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For every order made from now until the end of May, Awapuni Nurseries will throw in one free bundle of
of Traditional Value mixed vegetables - containing 9 plants. We’ll also throw in an information sheet on how to get the best and brightest Polyanthus
Check out the best seasonal seedlings available online - click here and have a browse around our plant shop.

Air NZ’s leaf peeping campaign to Brits

Air New Zealand is jumping on the leaf peeping craze in an attempt to attract British tourists during low season autumn months.
Leaf peeping is a quirky activity where foliage enthusiasts travel to witness and photograph spectacular annual leaf colour changes.
The Air New Zealand Leaf Peeping Campaign was launched, with the help of celebrity gardening guru Diarmuid Gavin, to introduce the activity to British travellers. Click here for more


MAY 2008

Say it with living flowers
Instead of swinging by the service station for a decaying bouquet, make your mum a living flower arrangement that she can enjoy all winter long. After all, it’s the thought that counts.

“Indoor pots look great and are more cost effective than buying cut flowers,” says Awapuni gardening guru, Tod Palenski.
“They’re easy to grow from many of the seedlings you would normally plant outdoors.”
Tod recommends plants that will flower quickly like those in Awapuni’s Pop’n’Grow range, for instant colour.
“Polyanthus, primulas and stocks work really well as indoor pot plants. Plant them together in one container for variety and interest.

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Surviving the Big Freeze

When the nights start drawing in and that winter chill is in the air, it’s time to ensure your garden is well prepared for the coming months. Helping your garden through winter is a challenge, but careful planning can bring great rewards when it’s time to bloom again.
Cleaning up: Remove weeds from your beds and get rid of diseased leaves from shrubs and trees. This is also a good time to start a compost bin if you don’t already have one. Autumn cuttings can be thrown in to provide a rich, nutritious mix ready for next season, but avoid adding weeds or diseased leaves.
Watering: Give your garden a good watering before the ground freezes. Moisture is essential for the survival of many trees and shrubs over the cold season.
Frost and wind: Frozen ground often kills plants during winter and good soil drainage is essential. Digging organic matter and grit into the garden to improve drainage and providing windbreaks can protect plants from strong winds.
Protecting plants: Leaving some top growth on plants provides protection for their roots from frost. If you have delicate perennials, think about keeping them in a greenhouse or cold frame through the winter months.

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

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