Touchstone Garden Centre
Hours of Trade
Monday to Saturday
9am to 5pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm
Closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year Day, Easter Friday, Anzac morning
129A Ormond Road, Gisborne

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Type / Variety

  • St Brigid
    • The Governor – Scarlet
    • The Admiral – Lilac
    • Lord Lieutenant – Blue
  • De Caen
    • His Excellency – Scarlet
    • Sylphide – Lilac
    • The Bride - white
  • Blanda
    • Blue, Pink, White

Cultural Requirements

  • Sunny
  • Well drained, moderately rich soil
  • Improve soils with Organic Compost
  • Bulb food or general garden fertiliser should be added when preparing soil
  • Liquid fertiliser such as Yates Thrive or Nitrosol should be applied as growth appears, and when coming into flower
  • Plant tubers 15-30cm apart, 5cm deep
  • Can be grown in pots, containers – use Potting Mix or a Tub and Barrel Mix
  • Plant Feb, March, April to ensure succession of blooms over several months

Pests & Diseases

  • Rust
  • Damping off
  • Soil fungus diseases –rots

Pest & Disease Control

  • Rust – Greenguard, Shield,
  • Damping off / Rot – Do not overwater, make sure soil is free draining, use Greenguard

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