Posts Tagged ‘richards’

More magic for your garden (Wally Richards)

Last week our article was about Magic Botanical Liquid (MBL) and how this natural product made an incredible difference to your plants and gardens. Then a few weeks back we used information from a reader about how he greatly improved his fruit trees with another natural product ‘Apple Cider Vinegar’. Lets now add another Magic […]

What to do with those fallen leaves (Wally Richards)

A reader from Southland emailed me this week and asked if I could write an article about what to do with autumn leaves. For some home owners, autumn leaf fall is a curse, just another chore to rake them up and clear the gutters. For gardeners, leaf fall is a blessing and they gladly collect […]

GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD (Wally Richards)

You may ask why is it important to grow your own food? First and most importantly it is your Food Security. Not nice to be hungry 24/7. Second is that the food you grow yourself; if grown naturally without man made chemicals, will be healthier compared that which is grown with chemical fertilisers and sprays. […]

GROW YOUR OWN SEEDS (Wally Richards)

Raising plants from seeds is a great sense of achievement for most gardeners and when the seeds are the ones you collected for free it is even better. All plants that you have growing in your gardens seed at sometime, with some plants that maybe years away but with annual plants it is at maturity […]

How to deal with powdery mildew and other diseases in your garden (Wally Richards)

This is the time of the year that the disease called Powdery Mildew will attack a number of plants in your garden. Powdery mildew is a common fungus that affects a wide variety of plants. It is easily identified and appears as light grey or white powdery spots usually found on infected leaves, but can […]

Gardening for January: Healthy crops, healthy you (Wally Richards)

First column for 2022 Happy New Year (at least hopefully happier than 2021) The first subject is an important one and one I published 2016 (remember 2016? it was a far better country then and if you had been told back then that you had to wear a muzzle and have a special permit to […]

Gardening tasks for December (Wally Richards)

December, the first month of Summer and at this time our thoughts are more on Christmas rather than the garden. If we neglect the garden completely this month then much of our previous efforts will have been wasted. Spend a few hours making the garden Xmas ready, so you can relax over the festive season. […]

Which vegetables to plant right now (Wally Richards)

That is, in the Southern Hemisphere, this being a NZ blog. I was asked the question this week about what we should be planting vegetable wise at this time of the year. A lot depends on how much room you have and how keen you are on growing your own vegetables. If you are fortunate […]

The importance of Phosphorous to the soil in your garden (Wally Richards)

Phosphorus stimulates budding and blooming. Plants need phosphorus to produce fruits, flowers, and seeds. It also helps make your plants more resistant to disease. Phosphorus doesn’t dissolve like nitrogen. The soil will hang onto phosphorus, not releasing it into water. Phosphate is needed by all life forms but if taken in too greater quantities it […]

Encourage your children to garden (Wally Richards)

We need to encourage our children and grandchildren to appreciate Nature by including them in some gardening activities. I believe that young children have a natural affinity with plants and insects when they are allowed to explore our gardens. Children learn many things by mimicking their parents and are often keen at a young age […]

Those plant gifts that keep on giving (Wally Richards)

Christmas is getting very near with only about 6 weeks till Xmas week. Many of you will have already started putting a lot of thought into what gifts they would like to give and some will have completed most of their Christmas shopping already. Others like myself are still thinking what to give to someone […]

IT STARTS WITH SEEDS … and how to save them (Wally Richards)

We’re a week behind with Wally’s newsletter. This is from last week, so this week’s will follow shortly. EWR Nearly all plants start with seeds and the main functions of any plant is to reproduce itself by all means possible, which with many plants means flowering and seeding. Think about that for a moment; the […]

Protecting your fruit crops from Codlin & Guava Moth (Wally Richards)

I wrote this article a few months ago but as several gardeners recently have been asking how to protect their fruit crops from both Codlin Moth and Guava Moth I think it is well worth repeating this information. Guava moth is mostly in the upper north island but there has been a few cases in […]

Things to do in the garden right now (Wally Richards)

GARDENING TASKS Now that we are halfway through Spring and quickly heading towards the first month of Summer (December) there is a fair bit to do in our gardens so lets run a check list in case some things are missed. It will depend on what you have in your gardens as to whether any […]

‘Going to Seed’ – When your plants bolt and what to do about it (Wally Richards)

Plants have one objective in life and that is to reproduce. Reproduction is mostly done by seeding (spore in ferns) but can be also achieved through division, suckering, cloning, producing bulblets or pups. The desire to reproduce is their strongest attribute which is one that can make gardening very difficult at times. (weeds, suckers, oxalis). […]

Gardening & Plant Immunity (Wally Richards)

Wally Richards is a longtime Kiwi gardening guru. I used to post his useful and excellent material earlier in the piece … I’ve neglected the food growing aspect for some time now though aside from the odd article. It seems an appropriate time now to return to it with the much announced coming food shortages. […]

Was Mike Richards Forced To Resign As New Host Of ‘Jeopardy’ So That Jewess Mayim Bialik Could Replace Him?

Are we seriously to believe that it’s just “pure luck” that Mike Richards — the long-time producer of the game show “Jeopardy” — was forced to resign when”antisemitic” remarks he allegedly made over 7 years ago on an obscure podcast were “dug up” just as he was set to replace the late long-time host Alex […]

Taxpayer Surprise: Police Misconduct Suits Cost More Than Advertised

Print Friendly Above Photo: COP21 Police watch tear gas on 11-29-15 Chicago’s announcement that it agreed on Tuesday to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging police misconduct barely tells the story. The settlement still must be approved by City Council, which already this year has approved $12.3 million to settle police misconduct cases, including […]

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