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Sunday November 12th 2017, 10am-4.30pm
Enjoy a leisurely day in the country while soaking up
the atmosphere. We have six private gardens as well as a
country market for you to view at your own leisure.
Complimentary tea and coffee.
Refreshments and food available.
This is a one off chance to view these gardens.
Selwyn Spring Garden Tour
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Here you can visit the 3.5 hectares
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Included in this wonderful retreat
are natives, New Zealand-raised
varieties of azaleas, rhododendrons,
camellias, cherries, dogwoods,
maples, peonies, perennials,
daffodils, lilies and roses.
It also includes a Kauri forest with
more than 100 kauri trees and 100
species of other Kauri forest trees,
shrubs, climbers and ferns. There is
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mound, 120m border, a 140m canal,
sedge pond, camellia garden,
rhododendron garden extensive
formal rose garden, cricket oval and
much more. The 1.5km of Totara
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The garden showcases plants that
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This beautiful landscape was
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It is available for visits, tours,
wedding photos and ceremonies,
family and group outings.
The garden, at 250 Selwyn Road, is
open all year round on Wednesdays
and Saturdays from 8am to 4.30pm.
It can also be toured at other times
by arrangement. The site has level
contour which is wheelchair friendly
and picnics welcome. Allow 1 to 1
hour 30 mins. Entry is $15 for adults
and children are free. Guided tours
are usually available.
To find out more email david@bel.
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For a pleasant day out, visiting beautiful gardens
can be inspirational.
Little River Flower Power Garden Trail
Gardeners of 15 uniquely different gardens around
Little River and Birdlings Flat will be open for two
days over Labour weekend.
Explore a succulent garden designed to cope
with the dry climate of Birdlings Flat; visit lush
valley producers of proteas, medicinal herbs and
hazelnuts; wander the grounds of the historic
Wairewa Homestead; see a cinema in a back
garden; and buy plants from a native nursery and a
Tickets are available at the Little River Craft Station
(open daily) or www.eventfinda.co.nz; $15 per
adult, children free with plants, hot drinks and home
baking available to buy (cash only).
2017 Spring garden tours
Flower Power Garden Trail
When: Sun 22 Oct 2017, 10am – 4pm
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 10am – 4pm
Where: Little River & Birdlings Flat,
Christchurch Akaroa Road, Banks Peninsula
Open to all ages
Ticket Information: General Admission $15.00
Explore 15 diverse gardens, 5 of which are new to the event this year.
From beach-side gems in Birdlings Flat to lush valley producers of
proteas, herbs and hazelnuts, with a historic homestead and a few
surprises thrown in along the way.
A fantastic chance to explore the back roads of
Little River, wander in gardens, buy plants from
nurseries and see what
we grow here.
TIckets $15 per adult, children are free.
Available from Eventfinda or Little
River Craft Station now and can be
purchased on both days of the event.
If buying tickets on Eventfinda, a map
and garden information will
be emailed to you.
A community fundraiser supported by the
Little River Wairewa Community Trust.
West Melton St Paul’s Garden Tour
After the success in 2013, another West Melton
St Paul’s Garden Tour is being held on Sunday, 12
November 2017, 12noon-4.30pm.
Visit ten of West Melton’s most attractive gardens,
including the 2015 Gardener of the Year’s property,
gaining inspiration for your own garden and an
understanding of what grows well in the area.
There will be Devonshire teas and a plant sale at St
Paul’s Anglican Church throughout the afternoon.
Tickets are available at the West Melton Saturday
morning market, by phoning 741 1338, or by
com; adults $20, children $5; proceeds to St Paul’s
Selwyn Spring Garden Tour
Six private gardens around Broadfield, Brookside
West Melton - St Pauls
and Irwell will be on display on Sunday, 12
November, 10am-4.30pm, along with a market.
Tickets: $25, email email@example.com;
proceeds to Ellesmere College.
Selwyn gardens open to the public
Broadfield Gardens – An internationally acclaimed
garden covering 3.5 hectares with 20 different
areas; open by prior arrangement Wednesdays and
The Iris Garden in Motukarara – Wander the
garden and enjoy Devonshire tea at the 1880s
cottage; open mid-October to late November.
Frensham – This 24 year old Tai Tapu garden has
year round interest, open by appointment.
For more information on Selwyn nurseries, gardens
of interest and high country estates and gardens,
Sunday 12 November
12pm - 4:30pm
Enjoy an afternoon out in
West Melton, get inspiration
for your own garden and
see what grows well in the
Selwyn area. Plant stall and
Devonshire Teas available.
tickets $20 adults, $5 child
Tickets available for purchase at St Pauls Market each Saturday
morning or email firstname.lastname@example.org
all proceeds to st pauls anglican parish
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Spring is here
Bird song is everywhere and the
warmer days are enticing us outside
to enjoy the sunshine and wander
Some fruit trees have already
blossomed, others are yet to put on
a show while buds and leaves are
forming on many deciduous trees.
In the vegetable garden, if not
already sown, now is the time to
put in beans, beetroot, bok choi,
broad beans, broccoli, cabbage,
carrots, celery, chilli, garlic, kohlrabi,
leeks, lettuces, onions, parsnips,
peas, pumpkin, radishes, rocket and
This is also a good time to prepare
asparagus, rhubarb and strawberry
beds and if thinking about growing
Jerusalem artichokes consider
putting these in large containers to
restrict their potential to spread. The
Christmas crop of potatoes should
be in the ground or if short on space,
try growing this vegetable in a large
bin using sawdust or pea straw
instead of soil though do keep up
Traditionally, it is better to hold
off on the capsicums, courgettes,
cucumbers, egg plants, sweet corn,
tomatoes, yams, until the chance
of a late frost is over, around early
November unless you have a
greenhouse. Leave brussel sprouts
too until December when you can
also sow swede.
Once the spring tidy up of the
various garden beds with mulching
and vegetable sowing all done, sit
back and enjoy your garden. Weed
when needed, fertilise from time to
time, spray insecticide or weed killer
only when needed and keep up a
regular watering regime to give your
plants the best chance.
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Their shelters are manufactured
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for a garden spring-clean
Spring is here! With the longer days
comes longer grass and more time in
Our contractors have noticed
some enthusiastic gardeners have
organics bins that are over the
weight restriction for collection.
The organics bins can take a
maximum weight of 60kg – that’s a
lot of garden waste! If your bin is too
heavy the contractor will place a
tag on the bin informing you why it
was not emptied.
To ensure your bin gets emptied
every time make sure that it’s not too
heavy and that the lid can close.
You can take excess organic waste
to the Pines Resource Recovery
Park at 183 Burnham School Road.
Organic waste is $107 per tonne to
On Saturday 28 October a garden
and scrap metal Waste Disposal Day
is being held at Hawkins Pit, Darfield
between 10am–4pm. Garden waste
will be $5 per car, $10 per ute or
single axle trailer, and $15 per twin
axle trailer. Cash only. Proceeds from
garden waste fees will be donated
to the Malvern Lions Club.
Visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/pines for
more information about organic
Experts in landscaping
Organic bin tips
To ensure your organics wheelie bin is fully emptied every time:
Keep the bin weight reasonable. If you find it difficult
to move the bin, then you may find it exceeds the
truck lifting limits and could be left behind unemptied.
Keep organic bin contents loose. Don’t compact your
material by standing on it (it may not come out when
tipped by the truck).
Place weeds, branchy material or newspaper at the
bottom of the bin before filling with grass clippings.
This reduces the likelihood of the grass clippings
Organics only! Absolutely NO plastic bags!
No metals, glass, rocks or stones, bricks or
rubbish please. These cause considerable
damage to the organics shredder.
Put flax and cabbage leaves in your rubbish.
Make sure your bin is not over full – the lid
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it’s time for
Healthy soil makes for healthy plants. Compost, fertiliser and mulch are essentials when
it comes to creating and maintaining a healthy growing environment for whatever you
are planting. Add these now if you haven’t done so yet.
If you are sowing seeds, make sure you have choose ones that will grow in our climate
zone, and follow the sowing instructions. This will help to get the best results from the
Veggie gardens are hugely popular. Whether they are raised beds, planters, pots or
containers, Intelligro Veggie Garden Mix is ideal. It is packed with nutrients that your
veggies will thrive on through the growing season. It is available in bulk, as well as in
35L bags. This is our top seller!
If you are looking to plant tomatoes, wait until Show Weekend unless you have a
glasshouse. These hungry plants require a lot of nutrients through their growing season,
and continue to need it even when they have started to produce their fruit. Using a top
quality potting mix like Patio Plus, or Tomato Mix is essential for a bountiful crop. A
topdressing fertiliser is on the must have list as well. You can use Intelligro Tomato
Fertiliser or Top Dressing Fertiliser depending on where you have planted the tomatoes.
Intelligro Daylight Savings
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With the extended daylight hours, Intelligro are leaving their gate open an extra hour
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New Daylight Savings Weekend Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
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Our friendly staff are more than happy to offer
advice, give you some ideas or discuss your
options with you.
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If you are accessing
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Weedons Ross Road
Main South Road (SH1)
Proposed Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 (CSM2) alignment
New local road
If you are travelling
the best way to
Intelligro is to turn
right from Main South
Road onto Curraghs
Road, then left onto
Manion Road just
before the railway
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DON’T FORGET OUR ENTRANCE HAS CHANGED:
261 Manion Road, Weedons
Access to Intelligro from Manion Road is now available from both the Weedons Ross Road end, and
Curraghs Road entrances. Manion Road is the new road built between Weedons Ross Road & Jones Rd
For more information,
check out our website:
or visit our facebook page:
For more information www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415
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Description: NATHAN COOK BUILDERS LTD
Account: Selwyn Spring Garden Guide
Outdoor living is a
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When you engage a
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The Nathan Cook
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The team at Nathan
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As certified builders,
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756 Main south Road, templeton
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New Yard at 756 Main South Road, Templeton.
Greenscapes is a landscaping business
that brings garden ideas and dreams to
Established in 2001, by Craig Thomas who
has worked in horticulture for 27 years,
Greenscapes provides a comprehensive
landscaping service that takes the worries
out of landscaping and gardening. You
can call on them for as little or as much as
you need when establishing or maintaining
Greenscapes is a recognised name
throughout Canterbury with their new
premises in Templeton, a landmark for
people in Selwyn.
Greenscapes encompasses landscaping,
taking care of soil preparation; irrigation;
design; lawn laying; plant supply;
selection and planting; construction;
project management; concept plans for
residential and commercial clients;
and/or regularly garden maintenance.
They take pride in listening to customers
and delivering what they are looking for,
with many lifetime relationships formed
with clients and their gardens.
The bulk of their work is carried out in-house
while close relationships with qualified
experienced contractors mean they
can manage the substantial tasks like
earthmoving, driveways or tree work.
Craig specialises in the green component
of landscaping while Tim Mauger, who
has 30 years’ experience in construction,
takes care of hard landscape and project
management. They are supported by four
teams: one covering green landscaping
and three looking after landscape
For professional landscaping assistance,
call Craig on 027 260 2621, email
www.greenscapes.co.nz or call into
756 Main South Road in Templeton.
They are members of Landscape Industries
Association of New Zealand (L.I.A.N.Z.).
Craig & Megan
Thomas owners of
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• Garden Makeovers
• Landscape Design & Planting
• Plant Supply (discounted rates)
• Hydro & Ready Lawns
• Grounds Maintenance
• Decks &
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The Landscape Specialists
Call in to visit us at Greenscapes’ new yard at 756 Main South Road (just south of Templeton)
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Everything you need for landscaping
Create lawn envy
Pitch perfect lawns can be a reality
for you with the help of a John Deere
Ride-on mower from Drummond &
Drummond & Etheridge’s extensive
range of ride-on lawn equipment
includes side discharge rear catcher
and zero turn options. All come
with a comprehensive bumper to
bumper warranty along with a wide
range of available attachments and
The cost effective 100 Series rideons
offer a quality mower at an
affordable price. Even these entry
level mowers are built with the
legendary John Deere durability
that you have come to know and
expect. Built tough with a solid, onepiece,
12-gauge frame they also
have heavy-duty crankshafts, a castiron
front axle and a high capacity
The easy to operate John Deere
rear collection mower will allow you
to both mow and collect clippings in
comfort and style. This is a dedicated
rear discharge ride-on that features
high capacity baggers that can
be easily emptied, without leaving
the seat. They also have an audible
signal to alert the operator when
the rear bagger is full, as well as a
high blade speed and generous
chute size that allows efficient grass
As the weather improves, thoughts
turn to property improvement and
landscaping projects, and the
place to find all your landscaping
requirements is Gardenmakers in
Parkhouse Road, Sockburn.
Their extensive range of products
includes decorative stones and
boulders, river stone,
sands, basecourse, aggregates,
bark, mulches, pea straw, pavers,
punga logs, macrocarpa and railway
sleepers, vege mix, top soil and lawn
top soil and their ‘world-famous in
Christchurch” Supergro compost.
The business also incorporates Mike
Cairns Timber, which supplies timber
for all outdoor needs, including
fencing, gates, decking and edging,
with timber cut to measure in their onsite
machine shop. They also stock the
popular Crusaders brand firewood.
Their friendly, knowledgeable staff will
offer advice on any of the products
and explain how you can incorporate
them into your landscaping to create
an attractive outdoor environment.
Gardenmakers have trailers available
for hire, or they can deliver anywhere
across the greater Christchurch
area. You can also purchase any
of the products online at www.
gardenmakers.co.nz and have them
And for Farmland and Super Gold
card holders there are discounts at
So, for all residential and
commercial landscaping products,
see the landscaping specialists,
Gardenmakers. They are located at
4 Parkhouse Rd, Sockburn, just past
the Eco Depot. Drive in for a friendly
welcome, seven days a week, all
year round. For further information on
products and opening hours phone
341 5688, or call into their shop for
an extensive range of tools fertilisers,
herbicides, insecticides, including
organic, plus lawn seed and weed
Designed for larger lawns, the
X300 series (and upwards) have
all the power and comfort you will
need to get things done. These
lawn tractors are equipped with
impressive features and are easy
to operate. With TwinTouchTM foot
controls, industry leading ergonomics
that make mowing easy and cruise
control, mowing your lawn will never
again be a chore.
John Deere Residential ZTrak
Mowers are designed to save you
time. Steering is by using motion
control levers that are driven by two
durable independent transmissions,
levers that are effective over long,
level tracks of land or around trees,
shrubs and flower beds.
Mow well fast, with the Accel
Deep Mower Decks, engineered
to process taller grass at faster
For more information on the
John Deere range of riding lawn
equipment, contact your local
Drummond & Etheridge branch on
0800 432 633 or visit: www.dne.co.nz.
Trailer hire | Free Friendly advice
order & pay online anyTime
Soils and Compost
Basecourse, Sands & aggregates | Firewood
Decorative stones | Barks & mulches
Exterior timber/decking | Paving and edging
Open 7 days
Mon - Sat 7.30am - 5pm Sun 8am - 4pm
4 Parkhouse Rd, Sockburn | Ph 341 5688
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Get your spring planting sorted at Southern Woods
Spring is a perfect time to get out into the garden!
Southern Woods has been supplying plants in Selwyn for over a generation. With over 500
species of plants grown right here in Canterbury, we specialise in supplying healthy, hardy plants for
projects large & small.
Call 0800 800 352
for a free catalogue
Southern Woods can help with planting projects of all kinds, from residential gardens to
broadacre shelter & revegetation projects. If you have a landscaping plan or just some
planting ideas, talk to us about a free quote & expert advice.
You’ll find plenty of information on our website, or call 0800 800 352 to order one of our
catalogues. Better still, come in and see our knowledgeable team - we have a fully stocked
garden centre & great display plantings on site.
Nursery Open 7 Days
Get great advice from our expert team.
Hundreds of fruit trees in stock now Landscaping plants of all sizes Selwyn’s largest range of Natives
Big things are happening...
The Southern Woods nursery site is situated right in the middle of
the new Southern Motorway development. Our new permanent
entrance is now off Robinsons road, with a purpose-built garden
centre opening in November.
With plenty more space, Southern Woods will be able to offer a
larger range and greater quantities going forward, with updated
display plantings and a new arboretum under construction.
The ongoing motorway development will affect access into the
nursery as the project continues, keep an eye out online and
in-store for updates and the latest news.
Thanks for growing with us.
Open 7 Days - Corner SH1 & Robinson’s Road, Between Templeton & Rolleston - Phone 0800 800 352 - Order Online NZ Wide southernwoods.co.nz