Apples and Pears – Pruning for the future.

Apples and Pears – Pruning for the future.

Pruning fruit trees can seem a little daunting at times. How much do you take? When do you prune? How many times? and How do you prune to get a good crop of fruit? For a start, winter is a good time to do your major pruning for the year. The trees are dormant and they...
Now is the time for treating leaf curl

Now is the time for treating leaf curl

Leaf curl on Peaches Apricots and Nectarines can be controlled with a few easy steps. Look around Tasmanian gardens at the moment and you will see the first signs of spring. The buds are swelling and ready to burst. So now is the time to make sure you have everything...
5 spring tips from our gurus

5 spring tips from our gurus

With spring in Hobart just three weeks away, we asked some of our GlobalNet Horticulture course instructors for their top 5 things to do now to get the most out of your garden in Spring. Marcus Ragus Learning and Community Engagement Manager at the Royal Tasmanian...
Apples and Pears – Pruning for the future.

Apples and Pears – Pruning for the future.

Apple and Pear pruning in Tasmania doesn’t need to be a scary prospect. Pruning fruit trees can seem a little daunting at times. How much do you take? When do you prune? How many times? and How do you prune to get a good crop of fruit? When to prune apples in...
July jobs for the garden.

July jobs for the garden.

Winter in Tasmania is a busy time for horticulture. This year in Tasmania, the temperatures have been remarkably mild. Daytime temperatures in the mid teens throughout most of June have seen not only the people of Hobart staying out a bit longer, but also a lot of...