Workshop sows the seed


This year’s Hamilton Gully Restoration Seminar Series concludes this Saturday with a practical workshop at the Tamahere Community Nursery.

Planting a gully slope
Planting a gully slope

Led by plant experts Jan Simmons and Peter Morris, the session from 10am to 1pm at the Devine Rd nursery will cover seed collection protocols, seed types and treatment as well as demonstrations of seed sowing.

There will be opportunities for participants to prick out and pot on seedlings and to test their knowledge of native plants in plant identification exercises.

The variation between juvenile and adult forms and between plants growing in sun or shade may foil some but, in the end, participants should have a greater understanding of the ins and outs of growing native plants. It will be a great opportunity to learn about native plants suitable for your block of gully.

The workshop follows a week of events in the annual focus on gully restoration.

More on Tamahere Gully Care here.

2 thoughts on “Workshop sows the seed

  • August 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    We are interested in obtaining native plant seedlings to plant on our property at 353 Pencarrow (21 acres of farmland). We hope to to plant a native bush pathway along the western boundary and plan to start with manuka. Do you have young plants for sale?


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