Garden Diary EVENTS
FRUIT TREE PRUNINGWORKSHOP: With tutor Toby Schweikert, SuperGrans Mentoring and Community Fruit Harvest, Glen Oroua, 12.30pm, Sunday, July 24. Koha. Register Lisa (SuperGrans) 354 3804/ Madz (Community Fruit Harvest) 021 668 536 by Thursday, July 21.
AWAPUNI GARDENING CLUB: Gather for a cuppa at 9.30am for meeting at 10am, third Tuesday of each month, Awapuni Community Centre, Newbury St. Enquiries Peggy 357 5600. PALMERSTON NORTH HORTICULTURE SOCIETY: Meet second Wednesday of each month Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, 7.30pm. Guest speakers, sales table, raffle, table show. All welcome, non-members $1.50. GARDENING VOLUNTEERS: Wanted@ ArohanuI Hospice, morning tea provided. Enquiries Cathy 356 6606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COBBLERS GARDEN: Half a hectare with native and exotic plants, 500 Apiti Rd, Feilding. Open by appointment, 06 328 5805 or email email@example.com. CROFTON WILLOWS: 1.2 hectares of gardens and lakes, 197 Makirikiri Rd, off SH1, Marton. Contact Doreen and Derek Higginson, 06 327 5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org. GREENHAUGH GARDENS & NURSERY: A ‘‘New Zealand Garden of Significance’’. 1874 colonial homestead, semi-formal gardens, SH3 between PN and Ashhurst . Contact Lynne 357 3878 or greenhaugh.co.nz. THE HERB FARM: Fourteen themed gardens open 7 days, 10am to 4.30pm. Cafe, shop and beauty retreat, Grove Rd, Ashhurst. Contact 326 8633 or herbfarm.co.nz. KINSALE GARDENS: Open by appointment for groups, walks and weddings between Feilding and PN. Contact Jenny or Alan 06 329 2841. MAGEO WOODCRAFT: Cottage garden, craft shop and pyrographic art display. Contact 06 328 4820 or email mageowoodcraft@ gmail.com.
Even unkempt heritage apple trees like this one can be restored to peak production with some judicious pruning. Now’s the time to learn how.