Common names –Sweet Briar, Eglantine Rose The species is native to Europe, Western Asia and South America. It is a deciduous, thorny, woody, hardy shrub. It is branched from the ground to 3 – 4 metres and does well in arid conditions. It was brought to New Zealand early on as a deciduous ornamental for its […]
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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
ROSEMARY Rosmarinus officinalis “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance” – Shakespeare, (Hamlet) This had to be the herb for the 50th Anniversary of the Canterbury Herb Society. Native to the Mediterranean and Asia, the Latin name Rosmarinus translates as “dew of the sea” due not only to its native habitat but the dew like blossoms seen at a […]
December is the real start of Summer and after a very changeable Spring we look forward to a more settled and warmer time. Overall Spring has been a good growing season and as a result there has been a good set of both stone and pip. Because of this there is a need to thin […]
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 […]