121 days ago

A garden project with a difference

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hastings

Add colour to any garden setting with a planter that boasts movement and extra visual interest.

Make the most of this weekend with this step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this project yourself.

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More messages from your neighbours
4 days ago

Something Positive we could all do

Susie Neighbourly Lead from Havelock North

We (not very far out of Havelock North), have noticed an increasing number of walkers on our roads, and lots with family (bubble) groups. Wouldn't it be great if, when you / we are all out walking, we took some form of receptacle and picked up all the rubbish on the sides of the roads.

Wouldn't that be a great and good thing to do?

If you are worried about contamination, you could wear gloves or use tongs to place in the rubbish container you take.

How is that for a good idea peeps?

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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.

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3 hours ago

Bags in New World Hastings

Abbie from Parkvale

When I went shopping yesterday, I was informed that from Monday they will no longer allow customers to take in their shopping bags, all groceries are to be packed in own car.
This is another way they are trying to keep everyone safe, please respect this and don't be offended by this decision, they are doing everything they can to reduce the spread.