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Spraying Time! Don't Forget!

spray 01-230x153Spring showers bring more than just flowers. Combined with warming spring temperatures the conditions become perfect for the spread of fungus diseases and hatching insects to spread them around.

This becomes one of the most important times of the entire year to spray your garden to control the situation.

If fungus and insects are stopped from growing and spreading early in the spring the average garden will stay remarkably pest and disease free for the remainder of the season.

Fruit trees, berry fruits, grapes and roses are especially vulnerable and need a fungal spray spray 02-230x153just as buds begin to swell. There are several excellent commercial fungal sprays available.

The most effective often have a copper base such as copper oxychloride. While this has a very low toxicity truly organic gardeners may wish to substitute an oil spray to control fungus.

But guard that this oil is not applied to tender young growth in sunny weather as this may cause burning.

If insects such as codling moth, borer, or aphids were a problem last year stop them dead in their tracks now by adding a suitable insecticide to this spray.

spray 03-230x153Some gardeners even add a dash of a soluble complete plant food to the mix just to give new spring growth that extra edge on the season.










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About us

dale-john 01-100x66 Dale Harvey and John Newton met in Melbourne Australia in 1981. Since then they both have supported each others careers while also building and maintaining their own. Read about how they were able to turn their joint careers into one and creating a dream of a better world starting in their own local community.

Media & Publications

host daffodils-100x66The following articles are a small part of the many published editorials on or about both Dale Harvey and John Newton plus the property affectionately nick named by the people of New Zealand, as the
"Quarter Acre” Paradise gardens.

Awards & Credits

HOPE Trust-100x66This is a collection of Appreciation Certificates, Local and Overseas Awards with Acknowledgments presented to Dale Harvey and John Newton over the many years of their joint careers plus the Launch and Registration
of The H.O.P.E. Trust
The Healing of Planet Earth.

Contact Us

P.O.Box Papatoetoe Central
2156 Auckland
New Zealand
Tel: +61 9 276 4827
Fax: +61 9 276 4025
Email: info@daleharvey.com 
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