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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2017

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36 Tuesday April 18 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES Gardening Cold weather grapefruit is a citrus jewel TOLERANT: Grapefruit will withstand some frost. FLOWERING CHERRY TREES 20% TO 50% OFF 366 Halswell Junction Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 T: 03 349 9240 | E: APRIL ONLY OPEN TUESDAY to FRIDAY 9.00am to 4.30pm SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10.00am to 4.00pm GRAPEFRUIT is one of winter’s colourful citrus jewels. Packed with antioxidants just when we need them, the grapefruit is a popular fruit tree to have in the home garden. The fruit may be an acquired taste as it can be rather sour, but there are a few tricks to draw out its sweetness. In the United States, where grapefruit are a breakfast staple, they are much sweeter because of the way they are grown. Most commercial grapefruit orchards are in the hot states, such as Florida, where they are grown with irrigation. In spite of this, grapefruit are one of the most coldtolerant citrus fruits and will withstand some frost. When selecting the place to plant your tree, find the hottest part of your property, ideally with a masonry wall to release heat to help sweeten the fruit. To get the most sweetness and ripeness from the fruit, leave it on the tree for a long time – it can take up to 14 months to ripen properly. The variety you choose is also important. Wheeny grapefruit takes a long time to produce fruit – this variety tends to produce fruit biennially. Citrus needs full sun and ample moisture, but reasonable drainage. It needs a spot with good airflow but not windy, and it doesn’t like to be too crowded. Golden special is always productive and the fruit not too sour. This grapefruit is a breakfast staple, sweetened with a little honey or a sprinkle of raw sugar. Citrus care Citrus are surface rooters so they don’t do well with grass growing around them, particularly when they are young. It is much better to lightly skim the grass from the surface without disturbing the roots of the tree, removing the competition to beyond the “drip line” if you can. TASTY: Packed with antioxidants grapefruit is a sweet breakfast staple. $7.90 incl. GST Give fine-leafed plants a trim visit pukeahu national war memorial park upcycle an old wheelbarrow growing with you following the fantail Learn more about this bright little bird for the love of wild flowers geoff & Liz Brunsden’s quest to spread colour all over the country Humble bumblebees How to encourage more of these hard-working pollinators into your garden Autumn crops the edibles that deserve your growing attention compAnion plAnts for fruit trees + planting advice for cherries & tamari los April 2017 | 100% Real-life gardeners Elaine Schreiber of Bushview Gardens, New Plymouth + Vicky Barrett of the Dig It! Royal Oak Organic Garden, Auckland off to mArket setting up your own plant or produce sta l For more gardening inspiration, pick up the latest issue of kiwigardener gardening without guesswork Question: I have a bit of grass grub in my lawn, what can I do to get rid of it? The recommended treatment Answer: for grass grub is to use a soil insecticide such as Lawn Guard. There are several in the garden centres available, usually containing the same active ingredient, but with their own brand name. Best head to your local garden centre and ask for their recommendation. Make sure that you read the instructions very carefully, and follow all the steps indicated on the bottle! Now is a great time to treat grass grub while the weather is still warm. It is a good idea to treat the whole lawn, then give it a sprinkle of fertiliser afterwards. Intelligro’s Lawn Fertiliser is excellent for creating a lush lawn. Come down and grab a bag, even if you aren’t treating for grass grub. Established lawns can be fertilised now too, just make sure that you water thoroughly after application. for more information, check out our website: or visit our facebook page: Thanks to James for his question. WIN! a $50 INTEllIgrO gIfT VOuchEr! Send us your question and BE IN TO WIN! Email to: or post your question on our Facebook page: New questions received by Tuesday 25th April. how will I know I have grass grub in the lawn? Grass grub lawn damage shows as patchy areas of dead grass. Eggs of the grass grub found here are laid in the soil during spring/summer, and normally hatch after about 2 weeks. The small larvae then feed on the roots of grasses until spring, growing to 20-25 mm long. Diseased lawn will turn yellow and die off leaving a dead mat of turf. QualITy prOducTs frOm ThE WEB TO ThE shEd!

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday April 18 2017 37 Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100 Accommodation Funeral Directors Select Services Trades & Services Trades & Services Animals Livestock/ Supplies LUCERNE Hay for sale, conventional bales, good leaf, Greenpark area Ph 0274321966 Firewood Caravans, Motorhomes & Traliers CARAVAN Wanted to buy. Up to $5000 cash today 027 488-5284. MACROCARPA + GUM The perfect firewood combination Available now Available now Ph: 03 325 2290 SUPPLIES LIMITED Kent: 021 325 661 Office & Yard 653 Ellesmere Road, Lincoln Direct Cremation Provider Service without the funeral 0800 000 121 Gardening & Supplies PEA STRAW For Sale Ellesmere Lions have pea straw available Small Bales at $6.00 Medium Squares at $50 All a delivered price in the Selwyn Area Ph for orders 324 3580 Massage SENSUAL Hot Oil Massage Rural Location Anna 021 110-8790 Select Services Need a hand? ✤ Lawns & Edges ✤ Landscaping ✤ Gardening ✤ Hedge Trimming ✤ Handyman Jobs ✤ Casual or One Off Phone Mike Lineton 022 341 8848 Your local Selwyn District GARDENER/ HANDYMAN Excavations • Driveways • Car Parks • Site Cleaning • Demolition • Farm Tracks • Drain Cleaning • Stump & Hedge Removal • Ashpalt Concrete Wide range oF TruckS For a Free Quote on your next project Phone Steve on 021 338 247 or 325 7922 Select Services XCV84U Garden Supplies • Soil • Bark • Sand • Compost • Chip & more 0274 313 389 LEESTON HIRE 2006 Ltd • Excavators • Dingo • Trailers • General Equip • Chainsaws • Log Splitters • Concrete Gear • Rotary Hoes • Lawnmowers and much more! (03) 324 3669 1552 Leeston Road (1km North of Leeston) Open 7 days. Closed public holidays. • Tennis Courts & Swimming Pools • Chip Seal Driveways • Diggers – 2 Ton up to 20 Ton • Excavators • Bobcat & Drilling • For Posthole & Fence hole Trades & Services Free QuoTe RE-ROOFING QUALITY ROOFING AT THE BEST PRICE AROUND Protect your home with a new Colorsteel roof. Call for a friendly, FREE assessment and quote. • Roofing • Spouting and Downpipe • Safety rails • Licensed Building Practitioner Ph: 347 9045 or 021 165 1682 Email: Trades & Services spouting DIRTY WINDOWS Fast friendly professional service, Selwyn area, ph 021 364 664 LifestyLe BLock fencing new fencing, post driving, repairs, maintenence. Quality workmanship & advice. Phone Allan 021 049 6151 Facebook: agrifencenz Trades & Services TV AERIALS TV AERIAL SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY Household and Motorhomes. Supply and install TV aerials, satellite dishes, decoders (12/240v), TV Wall Mounts, extra outlets, TV, DVD, Portable satellite kits. Ph 022 081 0928 or 0800 438 278 • Irrigation • Drainage • Driveways • Auger Hole Drilling • Land Clearing & Development • Culvert Installation • Construction Site Works • Tree & Hedge Removal • Concrete Breaker Phone Mike: 027 272 8058 OR 03 324 4323 A/H EQC CASH SETTLEMENT We will re-scope your property to ensure you have been paid in full to cover all your repair costs. None of the properties that we have re-scoped so far has been paid the correct amount to repair their damage. EXAMPLES Trades & Services •Yaldhurst Road Initially $3,800 after our re-scope payment received $46,320 •Wairakei Road Initially $7,575 after our re-scope payment received $38,182 •Prossers Road Initially $19,827 after our re-scope payment received $60,273 •Kaplan Avenue Initially $859 after our re-scope payment received $34,931 •Liverton Crescent Initially $11,000 after our re-scope payment received $29,842 •Dalkeith Street Initially $5,000 after our re-scope payment received $8,945 • We have re-scoped 50 properties who have been under paid for their repairs. • Have your initial repairs failed? • Did you receive your full entitlement? • Do not pay your excess until all repairs are completed. • General under payments are: Asbestos testing and exterior lead paint, peeling wallpaper, cracking in exterior plaster not repaired correctly. For re-scoping and all earthquake repairs including painting and redecorating. Enquire now Phone 021-667-444 Trades & Services PDI GARDEN SERVICES Autumn/Winter Tidy Up? Call now for a free competitive quote/estimate We are also available for chainsaw, hedge cutting work Call Erik 027 532 9677 Please leave a message AUTO ELECTRICIAN Ellesmere Auto Electrical • Air Conditioning • Alternators • Starter Motors • Wiring Repairs • Diagnostics • Lighting • Batteries Mobile Auto Electrician 022 644 9664 Farmlands Card Accepted BOUNDARY TRIMMING Shelterbelt Trimming Contractor Call Tony Dempsey Ph 03 325 3256 Mob 0274 323 943 CARPET carpet/furnishings / FURNISHINGS Di’s Carpet BinDing Have your carpet off-cuts bound 124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell Phone 322 1103 Mobile 027 586 4830 Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm carpet layer CARPET LAYER 45 YRS + EXPERIENCE Repair, Uplifting, Relaying, Restretching *Selection of underlay available All preparation work undertaken *Also GARAGE CARPET Phone John 027 208 7383 laminate flooring WOOD LAMINATE FLOORING SELECTION FROM A TOP QUALITY BRAND *Water Resistant All preparation work undertaken Contractors rates Phone John 027 208 7383