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Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,
Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).
In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.
We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.
We are local and visit the beach as its within our small community and walking distance, today I was concerned, as there was a self contained, very small minivan parked for most of the day, with the owner spending all the time outside, sitting on benches, railings etc. There is no way that one could isolate in a vehicle of that size or have facilities to do so. I'm not judging the person, but the rules are clear in that people need to stay in the confines of their neighbourhood and home and that the mandate was the same for campervans. We do have a camper van also, so not dissing on that, but we live in Rothesay bay, in our home and our bubble and certainly would not be jumping in our camper to go anywhere. The concern is that people living in vans are not staying put in the one place that they were mandated to Wednesday last week, which is a big risk to everyone. I didn't have my phone so didn't get a rego, but I urge people to be careful and to keep an eye out, and also to not be sitting on park benches etc- this virus lives on surfaces. The government should be providing specific places for all people living in vans, campers, but like us all there should be no or limited mobility between anyone in any neighbourhood.
Hi neighbours. Remember police Sergeant Guy Baldwin, who rose to fame in 2009 for his expression "always blow on the pie"?
Well he's back, this time with a message for Kiwis: Stay home and help break the chain of coronavirus.
"This thing (coronavirus) is an invisible dragon. Please, stay home. Let's break the chain and save lives. If we follow the rules, we'll end this lockdown sooner. Let's slay this dragon, and get back to doing the things we love, like eating pies."
Click the link below to watch the video.