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Selwyn Times: July 18, 2017

6 [Edition datE] Tuesday

6 [Edition datE] Tuesday July 18 2017 32 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi HOME PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES Care of roses In the north, July is traditionally rose pruning time with many keen gardeners believing this task should completed by mid-August. Given the potential for late frosts in Selwyn it may be wiser to wait unless your roses are in a sheltered spot. Doing so will prevent early growth from being frost damaged, which can knock the plant back. After all, early pruning will not translate to early flowering. If determined to carry out the job sooner apply frost protection sprays otherwise prune just before the plant begins growing again. While roses happily grew wild without ever being pruned, they respond well to a good cut back and will flower more prolifically on new growth. Prune to shape rather than necessarily giving a really hard annual prune, keeping the centre of the bush fairly open so sun and air can move through it. You could simply cut back any winter damage. Older style, climbing and some weeping standard roses that traditionally bloom in spring should be left and cut back after flowering. To complement their wonderful display, pop in spring bulbs around their base; a job that needs to be done now. Throughout spring and summer, remove deadheads as each bloom dies off. When autumn descends leave these on the bush to help harden stems and prepare the bush for winter. You will need thick gloves to protect your hands and wrists along with clean, sharp, and well-oiled secateurs. It is a good idea to spray the secateurs with a little liquid copper or methylated spirits after pruning each bush. A small narrow bladed saw will also be handy for removing thicker branches. Pick a fine windless day (several days after rain) to avoid the spread of silver leaf disease which is more likely in the air when the weather is cool and damp. Make a clean diagonal cut about 5-6mm above the third to sixth bud, depending on how thick you want the plant. The lower part of the cut should be level with the bud itself. Slanting the cut allows water to drain off rather than settle and cause rot. Cut out any dead or diseased wood along with weak spindly branches so the plant is opened up to the sun and air. Shape climbing roses like a fan to fit a trellis, post or the size desired, removing any dead or spindly branches. Never cut these lower than a bush rose to avoid the plant reverting back to this type of rose. After pruning, spray cuts with liquid copper. This protects the wounds. Spray lime sulphur over the whole bush and around the soil at its base to eliminate fungal spores then dispose of debris taking care not to compost it. Finally, layer the ground at the base with organic mulch to help retain moisture over the drier months remembering to fertilise and water regularly. Landscape Construction and Garden Maintenance You can have your gardens, trees, shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best all year round, for a great price. Residential & Commercial Landscaping • Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation • Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance • Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups New Home Landscaping Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features • Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual • Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388 Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz www.revivelandscaping.co.nz LET’S GET 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: www.igro.co.nz or visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/igro.co.nz 1394 Main South Road, Weedons info@igro.co.nz | www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday July 18 2017 33 KidsFest - Maker Space Family Time Tuesday, 10am- noon In association with Chch- Steam, Christchurch City Libraries presents this technologybased session. Go and check out this cool makerspace! There will be craft, Lego, 3D colouring, clay, painting, interactive games and more. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Musical Instrument Practice Slots Tuesday, 3.30–7pm Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four band-mates. There will be electronic drums, a digital piano, a Roland session mixer, mics and headphones available for budding musicians. You can also take in your own electric instruments and plug into the mixer. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Email georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday Down by the Liffey Gallery Art Exhibition Tuesday 7-8.30pm Go along to the art exhibition to enjoy a selection of works detailing water colours, ceramics, mixed media and textile art. The artists’ creative journey is expressed through wildlife portraits, life drawings,landscapes and fine ceramic detail to feminine beauty. Parking is available at St Stephens Anglican church. Lincoln’s Art Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln Aquaventure! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1-3pm Go along to the Selwyn Aquatic Centre to take part in fun activities running throughout the holidays. Activities will range from paddleboats to playing pool volleyball. Normal pool admission applies. Activities in the main pool are for competent swimmers eight years and older, otherwise parent supervision required. Selwyn Aquatic Centre, Broadlands Drive Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30pm–3.30pm Go along to the Scrabble Club. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to bring your own. No fee. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Origami – Holiday Activity Thursday, 10.30–11.30am Join in with making some cool origami bookmarks these holidays. Snakes, monsters, unicorns and polar bears – or invent your own. Free. Caregiver required, no bookings needed. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Knit ’n’ Yarn Saturday, 1pm–3pm Go along to the sitting room in the library for a relaxing crafternoon. Take along your knitting, crochet, stitching or any other handcraft and enjoy the company of others. Share skills and be inspired in a friendly, relaxing environment. Don’t forget to take your library card to borrow from a range of craft books. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd A Celebration of Screen and Stage Saturday, 7pm Enjoy this major collaborative community concert celebrating the musical magic of screen and stage. A live variety performance featuring music from classics new and old including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mamma Mia, Trolls, Les Miserables, James Bond, Hairspray, Outlander, Jekyll & Hyde, Little Mermaid, Grease, The Blues Brothers and more. There is everything from jazz, Broadway hits to blues. There will be a range of groups performing including Kirwee Players, Ellesmere Pipe Band, Lincoln High School Musical Theatre Group, Selwyn Community Choir and the Selwyn Youth Choir. Lincoln High School, 25 Boundary Rd, Lincoln Markets: West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 9am-1pm, opposite Challenge MOVIEMANIA: Join a screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at the Lincoln Event Centre from 6–7.30pm on Sunday 16 July, or A Bug’s Life from 6–7.30pm at Rolleston Community Centre. Movies are suitable for children aged four to 13 and their families. Entry is $2 per person – booking not required. ​ Darfield, South Tce. Leeston Market: Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, Co-Operating Church grounds on High St. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, noon-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton Running groups The running groups aim to get like-minded members of the community fit and engaged with each other. Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations. Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.40pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Malvern Netball Centre. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy. MAINSCAPE Garden Supplies Making your great outdoors greater OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm, Sat 8am - 3pm WE ARE NOW TAKING GREENWASTE Flax and Cabbage Tree Leaves @ extra cost FIREWOOD NOW AVAILABLE split cut pine and pine offcuts 1543 Springs Rd Phone 021 241 7908 EFTPOS Available www.mainscapegardensupplies.co.nz Mainscape Garden Supplies RESTAURANT & CAFÉ We are open from 6.30am Seniors SPECIAL 2 courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert Special available lunch only. Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm $20 Family Friendly Kid’s 2 course special WOF $45 .00 • Courtesy cars • Oil changes • Full mechanical repairs • Brake & clutch repairs • Transmission flush service • Tyres & batteries • Petrol & diesel servicing Fitzgerald Motors PHONE 03 349 7813 2/193 Waterloo road, Hornby ‘Famous for their roasts!’ $10 Treat the Kids this school holidays! The RACECOURSE HOTEL & Motorlodge 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 www.racecoursehotel.co.nz H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB «WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK« FRIDAY 21 JULY, 7.30PM WITH GUEST LEGAL TENDER TICKETS $15 AT CLUB OFFICE DOOR SALES $20 SATURDAY 22 JULY, 8PM TICKETS $20 AT CLUB OFFICE SATURDAY 22 JULY WESTVIEW LOUNGE 4.30PM ANDY GILMOUR 8PM MEDIUM RARE SUNDAY 24 JULY WESTVIEW LOUNGE 1.30PM ANNETTE’S HEART OF THE COUNTRY $6 ENTRY Club CAFE Chalmers Restaurant A LA CARTE & CARVERY OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options OPEN FRI & SAT from 5.30pm SUN from 5pm Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby www.hornbyworkingmensclub.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome