445 days ago

Driveway entrance

Goughs Nurseries

Finally got around to sealing the first 15 metres of the nursery entrance - only 100 metres to go! I'm sensing a sale soon - once the invoice lands on my desk :) Special shout out to the boys at Gravel & Tar (www.gravelandtar.co.nz/) - great job, thank you.

The driveway will be closed for another 24 hours to allow new seal to cure. We'll have a special offer ($6.90 trade price) during the month of Feb.

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2 hours ago

Cross contamination.

Alan from Loburn

Hi all, CROSS CONTAMINATION IS HUGE> Think about it, don"t do it.
Here is an example, YOU are the designated shopper, you drive your vehicle to the supermarket, good so far, but think about this , did you have a mask ready to wear if you were pulled over by police .
Arrive at the supermarket, with your mask, gloves , glasses on grab a trolley was the handle clean or did you put gloves on, sanitiser at the door, did you have to push a lever to get the sanitiser, previous potential cross contamination, into supermarket, 2 meter rule, with your gloves on pick up what you want to buy into trolley, complete shop, check out, items are put through, handled by gloved person , into new trolley from last person, was the trolley handle cleaned, how was it cleaned, did the cleaner take off cross contaminated gloves and put on new gloves? how to pay, if you use money, did you get change, was the change cleaned before you received it, cross contamination is huge, we really need to think about this, . When I trained as a hygiene specialist in the NZ Army my eyes were opened to a whole new bug/ cross contamination world,
Thanks for reading my post, hope it helps all of us to get through this,Take back responsibility for ourselves and what we do, don"t rely on others ITS YOUR HEALTH .

2 days ago

Christchurch recycling temporarily halted during Covid-19 crisis

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Mixed paper, plastic and glass from Christchurch and Banks Peninsula households will go to landfill, instead of being recycled. If people are struggling to fit all their general rubbish in their red wheelie bin during the lockdown, they can put excess in the yellow wheelie bin - temporarily.

5 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

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.