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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We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.
MetService has issued a heavy rain warning for Buller.
Valid: 14 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 8:00am Tuesday.
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Expect 80 to 130 mm of rain to accumulate about the ranges, and 50 to 80mm near the coast. Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h on the ranges.
An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 16 Sep 2019.
Those are the benefits that Paul Barker, Principal of Kaeo School is seeing in his Northland school thanks to the Kiwi Can programme.