The MG Classic is on this coming weekend. On Friday is the Test Day with free spectator entry. Saturday and Sunday is the MG Classic, from 9am - 4.30pm. Entry fee $20 per person. See you this weekend!
We have all heard the Govt saying, "there is no shortage of food & there is no price gouging." however I can't say I'm seeing evidence to support either statement as every time I got to the store, something is marked up higher than what it was before The Lockdown and there are always rows of empty shelves.
In regards to that, I notice a lot of the time the healthier options of food are often cleaned out the fastest. Such as alternative baking goods like almond flour and non-sugar sweeteners. I wonder if those who have specific dietary needs or diseases that prevent them from having all the always readily available sugary and carb loaded stuff that is seemingly always stocked, are getting what they need.
I'd like to hear back if you have a special dietary need, not just a preference. And if you are finding it in stock or if it is always, or often gone when you get there.
Is this a real problem, should the government look at a special shopping window similar to what "essential workers" just got? So that those in real need have the opportunity before those who don't do.
I'd also like to know for those of us who do go out to the shops, if something isn't there, are you going back again and again in the hopes to find it?
What are y'all's thoughts on this?
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?
Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.
And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?
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.