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Selwyn Times: November 21, 2017

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42 Wednesday November 22 2017 Gardening Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES gardening without guesswork Question: Can you please tell me what is wrong with my Pittosporum? Most of the leaves are fine, there are just a few with this dirty-brown marking on them. From the photos the Answer: problem could be an insect (psyllid) that attacks the leaves of the pittosporum causing the type of damage that the photos show. These insects are usually found on the underside of the leaf and are quite small. These usually only occur on the young spring growth but may also be present on the plants throughout the year. If the attack is very heavy then an insecticide may be needed, but usually the plant can cope without the need for any treatment. There are some signs of secondary infection from the insect damage but I think the plant will grow through it without any treatment needed. For more information, check out our website: or visit our facebook page: Thanks to Annie for her 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 28th November. Pittosporum care Feed the plant with a balanced slow release fertiliser in spring. Mulch will help to protect the plants, keep the weeds away and conserve moisture in the soil. Pittosporum plants require regular light trimming and pruning to keep it in shape, size and appearance. Use sharp scissors to cut off damaged, dying or diseased branches from the bush. QuAlITy PrOducTs FrOm ThE WEB TO ThE shEd! now bigger than ever The magazine for gardeners who like to get their hands dirty RADIANT RHODODENDRONS We are at the time of year where your Rhododendrons will need fertilising. There are 3 main times to do this, in early spring, then again immediately after flowering, and then in early autumn. Rhododendrons are acid loving plants, so they require a specific fertiliser that cater to this. Intelligro Azalea, Camelia and Rhododendron fertiliser is great for this. We recommend that you apply the fertiliser at a rate of 100 grams per square metre around the dripline of the plant (where the outer leaves are). When you apply the fertiliser, be sure to leave a ring around the trunk of the plant so the fertiliser doesn’t come in contact with it. After application, make sure you give it a good water. Unsure how much 100 grams actually is? An adult handful is approximately 70 grams. Make sure you follow the directions properly, over-fertilising can be harmful. Keep up the watering through the hot months, your plant will thank you for it! For more information,check out our website: or visit our facebook page: Head to our website to get more detailed information about what you can do in the garden through the month. Remember to keep safe while you’re out in the sun. Slip, slop, slap and wrap, and wear those gardening gloves to be on the safe side. growing with you SprIng Is here – It’S Sow Time how to get the best results from seeds and seedlings 100% NatIve In The capItal Unravelling the secrets of Otari-wilton Bush The New Zealand landscape awards The people behind the projects SubScribe from $43. 50* $7.90 incl. GST *6 issues/6 months ISSN 2423-0219 Save our roSeS How a rose register is protecting our heritage September 2016 | 100% It’s time to grow! New look and more content than ever! MeeT LeSTer Brice A Garden coach auckland Botanic GardenS Why we love our public grounds NEW ENTRANCE: 261 Manion Road, Weedons Access to Intelligro from Manion Road is now available from both the Weedons Ross Road end, and Curraghs Road entrances. | Phone 03 347 9415 SUBSCRIPTIONS FREEPHONE 0800 77 77 10 www.gaRdENER.kIwI

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday November 22 2017 43 For nearly 20 years Reid has been touring, writing and recording music. He has won awards, sold thousands of records and his voice has been a part of all things Kiwiana. A keen fisherman, a Email father and sports fanatic and by 5pm each Wednesday originally from Canterbury. Finnegans Irish Bar/Prebbleton Tavern, 585 Springs Rd Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Tuesday 11– 11.30am Encourage learning through multiple languages. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play. This is a free session. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Musical Instrument Jams 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 session mixer. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30–3.30pm 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 Selwyn Motor Fest and Family Fun Day Sunday, 10am-3pm A car, truck, motor-cycle and farm vehicle show. Heaps of things for the whole family to see and do. The event is proudly supporting Rolleston St John. For more information go to www. Fest/ or email selwynmotorfest@ Entry at roundabout opposite Rolleston College Prebbleton Crafts & More Market Saturday, 10–2pm Go along to the annual Prebbleton Crafts & More Market. There will be a wide variety of crafts – Christmas truffles, mini cakes, embroidery, Christmas decorations, jewellery, cushions, cards, garden art, children’s clothing, woodenware, wooden toys, chocolate bouquets, soft toys, a coffee cart, food stalls and more. The event is held indoors so no need to worry about getting wet in the rain or sunburnt in the heat. Ideal time to buy those unique Christmas gifts or for that hard-to-buy-for person. If interested in having a stall email Trish Clothier at or phone 027 662 8571 Prebbleton Hall, 617 Springs Rd Go along to the Christmas Encraftment Market this Saturday in Lincoln. This is undoubtedly the best place to shop for everything handmade. With an awesome array of New Zealand’s finest crafters and designers, there’s every excuse to treat yourself or find fantastic gifts for those you love. Offering a wonderful selection of products ranging from clothing and accessories, jewellery, housewares, stationery, kids-ware, toys, art prints and more. Get your caffeine fix with delicious coffee and delectable sweet and savoury temptations while you peruse more than 120 gorgeous craft and design stalls. Parking available on the north car park, on the green opposite the event centre. Crowd control procedures will be in place for a more pleasant shopping experience. The market will be held at the Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Dr, Saturday, 10am-3pm. For more information go to ​ Community Film Night Seven Rivers Walking Saturday 7pm Seven Rivers Walking was the most popular Canterbury documentary at the recent Christchurch International Film Festival. It journeys the alpine to spring-fed rivers of Canterbury including the Selwyn/Waikirikiri, with rafters, farmers and fishing folk, and others who use the rivers. Springston South Hall, 433 Days Rd James Reid, lead singer of The Feelers, gig Saturday from 7pm Go along to the Finnegans Irish Bar to see The Feelers lead singer James Reid perform live. 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 Darfield, South Tce. 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. All running groups have a handicapped start to cater for different abilities. 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. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy. Get all ‘Christmasy’ with us! PRE-CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS, PARTIES, WORK BREAK UPS, CHECK THIS OUT! TWO COURSE THREE COURSE FESTIVE MENU FESTIVE MENU ONLY $ 30 EACH AVAILABLE LUNCH & DINNER DAILY UNTIL 24/12/16 FOR PARTIES OF 10 OR MORE SORRY, WE ARE CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY Prebbleton Crafts and More ONLY $ 45 EACH MARKET Saturday 25th November 10.00am – 2.00pm CRAFTS OF ALL TYPES Prebbleton Hall, Springs Road The RESTAURANT & CAFÉ 0pen daily from 6.30am Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner RACECOURSE HOTEL & Motorlodge 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! FRIDAY, 7PM: JO’S KARAOKE SATURDAY, 4.30PM: IAN MAC 8PM: DOWNSTAIRS ABSOLUT Tickets $20 SAT.25.NOV, 8PM SUNDAY, 1.30PM: ANNETTE’S HEART OF THE COUNTRY $6 ENTRY UNBEATABLE FAMILY DINING Chalmers Restaurant FREE DESSERT FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS EXTENSIVE CARVERY 5.30PM & 6.30PM PRICED AT ONLY $22.50 PER PERSON AND DESSERT’S ON US! SUNDAY BUFFET LUNCH $25 12PM | DINNER $27 5PM GROUPS WELCOME. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. PRE CHRISTMAS BUFFETS SUNDAY 3, 10, 17 DECEMBER LUNCH & DINNER BUFFETS : $30 PP LIVE MUSIC with NEVILLE BARRIE DINE & DANCE SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER BUFFET DINNER & SHOW : $45PP MADSEN PROMOTIONS present THE MUSIC OF THE BEACH BOYS Club CAFE PLEASE NOTE: CHALMERS CLOSES FOR HOLIDAYS SAT 23 DEC REOPENING THURS 11 JAN OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vege options The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 |17 Carmen Rd | Hornby | Members, guests & affiliates welcome