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For every order made from now until the end of October, Awapuni Nurseries will throw in one free bundle of Traditional Value mixed petunias,, containing at least 9 plants.

To see the entire range of seedlings available at Awapuni Nurseries click here and have a browse around our plant shop.



Take a break

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend and you’ve finished all your gardening chores, then why not take time to visit someone else’s garden.

These websites have a list of gardens open for viewing all over the country: friarsgardens.co.nz/
gardenstovisit.co.nz

Different garden events are held throughout the year. You’ll be amazed at the number and variety of events happening near you – from spring shows to organised rambles – there’s always something to do.

To find out more, visit weekendgardener.co.nz

 

NOVEMBER 2008

Grow your own taste of Italy
Bring the taste of theMediterranean to your kitchen this summer, with an easy Italian-inspired garden. “Now is the perfect time to plant tomatoes and herbs,” says Awapuni gardening guru, Tod Palenski. “There’s nothing like home-made pasta or pizza sauce with ingredients picked from your own garden.” To get started, Tod says it’s essential to find a sunny spot with good soil, either in your garden or use containers.

“Terracotta pots look great on porches and decks. Hanging baskets are also effective, you can plant cherry tomatoes in the middle and lots of herbs around the outside – then move it to wherever is sunniest.” Whatever you choose to use, Tod says it’s essential to start with quality soil.

“Tomatoes and herbs like a high PH so add some lime and dig in lots of compost.” Click here to read more

November is a good time to…

With the warmer weather almost upon us, it’s time to get out into the garden and get planting for summer.

Flowering annual seedlings can be planted now. Try petunias, alyssum, petunias and impatiens in beds, pots and hanging baskets for a riot of summer colour.

Dig in that compost. Give your soil a decent feed of quality compost to help summer crops thrive.

Make sure your mulch is up to scratch. It’s the key to keeping in moisture and keeping out pests, so add a layer of bark, pea straw or compost to your entire garden.

It’s also time to start planting summer vegetables. Plant seedlings of lettuce, celery, basil, cucumber and spinach, and if you’re after something cool and sweet you can’t go past home-grown watermelon and rockmelon.

Check out Awapuni’s great range of seedlings, either online or at your local supermarket or Warehouse store.

Henri and Paul Ham, Awapuni Nurseries Ltd
Pioneer Highway PO Box 7075 Palmerston North NEW ZEALAND
Phone: 64 6 354-8828 Fax: 64 6 354-8857
Web: www.awapuni.co.nz

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