NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Letters -

Ku­dos to Mur­ray Grim­wood for another ex­cel­lent ar­ti­cle ( The Good Life, May 2014), and to you for giv­ing him the space.

Now if you could re­place Weed­busters (gah) with another big is­sue jour­nal­ist (Ge­orge Monbiot - I can but dream), I’d love the mag­a­zine even more.

Note from Nadene: my apolo­gies John, we didn’t pick up on a typo – it should have read ge­vuina (pro­nounced give-ween-ah), short for Ge­vuina avel­lana or Chilean hazel. The tree and the nut it pro­duces are said by some to be sim­i­lar to macadamia, but more tol­er­ant of cooler cli­mates. It is a na­tive of Chile and Ar­gentina, grow­ing at a lat­i­tude equiv­a­lent to Cen­tral Otago. The tree is very pretty, with soft creamy-white flow­ers over sum­mer. It has been grown in NZ as an or­na­men­tal for around 50 years but anec­do­tal ev­i­dence is that it can very hard to grow un­less con­di­tions are per­fect. The best al­ter­na­tive for cooler cli­mates is the hazel­nut.

Fern isn’t as much and of a poser as Li­lac

Tilly the goats. the cow or Bebe Han­nah Simp­son,


man­tis with River (5) res­cued a “pray­ing

sand. wings” from the muddy Andy Low, Auck­land

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