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Home & Garden 04/08/2018
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On your mark... get set... buy plants!

I have spent some time recently talking with growers, nurseries and the like. They are hoping that plants put on more growth in the bag before dispatch to garden centres so when we plant them out, the roots have a fairly descent support network.

What has surprised me is how good Kiwis are getting at ordering plants for the season ahead - and researching and trying different plants in their schemes for 2018.

Plants still have a good chance of doing well if you put trees and shrubs in now.

Leave it another month or so and you'll be holding the hose this summer more than you anticipated.

Home and Garden with Tony Murrell, 7am - 10am Saturday and Sunday mornings on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.