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Selwyn Times: August 29, 2018

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36 Wednesday August 29 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Gardening Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Fire rages, homes at risk Develop a taste for tangy tamarillo • By Diana Noonan TAMARILLO are a favourite cool-season fruit, maturing from March or April, and well into winter. Depending on variety and pruning regimes, they will even continue to produce into early December. Three main varieties of tamarillo are now available. The reds, with their deep purple-red skin and darkred colouring around black seeds, are especially sought after for decorating dessert dishes. Amber varieties, with a golden skin tinged with a red blush, are said to be the sweetest tamarillos, although the fruit tends to be smaller than those of other varieties. Gold tamarillos are large and fleshy and are a little sweeter Lifestyle fencing now sold at canterbury timber and Hardware please call in for your free quote today! Your Local Timber Merchant NEW ENTRANCE: 167 Manion Road, Rolleston Jason Pester P 03 347 7465 F 03 347 7032 E jason@cthl.co.nz Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Saturday: 8am-12pm canterbury c t H timber & Hardware Safety in the Garden As we approach the prime time for gardening, it is a timely reminder for everyone about the safe practices for gardening. Gardening is very popular here in Canterbury and as the weather improves we will find ourselves out and about in the garden more over the coming months. With this in mind, we want to ensure everyone is aware of the safe practices of gardening, most importantly how to protect yourself from contracting Legionnaires. Legionellosis (Legionnaire’s disease) is a form of pneumonia, and is caused by a bacterium called Legionella found in moist conditions in the environment. You can catch the disease by inhaling airborne droplets or particles that contain the bacteria. The illness can present itself in mild or severe cases, and can sometimes be fatal. It is more common in elderly people, particularly if they smoke, have poor immunity, or are already ill. It will usually develop in 2-10 days after exposure to the bacteria and symptoms include fever, chills, headaches and muscle pain. It will then develop into chest infectionlike symptoms. If you do present with these symptoms after gardening, inform your Doctor you have been doing so, so they can test for Legionnaires. Please head to our website www.igro.co.nz for more information about Legionnaires, or give us a call on 03 3479415. than the reds. The tamarillo is a subtropical plant that is frost-tender to -2 deg C. Grown under cover, they become susceptible to sclerotinia rot. This limits the areas where the trees can be planted although gardeners in marginal areas can hedge their bets by planting close to a heat-retaining wall and We are here new product Here are some tips to reduce your chances of contracting this disease: • Read the warning labels on bags of compost and potting mixes • Wear gloves when handling soils, mulches, composts and potting mixes • Wear a dust mask if you are using these mixes indoors, or if it is windy • Dampen mixes before using them • Always open bags away from your face and in an open area (not in a greenhouse) • Wash your hands thoroughly before eating, drinking or smoking or touching your face under the eaves of a house with a sunny north-facing aspect. Tamarillo seriously resent wet feet so excellent drainage is essential. However, their shallow roots also render the trees susceptible to drought so moisture must be provided during summer. The key to knowing when to pick tamarillo is to be familiar with the variety you are growing and to pick when the entire fruit is the colour described on the growing label. If the stalk has begun to turn yellow, and is slightly loose where it meets the fruit, this is another sign of full ripeness. Picked at this stage, the fruit will keep for up to two weeks in a fridge or for a week in a bowl at room temperature. If you pick fruit when there is still a ring of green around the top (the stalk end), the fruit won’t ripen to sweetness and will remain acidic. Store tamarillo with other fruit, such as apples, to hasten ripening. •www.gardener.kiwi FLAVOUR: A well-tended tamarillo tree will produce up to 20kg of fruit. SAFER ACCESS TO INTELLIGRO Heading north on Main South Road you will use the Weedons Ross Road off ramp. Manion Road is just before the railway lines on the left-hand side. If you are heading south along Main South Road, then turn right into Curraghs Road, and Manion Road is on your left just before the railway line. You cannot miss our big green sign. Our team look forward to seeing you in store! Main South Road (SH1) Proposed Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 (CSM2) alignment New local road For more information, check out our website: www.igro.co.nz or visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/igro.co.nz 261 Manion Road, Weedons Access to Intelligro from Manion Road is now available from both the Weedons Ross Road end, and Curraghs Road entrances. www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415 N Weedons Ross Road 261 Alston Road Railway Line Manion Road Berketts Road Jones Road Larcombs Road Justine Drive Curraghs Road Robinsons Road Dawsons Road

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