Brought to you by curio. In October, the tree was pronounced dead; a month later, distraught residents held a memorial service. To mourn a tree as if it were human is understandable, even natural.
Warmer Winter good news for most A whip-around in early August found retailers and suppliers reasonably buoyant, but nurseries a bit more reserved.
Retailer Peter Worsp, of Terra Viva garden centre in Christchurch, said his business had traded quite well thanks to a warmer than usual spell in July with August also shaping up well, again with temperatures higher than normal. Other Christchurch garden centres were also experiencing improved sales as the rebuilding programme had now started to gather momentum with houses being repaired or rebuilt, new subdivisions springing up and gardens either being replaced or created.
However, for ourselves, we have had a kind Winter and an exceptional July. Instead, the weather has been conducive to our getting all the jobs done, making things look good and bringing the customers in.
And there are factors such as the economy, small sections and lack of time. Tom also observes that his nursery sees fewer landscapers than in the past with several disappearing from the scene altogether. One landscaper told me that once three to four big jobs would see them through the year but now they need to get 50 small jobs for the same turnover.
However, Tom is still enthusiastic about the future of the industry, saying that down the track there is plenty of scope but it is a matter of finding the opportunities. Its nurseries at Oropi and Whakatane are now operating as separate entities under new ownership, as are its wholesale plant markets, Plant Wholesalers.
Jo has re branded this nursery as Coastlands Nurseries, continuing the specialisation in native dune plants.
Plant Wholesalers has been sold to its manager Alex Schanzer and is now trading as Concept Botanica Ltd on the same two sites in Whenuapai and Manurewa. What remained of the old Naturally Native has been liquidated. A clement July had helped the trade and all stock was in fine condition on the nursery stands.
Indeed, all stands looked great with their displays well planned and executed. According to many spoken to, the order books were out, enquiries were genuine and they were well satisfied with the day.
His part of Tirau had been in steady decline, with eight or so shops across the road from his business closing over years.
Lorraine and Robin May used to have a hotel in Lyttelton but sadly lost it in the quakes. The business is open six days a week, being closed on Sundays.
It offers a landscape design and construction service and has a small garden centre stocking a wide range of trees and shrubs suitable for the Oamaru and North Otago area.
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More than elms have been removed from the grounds of Kingseat, the former psychiatric hospital in Karaka. Diseased trees have also recently been removed from sites in Bucklands Beach, Pakuranga, Mangere and DruryThe Auckland City Council suspects the disease hit the trees a couple of years ago at least, but was outside their survey area so had not been identified.
The trees have all now been felled and mulched. There is a real concern DED could spread into the Waikato where mature elms are a significant feature of the landscape.
The trials are one of only two held in the US to assess new rose varieties from amateur and professional breeders from around the world. Half potato, half tomato to make its debut this Spring Tharfield Nursery, Katikati, will this Spring begin marketing Potato Tom, a tomato plant grafted on to a potato plant.
New manager for Hortfert Richard Bradburn has been appointed general manager of horticultural supply company. HortFert Plus which has also expanded its products offerings with new pot and propagation tray ranges.
A highlight of the convention will be the International Rose Show being held at Arena 2 in the city over the weekend of November. Thousands of roses will be on display and will also include a display of international roses, a floral art competition, a quilting display and trade displays.
New owners at Interworld Plastics Horticultural pot manufacturer, Interworld Plastics, which has been trading while in liquidation since late last year, has new owners. Renamed Interworld Plastics Ltd, the business has been bought by a group of three businessmen, two based in Auckland and one in Brisbane.
Cooke, Nurseryman Ltd A beach house they built at Waimarama in may see a little more of Lawrie and Jan Cooke now that they have finally retired from a nursery career Lawrie embarked upon as a young apprentice in In November last year, their son Martin and his wife, Kelli took over, Martin having worked with his parents since This list, though perhaps not completely comprehensive, well indicates the diverse range of activities Otago businessman, Allan Dippie, has come to be involved in.
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