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SOUTHERN WOODS NURSERY -- WINTER PLANTING NOTES
Winter is the right time to get many plants in the ground
to make the most of the easy digging and moist soils, and
while you have a quiet time on the farm. Smaller plants,
or those susceptible to winter conditions, should be held
till spring but more robust species are good to go now.
Winter dormant species to plant now are all of the
deciduous trees such as those used for shelter (poplars,
alders etc.), fruit trees and specimens, and forestry or
shelter conifers such as pines, Leyland's, firs, spruce,
cedars or cypress.
Did you know that the roots of dormant trees continue
growing throughout winter? This is when the tops show
no signs of new growth. All the more reason to get these
trees established early with a substantial root system
before the stress of the spring norwesters.
Many of the above species are only supplied by the
nurseries as open-ground (or bare-root) trees during
winter so if you haven't got them in by the end of August
you may have to wait for another year. It is best for you
to pre-order the trees to ensure that you get supplied
what you want.
Any varieties that don't suit a winter plant are grown in
containers to give you a much wider planting window. A
number of the fruit, specimen and conifer trees are also
available year-round in containers.
If you have open ground/bare rooted trees on order,
please call the nursery NOW to arrange collection or
delivery, as time is of the essence to get these varieties
in the ground. We can only hold these plants for a fixed
amount of time until they need to be bagged on.
Check out our website, come and see us,
or phone, fax, or carrier pigeon your enquiry or request
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6 Questions you should ask yourself before
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Planting time is limited. . .
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Keep kids safe this spring
Spring safety: Each year children suffer
injury on rural properties and it makes sense
to check regularly for potential hazards.
Spring will soon be upon us (although the rain we
have been having lately makes you wonder) and now
is an excellent time to think about safety issues on
the farm, both for children and animals.
Every year children get hurt and suffer serious
injury or even death, on rural properties.
ACC has compiled these tips to make your farm
safer for children:
Teach children to stay away from hazardous farm
machinery and equipment at all times.
Teach children that idle equipment and machinery
is also hazardous and out-of bounds to them. See also
vehicles, machinery and equipment.
Leave any equipment that might fall, such as front-
end loaders, in the resting or down position.
When self-propelled machinery is parked, lock
brakes and remove keys from the ignition.
Always leave a tractor power take off (PTO) in
When starting and reversing machinery, ask where
are the children?
Keep machinery in good repair, particularly
protective shields, ROPS and seat belts.
Fence farm ponds and manure pits.
Place fixed ladders out of reach, or fit with a special
barrier; store portable ladders away from danger
Lock up or shield dangerous machinery, electrical
boxes and wiring. Keep out of reach of children.
Store chemicals and pesticides in a locked area out
of sight and reach of children.
Place warning decals on all grain bins, wagons and
Maintain lights and reflectors for all equipment used
Devote a day to family safety. Teach kids basic farm
The safety and comfort of animals should also be a
high priority for all lifestyle block owners.
At the first hint of spring weather, begin by
surveying the property.
LIFESTYLE & RURAL REPORT
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