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.
Let's step back from worry and work for just a moment and ask ourselves a simple question. Do I need help or can I help someone?
A new online platform has just come online which facilitates a great service as you answer that question. It's a place where you can get help or help others going through a difficult time, crisis or trauma of some kind.
It's called GoodMooty and you can check it out at: localbiz.agency...
Thanks for taking the time to check it out
PS. It's brand new so there's not a lot happening at the moment but, that will change when people help spread the word! ;-)
Looking for oranges for next few weeks if anyone has any for sale?
Look for some tin iron for a fence does any one have any that they want to get rid of.