Monthly Tips & Tasks June 2012

This Month in the Garden, Winter Gardening

JUNE – ALL ABOUT GARDENING With Michael Coulter The scheduled All About Gardening meeting for Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 was cancelled due to heavy snowfall.  Official figures showed that Wednesday was Christchurch’s coldest day on record.  The cold snap we are experiencing is a hangover from Wednesday’s heavy snow, when the maximum temperature at Christchurch … 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

Monthly Tips & Tasks December 2011

Resources, This Month in the Garden

All About Gardening, December 2011 with Michael Coulter On checking the rain gauge, it was found that we had 25 mms of rainfall last night. Michael asked whether everybody had seen the cabbage trees this season.  It was the most prolific flowering he had ever seen.  Maori legend has it that if the cabbage trees … Read More