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For every order made in May, Awapuni Nurseries will throw in one free Polyanthus Pop’N’Grow pot containing nine plants!

And to ensure your polyanthus gets all the right treatment, Awapuni Nurseries will also include an information fact sheet on what to do to get the best out of your plant.
Remember, for the entire range of seedlings available at Awapuni Nurseries click here to visit our plant shop.

daffodils

Biggest Dutch daffodil breeder has trick for great bulbs
While most of us plan to plant just a few bulbs this autumn, it’s a different story for Jaap Leenen, the biggest daffodil breeder in the Netherlands.
Luckily Jaap has a trick up his sleeve. The 60-year old flower grower says seashells from the North Sea are the best thing that has happened to his daffodils.
Click here to read a Retuers article on Jaap and his secret to long flowering bulbs.

 

Winter is on its way
Your garden may have started to slow down in anticipation of winter, but here at Awapuni we’re as busy as ever.
In the nursery world every year at this time we do something known as ‘putting the first glass in’.
It’s a momentous occasion for us because it signifies the onset of winter and reminds us spring is just around the corner.

The picture on the right shows Graham, Awapuni's nursery manager, installing the little glass houses (hence putting the glass in) which give our seedlings just the right conditions for healthy growing. These ones will be ready for sale late winter and early spring.

Glasshouses

For tips and advice on how to get the best from your garden, remember to visit the Better Gardens page on our website.
Happy gardening!


The secret ingredient for wondrous winter woodlands

It’s that time of year when even the most dedicated gardeners start to contemplate an indoor hobby. Temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter and even your garden seems to be in denial.
But before you pack up all your gardening tools and head inside to hibernate, gardening guru, Tod Palenski, has a tip for creating a cheerful garden woodland in a dreary winter wasteland. “Annuals and perennials are the perfect ingredient for curing bleak bare gardens. Mix in a smattering of bulbs, add a dash of compost and mulch, and you’ve got a recipe for a ‘winter gardening sensation’.”

Click here for Tod’s failsafe instructions for planting bulbs, annuals and perennials to ensure your trees look fantastic during winter, and that your garden produces vibrant and diverse blooms all year long.

Foxglove

Win six Pop’n’Grow pots
This month it couldn’t be easier to win six Pop’n’Grow pots. Simply tell us which five perennials Tod suggests planting in the shade with bulbs during autumn? (hint: click here)

Win!

Send your answer and contact details to Heather at Awapuni Nurseries and go in the draw to win six Pop’n’Grow pots. The competition closes on 31 May and the winner will be drawn at random.

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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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