Subject: Garden Newsletter: Winter Flowers, Rhubarb, Tree Hugging, Worm farms + More
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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 22:07:07 +1200 (NZST)


Welcome back.

With everything looking so gloomy out there we thought we would try to brighten things up with a Winter Flowers Slide Show. Have a look at these bright beauties here.

We also have a fantastic grow your own article on Rhubarb this week. Not only do I tell you how to grow it but I have also included my Rhubarb Crumble Recipe, check it out here.

Grow Your Own
Rhubarb is a firm favorite of mine and will be for a long to come. It conjures up many wonderful memories for me. Grow your own here.
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 Astelia Alpine Ruby

This plant should be on the catwalk with its rich ruby red foliage that is streaked with a shimmering silver. A close relative to A. Silver Spear Alpine Ruby is a hardy native hybrid that thrives in both sun and shade. Read more here.

 Worm farms

Compost adds valuable organic nutrients to the soil whilst improving soil texture. It`s also good for the environment if you can compost the fruit and vegetable waste from the kitchen, leaves and prunings. Read more here.

 Translucent White Vases

These Chinese made vases in Translucent White are great for displaying your floral arrangements, for use as Tea Light holders or Herb Containers. They are currently on special, more info here.

 Winter Flowers - Slide show

We have picked out some of our favourite winter flowers. Have a look at them here for some ideas to brighten up your garden over the colder months.

 Tree Hugger

It's official - I'm a dyed in the wool, tree hugger and if I am quite honest I have been for a long time. I get excited when I spot a large specimen tree strutting its stuff in gardens, parks and hedgerows. Continued here.

 Potential Exhibitors' Evening

I invite you to join me next month at the first informal potential exhibitors’ evening. This is designed to provide you with all the information you require to make the decision to exhibit and become part of one of the world’s top flower shows. Continued here.

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Do you want ideas and inspiration for your garden and don’t know how to start?

A consultation with garden expert Rachel Vogan is the answer. She will visit your garden, provide you with ideas, planting lists and leave you with a step by step guide on how to make your garden a better place.

Based in Canterbury.

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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.