Next Sunday’s working bee at the Tamahere Community Nursery will aim to refill stocks.
On Sunday, June 7, from 1pm, there will be plenty of potting to be done to keep up the supply of plants and replace those that have gone out the gate for planting in gullies and bush reserves, says organiser Jan Simmons.
The nursery is supporting a number of community projects with plants.
They include Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park, in Hamilton, Whewells Bush in Swallow Lane, Matangi, Wrights Bush in Marychurch Road, Matangi, the Tamahere Reserve on Tauwhare Rd, the Hillary–Hope Reserve, near Raglan, and Lake Serpentine, near Te Awamutu.
In recent activity, last Friday, nine nursery members visited the Torehape Peat Mine on the Hauraki Plains. Under the guidance of Dr Bev Clarkson from Landcare Research, they collected Sporadanthus ferrugineus and Empodisma minus, two uncommon wetland plants, and these were planted at Lake Serpentine the same afternoon. Smaller plants were deposited at the nursery to be potted up and grown on for planting next year.