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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2017

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4 Tuesday [Edition datE] April 18 2017 32 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi HOME PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES Experts in Water Pumping and Filtration Water quality and usage are topics of interest to many, especially those with lifestyle blocks, farms or in industries that need access to a reliable water supply. Pumps & Filters are located at 857 Halswell Junction Road. Pumps & Filters Ltd are specialists in this area. They design, manufacture, install, maintain and repair pumps and filters, servicing residential, commercial and industrial customers. Whether you need a heavy duty pumping system for a business, farm or lifestyle block, or a small pump for your household needs they can assist. They offer turnkey packages that involve drilling water bores as well as supplying and installing bore pumps, storage tanks and house supply pumps. In addition, they carry out water testing and can provide and install water filtration and purification systems. Pumps & Filters can assist residential customers who may have a problem with low water pressure by supplying and fitting a booster pump. This will increase water pressure throughout the home, ensuring the enjoyment of a decent shower. If you need your existing water pump or filtration system serviced or repairs carried out, Pumps & Filters can take care of this. They travel all over the Selwyn district, to clients just out of Rakaia and into North Canterbury. For advice, a pump or parts for your existing system, call into Pumps & Filters’ showroom at 857 Halswell Junction Road where there is a wide range of brands and types of premium quality pumps, along with a great selection of parts, fittings, valves and filters. They also visit on-site, providing a quotation for any work you require carried out, delivering a fast and efficient service that will see you sorted, no matter what your water pump or filtration needs. With a team of five who share over forty years’ experience in the field, and the company tracing its origins back almost thirty years, it is no wonder that Pumps & Filters is a local company that many people go to for assistance with their water pumping and quality needs. Pumps & Filters are open 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday. They can be contacted by telephone 03 423 1925 or 0800 478 633, with an after-hours service so why not give them a call or email Pumps & Filters at: Check out their website at: Pumps & Filters carry quality pumps and part fittings. Paving, Irrigation, Lawns, Planting, Fences, Pergolas, Water-features, Outdoor fires, Raised Vege beds, Decks, Artificial grass & more... Call Aaron & the team today! Phone: 03 3474422 or 021542402 Email: STOP LEAVES birds, snow, hail & vermin from blocking up your spouting Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with unique patented louvre which will even keep out pine needles. Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty, range of colours Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years. FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING WATER FROM YOUR ROOF. NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL MICRO MESH Call Rohan Rudd anytime Mon-Sat for a no-obligation assessment & quote 0800 486 532 Canterbury Ltd LET’S GET E.sybox & E.sybox Mini • The next generation in household water pumps • Exceptionally quiet operation • Constant – Mains-like water pressure • Up to 50% more energy efficient Mention this ad to receive this offer Sales and service | After hours service call Jason 021 649 944 or Mike 021 560 044 0800 GRUNDFOS / 0800 478 633 GARDENING INTELLIGRO OFFERS: Expert gardening advice High quality products South-Hort growing mixes VIP rewards Buy in-store and online Handy delivery service For more information, check out our website: or visit our facebook page: E.SYBOX WAS $2585 NOW $1811 SPECIAL PRICING E.SYBOX MINI WAS $1820 NOW $1340 Conditions apply, while stocks last. Valid until 31 May 2017. 1394 Main South Road, Weedons | | Phone 03 347 9415

5 SELWYN TIMES [Edition datE] Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday April 18 2017 33 HOME PROFESSIONALS A good time for pruning fruit trees Autumn is traditionally pruning time where spindly thin, criss-crossing, dead or diseased branches are removed and trees shaped so breeze and light get through. This assists pollination and fruit ripening. The tree’s height or width may also be trimmed back for easier harvesting. Pruning should only be carried out in dry warm conditions so the tree’s wounds are not exposed to disease and fungal spores in the air so winter is generally not a good time to prune. Stone fruits like cherries nectarines, peaches and plums or blueberries, are best pruned late summer or early autumn after fruiting. Some dwarf apples and apricots have been bred to not need an annual prune while other apples and pears will like a good clipping. Plants like Chilean guavas, feijoas, figs and olives are best pruned after harvesting while grapes and kiwifruit are a winter job so branches can be trained in a certain direction. Citrus pruning should be left until late spring, after the last of the frosts is over. When pruning nectarine, peach and plum trees, aim for an open centre. Apples and pears need a main upright trunk and branches stemming out. Avoid stressing a tree through over pruning; taking just a third of a branch or the tree itself. Using sharp pruning shears or loppers, make forty five degree angle cuts (so moisture will drain off), a little above branches and buds that are pointing outwards, and then apply a pruning paste. Burn diseased material or put it in the rubbish bin (not the green bin), never composting it as this could spread disease to other plants in the garden. Lastly, clean pruning equipment by wiping the blades with methylated spirits. Pruning a tree lessens the potential for pests and disease, increases its survival chances and improves fruiting potential. With apples & pears, branches should stem out from a main upright trunk. Autumn is traditionally pruning time. Sharon CroftS LandSCape d e S ign • Consultations • Design Concepts • Planting Plans P. 329 6229 M. 0274 311 558 Apple & pear trees often respond to a good pruning. Autumn A great time to plant - Landscaping plants for all projects - Ornamental & Specimen trees - Canterbury’s largest range of natives - Hedging & Topiaries - Fruit & Nut plants Get great autumn planting advice from our friendly team OPEN 7 DAYS Corner SH1 & Robinsons Rd - 0800 800 352 -