Monthly Tips & Tasks January 2013

All About Gardening, Monthly Tips & Tasks, Plant Forum, Summer Gardening, This Month in the Garden

It’s been a darn good summer and tested  us as gardeners.  Extremely sunny across New Zealand.  The combination of northwest winds and the ‘blocking high’ resulted in record January sunshine across the eastern South Island. Temperatures were above average. Of the six main centres in January 2013, Auckland was the warmest, Dunedin the coolest, Wellington … Read More

Monthly Tips & Tasks September 2012

Fruit & Vegetables, Monthly Tips & Tasks, News & Events, Spring Gardening

August – All About Gardening With  Michael  Coulter Michael opened with last night’s brilliant display of  lightning and roaring thunder, followed by ‘golf-ball sized’ hailstones.  ‘’I lost about 100 panes in my glasshouse’’ he said.  Hailstones in some suburbs measured about 3cm in diameter.  Metservice weather forecaster, Allister Gorman, said hailstones larger than 20 millimetres … Read More

Monthly Tips & Tasks March 2012

All About Gardening, This Month in the Garden

MARCH ALL ABOUT GARDENING With Michael Coulter ‘Autumn  has come a bit early’, said Michael.  Rainfall has been above average  BUT sunshine hours are about 45 hours below average.    Temperatures  have  been between 18 and 22 degrees. ‘Things have been growing pretty well considering the imposed water restrictions’ ‘Now is harvesting time and time to … Read More

Monthly Tips & Tasks February 2012

All About Gardening, This Month in the Garden

FEBRUARY ALL ABOUT GARDENING With Michael Coulter Michael opened February’s meeting with the introduction of a ‘special’ table and problem board that would be available for those members who often wanted to ask a question but did not feel comfortable speaking in an open forum. They would be able to place their questions on the … Read More