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Celebrate spring and summer
with the 2019 Selwyn Times Gardening Guide. Check out local businesses
and get ideas and inspiration for your next garden project.
GARDEN TOURS | PLANTS | NURSERIES | LANDSCAPE DESIGN | IRRIGATION | OUTDOOR SPACES
SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING 2019
Homebush Stables &
Garden Open Day
20 October, 10am to 4pm
Selwyn boasts a number of beautiful
gardens you can visit to get ideas and
inspiration for your own garden. For a full list
of Selwyn gardens to visit, check out www.
Ohoka Garden Tour & Fête.
Upcoming Garden Open Days
Terrace Station Garden Open Day, 6 Nov, 11am to 3pm
Come along and view granny bonnets, roses and
summer flowers in a delightful one hectare landscaped
garden with a hint of its original Victorian style. The historic
homestead was one of the first pieces of domestic
architecture in Canterbury to have a category 1
registration from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust
(now Heritage New Zealand).
Bring your picnic lunch; adults - $5.00, children no charge.
No dogs. Woodland plants for sale; please note eftpos is
not available. www.terracestation.org.nz
Deans Bush Stables & Garden Open Day, 20 October,
10am to 4pm
Come and enjoy historic Homebush. Wander around the
garden of trees and rhododendons (plantings began
in 1851). View the Homebush Stables historic buildings
including the water driven turbine and enjoy coffee and
lunch in the café. Entry $5 per person - children under 14
free. Also a participant in the Beca Christchurch Heritage
Festival 2019. www.homebushstables.co.nz
Little River Flower Power Garden Trail, 27 & 28 Oct,
10am to 4pm
A fantastic chance to wander in 14 private gardens, from
beach-side gems in Birdlings Flat to lush valley producers
of proteas, herbs, hazelnuts and berries. Visit an herbal
learning garden and properties that grow owers and food
commercially. See ad on page 3.
Hurunui Garden Festival, Nov 1 to Nov 3
Visit gorgeous private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay,
Hawarden to Hanmer Springs, many within just one hour’s
drive of Christchurch and the airport.
Ohoka Garden Tour & Fête, 24 Nov, 10am to 4pm
A biennual fundraiser for Ohoka School featuring a selfguided
tour of several stunning local gardens and country
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Banks Peninsula gardens
open their gates
An exciting new event for gardeners is
coming to Selwyn. The Selwyn Garden
Expo, hosted by the West Melton
Garden Club, will be held in the West
Melton Community Centre on Sunday
1 December, 2019, from 12.30-5pm.
The aim of the expo is to showcase
the many and varied garden or food
related activities and businesses
available in Selwyn and nearby areas,
to encourage an interest in gardening,
to learn from experts, and to give
people the opportunity to hear our
guest speaker, Lynda Hallinan - former
editor of NZ Gardener, broadcaster,
and author. Lynda, who will speak at
3pm, is an inspiring, and fun speaker,
enjoyed by all who hear her – the
afternoon is also a great opportunity
to do some Christmas shopping.
Throughout the day there will be music
plus food and drinks available along
with a wide range of stalls such as
nut producers, saffron, truffles, Italian
cheeses, wine tasting, limestone
carvings, sculptures, recycled
metal art, a garden tour organiser,
landscapers, garden suppliers, tools,
bonsai display and plants galore
to name a few. There will be four
demonstrations on offer - Kokodama
balls, floral display, care of tools, and
Tickets cost $15 per person, and must
be pre-purchased by emailing Brenda
Early purchasing is recommended
as ticket numbers are limited, and
people are encouraged to arrive early
and make the most of the afternoon.
Gardeners of Little River and Birdlings
Flat are opening their gates this
Labour weekend for the Little River
Flower Power Garden Trail.
A rare treat this year is the chance to
see the park-like garden of Kinloch
Estate with extensive lawns, mature
trees, borders and lake vistas.
In total 14 gardens will be open
featuring diverse planting styles from
rhododendron shrubberies to banana
palm fringed ponds. Several operate
commercially growing flowers, berries
and nuts such as Janet and Peter Wills’
Okuti Valley property Country Nutters
and Glynis and Tom Dobson’s Protea
For a herb garden on a large scale,
head to Phytofarm’s herbal learning
garden and for a cottage-style town
garden be sure to check out Lily
Cottage. Geoff Spearpoint surprises
with what can be achieved on a small
coastal section and for a different
view of Birdlings Flat head out over the
beach to the homestead of Poranui.
Revival Op shop, housed in historic St
Andrews Church, will open featuring
a local wedding dress display. There
will also be opportunities to buy plants,
drinks and baking so bringing cash is
Gardens will be open on Sunday 27
October and Monday 28 October
from 10am-4pm. Tickets cost $15 per
adult (children are free) and are
available from the Little River Craft
Station (open seven days including
Labour weekend) and eventfinda.
co.nz. Proceeds will go to community
West Melton Garden Club presents
SELWYN GARDEN EXPO
Sunday 1st December 2019
West Melton Community Centre
1163 West Coast Road, West Melton
• Plant Sales
• Local Garden Related Stalls
• Local Specialty Foods
• Expert advice
Former NZ Gardener
Tickets $15 - Pre sold only Follow us facebook.com/events/2814209168605870
Contact Brenda 027 347 6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING 2019
Hororata Parish Spring Fair challenge
blokes on their No.8 wire skills
The Hororata Parish Spring Fair has been part
of the Hororata landscape for many years. The
Spring Fair is more than just raising money, it is
about raising community spirits and providing a
fun family day out for our community.
There is local pride at stake to get your name
of the very unique handmade Trophy. The
competition is open to any local bloke who wants
a chance to show his creative side. All they need
to do is bring their creation on the day to the
Hororata Parish Spring Fair by 10.00am.
The Hororata Parish Spring Fair is also part of the
Heritage Festival again this year, giving people
the opportunity to share stories of the past that
link us to this place. Visitors to the Fair will be
able to learn about the early settlers of the area
with a video by the Hororata Historic Society, visit
the St John’s Church graveyard, transported in a
vintage car to discover the stories of the people
gone before us in the district.
The Country Auction has been a highlight of the
Fair for over 10 years but for the 2nd time only,
the challenge has been laid down to the men,
blokes and Trev’s living within the Hororata Parish
to showcase their No.8 wire skills and build their
entry for the Agri Garden Art competition.
“Eight entries raised over $1350, such was the
craftsmanship and imagination of these clever
locals. Last year’s entries used; saw blades,
horse shoes, truck springs, hay rake tines,
#8 wire like never seen before, discs, chains,
bolts, sumps, scissors, gears, fence posts, rail
sleepers and more. The addition of the No.8
wire challenge to the auction last year was really
fun and we encourage more people to enter
this year,” said committee member Yvonne
“This year the challenge is about recycling posts,
wood, timber - you know, that stuff lying in and
around the sheds. Entries are voted on by the
public during the fair and then visitors are given
the chance to own a one-off piece of kiwiana at
the auction 11.30am.”
As well as the Auction and Heritage aspect
there is all the traditional Fair fun to be had
with 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. Kids
can enter the Creative Kids competition and win
some great prizes.
The Hororata Parish Spring Fair is on Labour
Day, 28th October at the Hororata Domain, entry
and parking is FREE. Held wet or fine, visit
www.hororataparish.co.nz or visit their Facebook
page for more information.
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Tree care locally
Spring is the perfect time to get back
into the garden and start filling up your
organics bin again.
The Selwyn District Council’s green
organics bins can be utilised for
garden prunings, weeds, leaves and
Food items such as bread, dairy
products, fruit, vegetables fish, meat,
bones, coffee grinds, tea bags as well
as food-soiled cardboard containers
and paper towels can also be placed
in the green bin.
Here are some useful tips to ensure
your bin is fully emptied every week:
• Keep the bin weight under 60kg. If
you find it difficult to move the bin,
then you may find it exceeds the truck
• Keep the bin contents loose. Don’t
compact your material by standing on
it (it may not come out when tipped
by the truck).
• Place weeds, branches or
newspaper at the bottom of the bin
before filling with grass clippings. This
reduces the likelihood of the grass
clippings getting stuck.
• Organics only! No plastic bags
(including those labelled as
compostable, degradable or
biodegradable), metals, timber,
sawdust, glass, rocks, stones or bricks
as these cause considerable damage
to the organics shredder.
• Flax and cabbage leaves need to
go in your red rubbish bin (as these
get caught up in the shredder).
• Make sure your bin is not overflowing
– the lid needs to close.
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Whether your tree needs a prune,
thinning or something more extensive,
locally owned HB Tree Services can
Owners Matt Harley and Ben Biggs
have over 10 years’ experience in
arboriculture, gardening, landscaping
and operating heavy machinery.
“We are both extremely passionate
about trees and love to discuss and
share our knowledge with our clients
for the on-going benefit of the tree,”
says Matt, who is based in Rolleston
while Ben is in Lincoln.
“As well as making sure the work we
do is aesthetically pleasing to our
clients we strive to leave the trees we
prune healthy and safe to be around.”
Pruning trees can benefit the whole
tree and removing dead, damaged
and diseased branches helps prevent
insect and decay organisms from
entering the tree. Thinning a dense
canopy on a tree increases air and
sunlight, resulting in fewer disease
Matt and Ben established HB Tree
Services to give people the best
possible service for an affordable
rate including an entire garden
“We truly believe in fair pricing and
not ‘over quoting’.”
They both also give back to the local
community donating fire wood to
families in need.
Contact Matt at HB Tree Services by
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Fruit and vegetables
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Tips to ensure your bin is fully emptied:
· Keep items loose.
· Keep the bin weight reasonable.
· Place weeds, branches or newspaper
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and tea bags
Food soiled cardboard
containers and paper towels
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· Flax and cabbage tree leaves should go
in the red bin.
· Make sure the lid closes.
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selwyn gardening guide spring 2019
Spring is a time for new growth, a buzz of activity
around the garden and warmer weather. with
plenty of tasks to get done, intelligro is here to help
you every step of the way.
Intelligro has a great range of barks, mulches, stones, chips and
growing mixes as well as a variety of tools and other supplies you’ll
need to get those gardening tasks done. Brands we sell include:
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Totalspan makes the building process
easy by handling the building consent
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Call Totalspan on 344 0331, email
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or visit their display site at 728 Main
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For locally made and custom
designed outdoor furniture look
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Mike uses macrocarpa to make his
quality furniture because the wood
is both durable and has a natural
resistance to fungus and rot so does
not need any chemical protection.
Macrocarpa can be left to “season
off” to become a lovely silver/grey or
can be painted, oiled or stained in a
range of colours.
Design options include a triangular
table with three bench seats along
with the more conventional square
and rectangular tables. Mike’s bar
leaners and stools are always popular
along with his picnic tables with
connected seats and he is a dab
hand at raised garden beds and
For a different and personalised gift
for Christmas, add a personalised
message such as a special wedding
or anniversary date or the birth date
of your children on to the back of a
park bench to create a Luv Seat.
Panda Outdoor Furniture is located at
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his furniture at the Riccarton Market on
Sundays. His usual hours at Stoneleigh
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Friday and 9am – 12pm on Saturday
but telephone him first on 022 025 1784
in case he is out making delivery.
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We can make to size, choose from
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seating made to match. Bench seats,
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Need more room in your garden? We
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They reduce erosion, help regulate
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When we help them thrive, they return
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The world of arboricultural services is
full of power tools- blowers, chainsaws,
brush cutters, chippers, and stump
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polluting, and create a cumulative
effect that is harmful to trees and their
environment. They waste resources
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A garden haven
It’s spring! The perfect time to look
at how you could enhance your
garden’s appeal and spend more
time outside relaxing after an
enjoyable day spent working in the
Outdoor lighting can be used to set
the right mood for you and your guests
to enjoy al fresco dining on the deck,
patio or in outdoor garden rooms.
Lighting can also be used to add
structure to your garden, and
enhance trees, sculptures, spa, pool
and seating areas. Whether you love
the look of hanging lanterns or more
traditional lighting, there is something
to suit everyone’s style and budget.
The Juice Electrical team recommend
to look for styles where you can
use long-life and energy efficient
LEDs. Low voltage LEDs can be
safely installed under bark, mulch or
weed mat with no digging or trench
Spring is also a great time to install that
spa pool you have always wanted.
While size and style is important
to consider it is also critical to get
some information on the power
requirements. Some spa pools cost
more to install, while others have a
sting in the tail when the power bill
arrives as they cost more to run. The
Juice team can offer pre-purchase
advice as well as install.
Juice Electrical love their community,
and offer great service without any
added mileage or admin fees for our
Rolleston customers who pay only for
the time we spend on the job.
Give life to your garden ideas, and
bring Juice in on your plans. We can
help to enhance your garden for the
warmer weather ahead.
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Check out Intelligro for
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Established in 1987, Southern
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CANTERBURY TIMBER & HARDWARE, Weedons
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contractors, farmers, and the home DIYer for all
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Bring your dreams to reality
Now is the perfect time to bring your
dreams of having an outdoor swimming
pool to life, according to Julie Hastings
who owns Lagoon Pools with husband
Lagoon Pools installs pools in sizes to suit
sections of all sizes, ranging from five metres
to 12 metres in length with a variety
of widths, colours and shapes. There really
is a pool for every site.
Lagoon Pools is the Leisure Pools dealer
for most of the South Island. Leisure Pools
feature 100% composite fibreglass and,
with patented innovations, every swimming
pool is supported by their lifetime
structural warranty and a lifetime osmosis
warranty. This makes them the strongest
pool available on the market.
Additional features including pool lighting,
fountains and spa jets. Pool automation
is becoming more popular with
equipment monitoring and settings right
at your fingertips from any location.
It takes around five days to install a pool
and the finishing touches can take from
four weeks depending upon the design.
Not only does Lagoon Pools install the
pool, they can offer the complete package
including paving, decking, landscaping
Contact Lagoon Pools by phoning Julie or
Warren 0800 927 282 or 03 349 2160. You
can also visit their website www.lagoonpools.co.nz
to find out more about their
range of pools and other services they
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NZ’s leading mail-order plant Catalogue
Parva Plants is a family-owned,
specialist, mail order/online nursery
that has been supplying interesting
and unusual plants to enthusiastic
New Zealand gardeners for 51 years.
Parva Plants is a market leader
producing New Zealand’s most
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in which we offer over 500 different
Our greatest emphasis is on perennials
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Our secure website displays our full
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provides good sized images of each
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We courier plants nationwide and
have developed a unique packaging
system that ensures that plants
are sent upright and arrive at their
destination undamaged and ready to
go straight in the garden. Our plants
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Greg and Jenny Tod took over Parva
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Get ahead of spring growth
Entertain all summer
To ensure maximum growth and
healthy vegetation – seasonal garden
maintenance is key.
Ross from Revive Landscaping says, “Giving your
garden a thorough tidy-up now will help minimise
ongoing work before spring growth takes off.”
Improving your Selwyn soil
Building up your soil is beneficial no matter where
you live. But with Selwyn’s often stony soil, regular
composting becomes even more important.
Topping your garden up with a generous layer
of compost in spring will help suppress weeds,
retain water, and support healthy growth.
Creating outdoor living spaces
Spring and summer evenings are all about
relaxing with family and friends. With some
careful garden construction, you could define
different areas for entertaining, growing herbs, or
simply enjoying the view.
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Trees and shrubs
for Canterbury conditions
Supplying high-quality evergreen and
deciduous trees and shrubs suitable for
Canterbury conditions is what Kiwiflora
Nursery does best.
New owner Nalin Gooneratne says, “Our
customers range from new subdivision
establishment, farms, lifestyle blocks,
plus town and city gardens.” Nalin and
his team of eight staff have 25 years of
horticulture industry knowledge and
experience in the Canterbury region.
“We can offer our customers the right
advice on the right trees to plant for
successful tree establishment.”
The locally owned and operated nursery
offers a wide range of trees and shrubs
in a number of sizes from the smaller
(0.5 - 1.0 litre) grasses and small-grade
(2.5 litre) grasses, flaxes, groundcovers,
shrubs and trees, through to the
medium-grade (6 - 20 litre) shrubs and
trees, and the large-grade (35 - 60 litre)
Established in 1995, Kiwiflora Nursery is
nestled in a quiet peaceful environment
in Templeton with plenty of space
for trucks and trailers. The company
supplies to retail and wholesale and also
Kiwiflora Nursery is situated at 851
Waterholes Road, Templeton with easy
access off SH1 or Shands Road and is
open Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm
and Saturday 9am-12pm. Phone
03 349 4582 or visit www.kiwiflora.co.nz
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GRASSES | SHRUBS | FLAXES
Kiwiflora Nurseries propagate and grow quality shrubs
and trees for retail and wholesale customers.
Plants are grown and hardened on site to tolerate the
harsh Canterbury growing conditions.
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Open Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm and
Saturday 9am-12pm | Phone 03 349 4582
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the irrigation warehouse specialises in the design, sales,
installation and service of irrigation equipment for the
residential, lifestyle, commercial and industrial sectors.
we can help make sure your water systems are perfectly
designed and suited to your site and requirements.
if you find a lower price
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As spring morphs into summer, getting
your garden and outdoor living area
ready for the season should be high
on your list of things to do…
Build a potting bench
Save your back and build or buy a
workstation so you can pot those
plants in comfort and style. You can
build a potting bench from scratch or
convert an old table or dresser – just
make sure you place it in a sheltered
position. A potting bench is also a
great place to store smaller gardening
tools, spare pots and containers of
Brighten up your outdoor dining and
living areas with modern, trendy look
with European inspired seating that
looks like it should be indoors. Versatile
and sleek, these funky powder-coated
metal chairs are hot for summer
and will add a pop of colour to your
outdoor setting or blend in seamlessly.
Team them up with natural timber,
glass or metal. Choose a design to suit
your style from replica bent wire, old
metal, contemporary wire mesh, or
Have a pizza party
Buy or build your own pizza oven and
invite guests over for pizza parties.
Tuck it into the corner of your outdoor
living area or include it in your patio
kitchen plan. It will not only be a focal
point for your guests but will also provide
a unique and fun dining option.
You supply the pizza dough, ask your
guests to bring various toppings – they
help put the pizzas together and even
cook them. Voila! The perfect evening’s
Give your patio floor a lift
For something a little different try: a
mix of gravel and stepping stones or
pavers; stencil painted patterns onto
concrete; turn recycled concrete
pieces into crazy paving; give your
concrete a timber-look texture; or use
colourful, geometrically patterned
tiles. Try your artist’s hand and incorporate
mosaics as a feature in your
design – use pebbles, bricks, or irregular
shaped stepping stones or broken
china to create your masterpiece.
And for a quick and easy option,
recycle timber pallets into a decking
– place them at right angles to each
other for an interesting pattern.
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It won’t be long until the roses are
owering again. Pick a few highly
fragrant petals and create your own
rose petal sugar. Use in the shortbread
recipe below and give as gifts to your
Rose Petal & Vanilla
1 Cup Unsalted Butter at room
1/2 Cup Rose Petal Sugar
(see recipe below)
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Vanilla Bean, Scraped
2 Cups All-purpose Flour
Powdered Sugar (Optional)
1 Tbs Rose Petals
• Place the butter and sugar in a
bowl, and cream together with an
electric hand mixer.
• Add the salt, rose petals, and vanilla
bean, and mix until blended.
• Add the our and combine at low
speed until just mixed.
• Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic
wrap and refrigerate for at least two
hours or overnight.
• Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. and
line two baking sheets with
• On a lightly oured surface, roll the
dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch
and cut with cookie cutter.
• Place the cookies onto the baking
sheets at least an inch apart, and
bake for about 12 to 13 minutes, or
until the cookies just begin to brown.
Cool completely before storing.
• OPTIONAL – dip shortbread corners
in melted white chocolate
ROSE PETAL SUGAR
• Remove petals from the rose,
ensuring they are free from ants and
any other visiting insects.
• Give them a quick bath in cold
water and allow to dry thoroughly
on a paper towel. You may wish to
snip the white ends of the petal.
• Prepare a dry, clean, dust free, air
tight container with a secure lid.
• Layer white sugar in the base of the
jar, then a single layer of rose petals.
• Repeat several times. Screw the lid
• Leave in a dark room or pantry for
two weeks. Every few days shake
the jar to distribute the rose essence
and sugar within the jar.
• After two weeks the rose petals will
turn brown. Remove the petals and
seal the jar until you are ready to use
Get ready for summer
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Spring is here!
Have you visited Southern Woods Nursery lately?
Get your spring planting sorted
at Southern Woods
Our team have been busy developing our ever-expanding
nursery site and plant centre, in the middle of the
Southern Motorway project south of Christchurch.
Established in 1987, Southern Woods has been growing
millions of quality plants for over a generation. We’re also
proud members and supporters of the Selwyn community.
Come and see our knowledgeable team about planning
and planting your spring project. With decades of
experience and horticultural training, our team of experts
can help with all your plant needs.
Selwyn’s largest range of plants
We supply to residential, rural and commercial customers
across New Zealand, with Canterbury’s widest plant
range. See us in store or online for:
• New Zealand natives
• Specimen trees
• Fruit and nut trees
• Landscape shrubs
• Ferns and shade loving plants
• Forestry and shelter species
• And plenty more!
Great Plant Centre
Child and Dog friendly
Open 7 days
Spring Planting Tips
Spring is the one of the best planting seasons, this time of
year we have our largest range of plants.
Preparation is everything
Remember to prepare your soil before planting. Apply
compost and gypsum now for best results.
A great time to fertilise
Apply fertilisers to get the best colour out of your garden. We
recommend Grotabs and Yates Thrive Seaweed.
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Protect from pests and diseases
Pests and diseases thrive as your garden grows. Use Neem
granules and oil to help ward off any nasties.
It’s the perfect time to mulch
Keeps the moisture in and the weeds out.
See our expert team for free quotes, plant sourcing
landscape design, consultations and much more.
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No right turn from Rolleston. Use Larcombs Road off SH1 or come off Selwyn Rd onto Robinsons Rd.
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