Subject: Garden Newsletter: Orchids, Garlic, Strawberries, Ellerslie 2010 + More
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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 19:06:24 +1200 (NZST)


Welcome back.

This week we are focusing on Orchids. Read all about how to grow them here. Or drool over the stunning examples we have picked out for you here.

We also have some great articles on growing garlic & strawberries as well. Plus loads more below...

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Garlic One of the world's most popular flavors is easy to grow and full of nutrients that help keep you healthy. Learn how to grow your own here.
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 Ellerslie 2010 Planning

Planning well underway for Ellerslie 2010! Longer opening hours, day-specific tickets, half-day tickets and larger marquees with multiple entrance and exit points are all being proposed to improve traffic management and shorten queues at next year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show. Continued here.

 Seedling Potter

What to do as winter settles around us? It’s a perfect time to turn you old newspapers in biodegradable seedling pots with a Seedling Potter from The Company Shed, whilst choosing which seeds to sow. As your seedlings grow the roots remain undisturbed And the pot breaks down naturally. RRP $21.99 plus P&P. More info here.

 Growing Orchids

Growing orchids is a very rewarding exercise. A number of genera and varieties are available today that will provide flowers pretty much all year long. A few, such as Phalaenopsis (moth orchid), even have attractive bold foliage and make good house plants. Continued here.

 Orchid - Slideshow

We have picked out some of our favourite Orchid varieties.

Check them out here.

 Berry nice - Strawberries

Strawberries do not require a lot of space to thrive and are the quickest and easiest berry to grow making them ideal for the new gardener. Continued here.

 SOLAR FLAIR - Artesania

A new shipment of these perennial favourites has just arrived from Mexico. These Sun Faces are great gifts all year round and really brighten up any indoor or outdoor area. 30 cm W with holes at the top for easy hanging. These were very popular as a Mothers Day Gift.

Great value at $80.00 each (delivery included). More info here.




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That's it from me for this week. Take care, be kind to yourself and I look forward to catching up with you next week. Happy Gardening!

Rachel, Webster and the team at Garden-NZ.