The nursery provided some plants (Harakeke, wineberry, Tī Kōuka and Kōtukutuku) to the KETE group on 18th October, organised by Sue Lum. Joanne Youthead helped Sue with transporting them and laying them out at Greenacres school, with Andrew Liley to help plant. Great team effort and involvement of our local schools in improving our environment/ecosystems!
Podocarps are conifers that reproduce by bearing cones and fruit. The nursery is in full production with podocarp seedlings at various stages of development. These have all been sourced locally from seed or young seedlings that have been subsequently potted on. See if you can match the correct name to the right seedling in theContinue reading “Do you recognise these podocarp seedlings?”
Joanne has reported on some exciting happenings down at the nursery. James has set up the pipes in the shade houses while (ed. still cast-clad) Joanne put the “foggers” together – whilst sitting on one of the couches in the Menzshed kitchen. James returned and set up more pipes, and they actually got the systemContinue reading “Progress on the irrigation project at the nursery”
The latest working bee in the new nursery involved potting up flaxes. With 125 flax plants in PB3’s with this awesome effort the second shade-house is being put to great use. Carol Andrews, Joanne Youthed and James Wright seen here potting up flax seedlings and watering them. Thanks to Ross Denton who supplied timber forContinue reading “Nursery in action May 2021”
The new propagation facilities are now in operation. Thanks to Geoff Mills and his team for the hours given in the construction and also to Joanne Youthed and James Wright who are managing the nursery operation. Thanks also to Helen Roper who continues the propagation of native trees in the Tawa College Horticulture facilities. InContinue reading “Finished greenhouse, February 2021”
The new propagation facilities are well advanced, and once in use, will add more space to the existing facilities at Tawa College. Thanks to Geoff Mills and his team for the hours given in the construction and appreciation to Joanne Youthed and James Wright who will have oversight of the new area once it isContinue reading “Finished framework of the greenhouse, December 2020”