Fruit trees in place
Ranui’s community garden coming over all fruity.
The St Martin’s Grove garden, which had shelter trees put in early this year, was planted on Queen’s Birthday with two plum, three lemon and four feijoa trees.
There was a sausage sizzle as Ranui Residents Association thanked volunteers, St Martin’s congregation and health organisations that had donated the trees and their time to plant them.
Ottalie Holme from the residents’ association, a main driver of the garden, said it was a
is ‘‘living project’’ that anyone could participate in.
She said that, when established, the fruit would be available free to future generations.
There was work needed before then, she said.
‘‘There will be working bees, and we envisage there will be the addition of more trees, seating and possibly habitats to support native bird and lizard life.’’
A vegetable bed is being set up by a resident in Martin St and Ranui Residents Association cochairwoman Rosie Gallagher said there was the possibility of further planting in Bothamley Park.