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For every order made from now until the middle of October, Awapuni Nurseries will throw in one free bundle of pots and tubs mix - a mix of popular flowers to brighten up your pots, tubs and other containers - containing 9 plants. Plus an information sheet on how to get the best colour show out of your pots and tubs.
To see the entire range of seedlings available at Awapuni Nurseries click here to visit our plant shop.

NZ prisoners move into organic food marketplace.

Organic Veges

Corrections Minister Damien O'Connor officially opened two organic gardens at Christchurch Men's Prison the prison this month.
The gardens will provide employment for up to 12 minimum-security prisoners, and four minimum-security prisoners at Christchurch Women's Prison. They are modelled on the existing market garden at Rolleston Prison which provided employment for 20 prisoners and produced 150 tonnes of crops a year. Read more



Win a Year’s Supply of Wine
As the weather warms up, there’s nothing nicer than rounding off a hard day’s gardening with a good glass of wine (or two!), especially if it hasn’t cost you a thing!
This month we’d like to introduce you to our sister company Alpha Domus and give you the opportunity to win a year’s supply of wine – that’s six bottles a month, every month, for a whole year!
Operated by Paul Ham, brother of Awapuni director Henri, Alpha Domus is one of the Hawke’s Bay’s finest vineyards. Their world-class wines are available at fine wine stores and restaurants, selected supermarkets and online at
This year their merlot cabernet blend, The Navigator, picked up silver at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Like Awapuni, Alpha Domus has a fantastic email newsletter, full of fun and interesting tips, plus specials and giveaways for wine lovers like you. Sign up to their newsletter before 4 September 2007 and we’ll put you in the draw to win. Click here to sign up!

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Put some romance back in your garden with traditional spring favourites

Romance is back. As the new spring/summer season heralds the return of pretty, vintage florals in both fashion and interiors, gardens are set to get the shabby-chic treatment too, with romantic spring flowers taking centre stage.
“Gardening trends often mirror what’s happening in the fashion world,” says Awapuni gardening guru Tod Palenski. “And this spring we’ll see a return of more traditional flowers, like your grandmother may have had.”


Get in touch with your feminine side in the garden by planting a mixture of sweetpeas and pansies. Tod says it’s also a great way to add some spring colour without breaking the bank.
“Sweetpeas are really inexpensive and easy to grow. If you plant at the start of spring you can expect them to flower by November.”
Click here to find out how to satisfy your inner fashionista this spring and transform your garden into a romantic, floral dream your grandmother would be proud of.

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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