So… I’ve fallen a little behind on my blogging this summer. Last time I posted, it was early May – the weather was dreary, people were anxious to trade in their rain jackets for swimsuits, and I was spending my free time yearning for all of the fun that summer would bring. 713 more words
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What a crazy weekend for a first post. We had not one, but TWO gorgeous weddings to put together, which meant our shop was jam-packed with fancy flowers, and of course our brides had two different ideas for what they wanted so we really had to shift gears from one thing to the other. 704 more words
Since I started my first job in horticulture at the end of Jan, I have been living in my dreams.
My usual day involves daily visits to 4-5 gardens and various gardening tasks, from lawn mowing, hedge trimming, pruning to communicating with customers. 249 more words
Racing against the promised rain on this warm but gloomy morning we worked on providing freedom of expression for Compassion. Jackie assembled another Gardman arch for this rose that we have been trying fully to release from the clutches of myrtle and pittosporum. 422 more words
While kowhais are probably the showiest nectar tree flowering at the moment they are certainly not the only ones attracting the attention of tuis. At Shakespear Park last week there was a hive of activity in the karo (coastal pittosporum) and in one stray flowering gum. 8 more words