Plants hot, must pot

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Plants from the Tamahere Community Nursery have been in hot demand so the pressure is on volunteers to build up stocks.

“The demand for plants this year has been amazing and there is now only a limited supply of plants left for planting this year,” said the nursery’s Jan Simmons.

The monthly working session at the Devine Rd nursery this Sunday, August 3, at 1.30 pm, will focus on potting on seedlings for next year’s stock of plants for gully restoration.

“Fortunately, there are lots of seedlings now germinating from seed collected in summer and autumn,” Simmons said.

Later in August, as part of the Hamilton City Council’s gully restoration seminar series, the Tamahere Community Nursery will host a workshop on plant identification, seed sourcing, sowing and plant care.

The workshop from 9am to 12pm at the Devine Rd nursery will be open to anyone interested in learning more about growing native plants.

Click the following link for the full lecture and workshop series (PDF): Gully Restoration Series 2014

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