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Easter Daffs – an International market .

Every   Easter  both  our  local  Supermarkets  have  good  displays  of  flowers  for  sale .It  is  currently  peak  chrysanthemum  season  here  , supplemented  by  the  year  round  availability  of  roses , …

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Easter 2017 Otaki , NZ

Our  Southern  season  is  beginning  very  slowly ,  with  much  of  the  North  Island  recovering from record  rainfalls ,  delivered  by  the  tail  end  of  two  tropical  cyclones .Soils are …

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Summer Flowers and Bulb Sales .

February 22, 2017
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The  Central  Daffodil  Group  had  a  day  out  at  the  Central  Dahlia  Group  Summer  Show  ,  on  Saturday  18  February . As  we  have  quite  a  few  exhibitors  who  show …

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R I P – Robert ( Bob ) MacDonell

January 15, 2017
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New  Zealand  growers  and  exhibitors  will  be  saddened  by  the  passing  of  Bob  MacDonell  , on  Thursday  12  January  ,  after  a  long  illness . Bob was  for  many  years …

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Narcissus Bulb Fly , Hippeastrums and Autumn Tazettas .

December 12, 2016
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I have  a  keen interest  in  Hippeastrums  ,  as  well  as  my  daffs .  They  flower  in NZ  from  November  until  the early  New  Year  . One  of  the  bigger …

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Wanganui , and others 2016 .

December 12, 2016
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The  weekend  between  the  North  Island  National  and  The  S I National  should  be  peak  season  for Northern  growers ;  Wanganui  Horticultural  Society  had  their  show  Saturday  17  September  and …

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