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Go Gardening this Autumn

Here we are in June already and winter is right on cue. As the cold season sets in it’s easy to stay indoors, but we gardeners know that it’s a beautiful time of year to be outdoors and an excellent time to be planting .

  June 2017

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Rosy outlook
As fresh stocks of beautiful healthy rose plants roll into garden centres, now’s the time to decide on favourites and prepare the planting place.

Deciduous trees
If you have a space in need of a beautiful feature tree, now is the time to select and plant something special.

Myrtle Rust watch
Gardeners throughout the country are being asked to continue vigilant watch to help minimise the threat of myrtle rust.

On the move
Got something you’ve been meaning to shift? Do it now before spring arrives. Winter is a good time to transplant shrubs and trees.

Fresh greens on your doorstep
Plant or sow healthy greens like rocket, lettuce, spinach and brassicas. In winter, they grow faster in containers than they do in cold and sodden soil.

Fruit for all
Apples, pears, apricots, plums, peaches or nuts; it’s planting time for all sorts of desirable fruit trees arriving in garden centres now.

Cover up
Cover any bare ground to protect your precious soil from the damaging effects of heavy winter weather

Clean cut
Pruning is a pleasurable winter task. Clean and sharpen your tools to make the job safe and easy - for your muscles and your plants!

Pave the way
Lay some stepping stones to bypass muddy ground and protect your winter lawn.

Frost watch
Be ready with frost cloth or cloches to protect young seedlings and other cold sensitive plants such as citrus trees from Jack Frost.

NZ Flower & Garden Show
From November 29 to December 3, Auckland will play host to the first North Island based international flower and garden show since 2008.

Kids Go Gardening
If the kids can’t get outside, they can always get creative in the garage or shed making hypertufa pots – it’s just like baking a cake!

Share the love
Joining a gardening club is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and learn new things. The NZ rose society has branches in reach of everyone.

Rose pruning demos
Learn from the experts this winter at a NZ Rose Society demonstration in a rose garden near you. A full list of dates and places is here.

Buxus blight
A Kiwi scientist abroad has been working on mitigating the effects of box blight and has some excellent advice for gardeners.

Become a garden host
Wellington Botanic Gardens seek enthusiastic volunteers to guide garden tours for tourists. Expert knowledge not essential.

Greenlife Matters
Botanic gardens and arboretums have an important role to play as refuges for plant species that may be rare or threatened with extinction.

Winter speaker series
Canterbury Horticultural Society offers informative talks from experts in the field of spring flowering bulbs and heritage fruit trees.

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