If you’ve got green fingers.. .
You’ve never seen so many plants going for such cheap prices.
The annual Pauatahanui School plant sale takes place on October 26 and the nursery, on the school grounds, is bulging. A dedicated group of ‘‘potty planters’’ — volunteer parents — meet regularly to cultivate seedlings.
There will be thousands of mini toetoe, hellebores, feijoas, hedging plants, flaxes, grasses and perennials, to name just some of the varieties, for sale.
Most will range from $3 to $7.
‘‘ We come together each Tuesday and it’s a great way to catch up and help out the school,’’ Angela Dempsey said.
It was hoped the sale would raise at least $10,000 to go towards computer equipment and teacher aides.
School principal Bradley Roberts said the sale was a big fundraising necessity and it helped provide the best classroom environment possible for pupils.
The sale starts at 9am and finishes at 3pm, rain or shine. Eftpos is available.
Unsold plants will be sold at the school’s Lamb and Calf Day on November 1.
Roll up, roll up: Pauatahanui School pupils, from left, Grace Dempsey, Andy Robinson and Lauren Hunt want the punters to come in and buy plants to support their school.