Subject: Weekly Garden Newsletter - Chillies, Tips & Tasks, Ellerslie... Plus more!
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Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 21:01:46 +1300 (NZDT)


Welcome back.

It's just rolled over into February which means there is a heap of things that need to be attended to in the garden. Have a look at our tips & tasks for February here.

We have also loaded up The Road to Ellerslie Episode 4 on the site. View it here. We will be doing a mail out early next week with all the episodes so make sure you check your email.

Grow Your Own
Chillies are part of the capsicum family and are eaten in almost every culture and, with their gloriously colored fruit, also make fantastic ornamental plants. Continued here.
Yucca 'Banana Split'
Yucca 'Banana Split' is a colourful new selection of Yucca recurvifolia. This funky little plant has broad golden yellow strap-like, weeping foliage highlighted with a soft grey green leaf margin. Continued here .
Mitre 10
Natures Curator
Ellerslie Flower Show
Gift Cards
 Spring Bulb Fundraising

Clubs, Organisations & Groups can raise money in a simple, easy way by selling spring-flowering Bulbs. More info here .

 Work/Life Balance

With the summer heating up there is nothing better than relaxing around the Barbie with your family and friends after working in the garden. This Oil Cruet set (Taberna 500ml and 250 ml) is great for drizzling oils or balsamics onto your masterfully cooked meals. Made in Spain from recycled glass and great value at $29.50 for the set (delivered)”. ORDER HERE .

 Slide Show: Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is a beautiful flowering plant which is very easy to grow.

Have a look at some of the great images here .

 Tips & Tasks - February

February is the time to prepare for Winter crops and vegetable patches. Sow carrots, parsnips, beetroot, spinach, peas, cauliflower and cabbage. More tips & tasks for February here .

 The Road to Ellerslie

The Road to Ellerslie - Episode 4. Featuring Longbeach Garden and Designer Garden Ohinetahi, watch it online here. If you missed previous weeks you can pick them up here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3.

 Gardening Forum

Our gardening forum is filling up with lots of great info. If you have any gardening question & tips you want to share feel free to have your say here .

Latest Posts:
-Treated timber in vege garden
- Convolvulous
- Strange Chilli Plant

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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.

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