such as black spot & powdery mildrew. & rusts as well as insects. Ant, Spider & Coachroch Killer— offers fast effective control of common household pests. Path Weeder— Once a year weed control.