What is Frankincense? Frankincense is the aromatic resin used in incense and perfume obtained from five trees in the genus Boswellia. The Frankincense or Olibanum trees have a papery bark, sparse branches, paired leaves and white flowers with yellow or red centres. They are native to the arid stony dry lands of the Arabian Peninsula […]
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All About Gardening
All About Gardening is a two hour programme of information, speakers, gardening tips and fun. Held twice a month starting with the first Monday evening of the month 7pm-9pm followed by the Tuesday morning 9.45am – 11.45am. $2 members, $5 non-members, Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place.
The Society’s comprehensive membership programme includes garden awards, education courses, touring programmes, walking groups and loads of advice for gardeners. We also have over fifty Garden Clubs and many affiliated groups. Join today
June has been a very frustrating month in the garden with little sun and plenty of rain and drizzle. Because of these conditions I have done little in the outside garden but have spent time in the greenhouses doing maintenance and sorting out plants that are past their best. This weather pattern looks as though […]
Puarangi – Native Hibiscus Hibiscus trionum Puarangi, a short lived perennial, was considered to be a native plant but more recently considered to be of African origin, possible brought here by the Maori. Here in the cool South Island it is better treated as an annual. H. trionum grows to 50 – 80 cms high […]
Our Monarch Butterfly is under threat and this National Gardening Week Kiwis are being called upon to plant butterfly friendly plants to help save the caterpillars when they hatch in Spring and Summer, and provide nectar for butterflies. Last year saw a national shortage of Swan plants, the main diet of Monarch caterpillars, causing a […]