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Six on Saturday

There was talk last week about growing plants in pots.  Was it really growing them or was it keeping them in a pot until the right spot was found.    541 more words


Six on Saturday - If I must

I had decided that I wasn’t going to SoS this week.  Lots to do, miserable outside, lacking motivation, Madagascar 2 on the TV, crisps in the cupboard.  392 more words

Flax cultivars for weaving

This coming Friday 18th August, the Canterbury Botanical Society will be having a guided tour of the Rene Orchiston, living harakeke collection at Landcare Research, Lincoln. 615 more words

New Zealand Flax

I have a few feature plants in the garden – this is one of them.  It’s a phormium, or New Zealand Flax.  This one, which has an apricot tinge to the leaves and is called ‘Apricot Queen’, was bought to replace one which I was sad to lose after a severe winter a few years ago, when it was covered with snow and frozen for nearly a fortnight.   17 more words


How to Prune Ornamental Grasses

How To–Ornamental Grasses

I wanted to post this several weeks ago, but then we had another dump of snow (haven’t heard the stats, but more snow this winter than I’ve experienced in my many years here on the Wet Coast!) 1,023 more words