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Go Gardening this September
Nature is in a state of renewal and it’s time for all Kiwis to start afresh and get busy with new projects. This issue of Go Gardening News is packed full of events, notices and activities, something for everyone.

  September 2017

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Head into your local Go Gardening Store. There you'll find the plants and products featured in this newsletter and Go Gardening magazine.

 

Easy roses
If growing roses seems like hard work, take a look at some top flowering forms that number among the most undemanding of shrubs.


A new lawn
Start a new area of lawn from seed – it is easier than you might think, but choose the best seed for your soil and your lifestyle.


Blossom time
Flowering cherry trees herald the arrival of spring. They’re a top choice as feature trees and suitable for smaller gardens or planting in large tubs.

     

     

Seed time
September is a top time for sowing flower and veges. Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from growing your own plants from scratch.


Earthly delights
When the soil temperature reaches 10ºC, sow carrots, parsnips and beetroot into well prepared garden soil.


Salad time
Fresh tasty salad greens grow rapidly in spring. Plant a punnet of seedlings every week or two for a continuous supply.


National Daffodil Shows
The annual National Daffodil Shows are on this month at Gisborne Showgrounds (Sep 9-10) and Hope Hall, Nelson (Sep 23-24).

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
BMSB - it infests homes, ruins gardens and stinks when crushed. If you see it, catch it, photograph it and call MPI 0800 80 99 66.

Spring Greenhouse Sale!
Winter Gardenz is NZ’s Leading manufacturer of quality built residential, architectural and commercial greenhouses and shade houses.


Community spirit
A Sikh Temple in South Auckland has opened up 11 acres for a new community garden helping feed thousands of people every week.

Real gardener
Community gardening champion and NZ Gardener of the Year winner, Jade Temepara, is looking forward to meeting visitors at this year’s NZ Flower & Garden Show.

Bee Aware month
What plants provide the nectar and pollen bees can feed on through the year? Trees for Bees provides guides to the best plants for year round bee food.


Greenlife Matters
New technology shows that drones could have a massively beneficial impact on the environment by planting a billion trees in a year.

Kids Go Gardening
Bees love all kinds of plants, but they do have some special favourites. Making a garden ‘bee-friendly’ means the bees will love to visit your place.

Safer gardening
Gardening is a popular pastime that we know is healthy for us. However there are also some risks involved. Here's some simple steps to make gardening safer.


Spring GG mag out now!
Visit your nearest Go Gardening garden centre to pick up your free copy of the Spring Go Gardening magazine - full of great advice and giveaways.

National Gardening Week
Get involved in New Zealand’s 2017 National Gardening Week, 6th-13th October, celebrating our national love of gardening.

What's on this Spring
It’s an exciting time for gardeners with festivals and shows all around New Zealand. Click here to plan your spring diary .


Young Gardener of the Year
Nominations for the inaugural T&G Garden to Table Young Gardener Awards close 29 September. More information here about the individual or school awards

NZ Flower & Garden Show
Nov 29 -  Dec 3, NZFGS is set to stun. With over 100 exhibitions from local and international designers, the show is sure to host something for everyone.

Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival
The Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival is a ten-day adventure into the homes of garden gurus throughout the Taranaki region, 27 Oct – 5 Nov.

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