Monthly Archives: July 2013

Going Bananas

Winter in Otaki has been quite mild,with only a couple of frosts , not very solid at all .However the birds still need a little extra food to keep their…

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More Early Whites

Both Graham Phillips and I are cut flower market growers and are always keen to market daffs that are a little different or out of season in relation to what…

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Hunter Emerald Sea seedlings

  John and Marie Hunter have a much colder winter than we have in  Otaki; plenty of the high sunshine hours Nelson is known for, but also  quite severe frosts.…

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Early Doubles

The early doubles make a nice change from all the yellows.  I have quite a range of yellow perianths, but few with white backs. The beautiful John Hunter all whites…

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Kiwi – spring moving

Hi Folks, Time we had some Kiwi spring flowers as we have had a comparatively warm winter and the cut flower daffs have been underway for a month or so.…

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Bricks for labels

Considering the best permanent labels for clumps of daffodils in borders, I remembered visiting Carl Amason’s Arkansas garden ten years ago, and his showing us the permanent markers he had…

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