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Friday 9th March, 2012
Sasanqua Setsugekka ...
Our new seasons Camellias started to arrive this week and it never ceases to amaze me with just how diverse this group of plants are. They are kinda like people LOL, they come in all shapes and sizes, from very small ones to large ones. There are those that have Gi normous flowers to those that have very small flowers. They even suit every purpose, small trees, shrubs, being trained as topiary standards and of course make the most amazing hedges.
SASANQUA & HYBRID CAMELLIA HEDGING Click here
Now some of the species and also the specie Hybrids make for awesome hedges Transnokoensis has been quite a popular choice due to its quite columnar habit, pretty pinkish buds that open out to small single drop like flowers. The leaves are a lighter green with the new foliage being quite reddish. There are a couple of Trans. hybrids arrive on the scene like Transpink and Transtasman all with similar attribute to the parent Transnokoensis. Fairy blush, Gay baby are hybrids that also will flush with red foliage that ages to green.
Camellia Standards Click here
Camellias lend themselves to be trained and they make for very good standards as well as hedging for all the same reasons that they make good hedges. Getting that ball shape right is amking sure that you clip round into the bottom of the topiary unless of course you want that half ball with a flat bottom... Actually the shapes that can be clipped are endless and next newsletter I will share some shapes that Anthony our landscape designer drew for me. Its all just about your imagination. These ARS shears are perfect for getting the shape right and remember a bad haircut will grow out LOL!!!
NEW PRODUCT RANGE Click here
Bio Boost, Chris swears by this organic Fertilser, It can be used for absolutely everything. A slow release feed that can be used for container plants and the garden alike. Plant shrubs with Bio Boost and side dress them for keeping them healthy. There are two bag sizes click here for more info.
Had some friends stay the other day and it was suggested that with the left over mashed potatoes that we had that we make some fish cakes. I have to say how easy are they to make and how good they are for a change. so when some friends came for dinner the other night we had fish cakes with a caper dressing, spinach roulade and fresh beans, finished with our version of mums rhubarb pie. Delicious!!
Have friends for dinner and have a great weekend
Cheers Lloyd and Harry!!!!
Make it a Wairere weekend where gardenings not a drag!!!!!
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