Wednesday November 8, 2017
Gardening & OUTDOOR LIVING Wellingtonians trap to save their wildlife Predator Free Wellington took off about a year ago with Wellingtonians working towards the nationwide Predator Free by 2050. Several suburban groups established building support systems to build, distribute and set up rat, mouse and possum traps, and to monitor the numbers of caught predators. Predator Free Ngaio reports 443 members as of this month. “We are continuing to go really well with steady pressure on the predator population,” Jeremy Bloomfield, Predator Free Ngaio coordinator, says.
“It’s great that so many of you are getting into the routine of bait, set and check.” Since August last year, Jeremy and the Ngaio team have caught 1117 rats and 1059 mice. “That is a truly large number of predators that are no longer eating birds, lizards and invertebrates,” Jeremy says. Predator Free Ngaio can provide tunnel traps for people’s backyards. They need to be firmly seated on the ground with entrances kept clear and to be kept clean, well lured and maintained.
Plan stylish raised gardens Handystacks Instant Raised Gardens are an attractive addition to any home or business. Available in full macrocarpa or macrocarpa/ zincalume, and are delivered already assembled, with weedmat in the bottom and supplied with bags of BioRich Supersoil. No bending down to dig and plant out, and a nice wooden edge to perch on – great for gardeners of all ages. They are the perfect solution for busy people wanting a small deco-
rative garden to enhance their properties or for foodies wanting organic herbs and vegetables growing at their doorstep. All very handy! Delivered directly to you by our all-terrain forklifts, these stylish, raised garden beds offer instant satisfaction. Available in three sizes and highly suitable for organic gardening! Kitset Sleeper gardens also available, cut to your specific size. Details on our web page, handystacks.co.nz or call us on 04-979-6990.
Beautiful Rhododendrons at Aston Norwood Gardens Rhodedendrons look spectacular in spring, and when you stop in at Aston Norwood Gardens on State Highway Two at Kaitoke you’ll see some fine examples. Be quick because they are blooming now. Twenty-two years ago, our gardens started as bare paddocks with only a few trees.
Now, our gardens have come of age with a real sense of maturity. Loosely based on a Japanese garden theme, there are landscape and water features with thousands of flowering cherries, maples, rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.
Bark Ltd – your tree specialists We believe, working in partnership with our clients, combined with a ‘can do’ attitude, delivers results that everyone can be proud of. The services our talented arborists offer are comprehensive. They can tackle anything for you; from aesthetic pruning and shaping to large tree removal. All work is carried out
safely and efficiently, while ensuring the greatest care of your property. Bark is a multi-award winning company specialising in the management and care of significant trees, gardens and grounds throughout New Zealand and has been operating since 1994.
Twiglands Gardeners World We’ve got your complete garden solution inspiration, problem solving, advice, agreat range of plants, garden care products and tips to make landscaping easy and simple. Wellington’s climate and soils can be challenging but can be readily mastered with a
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little care, attention, advice and knowledge. The Twigland’s team can help you with garden styles, plant selections and garden care products to suit your conditions. Talk with one of them when you next visit. www.twigland.co.nz
• Tree removal We specialise in removing problem trees in difficult situations • Pruning For clearance of buildings and safety, for shape and form, the health
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• New plantings and transplanting Transplanting and/or suitable new trees for your property.
• Large Hedge Pruning Turn your hedge into a master piece. • Service Lines Clearance Power and data line clearance • Stump Grinding Economic options to remove unwanted stumps.
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