published by & Selwyn Times
Get into the swing of Spring
Welcome to the 2018 Selwyn Times
Spring Garden Guide, where you’ll find
plenty of ideas and inspiration for your
GARdeN TOuRs | plANTs | NuRseRies | lANdsCApe desiGN | iRRiGATiON | OuTdOOR spACes
PatIoS - outdoor areaS - Car PortS
SHade SaILS - uMBreLLaS - aLL WeatHer CaNoPIeS
Shadecraft is a
locally owned company
who specialise in
shade and weather
protection products to
enhance your homes
design and use of
ShadeCraft (SI) Ltd • 0800 742 332 • Cell 0274 981 239 • www.shadecraft.co.nz
selwyn gardening guide spring 2018
Oxford garden fête
• Spider proofing & fly control
• all other pest problems
• Industrial & domestic pest control
Rob & Scott WaRloW
Servicing Selwyn Area Since 1987
Qualified & Experienced Professional
office: 03 337 9553
Rob: 027 436 1169
Scott: 021 168 6118
Member of Pest Management Assoc. of NZ
Do you want to save time
money and water?
The seventh annual Oxford Garden
Fete, set in the beautiful grounds of
Ribblesdale Gardens, is being held on
Sunday 28 October 10am-4pm.
The fete will feature 100 stalls
offering up an amazing selection of
food, drink, craft and local products
all set against the backdrop of an
established, expansive country
Don’t miss local celebrity and
Canterbury icon, Hilary Muir, who is our
delightful guest speaker this year.
There is lots of entertainment for the
children, including face painting with
the Fairies and plenty for the blokes
Christchurch base duo, Assembly
Required, known for their energetic
and entertaining live performances
will be back entertaining the crowd
again this year!
Don’t miss this opportunity to
meander round the breathtaking
gardens and discover what is on offer.
Tickets will be available online for $18
or at the gate for $20.
Keep an eye on the website www.
oxfordfete.co.nz or Facebook page
for more details.
SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2018
10 AM - 4 PM RIBBLESDALE GARDENS
Wander through a stunning garden setting
with 100 quality stalls, children’s entertainment
including Fairies and face painting, delicious food & more!
Featuring Music by: Assembly Required
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GARDEN TOUR PREBBLETON
Sunday 21 October 2018 10am–4pm
Come and support the Cancer
Society Ellesmere Group and Rotary
Club of Lincoln by joining their Garden
Walk of 10 Gardens in the Prebbleton
and Broadfields area. The tour features
gardens aged from eight months old
to 65 years old.
There will be plants and local art
available for purchase and for the
men, one garden has a shed with
plenty of interesting antiques. The
day will also include stalls, raffles
and refreshments at the Prebbleton
Domain with lucky spot prizes
throughout the day. Postponement
day Monday 22nd October.
Tickets cost $25 and are available
from Cancer Society at 97 Fitzgerald
Avenue and 6b Kidman Street
Rolleston. Also Harcourts Four Seasons
Realty Ltd Hornby, Rolleston or Lincoln.
For more information, email Selwyn.
email@example.com or phone 925
TAI TAPU GARDEN TOUR & FÊTE
Sunday 11 November 10am-4pm
Enjoy a relaxing day out in Tai Tapu
visiting six beautiful local gardens from
historic to modern, native to exotic,
full of colour, texture and diversity.
A special feature is the Tai Tapu
Sculpture garden featuring works from
award-winning photographer Emma
Bass and painter Holly Zandbergen.
This is a self-guided garden tour and
includes local history, art, architecture,
fashion, food, garden talks, spot prizes,
plants, plus live music at the fete. For
more information and tickets, visit
This is event is a biennial fundraiser for
Tai Tapu Primary School, with all profits
going directly into teaching resources
and support services to the school.
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(03) 324 3669
1552 Leeston Road
(1km North of Leeston)
Open 7 days. Closed public holidays.
ANNUAL SALE of
Lincoln University Nursery (Farm Road)
On Wednesday 17 th October
Continues Thursday if plants still available
Time from 12.15pm
Range Shrubs, trees,
indoor plants, bedding
plants and vegetable
via Gate Two (off
Ellesmere Junction Road)
and right at ‘Horticultural
Proud to support
Society Garden Tour -
• WOF safety inspections
• Full mechanical repairs
• Tyres, Punctures
• Servicing & Warranty Servicing
• Full diagnostic equipment
• Cars, 4WDs & Light Commercial
• Loan cars (conditions apply)
Mark’s Automotive Ltd
PHONE 349 3344
559 Springs Rd,
• Car Wash - Touch Free
• LPG Bottle Fill • Obsess Barista Coffee
• Hillyers Pies • Food to Go
• On The Spot Express Convenience Store
67 Gerald Street, Lincoln
Phone: 03 325 2120
Proud to support the Cancer
Tickets available from Eventfinda
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Make your garden
Whether you are thinking about
landscaping, sowing a new lawn or
just getting your vegetable garden
prepared for the coming season,
Gardenmakers Landscape Supplies
can help you all the way. From
start to finish, you’ll find all your
gardening and landscaping needs at
4 Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, beside
Gardenmakers Landscape Supplies
offers a full range of landscaping
products including posts, boxing,
fencing, pavers, decorative stone
and driveway chip. And when it
comes to lawns, flower and veggie
gardens, the company can supply
topsoil, soil conditioners, fertilisers, and
composts. They can even replenish
your children’s sandpit.
If getting the product to your place
is an issue, the company offer delivery
throughout Canterbury, or you can
hire one of their trailers.
When you call into Gardenmakers
Landscape Supplies, their
knowledgeable and friendly staff
can offer advice to help you choose
the right solution for your garden or
landscape project. Or you can visit
www.gardenmakers.co.nz to choose,
order, and pay for your products
Gardenmakers Landscape Supplies
is open Monday to Saturday 7am
to 5pm and Sunday 8am to 4pm.
Super Gold and Farmlands Cards are
Trailer hire | Free Friendly advice
Order & pay Online anyTime
mike cairns Timber On siTe
Soils and Compost
Basecourse, Sands & aggregates | Firewood
Decorative stones | Barks & mulches
Exterior timber/decking | Paving and edging
Open 7 days
Mon - Sat 7.00am - 5pm Sun 8am - 4pm
4 Parkhouse Rd, Sockburn | Ph 341 5688
WE DELIVER www.gardenmakers.co.nz
Auction a highlight
of annual spring fair
The annual Hororata Parish
Spring Fair always draws
crowds from far and near
that come to enjoy a relaxing
day out in the country, and
this year’s event should be
Among the many attractions, like stalls offering
delicious homemade jams and speciality
foods, handmade crafts, a wide range of
plants and a large selection of second-hand
books, there will be the always-popular
This year, the auction will feature locally made
garden art, while a competition between the
local craftsmen to see whose art draws the
highest bid will add extra flavour and fun to the
The fair is being held at the
Hororata Domain on Labour
Day, October 22. The date
also marks the end of the
Christchurch City Council’s
Beca Heritage Week, during
which the 125th anniversary
of women’s suffrage is
Hororata has a historic
connection with this
heritage celebration, as it
was local resident Sir John
Hall who pushed the bill
through Parliament that
gave women the vote.
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It’s time to fertilise your lawns now, giving them a good boost going into the growing
season. Look out for signs of red thread, moss and grass grub and get on top of them
before it gets too bad. Use Kiwicare LawnPro Lawn Guard for red thread and our Lawn
Fertiliser for Moss control (don’t forget to water it in)
New lawns can be sown now. Lawn Construction Mix is excellent for this. It is easy
to work with and creates a great base for sowing your seed. If you have some patchy
areas or want to sow seed where you have removed weeds, our lawn topdressing is
ideal for this. Just remember it needs to keep moist at all times until the seed strikes.
Sow seeds and seedlings. Use our seed raising mix to start them off in seed trays – or
use our new Jiffy Pots! Once they are a decent size (out growing their pot or tray) then
transfer the seedling you’re your desired area. Remember to use the right seeds for the
season. Some things you can grow are carrots, lettuce, peas, courgettes, spinach,
spring onions, beans, tomatoes, alyssum, daisy’s, lemons, marigolds etc.
Fertilise existing roses, citrus trees, potatoes and existing garden beds or boxes.
Intelligro Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Labour Day Open 9am – 4pm,
Canterbury Anniversary Day open 9am - 4pm.
Closed all other Public Holidays.
Our aim is to make gardening easy whether
you are a confident gardener or a beginner.
Our friendly staff are more than happy to offer
advice, give you some ideas or discuss your
options with you.
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DON’T FORGET OUR ENTRANCE HAS CHANGED:
261 Manion Road, Weedons
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.
Weedons Ross Road
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:
or visit our facebook page:
For more information www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415
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Ph: 0508 4 gates (0508 442 837) 03 325 4397
Town and Country Gates
• Driveway gates • Pedestrian gates
• Sliding gates • Swing gates
• Louvered gates • T & G gates
• Aluminium frames with timber infill
• Fencing aluminium or timber
• Full gate automation systems
• Keypads • Video intercom
When it comes to custom-made
gates and fencing, Town & Country
Gates has the experience to help you
choose the perfect gate or fencing
solution for your property.
A Canterbury-based family-operated
business, the team at Town & Country
Gates pride themselves in their
workmanship producing high quality
customised gates and fencing to
ensure you get a product built to last.
Town & Country Gates offer a range
of gate styles including swing, sliding,
driveway and pedestrian with the
options of aluminium, timber or a
combination of both in louvered, slat,
T & G or simple railed designs. You
can even check out their website to
visualise the colour and design that
will best suit your needs.
Helping to keep your property safe
is also part of their service. Gate
automation is a popular way to secure
your property using quality automation
systems to include keypads, video
intercoms or just a standard kit.
The company offers a free
measure and quote, and a full
installation service. To check out their
products and services, visit www.
Landscape design you will love
exceptional landscape design is practical, appealing and has an ‘x’ factor;
something Xteriorscapes landscape Architects are experts in achieving
for their clients.
With considerable experience in
commercial and residential landscaping,
the team at Xteriorscapes can design
your landscaping project from concept
plans through to construction details,
planting plans, and organising the
“We work clients throughout the
project, ensuring quality, creative and
functional exterior solutions,” says
Hayden Stark, landscape architect and
director of Xteriorscapes.
Whether considering landscaping
for a new or existing home, office,
rural property, city site or subdivision,
Xteriorscapes will combine project
experience with creative flair. They will
listen to your ideas and incorporate them
into an exciting and well considered
If looking for outstanding landscape
design, give Xteriorscapes a call on 03
421 8460, visit www.xteriorscapes.nz, or
pop into 145 Papanui Road, Merivale,
Christchurch. You can also like them
All purpose outdoor shelters
GET READY FOR SUMMER
When it comes to adding protection to your home and outdoor
living areas, you can’t go past an outdoor shelter from
Archgola Canterbury, Canterbury’s number one shade solution
Archgola offers a range of outdoor shelters to suit most situations
from entertainment areas, carports, entrances, and walkways to
business and educational situations.
When you choose Archgola, you’ll not only be investing in
your long-term health and happiness, but you’ll also be adding
value to your home.
Archgola Canterbury, your local shade specialists
Archgola Canterbury licensed installer Chris Thorndycroft says
every Archgola is custom built from quality products to suit
individual settings. Chris has been with Archgola for seven years
and employs two highly experienced contract installers who
have been with him for over five years.
Chris will sit down with you to discuss your preferences and
will cover details such as what you want to achieve, the area
you want to include, how much heat or light you want to retain,
year-round usage, and overall look and style.
Quality built, designed to last
All Archgolas are designed and certified by a structural engineer
utilising the best quality New Zealand steel frames and fittings to
withstand high wind zones and varying climates.
Roof styles to choose from include arched, bull-nosed,
cantilevered and straight. The canopies, made from high-quality
Suntuf polycarbonate, provide up to 99.9% UV protection and
come in a range of tints to filter out the heat. You’ll also benefit
from a 25-year loss of light transmission warranty and a 15-
year hail breakage warranty.
The powder-coated frames are stylish and long-lasting, with
an extensive range of Dulux colours to choose from to suit your
A five-year guarantee covers all Archgola products and
Once you get the feel of your Archgola, you can retrofit it with
Ezi Guide Café Curtains to extend your outdoor living areas all
year-round. The Ezi Guide system is easy to use with a choice
of clear PVC windows to keep out wind and rain or shadeview
mesh in a range of colours to filter sun and provide privacy.
Ezi Guide Café Curtains are custom-designed with stainless
steel fittings and a unique locking system and come with a
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”
Phone 0800 272 446 | www.archgola.co.nz
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Archgola – Kiwi owned and operated
Archgola is the largest permanent shade provider in
New Zealand with licensed installers who can offer advice on
every aspect of installation, maintenance and functionality.
All Archgolas are manufactured in a purpose-built facility
in Silverdale, Auckland, utilising the most up-to-date
powder-coating equipment and processes available.
Make the most of summer and Christmas this year. Order
your Archgola today!
Give Chris and his team a call today to discuss your new
Archgola. You’ll receive a quote within 24 hours, and
once you accept the quote, your Archgola will take up to
5-6 weeks for manufacture and installation.
For more information, call Chris on 0800 272 446
or 027 421 1079 or email to: email@example.com.
Normal lending criteria apply
A home pool
Lagoon Pools import and install quality fibreglass swimming
pools. To compliment the pools they supply good quality
equipment including salt water chlorinators, heat pumps,
pool lights, fountains and water features, swim turbines, spa
jets, robotic pool cleaners and a range of covers and roller
systems including hidden and automated.
Imported from Leisure Pools in Australia, their Vinyl Ester
pools are strong with six layers including protective armour.
Each pool is strength tested and has a lifetime structural and
Lagoon Pools owners Julie and Warren are dealers for
Leisure Pools in the North Canterbury to Southland area,
and agents for the Elite Hideaway Roller system.
Call Lagoon Pools on 0800 927 282 or 349 2160, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.lagoonpools.co.nz
They are open by appointment only.
03 349 2160
0800 92 72 82
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• All makes & models
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• Fast, friendly service
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keeps homes clean & fresh
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Ph 318 1847
Workshop Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Kit Set Garden Beds
View our display models at 653 Ellesmere Road, Lincoln
Call Kent - 021 325 661
Nobody likes to have annoying insect
pests in and around the home, but
getting rid of them is not always an
easy task for the homeowner. That’s
where the services of Spiderban North
Canterbury are invaluable.
They provide professional pest
control services for both the interior
and exterior of your home. Inside,
they eliminate flies, silverfish, fleas and
whitetail spiders, using a fine mist spray
of long-lasting, artificial pyrethrum.
Prior to treatment they will advise on
preparing your home by covering
food, food preparation items and
other household items with sheets or
Brian and Rose
Outside, they remove cobwebs from
the walls and guttering, using a pole
brush, then spray the entire house
from the foundation to the top of the
spouting. This treatment protects the
paintwork and keeps your home clean
and free from recurring cobwebs.
Spiderban North Canterbury covers
the area from the Rakaia River to
Amberley. They provide free quotes,
and their services will ensure you
have a spring-fresh home all year
round. Call 0800 667 778. For more
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Your Local Timber Merchant
NEW ENTRANCE: 167 Manion Road, Rolleston
Jason Pester P 03 347 7465 F 03 347 7032 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Saturday: 8am-12pm
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We are here
If looking for a shed, garage or
commercial building Totalspan
Canterbury can help.
A franchise of New Zealand’s largest
building supplier Spanbild Holdings,
Totalspan buildings are strong, longlasting,
lightweight, resilient and come
with a 25-year structural guarantee so
the perfect solution for commercial,
industrial and lifestyle properties.
“We pride ourselves on providing
best value buildings that add value
to properties with our experienced
consultants offering a free noobligation
consultation on building
solutions to serve your needs.”, says
Jeff Geayley owner of Totalspan
Totalspan Canterbury will handle the
building consent process and take
care of construction or customers
can choose to complete the build
Call Totalspan on 344 0331; email
www.totalspan.co.nz; or visit 738 Main
South Road, Templeton to see their
wide range of buildings on display.
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Spring is here and
its time to think
about your new lawn!
Canterbury Lawns specialise in
Hydroseeding and roll out Lush Lawn
Get in touch so we can talk about getting your lawn prepared for Spring!
Phone Zac Swale on 347 4000 or 027 456 7777
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Get your garden
If you need help bringing your garden plans
to life, look no further than the Wai-Ora Group,
a social enterprise for the Wai-Ora Trust. The
group offer a range of professional one-stop
garden solutions such as landscaping, driveway
construction, tennis courts, fencing, automatic
gate installation and much more.
When you choose Wai-ora, you’ll be helping
people in your community.
One hundred per cent of the Wai-Ora Group’s
profit goes to support the work they do with
disadvantaged people. The group comprises
of six small divisions, which provide landscaping,
light civil contracting, native plant eco-sourcing,
synthetic sports surfaces, fencing solutions, and
ecological revegetation work.
for your property
Three of these divisions have been with Wai-
Ora for over 20 years, while the other three
(Stratton Construction, Sports Courts NZ and
Blackadder Fencing) are recent additions. All
are well placed to provide a total solution for
Predominantly this charitable company has
been involved in large commercial projects
throughout Canterbury and, as such, remained
anonymous. Projects include retail park
landscaping, soft surfaces for schools, council
revegetation projects, trees and shrub planting
in subdivisions, playpark installations and Kiwi Rail
fencing projects to name a few. All these highly
developed professional skills effectively transfer
to residential and lifestyle property situations.
With plenty of new builds happening in the
Selwyn area, Wai-Ora are well placed to provide
a one-stop solution. Give Wai-Ora a call today
for all your garden and landscaping needs;
you’ll not only get professional service, but you’ll
also be supporting your community. Phone 03
359 2458 or visit www.wai-ora.nz
putting life into your landscape
A cleverly landscaped garden increases a property’s value while
providing us with an attractive and useful outdoor living area.
The team at Revive Landscaping are hard-working
experts in crafting beautiful gardens. They can
look after all aspects of the landscaping process:
building fences, decks, pergolas, water features,
lighting and artistic aspects; laying irrigation
systems and lawns; and planting garden beds.
“I love working on new and existing gardens, to
design unique outdoor areas that fit with clients’
particular requirements,” says Ross Legg owner
of Revive Landscaping.
Revive Landscaping are also happy to look after
routine or occasional maintenance, from weeding
and mulching garden beds to mowing lawns and
For efficient quality service give Ross from
Revive Landscaping a call (anytime) on
027 222 0388, email ross@revivelandscaping.
co.nz, or visit www.revivelandscaping.co.nz.
He is only too happy to give you a
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You can have your
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plants and lawns
maintained to look their
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P: Ross Legg - 027 222 0388 E: email@example.com
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Create your new outdoor living area this summer
With summer fast approaching,
now is the time to start thinking
about your outdoors spaces, and
the way you want to utilize these
The team at Nathan Cook
Builders don’t only build new
homes, they also have a flair for
creating outstanding outdoor
spaces to enhance your home.
Whether it is a new deck, fence,
patio or gazebo, they tackle all
types of project.
Working with Nathan Cook
Builders is an easy, open and
straightforward process where you
work closely with a committed team
through all stages of the project.
Whether it is for you new house, or
your current home, the team will be
happy to help you design and add
some flair to your outdoor spaces.
If you have a building project in
- call the team on 03 347 7356,
- email them at:
- or visit their newly updated
Outdoor living; Decks,
Fences & Landscaping
Your trusted local builders, servicing our
community with exceptional workmanship
for more than 15 years
Contact us today to discuss your
next building project
03 347 7356
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Organic bin tips
To ensure your organics wheelie bin is fully emptied every time:
Time for a
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
With spring arriving, it’s time to get
out in the garden and tidy up the
Residents are already taking
advantage of the warmer weather,
filling their organic bins more regularly
and with some of them even being
over the weight restriction of 60kg –
that’s a lot of garden waste! Check
out our organic bin tips [in this guide]
to make sure your bin is suitable for
Organic bin services are available
in Darfield, Kirwee, West Melton,
Rolleston, Prebbleton, Lincoln,
Springston, Leeston and Southbridge.
You can request an organics bin
by contacting the Council via our
website or by calling us on, 347 2800.
With the rapid growth of Selwyn over
the past few years we have so many
new residents in our communities.
Many who are new to the district
aren’t aware of the services the
Council offers, in particular the Pines
Resource Recovery Park located just
two minutes South of Rolleston.
The Recovery Park is the district’s
main drop-off point for garden waste,
rubbish, cleanfill and a wide range of
recyclables including electronic waste
and household hazardous waste.
Most recyclables are free to drop
off at the Recovery Park. Small fees
apply for items like TVs and tyres.
Friendly staff are on-site to answer any
questions and will point you in the right
The Pines Resource Recovery Park is
located at 183 Burnham School Road.
It’s open seven days a week.
For communities further away,
Community Recycling Drop-off
days are being held in Darfield and
Ellesmere shortly. You can drop off
garden waste, tyres, child car seats
and electronic waste for a small
charge, and scrap metal free of
Visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/pines for
more information about organic
Come and see our
range of garden and
Making your great outdoors greater
Soil, compost, aggregates, bark, decorative stone and much more!
At Mainscape Garden
Supplies Ltd we believe that
you deserve the garden of
your dreams without spending
This is why we always work to
ensure that our prices are the
most affordable possible for
all of our customers and their
Free loan trailer available!
Mainscape Garden Supplies
1543 Springs Road, Lincoln
Phone 021 241 7908 | Like us on
We are open 6 days:
Monday to Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-3pm
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Standard opening hours:
· Monday to Friday, 9am–4.30pm
· Saturday and Sunday, 10am–4pm
183 Burnham School Road, Rolleston
(03) 347 2026
Eftpos and cash only
We accept household volumes of the
following recycling free of charge:
· Whiteware and · Aluminum cans
· Glass bottles
and jars (lids off
· Plastic bottles and
(lids off and rinsed)
· Steel/tin cans
Charges apply for:
· TVs, tyres and car seats
· Electronic waste
We accept the following organics
· Tree prunings/branches
· Weeds and leaves
· Grass clippings
· General waste (charges apply)
Main South Road SH1
Burnham School Road
Dunns Crossing Road
Charges apply for the following:
Accepted free of charge
· Cleaning agents · Batteries
· Herbicides · Paint
· Pesticides · LPG cylinders
· Florescent tubes · Oil
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Garden need a spruce
up before the hols?
We’ve got your back!
• Garden plans
• Garden makeovers
• Garden maintenance
• Delivery and planting
of trees and shrubs
• Great advice
Call in and check out the
great selection of trees and shrubs
offered on trees
Allwood Trees, 366 Halswell Junction
Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025
Phone: (03) 349 9240
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The art of tree prunning
Tree pruning is both an art and a science. An
arborist’s job is to assess trees on their individual
merit and determine what approach is needed
for each tree.
The art of pruning means an arborist can
improve a tree’s aesthetics and structural
integrity, whilst making the tree safe and
manageable. When on a job, there are
occasions where we do advocate that a tree
needs removing, either because it has been
pruned poorly in the past, or the tree would
need severe pruning to reach the owners
The science behind tree pruning draws on
knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure
that tree health remains a top priority.
An arborist may suggest elevating the lower
canopy to let light in underneath, removing
deadwood and thinning (increases airflow
around tree and increasing light to still keep
shape and health of tree), or possibly end
weighting (removing weight) from selected
Consulting an arborist or tree surgeon and
investing in your trees can add value to a
property, not to mention enjoyment to the
owner. Call Beaver Tree Services on
0800 422 328.
THIS VOUCHER entitles you to a
Free Tree Appraisal
You may have noticed the hard working team from Beaver Trees working on your neighbours trees....
- Difficult Tree Removal
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- Tree Reduction - Stump Grinding
Now is a great time to have all your tree maintenance taken care of...
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A tree is a thing of beauty that adds value to your life, Its worth spending money and time on.
OFF ALL PLANTS*
*While stocks last!
OCTOBER 15 TH –26 TH
Open Labour Day! Closed Weekends.
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Get your spring planting sorted at Southern Woods
Spring is a perfect time to get out into the garden!
0800 800 352
Call 0800 800 352
for a free catalogue
Southern Woods has been supplying millions of quality plants in Selwyn for over a generation. With
over 500 species grown right here in Canterbury, we specialise in supplying healthy, hardy plants for
projects large & small.
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Southern Woods can help with planting projects of all kinds, from residential gardens to broadacre
shelter & large scale commercial 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 for great advice or to request a
catalogue. Better still, come in and see our knowledgeable team - we have a fully stocked plant centre
& great display plantings on site.
Plant Centre 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
New Plant Centre Now Open
The Southern Woods nursery site is situated right in the middle of
the new Southern Motorway development. The new permanent
entrance is now off Robinsons road, with our new purpose-built
plant centre open for business.
With plenty more space, Southern Woods will be able to offer a
larger range and greater quantities going forward, all with the
same great service you’ve come to expect.
The ongoing southern 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