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Selwyn Times: May 30, 2018

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26 Wednesday May 30 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES PETS & PAWS Mobile groom for your very important pooch Jim’s Dog Wash offers to wash and groom you dog in the convenience of you own driveway. Jim’s Dog Wash Selwyn franchise owner Jill Smolenski, promises to take the hassle out of grooming your dog by coming to you, whether it be at home or work. The Jim’s Dog Wash trailer is fully equipped with a hydraulic grooming table, hydro bath with gas heated hot water and a powerful dryer. All Jill requires is power and occasionally a top of up of water. The service is extremely convenient for dog owners as it means the owner can continue with their daily routine whilst Jill grooms their dog or dogs in the driveway. The service also proves important for those dogs that stress in the salon environment as the service is one on one and in the dogs own surroundings, therefore eliminating the stress of being in a busy salon. You precious pet is in good hands with Jill. She has always loved animals and after a successful 35 year career in the Standardbred Horse breeding industry, decided to make a change and take on a Jim’s Dog Wash franchise giving her the freedom to be her own boss and to work with her other love – dogs. Jill takes a patient and calm approach with the dogs and does her best to make it a pleasant experience. Jill always gets a buzz seeing the finished look, after the groom. “I have been really well supported in Selwyn as it is a community that gets behind local businesses and I have met so many lovely people and their dogs,” says Jill. Book one of the services that Jims Dog Wash offer such as coat tidy up, coat strip out, full groom service, including nails, ears and pads or enquire about the flea and tick treatments. Pick up the VIP (Very Important Pooch) card that entitles your dog’s sixth groom at 50 percent off. To contact Jill, phone 021 545 517 or 0800 454 654. Wagging Tails Country retreat & doggy daycare Is your dog in need of a Wash or Groom? Mobile • Prompt • Caring • Reliable Pet Boarding dog grooming doggy daycare Dogs, Cats Rabbits, Guinea Pigs & Birds. We are a small boutique country retreat for your special family member providing an enjoyable, fulfilling and stimulating rural boarding experience Jill Smolenski, a Jim’s Mobile Dog Wash and Groomer, is now working in Selwyn No Need to wait weeks for a booking! • Wash & Blow Dry • Clipping & Full Grooming • Nail Trimming “Everyone Loves a Holiday in the country” 554 Jones Rd, Templeton P: 03 347 8835 E: bunnylodge@xtra.co.nz www.bunnylodge.co.nz Contact Diane on 0210 292 6588 Telegraph Road, near Burnham, 10mins from Rolleston CALL NOW TO SECURE YOUR APPOINTMENT! 0800 454 654 www.jimsdogwash.co.nz Your local vet right here in the heart of Selwyn! Selwyn Vet Centre is a modern, purpose-built totally independent veterinary practice. How can we help your precious pet? Call us today! Phone: 03 347 7419 - Visit: 829 Jones Rd, Rolleston Email: info@selwynvet.com - Web: www.selwynvet.com

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday May 30 2018 27 Gardening HORNCASTLE ARENA June 29 - July 1 10AM - 5PM TICKETS ONLINE: starhomeshow.kiwi Keep veges growing to protect beds ALTHOUGH THE weather has cooled, there are still a few tasks to be done in the garden at this time of year. Here are some tips to get you started. •Vege gardens – The winter vege garden should be well established by now and most of your seedlings should already be planted. Continue to sow broad beans and transplant seedlings of cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and silverbeet for a continuous supply over winter. Sow green manure crops such as lupin and mustard in the parts of the vege garden that will be empty during the winter months. This will add nutrients into the soil and protect beds over winter. •Strawberries – It’s the traditional time of the year for final preparation and planting of strawberry plants. Areas to be planted should be mounded 80-100cm above existing ground level. Incorporate large amounts of compost into the strawberry bed. New plants or offsets from last year’s plants should be planted 15-20cm apart. •Fruit trees – Pip and stone fruit will have shed their leaves and pruning can now begin. We do this as early possible with pip and stone fruit to avoid the CHORES: Plant broad beans now for a continuous supply. It’s also time to trim your hedges. There will be little growth over the winter so they should stay tidy until spring. infection of silver leaf. Remove all weak and inward growing branches and reduce the height of trees to allow for easy picking and maintenance. After pruning, spray with a copper compound to help prevent any re-infection of fungal diseases. •Hedges – It’s an ideal time for a final tidy up and hedge trims. But remember, there will be no new growth until spring, so final trims should not be too vigorous so the plants don’t stay bare looking. •Roses – It is possibly a little too early for pruning, and it does depend largely on the weather. In the meantime, apply a copper spray to prevent infection of fungal diseases in spring. Remove all dead leaves around the base of the rose bushes and apply compost as both a soil conditioner and mulch. •Lawns – Grass growth has now ceased due to the cooler weather. It is an excellent time to level lawns with a roller as the moist soil makes levelling quite easily. •Paths and walkways – Paths around the house and through the garden can become very slippery during the winter months; water blasting can quickly remedy this problem. In winter months, we mainly utilise paths especially when there are boggy parts in the garden or lawn. For this reason, you may wish to consider additional paths to provide easier access. •Container gardens – Brighten up decks and entrances with containers full of blooming winter annuals such as cinerarias, pansies, primulas, snapdragons and violas. Finally, check local garden centres for newly arrived winter stock of trees and shrubs as June is a very safe time for planting. Canterbury C T H Timber & Hardware 200 x 50 T&G Retaining wall timber SuPER SPEciaL $ 7 20 LM Your Local Timber Merchant Plus, FREE delivery to Rolleston We are here NEW ENTRANCE: 167 Manion Road, Rolleston Jason Pester P 03 3477465 F 03 3477032 E jason@cthl.co.nz Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Saturday: 8am-12pm 1 DAY ONLY QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY now bigger than ever growing with you September 2016 | 100% 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 $7.90 incl. GST ISSN 2423-0219 Save our roSeS How a rose register is protecting our heritage 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 The magazine for gardeners who like to get their hands dirty SubScribe from $43. 50* *6 issues/6 months 60% UP TO OFF ALL DECIDUOUS TREES GET IN QUICK, ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST! SUBSCRIPTIONS FREEPHONE 0800 77 77 10 www.gaRdeNER.kiwI FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER $500. *Conditions apply. 4TH JUNE | 8:30AM – 5:00PM | 515 MADDISONS RD, WEEDONS | GREENLINC.CO.NZ