Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? I was born in Leeston and spent my early childhood on a farm at Lakeside. I boarded in Christchurch for secondary school. Where do you live now and with whom? My husband and I moved to Christchurch in 1970 from Greymouth. We … Read More
With a wonderful garnish of roasted hazelnuts & crispy bacon! [one_third] Ingredients 1 whole cauliflower, trimmed, leaves removed 2 Tbsp butter, melted salt & fine white pepper 6 C vege stock or water 100g blue cheese, crumbled 3 Tbsp chopped parsley 2 C milk ½ C cream Garnish ½ C roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped 4 … Read More
In January 2016 the CHS lead a tour group to Thailand. Part of the itinerary is a visit to the Thai –Burma Railway,- often referred to as the “Death Railway”, because of the number of prisoners of war and civilians that died during its construction, was started in October 1942 and completed one short year later. … Read More
Can you identify where these plant places are located? 1. Oakland 2. The Big Apple 3. Kauri Cliffs 4. Yarrow Stadium 5. Kowhai Bush
This New Zealand hybrid is an evergreen perennial with handsome foliage and upright flowers in bright clean colours ranging from soft apricot to lime to deep black. It has a compact clumping habit and only requires feed and cutting back in early Spring. A great feature for under-planting as it likes moist, shady sites and … Read More
July is one of the coldest months of the year and there is not much plant growth (weeds seem to be the exception) so much of the activity in the garden involves pruning, general clean up and maintenance. There are pruning demonstrations to be held on Saturday 4 and 11 July which will help to … Read More
Alan Jolliffe shares his views on public spaces There seems to be a view that public gardens, squares and spaces are only valuable if they can provide an economic benefit. The continuing emphasis on the planning and development of event spaces, market spaces and the like needs to be balanced against the aesthetic nature of … Read More
Think Global Act Local [two_third] A Farmers’ Market is a food market where local growers, farmers and artisan food producers sell their wares directly to consumers. Vendors may only sell what they grow, farm, pickle, preserve, bake, smoke or catch themselves from within a defined local area. Farmers’ Markets are springing up all over New … Read More
A major visitor attraction is proposed for Christchurch based on the successful UK Eden Project www.edenproject.com.
From the Mountains to the Sea (Ki Uta Ki Tai) will tell the story of water through nature, culture and science. Its proposed location is the Avonside Loop to form part of the Avon-Ōtākaro Network.
Last month’s Special General Meeting was attended by 31 members. It was passed unanimously that the CHS change the current 30 June financial year to a calendar year in order to reflect CHS activities. Membership subscriptions will continue to be sent out this month for a 12 month period. Confirmation of the Sale and Purchase … Read More