Indoor & Potted Plants

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Perfect palms

If you’re after a tropical look for your garden or indoor spaces then palms are a must and their long arching and graceful foliage also helps add a vertical dimension to the garden. There is a wide variety of palms to choose from, whether you have a large sunny garden, a small shady spot or a well lit indoor room that needs a lovely dash of greenery.

Palms for sunny garden spots:

Palms for shaded spots:

Palms for indoors:

The key steps in keeping your palms healthy:

  1. Well drained soil or a pot with good drainage holes filled with a good quality potting mix like Yates® Premium Potting Mix.
  2. When planting a new palm into the garden, enrich the soil first by mixing in some Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  3. During the warmer months feed indoor and outdoor palms each fortnight with Yates Thrive® All Purpose Liquid Plant Food.
  4. Yellowing palm leaves can be a sign of magnesium deficiency. Applied as a foliar spray, Yates Leaf Greener Magnesium Chelate is a fast acting source of magnesium to help green up palm foliage.

Pest tip: palms can be prone to sucking insects like mealy bug and scale. Spray affected foliage and stems with Yates Nature’s Way Vegie & Herb Spray, which is a soap based spray that controls common palm insect pests.

Beautiful blues
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If you’re a lover of blue flowers then Evolvulus ‘Blue my Mind’ is a must for your garden. ‘Blue My Mind’ is a dwarf herbabceous perennial that grows to around 30cm tall and wide and becomes smothered in striking bright blue flowers.

Suited to frost free areas, ‘Blue My Mind’ prefers full sun though will also tolerate and flower well in a semi shaded spot. It looks beautiful in a garden bed and its cascading nature also makes it perfect for containers.

Design tip: Try a gorgeous colour combination of ‘Blue My Mind’ and a trailing white flowered variety of lobelia or petunia, planted together in a Yates® Tuscan® Self Watering Hanging Basket.

Heavenly! Use a quality potting mix like Yates® Premium Potting Mix when planting into pots or hanging baskets. It contains wetting agent to help improve wettability and water penetration into the mix.


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