Who dreamed of a White Christmas? Who sang of mistletoe and wine? Of which Jewish king was Jesus a descendant ? Why was Joseph going to Bethlehem? Who was Snoopy’s nemesis?
Special thanks to all our members who led and participated in our display at the A&P Show. I saw many people talking to us there and this is an important part of our outreach programme. Christmas is almost upon us and we are all planning family events. There is no better environment for this than … Read More
From Michael Coulter December, the beginning of Summer and all those flowers, fruit and vegetables to grow and harvest. We are well behind on our rain fall and the ground is very dry so we need to manage our watering well to ensure that our garden will produce good results. Mulching will become more important … Read More
[one_half] Where were you born and where did you spend most of your childhood? Born in Christchurch and spent most of my childhood in what was then the small country town of Rolleston. Where do you live now and with whom? I live in bishopdale with my 10 year old ginger tom Beefa, who is … Read More
Dwarf Italian Lavender – Joyful Series Introducing the new Dwarf Italian Lavender Joyful series. This lovely wee Lavender stays compact with grey-green foliage topped with deep beautiful flowers. Choose from Joyful Cherub or Joyful Bliss. Very showy in pots or the garden. Available from Oderings Garden Centres www.oderings.co.nz
[one_third] Ingredients 250 g butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup fruit mincemeat 1 cup apricot jam 4 eggs 3 cups flour ¼ cup cocoa 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground cloves 1 cup natural unsweetened yoghurt 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup raisins 1 cup walnuts, … Read More
Enjoy the photos from the Society’s latest tour to Taranaki. Beautiful gardens, stunning scenery.