In this week's issue of Get Growing we have top tips on pollen-rich plants for bees, growing prunes, assessing problem fruit trees, diagnosing sick citrus and Sheryn Dean's pick of the best seed catalogues. Our crop of the week is mizuna, one of the speediest winter greens.
Author of A Tree in the House Annabelle Hickson shares ideas on natural and beautiful arrangements for funeral flowers and we have some wonderful prizes up for grabs including a Naturally Neem prize pack, dolomite and gypsum from Burnet's and a SlimCut lopper from Gardena.
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Dementia affects us in more ways than one, and more of us than we realise.
That’s why this September, thousands of Kiwis will joining Memory Walks to show their support for all those living with dementia.
Will you join us this World Alzheimers Month?
Where: Midland Park in the city
When: 12.30pm Wednesday 25th September
Register today at alzheimers.org.nz
Let’s make dementia top of mind.
It seems people are struggling to come to grips with the new recycling bin system in Wairarapa.
What's your experience been?