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Selwyn Times: April 11, 2018

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi 29 Gardening Wednesday April 11 2018 Local News Now Natives will grow well in a small plot Fire rages, homes at risk • By Henri Ham NOW’S THE time to plant natives. Many people think natives can only be grown when you have lots of space. But there are lots of low growing native plants that look lovely in a smaller garden – like pūrei (carex), hibiscus and hebe. Other native plants like kōhūhū (pittosporum tenuifoliam) and akeake can make lovely shelter belts or hedges. And I’ve even planted a couple of tī kouka (cabbage tree) and kānuka plants into pots and placed them at the entrance of my house. The pots have restricted the roots of the trees and in a way created a ‘bonsai’ effect so they don’t grow very tall. They’re about 1.8m tall at the moment. The bees love the kānuka, which is great for pollinating my nearby vegetable garden. If you’re thinking about planting natives, or adding to your existing native garden, I suggest getting on to it now. We’re officially into autumn and the weather has cooled off but isn’t too wet, which makes it the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. And while most of the natives are very hardy, it’s good to get them in the ground and established before the frosts kick in. Once you’ve got your plants, dig a hole and bury each plant to the top of its root ball. Then water in gently. If you don’t get any rain after planting, I suggest watering every two or three days. It’s also a good idea to keep the immediate area surrounding the plants weed free for a while as the plants won’t be able to outgrow any weeds at this early stage of their life. Natives are a long-term investment in your garden and depending on the variety you grow could take between months and years to become fully grown. But they’re well worth the wait. HIDING PLACE: CarexGreen is a great ground cover – and a welcoming place for your cat to play. PETITE: Hibiscus is a pretty native which is low growing. HARDY: Get your natives in the ground now before the frosts kick in. Use your outdoor living areas all year round • Warm & dry in winter • UV protection for summer • Stylish & permanent • 5 year warranty “AS SEEN ON TV” Chris Thorndycroft Grant Stewart Phone 0508 272 446 | www.archgola.co.nz Canterbury C Decking T H Retaining Decking Timber Wall Timber & Hardware Landscaping Retaining Wall Timber Timber Trellis Landscaping Timber Residential Trellis Fencing Poles Residential and Piles Fencing H3 Poles and and We are H4 Piles here Timber Dressed H3 and H4 Timber Timber Dressed Timber 15 months INTEREST FREE Normal lending criteria apply Visit us via our new entrance on Manion Rd HOURS Mon-Fri: 7am - 5pm Saturday: 8am -12pm Your Local Timber Merchant EVERGREEN LANDSCAPES LTD Your Local Timber Merchant 60 Ivey Road, Templeton, Christchurch Jason Pester 1304 Main South Road, Christchurch Nursery Enquiries Ph 027 312 4406 jason@cthl.co.nz Jason Pester 1304 Main 03 3477465 South Road, Christchurch 03 3477032 Open: Mon to Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm jason@cthl.co.nz P 03 3477465 F 03 3477032 w w w . e g n . c o . n z Your Local Timber Merchant Jason Pester 167 Manion Road, Rolleston jason@cthl.co.nz P 03 3477465 F 03 3477032 Urban Section Urban Section HOURS Mon Fri: HOURS 7am 5pm Saturday: Mon - Fri: 8am- 7am - 12pm 5pm Saturday: 8am- 12pm Weedons Ross Rd Weedons Weedons Ross Ross Rd Rd to Rolleston to Rolleston We design gardens DESIGN IT from a blank canvas and transform outdoor living areas into pleasing, relaxing spaces for the client to enjoy year after year. Our design skills extend also to large lifestyle properties, making the most of the extensive land to fit perfectly with the client's needs. BUILD IT Berketts Rd Berketts Berketts Rd Rd Trents Rd Trents Trents Rd Rd Main South Rd / SH1 Main South Rd // SH1 At Evergreen Landscapes, our staff are specialists in their areas of expertise; we have experts in excavation, paving, building, irrigation, planting, maintenance. We offer a professional standard of service with friendly staff who understand the importance of starting and finishing jobs to a very high level. PLANT IT We are here Evergreen Nursery is our large tree and shrub We are here nursery that can supply all your garden needs. If you prefer, we can do the tasks of planting, composting and mulching with our skilled labour teams. We have planted out many reserves, parks, swales and street trees: we have years of experience in quality tree and shrub planting. Ph: 03 349 2929, Mob: 027 559 2929, E: design@egn.co.nz LANDSCAPING IN CANTERBURY FOR OVER 30 YEARS WE DO: Decking Paving Driveways Irrigation WE HAVE: Tree Nursery Diggers Loaders Tip trucks Fencing Excavation Pizza Ovens Lawns Retaining walls Planter boxes Ponds WE SUPPLY: Design services Trees / shrubs Bark / soil Decorative stone Landscaping from Residential, to Lifestyle, to Commercial Sites