Gully group to visit Maungatautari

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The Tamahere Nursery and Gully Care Group will visit a bush property on the slopes of Maungatautari on Sunday, April 7.

The visit will be hosted by Paul and Juliet Drage at their property on Luck-at-Last Road where the group will explore their patch of bush to collect some seed but also to look at the diversity of plants.

Organiser Jan Simmons, of Tamahere Gully Care, extends an invitation to the visit to all interested.

The Drages are providing afternoon tea so let me Jan know by the morning of Friday, April 5 if you intend joining the visit. Phone Jan on 858 1010(w) or 856 8995(h).

People can carpool from Tamahere Nursery, next to the Tamahere Community Centre, and cars will depart at 1pm.

“It will be interesting to observe what plants remain in the Drages’ bush and what’s missing from it,” Jan says.

The bush is located on sloping, uneven ground so good footwear is essential.

“If sloping ground is not for you, there will be a table set up in the Drages’ shed where you can be gainfully employed preparing cuttings of Coprosma propinqua – a plant that is difficult to propagate true to form by seed,” Jan says.

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