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SPRING <strong>2019</strong><br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Gardening<br />

guide<br />

PUBLISHED BY & <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

Celebrate spring and summer<br />

with the <strong>2019</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Gardening Guide. Check out local businesses<br />

and get ideas and inspiration for your next garden project.<br />

GARDEN TOURS | PLANTS | NURSERIES | LANDSCAPE DESIGN | IRRIGATION | OUTDOOR SPACES


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SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong><br />

Homebush Stables &<br />

Garden Open Day<br />

20 <strong>October</strong>, <strong>10</strong>am to 4pm<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> boasts a number of beautiful<br />

gardens you can visit to get ideas and<br />

inspiration for your own garden. For a full list<br />

of <strong>Selwyn</strong> gardens to visit, check out www.<br />

sensationalselwyn.co.nz/garden-tours.<br />

Ohoka Garden Tour & Fête.<br />

Upcoming Garden Open Days<br />

Terrace Station Garden Open Day, 6 Nov, 11am to 3pm<br />

Come along and view granny bonnets, roses and<br />

summer flowers in a delightful one hectare landscaped<br />

garden with a hint of its original Victorian style. The historic<br />

homestead was one of the first pieces of domestic<br />

architecture in Canterbury to have a category 1<br />

registration from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust<br />

(now Heritage New Zealand).<br />

Bring your picnic lunch; adults - $5.00, children no charge.<br />

No dogs. Woodland plants for sale; please note eftpos is<br />

not available. www.terracestation.org.nz<br />

Deans Bush Stables & Garden Open Day, 20 <strong>October</strong>,<br />

<strong>10</strong>am to 4pm<br />

Come and enjoy historic Homebush. Wander around the<br />

garden of trees and rhododendons (plantings began<br />

in 1851). View the Homebush Stables historic buildings<br />

including the water driven turbine and enjoy coffee and<br />

lunch in the café. Entry $5 per person - children under 14<br />

free. Also a participant in the Beca Christchurch Heritage<br />

Festival <strong>2019</strong>. www.homebushstables.co.nz<br />

Garden Tours<br />

Little River Flower Power Garden Trail, 27 & 28 Oct,<br />

<strong>10</strong>am to 4pm<br />

A fantastic chance to wander in 14 private gardens, from<br />

beach-side gems in Birdlings Flat to lush valley producers<br />

of proteas, herbs, hazelnuts and berries. Visit an herbal<br />

learning garden and properties that grow owers and food<br />

commercially. See ad on page 3.<br />

Hurunui Garden Festival, Nov 1 to Nov 3<br />

Visit gorgeous private gardens from Amberley to Gore Bay,<br />

Hawarden to Hanmer Springs, many within just one hour’s<br />

drive of Christchurch and the airport.<br />

www.hurunuigardenfestival.com<br />

Ohoka Garden Tour & Fête, 24 Nov, <strong>10</strong>am to 4pm<br />

A biennual fundraiser for Ohoka School featuring a selfguided<br />

tour of several stunning local gardens and country<br />

fete. www.ohokagardentour.co.nz<br />

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• Plant nursery - trees, natives, and<br />

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SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong> | 3<br />

New event<br />

for gardeners<br />

Banks Peninsula gardens<br />

open their gates<br />

An exciting new event for gardeners is<br />

coming to <strong>Selwyn</strong>. The <strong>Selwyn</strong> Garden<br />

Expo, hosted by the West Melton<br />

Garden Club, will be held in the West<br />

Melton Community Centre on Sunday<br />

1 December, <strong>2019</strong>, from 12.30-5pm.<br />

The aim of the expo is to showcase<br />

the many and varied garden or food<br />

related activities and businesses<br />

available in <strong>Selwyn</strong> and nearby areas,<br />

to encourage an interest in gardening,<br />

to learn from experts, and to give<br />

people the opportunity to hear our<br />

guest speaker, Lynda Hallinan - former<br />

editor of NZ Gardener, broadcaster,<br />

and author. Lynda, who will speak at<br />

3pm, is an inspiring, and fun speaker,<br />

enjoyed by all who hear her – the<br />

afternoon is also a great opportunity<br />

to do some Christmas shopping.<br />

Throughout the day there will be music<br />

plus food and drinks available along<br />

with a wide range of stalls such as<br />

nut producers, saffron, truffles, Italian<br />

cheeses, wine tasting, limestone<br />

carvings, sculptures, recycled<br />

metal art, a garden tour organiser,<br />

landscapers, garden suppliers, tools,<br />

bonsai display and plants galore<br />

to name a few. There will be four<br />

demonstrations on offer - Kokodama<br />

balls, floral display, care of tools, and<br />

bonsai.<br />

Tickets cost $15 per person, and must<br />

be pre-purchased by emailing Brenda<br />

on selwyngardenexpo@gmail.com.<br />

Early purchasing is recommended<br />

as ticket numbers are limited, and<br />

people are encouraged to arrive early<br />

and make the most of the afternoon.<br />

Gardeners of Little River and Birdlings<br />

Flat are opening their gates this<br />

Labour weekend for the Little River<br />

Flower Power Garden Trail.<br />

A rare treat this year is the chance to<br />

see the park-like garden of Kinloch<br />

Estate with extensive lawns, mature<br />

trees, borders and lake vistas.<br />

In total 14 gardens will be open<br />

featuring diverse planting styles from<br />

rhododendron shrubberies to banana<br />

palm fringed ponds. Several operate<br />

commercially growing flowers, berries<br />

and nuts such as Janet and Peter Wills’<br />

Okuti Valley property Country Nutters<br />

and Glynis and Tom Dobson’s Protea<br />

Cottage.<br />

For a herb garden on a large scale,<br />

head to Phytofarm’s herbal learning<br />

garden and for a cottage-style town<br />

garden be sure to check out Lily<br />

Cottage. Geoff Spearpoint surprises<br />

with what can be achieved on a small<br />

coastal section and for a different<br />

view of Birdlings Flat head out over the<br />

beach to the homestead of Poranui.<br />

Revival Op shop, housed in historic St<br />

Andrews Church, will open featuring<br />

a local wedding dress display. There<br />

will also be opportunities to buy plants,<br />

drinks and baking so bringing cash is<br />

recommended.<br />

Gardens will be open on Sunday 27<br />

<strong>October</strong> and Monday 28 <strong>October</strong><br />

from <strong>10</strong>am-4pm. Tickets cost $15 per<br />

adult (children are free) and are<br />

available from the Little River Craft<br />

Station (open seven days including<br />

Labour weekend) and eventfinda.<br />

co.nz. Proceeds will go to community<br />

groups.<br />

West Melton Garden Club presents<br />

SELWYN GARDEN EXPO<br />

Sunday 1st December <strong>2019</strong><br />

12:30pm–5pm<br />

West Melton Community Centre<br />

1163 West Coast Road, West Melton<br />

• Plant Sales<br />

• Local Garden Related Stalls<br />

• Local Specialty Foods<br />

• Demonstrations<br />

• Speakers<br />

• Expert advice<br />

Guest Speaker<br />

at 3pm<br />

LYNDA HALLINAN<br />

Former NZ Gardener<br />

Editor, Author,<br />

Broadcaster and<br />

Passionate Gardener<br />

Tickets $15 - Pre sold only Follow us facebook.com/events/2814209168605870<br />

Contact Brenda 027 347 6460 or selwyngardenexpo@gmail.com


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SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong><br />

ADVERTORiAL<br />

Hororata Parish Spring Fair challenge<br />

blokes on their No.8 wire skills<br />

The Hororata Parish Spring Fair has been part<br />

of the Hororata landscape for many years. The<br />

Spring Fair is more than just raising money, it is<br />

about raising community spirits and providing a<br />

fun family day out for our community.<br />

There is local pride at stake to get your name<br />

of the very unique handmade Trophy. The<br />

competition is open to any local bloke who wants<br />

a chance to show his creative side. All they need<br />

to do is bring their creation on the day to the<br />

Hororata Parish Spring Fair by <strong>10</strong>.00am.<br />

The Hororata Parish Spring Fair is also part of the<br />

Heritage Festival again this year, giving people<br />

the opportunity to share stories of the past that<br />

link us to this place. Visitors to the Fair will be<br />

able to learn about the early settlers of the area<br />

with a video by the Hororata Historic Society, visit<br />

the St John’s Church graveyard, transported in a<br />

vintage car to discover the stories of the people<br />

gone before us in the district.<br />

www.hororataparish.co.nz<br />

The Country Auction has been a highlight of the<br />

Fair for over <strong>10</strong> years but for the 2nd time only,<br />

the challenge has been laid down to the men,<br />

blokes and Trev’s living within the Hororata Parish<br />

to showcase their No.8 wire skills and build their<br />

entry for the Agri Garden Art competition.<br />

“Eight entries raised over $1350, such was the<br />

craftsmanship and imagination of these clever<br />

locals. Last year’s entries used; saw blades,<br />

horse shoes, truck springs, hay rake tines,<br />

#8 wire like never seen before, discs, chains,<br />

bolts, sumps, scissors, gears, fence posts, rail<br />

sleepers and more. The addition of the No.8<br />

wire challenge to the auction last year was really<br />

fun and we encourage more people to enter<br />

this year,” said committee member Yvonne<br />

Cookson.<br />

“This year the challenge is about recycling posts,<br />

wood, timber - you know, that stuff lying in and<br />

around the sheds. Entries are voted on by the<br />

public during the fair and then visitors are given<br />

the chance to own a one-off piece of kiwiana at<br />

the auction 11.30am.”<br />

As well as the Auction and Heritage aspect<br />

there is all the traditional Fair fun to be had<br />

with many attractions, like stalls offering<br />

delicious homemade jams and speciality foods,<br />

handmade crafts, a wide range of plants and<br />

a large selection of second-hand books. Kids<br />

can enter the Creative Kids competition and win<br />

some great prizes.<br />

The Hororata Parish Spring Fair is on Labour<br />

Day, 28th <strong>October</strong> at the Hororata Domain, entry<br />

and parking is FREE. Held wet or fine, visit<br />

www.hororataparish.co.nz or visit their Facebook<br />

page for more information.<br />

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SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong> | 5<br />

Tree care locally<br />

Organic bins<br />

Spring is the perfect time to get back<br />

into the garden and start filling up your<br />

organics bin again.<br />

The <strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council’s green<br />

organics bins can be utilised for<br />

garden prunings, weeds, leaves and<br />

grass clippings.<br />

Food items such as bread, dairy<br />

products, fruit, vegetables fish, meat,<br />

bones, coffee grinds, tea bags as well<br />

as food-soiled cardboard containers<br />

and paper towels can also be placed<br />

in the green bin.<br />

Here are some useful tips to ensure<br />

your bin is fully emptied every week:<br />

• Keep the bin weight under 60kg. If<br />

you find it difficult to move the bin,<br />

then you may find it exceeds the truck<br />

lifting limits.<br />

• Keep the bin contents loose. Don’t<br />

compact your material by standing on<br />

it (it may not come out when tipped<br />

by the truck).<br />

• Place weeds, branches or<br />

newspaper at the bottom of the bin<br />

before filling with grass clippings. This<br />

reduces the likelihood of the grass<br />

clippings getting stuck.<br />

• Organics only! No plastic bags<br />

(including those labelled as<br />

compostable, degradable or<br />

biodegradable), metals, timber,<br />

sawdust, glass, rocks, stones or bricks<br />

as these cause considerable damage<br />

to the organics shredder.<br />

• Flax and cabbage leaves need to<br />

go in your red rubbish bin (as these<br />

get caught up in the shredder).<br />

• Make sure your bin is not overflowing<br />

– the lid needs to close.<br />

For townships with organic collection;<br />

why not swap your 240 litre red bin for<br />

a 240 litre green bin and an 80 litre<br />

red bin? You’ll save money and the<br />

environment.<br />

Unsure about an item? Check out<br />

selwyn.govt.nz/organics<br />

Your organics bin is only<br />

for the following items...<br />

Whether your tree needs a prune,<br />

thinning or something more extensive,<br />

locally owned HB Tree Services can<br />

help.<br />

Owners Matt Harley and Ben Biggs<br />

have over <strong>10</strong> years’ experience in<br />

arboriculture, gardening, landscaping<br />

and operating heavy machinery.<br />

“We are both extremely passionate<br />

about trees and love to discuss and<br />

share our knowledge with our clients<br />

for the on-going benefit of the tree,”<br />

says Matt, who is based in Rolleston<br />

while Ben is in Lincoln.<br />

“As well as making sure the work we<br />

do is aesthetically pleasing to our<br />

clients we strive to leave the trees we<br />

prune healthy and safe to be around.”<br />

Pruning trees can benefit the whole<br />

tree and removing dead, damaged<br />

and diseased branches helps prevent<br />

insect and decay organisms from<br />

entering the tree. Thinning a dense<br />

canopy on a tree increases air and<br />

sunlight, resulting in fewer disease<br />

problems.<br />

Matt and Ben established HB Tree<br />

Services to give people the best<br />

possible service for an affordable<br />

rate including an entire garden<br />

maintenance offer.<br />

“We truly believe in fair pricing and<br />

not ‘over quoting’.”<br />

HB<br />

They both also give back to the local<br />

community donating fire wood to<br />

families in need.<br />

Contact Matt at HB Tree Services by<br />

phoning 022 4700137 or email him<br />

at matt@hbtreeservices.com. Their<br />

website is www.hbtreeseevices.com<br />

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Garden prunings,<br />

clippings and leaves<br />

Meat, bones<br />

and fish<br />

Fruit and vegetables<br />

Bread, pastries<br />

and dairy products<br />

Tips to ensure your bin is fully emptied:<br />

· Keep items loose.<br />

· Keep the bin weight reasonable.<br />

· Place weeds, branches or newspaper<br />

at the bottom of the bin before filling<br />

with grass clippings (to avoid contents<br />

getting stuck).<br />

selwyn.govt.nz/organics<br />

Coffee grinds<br />

and tea bags<br />

Food soiled cardboard<br />

containers and paper towels<br />

· No plastic bags (including compostable<br />

or biodegradable), metals, glass, rocks,<br />

stones, bricks or rubbish.<br />

· Flax and cabbage tree leaves should go<br />

in the red bin.<br />

· Make sure the lid closes.<br />

Professional Arborist &<br />

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- Tree work<br />

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- Garden Maintenance<br />

- Hedge Trimming<br />

- Planting<br />

- Lawns<br />

- Weeding<br />

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find us on facebook.com/hbtreeservice


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selwyn gardening guide spring <strong>2019</strong><br />

Garden<br />

In the<br />

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around the garden and warmer weather. with<br />

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you every step of the way.<br />

Intelligro has a great range of barks, mulches, stones, chips and<br />

growing mixes as well as a variety of tools and other supplies you’ll<br />

need to get those gardening tasks done. Brands we sell include:<br />

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SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong> | 7<br />

Perfect solution<br />

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commercial buildings<br />

Quality furniture<br />

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If you are looking for a shed, garage<br />

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As part of New Zealand’s largest<br />

building supplier Totalspan buildings<br />

are strong, long lasting, lightweight,<br />

resilient and come with a 25 year<br />

structural guarantee, so are the<br />

perfect solution for commercial,<br />

industrial and lifestyle properties.<br />

Totalspan buildings are manufactured<br />

in their own factory here in<br />

Christchurch so they have complete<br />

control over the quality and<br />

affordability of their product.<br />

“We pride ourselves in providing<br />

quality, best value buildings that add<br />

value to our customers properties. Our<br />

experienced consultants offer free<br />

no-obligation on-site consultations to<br />

ensure that you get a building solution<br />

that meets your needs,” says Jeff from<br />

Totalspan.<br />

Totalspan makes the building process<br />

easy by handling the building consent<br />

process and the construction of the<br />

building, or alternatively customers<br />

can complete the build themselves.<br />

Call Totalspan on 344 0331, email<br />

them at christchurch@totalspan.co.nz<br />

or visit their display site at 728 Main<br />

South Road to see their wide range of<br />

buildings on display. Alternatively visit<br />

www.totalspan.co.nz.<br />

For locally made and custom<br />

designed outdoor furniture look<br />

no further than Rolleston’s Panda<br />

Outdoor Furniture.<br />

Mike uses macrocarpa to make his<br />

quality furniture because the wood<br />

is both durable and has a natural<br />

resistance to fungus and rot so does<br />

not need any chemical protection.<br />

Macrocarpa can be left to “season<br />

off” to become a lovely silver/grey or<br />

can be painted, oiled or stained in a<br />

range of colours.<br />

Design options include a triangular<br />

table with three bench seats along<br />

with the more conventional square<br />

and rectangular tables. Mike’s bar<br />

leaners and stools are always popular<br />

along with his picnic tables with<br />

connected seats and he is a dab<br />

hand at raised garden beds and<br />

swing seats.<br />

For a different and personalised gift<br />

for Christmas, add a personalised<br />

message such as a special wedding<br />

or anniversary date or the birth date<br />

of your children on to the back of a<br />

park bench to create a Luv Seat.<br />

Panda Outdoor Furniture is located at<br />

16 Stoneleigh Drive and Mike also sells<br />

his furniture at the Riccarton Market on<br />

Sundays. His usual hours at Stoneleigh<br />

Drive are 8am until 4.30pm Monday to<br />

Friday and 9am – 12pm on Saturday<br />

but telephone him first on 022 025 1784<br />

in case he is out making delivery.<br />

Time for a new<br />

outdoor setting<br />

for your deck, patio or yard?<br />

We can make to size, choose from<br />

rectangular, square or triangle. With<br />

seating made to match. Bench seats,<br />

Park Bench, Luv seat, bar stools.<br />

Need more room in your garden? We<br />

can make a range of planter boxes.<br />

• Dressed timber or rough sawn.<br />

• Can custom make to suit the size that<br />

you are wanting, or choose from our<br />

standard sizes.<br />

• Your choice of seats:<br />

• Bench seat (no back)<br />

• Park bench seat (with back)<br />

• or perhaps a Luv seat for the<br />

garden, (with back and arms).<br />

• Choice of oils or stain with several<br />

colours to chose from.<br />

738 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch | Ph: 03 344 0331<br />

Visit Email: us at: christchurch@totalspan.co.nz Your nearest local Totalspan | www.totalspan.co.nz<br />

franchise<br />

PANDA<br />

OUTDOOR FURNITURE<br />

Manufacturers of Quality Macrocarpa Outdoor Furniture<br />

16 Stoneleigh Drive (Izone), Rolleston<br />

P: 022 025 1784 E: mike@pandaof.co.nz<br />

Mon – Fri 8am–5pm Sat 9am–12pm Sun Closed<br />

www.pandaoutdoorfurniture.co.nz


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Ph: 03-343-6339<br />

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Trees are the protectors of the land.<br />

They reduce erosion, help regulate<br />

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damaging winds plus clean the air!<br />

When we help them thrive, they return<br />

the favour and envelope us in their<br />

shelter.<br />

The world of arboricultural services is<br />

full of power tools- blowers, chainsaws,<br />

brush cutters, chippers, and stump<br />

grinders. A lot of these tools are loud,<br />

polluting, and create a cumulative<br />

effect that is harmful to trees and their<br />

environment. They waste resources<br />

and create damaging fallout.<br />

Four Seasons Tree Care Otautahi<br />

Ltd, simply known as The Tree<br />

People, work hard to mitigate the<br />

environmental impacts that their<br />

industry produce. The Tree People use<br />

electric chainsaws as much as they<br />

can, biodegradable lubrication, and<br />

silt traps to prevent runoff into sensitive<br />

waterways. Their chipper’s are<br />

insulated to reduce noise pollution,<br />

and they use biodiesel in every single<br />

piece of machinery they operate,<br />

which reduces fumes and resource<br />

use.<br />

“We constantly look for creative ways<br />

to improve our sustainability practices<br />

in our business. Not just because<br />

it’s good business, or good for the<br />

environment, but because we<br />

believe in a fully sustainable future,<br />

and we always want to work towards<br />

it.”<br />

Call The Tree People today on 0800<br />

4 SEASONS or 03 384 9630 for a free<br />

quote on expert, safe, sustainable<br />

tree care. They can remove large<br />

dangerous trees safely, look after<br />

the trees you care about, transplant<br />

established trees with care and offer<br />

expert advice on all things trees.


SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong> | 9<br />

A garden haven<br />

It’s spring! The perfect time to look<br />

at how you could enhance your<br />

garden’s appeal and spend more<br />

time outside relaxing after an<br />

enjoyable day spent working in the<br />

garden.<br />

Outdoor lighting can be used to set<br />

the right mood for you and your guests<br />

to enjoy al fresco dining on the deck,<br />

patio or in outdoor garden rooms.<br />

Lighting can also be used to add<br />

structure to your garden, and<br />

enhance trees, sculptures, spa, pool<br />

and seating areas. Whether you love<br />

the look of hanging lanterns or more<br />

traditional lighting, there is something<br />

to suit everyone’s style and budget.<br />

The Juice Electrical team recommend<br />

to look for styles where you can<br />

use long-life and energy efficient<br />

LEDs. Low voltage LEDs can be<br />

safely installed under bark, mulch or<br />

weed mat with no digging or trench<br />

needed.<br />

Spring is also a great time to install that<br />

spa pool you have always wanted.<br />

While size and style is important<br />

to consider it is also critical to get<br />

some information on the power<br />

requirements. Some spa pools cost<br />

more to install, while others have a<br />

sting in the tail when the power bill<br />

arrives as they cost more to run. The<br />

Juice team can offer pre-purchase<br />

advice as well as install.<br />

Juice Electrical love their community,<br />

and offer great service without any<br />

added mileage or admin fees for our<br />

Rolleston customers who pay only for<br />

the time we spend on the job.<br />

Give life to your garden ideas, and<br />

bring Juice in on your plans. We can<br />

help to enhance your garden for the<br />

warmer weather ahead.<br />

Do you want to save time<br />

money and water?<br />

347 4083<br />

info@freemanirrigation.co.nz<br />

www.freemanirrigation.co.nz<br />

Need A Spa Pool Installation<br />

Or Some Outdoor Lighting?<br />

Then you need to call us.<br />

We are the experts when it comes<br />

to lighting up and cooling down<br />

your outdoor area this spring.<br />

Call us today to discuss getting<br />

your outdoor area sorted today.<br />

No service fee for our Rolleston clients -<br />

because we’re locals.<br />

0800 277 275


<strong>10</strong> |<br />

SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong><br />

Gifts for the<br />

Gardener<br />

PANDA OUTDOOR<br />

FURNITURE, Rolleston<br />

<strong>10</strong>0% owned and<br />

operated in Christchurch<br />

by a qualified<br />

cabinetmaker with over<br />

30 years’ experience in<br />

all aspects of the industry.<br />

Panda Outdoor Furniture is<br />

functional, attractive, hard<br />

wearing and affordable.<br />

www.pandaoutdoorfurniture.co.nz<br />

ANY EXCUSE DÉCOR &<br />

GIFTS, Lincoln<br />

Any Excuse is a<br />

contemporary homewares<br />

store packed with all the<br />

finishing touches you need<br />

to beautify your home and<br />

gorgeous gifts for the ones<br />

you love. You don’t need<br />

‘any excuse’ to come into<br />

browse our carefully selected<br />

collection of quality home<br />

and giftware!<br />

www.anyexcuse.co.nz<br />

INTELLIGRO, Weedons<br />

Check out Intelligro for<br />

landscape gardening<br />

products in Christchurch,<br />

Rolleston, <strong>Selwyn</strong>,<br />

Darfield, Hornby and<br />

Lincoln, including organic<br />

compost, bulk potting<br />

mix, garden fertiliser, peat,<br />

lawn construction mix,<br />

bark mulch, bark chips<br />

and woodchips.<br />

www.intelligro.co.nz<br />

SOUTHERN WOODS,<br />

Templeton<br />

Established in 1987, Southern<br />

Woods has been growing<br />

millions of quality plants for<br />

over a generation. Hundreds<br />

of plants and trees to choose<br />

from and with decades of<br />

experience and horticultural<br />

training, our team of experts<br />

can help with all your plant<br />

needs.<br />

www.southernwoods.co.nz<br />

ROLLESTON GIFTS &<br />

FLOWERS, Rolleston<br />

Rolleston Florist and Gifts<br />

is a member of Interflora<br />

making it easy to send<br />

a floral tribute overseas,<br />

while locals benefit<br />

from free delivery within<br />

Rolleston. The range of<br />

classy, small gifts and<br />

homewares will delight<br />

givers and receivers alike.<br />

facebook.com/rollestonflorist<br />

CANTERBURY TIMBER & HARDWARE, Weedons<br />

Canterbury Timber & Hardware supply<br />

contractors, farmers, and the home DIYer for all<br />

your landscaping and rural timber products and<br />

associated hardware along with kitset tables,<br />

planters and wall/fence panels.<br />

www.cthl.co.nz<br />

Bring your dreams to reality<br />

Now is the perfect time to bring your<br />

dreams of having an outdoor swimming<br />

pool to life, according to Julie Hastings<br />

who owns Lagoon Pools with husband<br />

Warren.<br />

Lagoon Pools installs pools in sizes to suit<br />

sections of all sizes, ranging from five metres<br />

to 12 metres in length with a variety<br />

of widths, colours and shapes. There really<br />

is a pool for every site.<br />

Lagoon Pools is the Leisure Pools dealer<br />

for most of the South Island. Leisure Pools<br />

feature <strong>10</strong>0% composite fibreglass and,<br />

with patented innovations, every swimming<br />

pool is supported by their lifetime<br />

structural warranty and a lifetime osmosis<br />

warranty. This makes them the strongest<br />

pool available on the market.<br />

Additional features including pool lighting,<br />

fountains and spa jets. Pool automation<br />

is becoming more popular with<br />

equipment monitoring and settings right<br />

at your fingertips from any location.<br />

It takes around five days to install a pool<br />

and the finishing touches can take from<br />

four weeks depending upon the design.<br />

Not only does Lagoon Pools install the<br />

pool, they can offer the complete package<br />

including paving, decking, landscaping<br />

and fencing.<br />

Contact Lagoon Pools by phoning Julie or<br />

Warren 0800 927 282 or 03 349 2160. You<br />

can also visit their website www.lagoonpools.co.nz<br />

to find out more about their<br />

range of pools and other services they<br />

offer.<br />

www.lagoonpools.co.nz<br />

03 349 2160 or 0800 92 72 82


SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong> | 11<br />

NZ’s leading mail-order plant Catalogue<br />

Purchase plants<br />

online, anywhere,<br />

anytime<br />

Parva Plants is a family-owned,<br />

specialist, mail order/online nursery<br />

that has been supplying interesting<br />

and unusual plants to enthusiastic<br />

New Zealand gardeners for 51 years.<br />

Parva Plants is a market leader<br />

producing New Zealand’s most<br />

comprehensive, full colour, 64-page<br />

catalogue each spring and autumn<br />

in which we offer over 500 different<br />

items.<br />

Our greatest emphasis is on perennials<br />

but we also offer a range of other<br />

plants including bulbs, shrubs, climbers,<br />

natives, gardening accessories and<br />

our popular pet products. Many of<br />

our plants are not readily available<br />

elsewhere and we are constantly<br />

working to source new and interesting<br />

material from breeders and growers<br />

both in New Zealand and around the<br />

world. The plants are well acclimatised<br />

to Canterbury conditions.<br />

Our secure website displays our full<br />

catalogue where plants can be<br />

purchased 24 hours a day, 7 days<br />

a week. It is very easy to use and<br />

provides good sized images of each<br />

item making choosing a little bit<br />

easier.<br />

We courier plants nationwide and<br />

have developed a unique packaging<br />

system that ensures that plants<br />

are sent upright and arrive at their<br />

destination undamaged and ready to<br />

go straight in the garden. Our plants<br />

are all dispatched in premium sized 1L<br />

pots.<br />

Greg and Jenny Tod took over Parva<br />

Plants in 2007, shifting the nursery from<br />

Tauranga to Prebbleton. With the<br />

help of our dedicated helpers, a wide<br />

range of special plants find their way<br />

into New Zealand gardens every year.<br />

To view our wide range of plants visit:<br />

www. parvaplants.co.nz or phone: 03<br />

349 4918<br />

New Spring/Summer Catalogue <strong>2019</strong><br />

PARVA plants<br />

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Perennials<br />

Bulbs<br />

Shrubs<br />

Garden Accessories<br />

Pet Products<br />

The World’s Plants to Your Door<br />

PARVA PLANTS<br />

www.parvaplants.co.nz<br />

Ph: 03 349 4918<br />

aDVERtoRiaL<br />

Get ahead of spring growth<br />

Entertain all summer<br />

To ensure maximum growth and<br />

healthy vegetation – seasonal garden<br />

maintenance is key.<br />

Ross from Revive Landscaping says, “Giving your<br />

garden a thorough tidy-up now will help minimise<br />

ongoing work before spring growth takes off.”<br />

Improving your <strong>Selwyn</strong> soil<br />

Building up your soil is beneficial no matter where<br />

you live. But with <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s often stony soil, regular<br />

composting becomes even more important.<br />

Topping your garden up with a generous layer<br />

of compost in spring will help suppress weeds,<br />

retain water, and support healthy growth.<br />

Creating outdoor living spaces<br />

Spring and summer evenings are all about<br />

relaxing with family and friends. With some<br />

careful garden construction, you could define<br />

different areas for entertaining, growing herbs, or<br />

simply enjoying the view.<br />

Claim back your weekends<br />

if all this sounds too much like hard work, Revive<br />

Landscaping is here to help. Ross and his team<br />

are skilled in all aspects of gardening; pruning,<br />

planting, paving and landscape construction.<br />

Whether it’s an easy-care back yard, your dream<br />

beer garden, or beautiful native plantings – they<br />

want to see you happy and enjoying your own<br />

outdoor space.<br />

For a free garden<br />

consultation and<br />

quote, call Ross on<br />

027 222 0388 or you<br />

can check out their<br />

website at:<br />

revivelandscaping.co.nz<br />

LandsCape<br />

ConstruCtion<br />

& Garden MaintenanCe<br />

You can have your<br />

gardens, trees, shrubs,<br />

plants and lawns<br />

maintained to look their<br />

best all year round, for<br />

a great price.<br />

Residential &<br />

Commercial<br />

Landscaping<br />

• Maintenance • Pruning<br />

• Reconstruction & Rejuvenation<br />

• Rental Property and Commercial<br />

Maintenance<br />

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups<br />

New Home<br />

Landscaping<br />

• Lawns • Gardens • Decks<br />

• Paving • Water Features<br />

• Quality • Value for money<br />

• Experienced • Punctual<br />

• Professional • Flexible<br />

• Knowledgeable • Reliable<br />

Landscape Construction and Garden Maintenance<br />

P: Ross Legg - 027 222 0388 E: ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz<br />

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz


12 | SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong><br />

ADVERTORIAL<br />

Trees and shrubs<br />

for Canterbury conditions<br />

Supplying high-quality evergreen and<br />

deciduous trees and shrubs suitable for<br />

Canterbury conditions is what Kiwiflora<br />

Nursery does best.<br />

New owner Nalin Gooneratne says, “Our<br />

customers range from new subdivision<br />

establishment, farms, lifestyle blocks,<br />

plus town and city gardens.” Nalin and<br />

his team of eight staff have 25 years of<br />

horticulture industry knowledge and<br />

experience in the Canterbury region.<br />

“We can offer our customers the right<br />

advice on the right trees to plant for<br />

successful tree establishment.”<br />

The locally owned and operated nursery<br />

offers a wide range of trees and shrubs<br />

in a number of sizes from the smaller<br />

(0.5 - 1.0 litre) grasses and small-grade<br />

(2.5 litre) grasses, flaxes, groundcovers,<br />

shrubs and trees, through to the<br />

medium-grade (6 - 20 litre) shrubs and<br />

trees, and the large-grade (35 - 60 litre)<br />

trees.<br />

Established in 1995, Kiwiflora Nursery is<br />

nestled in a quiet peaceful environment<br />

in Templeton with plenty of space<br />

for trucks and trailers. The company<br />

supplies to retail and wholesale and also<br />

freights nationwide.<br />

Kiwiflora Nursery is situated at 851<br />

Waterholes Road, Templeton with easy<br />

access off SH1 or Shands Road and is<br />

open Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm<br />

and Saturday 9am-12pm. Phone<br />

03 349 4582 or visit www.kiwiflora.co.nz<br />

TREES | HEDGING | PLANTS | FLOWERS<br />

GRASSES | SHRUBS | FLAXES<br />

Kiwiflora Nurseries propagate and grow quality shrubs<br />

and trees for retail and wholesale customers.<br />

Plants are grown and hardened on site to tolerate the<br />

harsh Canterbury growing conditions.<br />

851 Waterholes Road, Templeton<br />

Open Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm and<br />

Saturday 9am-12pm | Phone 03 349 4582<br />

www.kiwiflora.co.nz<br />

savIng green -<br />

ConservIng blue<br />

• FREE IRRIGATION DESIGN • WATER TREATMENT • WATER FILTRATION<br />

the irrigation warehouse specialises in the design, sales,<br />

installation and service of irrigation equipment for the<br />

residential, lifestyle, commercial and industrial sectors.<br />

we can help make sure your water systems are perfectly<br />

designed and suited to your site and requirements.<br />

PRICE<br />

PROMISE<br />

if you find a lower price<br />

on an identical stocked<br />

product locally we will<br />

beat it by <strong>10</strong>%.<br />

Excludes trade and special<br />

quotes, stock liquidations and<br />

commercial quantities.<br />

Residential irrigation<br />

commercial irrigation<br />

Lifestyle irrigation<br />

industrial irrigation<br />

Maintenance<br />

The IrrIgaTIon Warehouse - ChrIsTChurCh<br />

40 Carmen Road, Hornby | Phone 03 349 9488<br />

Open Monday to Friday 7am-5.30pm, Saturday 9am-12pm<br />

The IrrIgaTIon Warehouse - rangIora<br />

308 Flaxton Road, Rangiora | Phone 03 313 0408<br />

Open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm<br />

visit www.tiw.co.nz for more information


Get outdoors<br />

this summer<br />

As spring morphs into summer, getting<br />

your garden and outdoor living area<br />

ready for the season should be high<br />

on your list of things to do…<br />

Build a potting bench<br />

Save your back and build or buy a<br />

workstation so you can pot those<br />

plants in comfort and style. You can<br />

build a potting bench from scratch or<br />

convert an old table or dresser – just<br />

make sure you place it in a sheltered<br />

position. A potting bench is also a<br />

great place to store smaller gardening<br />

tools, spare pots and containers of<br />

seed packets<br />

Sit outside<br />

Brighten up your outdoor dining and<br />

living areas with modern, trendy look<br />

with European inspired seating that<br />

looks like it should be indoors. Versatile<br />

and sleek, these funky powder-coated<br />

metal chairs are hot for summer<br />

and will add a pop of colour to your<br />

outdoor setting or blend in seamlessly.<br />

Team them up with natural timber,<br />

glass or metal. Choose a design to suit<br />

your style from replica bent wire, old<br />

metal, contemporary wire mesh, or<br />

hairpin legs.<br />

Have a pizza party<br />

Buy or build your own pizza oven and<br />

invite guests over for pizza parties.<br />

Tuck it into the corner of your outdoor<br />

living area or include it in your patio<br />

kitchen plan. It will not only be a focal<br />

point for your guests but will also provide<br />

a unique and fun dining option.<br />

You supply the pizza dough, ask your<br />

guests to bring various toppings – they<br />

help put the pizzas together and even<br />

cook them. Voila! The perfect evening’s<br />

entertainment!<br />

Give your patio floor a lift<br />

For something a little different try: a<br />

mix of gravel and stepping stones or<br />

pavers; stencil painted patterns onto<br />

concrete; turn recycled concrete<br />

pieces into crazy paving; give your<br />

concrete a timber-look texture; or use<br />

colourful, geometrically patterned<br />

tiles. Try your artist’s hand and incorporate<br />

mosaics as a feature in your<br />

design – use pebbles, bricks, or irregular<br />

shaped stepping stones or broken<br />

china to create your masterpiece.<br />

And for a quick and easy option,<br />

recycle timber pallets into a decking<br />

– place them at right angles to each<br />

other for an interesting pattern.<br />

2 FOR 1 SPECIAL<br />

OCTOBER<br />

Hire for 2 days<br />

and pay for 1 day!<br />

(weekends only in <strong>October</strong>)<br />

73 Hire rolleston<br />

873 Jones Road, Rolleston<br />

Phone 03 347 0450<br />

73 Hire - Rolleston<br />

www.73hire.co.nz<br />

SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong> | 13<br />

73 Hire darfield<br />

26 Horndon Street<br />

Phone 03 318 8228<br />

73 Hire<br />

www.73hire.co.nz<br />

XCV84U<br />

Garden Supplies<br />

• Soil • Bark • Sand • Compost • Chip & more<br />

0274 313 389<br />

www.xcv84u.co.nz<br />

LEESTON<br />

HIRE<br />

2006 Ltd<br />

• Excavators • Dingo • Trailers • General Equip • Chainsaws<br />

• Log Splitters • Concrete Gear • Rotary Hoes • Lawnmowers<br />

and much more!<br />

info@leestonhire.co.nz | www.leestonhire.co.nz<br />

(03) 324 3669<br />

1552 Leeston Road<br />

(1km North of Leeston)<br />

Open 6 days. Closed Sunday & public holidays.<br />

plant and<br />

equipment Hire<br />

open Monday to Saturday, 7.30aM-5pM<br />

UP TO<br />

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*While stocks last!<br />

WEEKDAYS 8:30 – 5PM<br />

11 TH OCT – 18 TH OCT<br />

1 WEEK ONLY!<br />

WWW.GREENLINC.CO.NZ


14 | selwyn gardening guide spring <strong>2019</strong><br />

Pines Resource<br />

Recovery Park<br />

183 Burnham School Road, Rolleston<br />

Monday to Sunday, 9am–4.30pm*<br />

(03) 347 2026<br />

Eftpos and cash only (no credit cards)<br />

Recycling<br />

We accept household volumes of the following recycling free-of-charge:<br />

Cardboard<br />

(flattened)<br />

Steel/tin<br />

cans (rinsed)<br />

Plastic bottles and containers<br />

1–7 (lids off and rinsed)<br />

Burnham Road<br />

Main South Road SH1<br />

Burnham School Road<br />

Pines Resource<br />

Recovery Park<br />

Rolleston<br />

Brookside Road<br />

Du<br />

Electronic waste<br />

Glass bottles and jars<br />

(lids off and rinsed)<br />

Cleanfill<br />

Charges apply<br />

Bricks<br />

Soil<br />

Aluminum<br />

cans<br />

Concrete<br />

Whiteware and<br />

scrap metal<br />

Clothing<br />

Polystyrene<br />

Hazardous Waste<br />

Accepted free-of-charge (household volumes):<br />

LPG<br />

cylinders<br />

Oil<br />

Pesticides<br />

Paper<br />

Herbicides<br />

Recycling<br />

Charges apply<br />

Tyres<br />

Child car seats<br />

Paint<br />

Cleaning agents<br />

Organics<br />

Charges apply<br />

TVs<br />

Weeds<br />

and leaves<br />

Plasterboard<br />

Florescent<br />

tubes<br />

Refuse<br />

Charges apply<br />

Batteries<br />

General<br />

waste<br />

Tree prunings/<br />

branches<br />

Grass clippings<br />

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SELWYN GARDENING GUIDE SPRING <strong>2019</strong> | 15<br />

Coming up<br />

roses<br />

It won’t be long until the roses are<br />

owering again. Pick a few highly<br />

fragrant petals and create your own<br />

rose petal sugar. Use in the shortbread<br />

recipe below and give as gifts to your<br />

gardener friends.<br />

Rose Petal & Vanilla<br />

Shortbread<br />

1 Cup Unsalted Butter at room<br />

temperature<br />

1/2 Cup Rose Petal Sugar<br />

(see recipe below)<br />

1/2 Tsp Salt<br />

1 Vanilla Bean, Scraped<br />

2 Cups All-purpose Flour<br />

Powdered Sugar (Optional)<br />

1 Tbs Rose Petals<br />

• Place the butter and sugar in a<br />

bowl, and cream together with an<br />

electric hand mixer.<br />

• Add the salt, rose petals, and vanilla<br />

bean, and mix until blended.<br />

• Add the our and combine at low<br />

speed until just mixed.<br />

• Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic<br />

wrap and refrigerate for at least two<br />

hours or overnight.<br />

• Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. and<br />

line two baking sheets with<br />

parchment paper.<br />

• On a lightly oured surface, roll the<br />

dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch<br />

and cut with cookie cutter.<br />

• Place the cookies onto the baking<br />

sheets at least an inch apart, and<br />

bake for about 12 to 13 minutes, or<br />

until the cookies just begin to brown.<br />

Cool completely before storing.<br />

• OPTIONAL – dip shortbread corners<br />

in melted white chocolate<br />

ROSE PETAL SUGAR<br />

• Remove petals from the rose,<br />

ensuring they are free from ants and<br />

any other visiting insects.<br />

• Give them a quick bath in cold<br />

water and allow to dry thoroughly<br />

on a paper towel. You may wish to<br />

snip the white ends of the petal.<br />

• Prepare a dry, clean, dust free, air<br />

tight container with a secure lid.<br />

• Layer white sugar in the base of the<br />

jar, then a single layer of rose petals.<br />

• Repeat several times. Screw the lid<br />

on tight.<br />

• Leave in a dark room or pantry for<br />

two weeks. Every few days shake<br />

the jar to distribute the rose essence<br />

and sugar within the jar.<br />

• After two weeks the rose petals will<br />

turn brown. Remove the petals and<br />

seal the jar until you are ready to use<br />

the sugar.<br />

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16 | selwyn gardening guide spring <strong>2019</strong><br />

Spring is here!<br />

Have you visited Southern Woods Nursery lately?<br />

Get your spring planting sorted<br />

at Southern Woods<br />

Our team have been busy developing our ever-expanding<br />

nursery site and plant centre, in the middle of the<br />

Southern Motorway project south of Christchurch.<br />

Established in 1987, Southern Woods has been growing<br />

millions of quality plants for over a generation. We’re also<br />

proud members and supporters of the <strong>Selwyn</strong> community.<br />

Come and see our knowledgeable team about planning<br />

and planting your spring project. With decades of<br />

experience and horticultural training, our team of experts<br />

can help with all your plant needs.<br />

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We supply to residential, rural and commercial customers<br />

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range. See us in store or online for:<br />

• New Zealand natives<br />

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Spring is the one of the best planting seasons, this time of<br />

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Preparation is everything<br />

Remember to prepare your soil before planting. Apply<br />

compost and gypsum now for best results.<br />

A great time to fertilise<br />

Apply fertilisers to get the best colour out of your garden. We<br />

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Pests and diseases thrive as your garden grows. Use Neem<br />

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It’s the perfect time to mulch<br />

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