By Lynnaire Johnston
The weather over the past month has been less than summery as we all
know, but that hasn't stopped plants – or weeds! – from growing at
enormous rates. It just means that plants requiring sun for growth or
ripening are well behind their usual development for this time of
year. There's not much we can do about the near continual fog and grey
skies except enjoy what is managing to grow in our gardens.
To that end, the Blueskin Garden Club's first foray of the year is a
tour of Valerie and Mike Fay's hillside property, with particular
focus on the vegetable garden, at 827 Mount Cargill Road, Waitati.
This will be held on Thursday February 11 at 7pm. Thanks to all the
rain, the wearing of appropriate clothing and footwear is strongly
The event will also include a presentation by Val on her work at the
Orokonui Ecosanctuary. This will be followed by a shared supper and
meeting to plan the next few month's activities, which will be held at
Margaret Meder's Doctors Point Rd home.
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