The upgrade included re-roofing the fernery house with a high-tech tinted glass, the installation of a new boiler, propagation facilities, heating, ventilation, and irrigation as well as potting, implement and chemical sheds.
Were tracking maybe a fraction behind last year, and last year was good.
High n Dry in Central Otago the ipps Annual Conference ipps went to Cromwell in Central Otago this year for its annual conference and Comm Hort has a 5-page report in its June/July 12 issue.Its something very new, very different.The property is like an acre of Pukekura Park.The State was hit with what he termed a very sudden, very dry spell of extreme heat.Barrys father, Keith, now in his mid-80s is still active working in his garden and attending to his bonsai collection.Great value pots and the plants that go in them.Successful Conference in Queenstown The nginz and Landscape NZ held a successful joint conference in Queenstown at the end of June.Put them in and they just grow.The judges awarded two of the award-winning gardens even higher honours - the Shows Supreme Award went to Maxs Pipe Dream, an Engineers Garden designed by Paul Roper-Gee (Beca) contest rules and regulations canada and the Yates Peoples Choice Award went to multi-award winner, Ben Hoyle of Blue Gecko Landscapes.
The centre has 75 carparks, a gift wrapping service, information centre, childrens play area, professional florist, a landscape and design service and an upmarket cafe.
World leader in bio-stimulants opens in NZ The Italian multi-national, Valagro SPA, took over Pacific Growers Supplies in November last year, and re-launched it as Valagro Pacific Ltd under manager Tony Andrews.I think its something different in Whangarei.Te Awamutus queen of roses Rosarian Patricia (known to all as Paddy) Stephens, passed away on July 26 in her 95th year.Included is an interview with Emma Iddison, ceo (pictured) of the Nursery Industry Association of Western Australia with some interesting insights on whats happening in that part of the world, and a look at Mittagong Garden Centre, voted best medium-sized garden centre in Australia last.Anything with a fleshy herbaceous leaf in direct sunlight, or that cops a bit of direct sunlight.Business was as good as last year though a big aftershock in Christchurch on Friday December 23rd stopped trading cold in their five Christchurch stores.