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For every order made from now until the end of September, Awapuni Nurseries will throw in one free bundle of Traditional Value silverbeet, containing at least 12 plants.

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

Veges to go

A Kiwi invention is ensuring that even those without the time or space for a big vegetable patch can enjoy the benefits of fresh veges. Auckland businessman John Fowler created the DIY Garden - a system of shaped corner units that, when combined with timber sides and potting mix, becomes your very own mini-garden. Make it as big or as small as you like, and you could even pick it up and take it with you when you move - making it the perfect solution for tenants. Click here to read more.

 

SEPTEMBER 2008

Beat supermarket prices: Grow your own vegetables
New reports show fruit and vegetable prices rose 3.6 percent in July, with lettuce up a whopping 32.4 percent on the previous month. Instead of swapping fresh for frozen, or going without altogether, Awapuni gardening guru, Tod Palenski, recommends Kiwis get back into growing their own. “Most of us will remember their grandparents growing their own vegetables. It’s time to take a leaf out of their book and get planting. It’s easy, fun and rewarding and, if food prices keep climbing, you could save a small fortune.” September is a great time to get started to ensure you’re getting your five-plus a day by summer. Tod’s advice is to start small. “You don’t have to have a quarter acre section to grow great vegetables. Just pick a spot that gets plenty of sun and is clear of large trees so you’re not fighting with their roots. If you don’t have a garden, use large pots or build a timber raised bed.”
Click here to read more.

September is a great time to…

Revive your garden! After a long, wet winter, your garden may be lacking in colour. Find some time this month to plant pretty spring flowers and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful blooms in no time.

Plant seedlings (Awapuni of course!) of alyssum, carnations, poppies, honesty, impatiens, sweetpea and primula for a riot of colour in no time.
Keep the moisture in and the weeds out by feeding and mulching roses, shrubs and trees.
Brighten up dull areas by planting hanging baskets or pots with pastel pansies and lobelia.
Plant new perennials, once the frosts have gone. For a bit of height and drama try verbascum, lupins and delphiniums in hot pinks and bright oranges.
Watch out for aphids. Beat the bugs this spring with an application of Awapuni’s Neem Wettable Powder . It’s designed to control whitefly, aphids, and caterpillar pests on horticultural crops.

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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