Seedlings a priority

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Much needed seedlings will be potted at the Tamahere Community Nursery’s monthly gathering on Sunday, October 5.

The seedlings are high on the work agenda as planting stocks have essentially been depleted, says organiser Jan Simmons of Tamahere Gully Care/Ecosourced Waikato

The working session will start at 1.30pm at the Devine Rd nursery where a shade house with storage racks also needs to be set up to cater for the new seedlings.

Another task will be to move sand to fill hollows around the nursery.

“There is plenty to be done!” Jan says but next month the group will take a break and go on a gully field trip.

Those who remember Ecosourcing News, which was published a few years ago to alert plant growers to the availability of seed, will be pleased to know that the information contained in those newsletters has been updated and condensed and is now here on the DOC website.

“There is not a lot of seed available at this time of the year but it may still be possible to collect lancewood seed while watching out for pigeonwood, heketara and rangiora over the next month,” Jan says.

“We managed to collect a good variety of seed earlier this year and lots of seedlings are now germinating.”

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