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For every order made from now until the end of December, 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.


All the best from us

On behalf of the team at Awapuni, I’d like to wish you a wonderful Kiwi Christmas.

We’re hoping for lots of sunshine, and a spattering of rain for the garden (and our farmer friends). And we’re looking forward to fresh treats from our garden on Christmas day – summer salads of lettuce, herbs and juicy tomatoes, with freshly dug potatoes and sweet strawberries.

Whether you’re spending the silly season at home, at the bach, or somewhere really special, we hope you have a whole lot of fun.

From Henri and the Awapuni Team

 

DECEMBER 2008

Save a fortune this Christmas with homemade gardening gifts

There’s no doubt the country is experiencing an economic downturn and, with Christmas on the way, many Kiwis could get in over their heads buying presents.
Awapuni gardening guru, Tod Palenski, says the solution is to invest time and creativity not cash into gift giving this year.
“Christmas is about showing friends and family that you love them, and nothing says that better than giving them something you’ve made yourself.”
Tod says last year his children have made inexpensive gifts for their grandparents by painting terracotta pots and planting them with seedlings.
“Teracotta pots are very economical, and if you paint them with testpots you’ll create a waterproof seal which helps prevent the pot and the soil from drying out.

Christmas is a good time to…

Awapuni gardening guru Tod plans to relax over the holidays

Water, weed, feed and spray - December is typically a month of fast growth.

Get ready for summer salads by planting seedlings of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, tomato, sweetcorn, beetroot, capsicum, eggplant, melon, cucumber and gherkin.

Tomatoes should be getting big and juicy. Feed them once a week with a liquid feed and keep the watered.

Watch for birds around your strawberries. It may pay to put up netting to stop them eating the fruit before you do.

In the flower garden plant seedlings if phlox, marigolds, alyssum, impatiens and portulaca.

Keep moisture in vegetable and flower gardens by applying a layer of mulch or compost.

Avoid watering in the middle of the day. By watering in the early morning or evening plants won’t dry out as quickly.

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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