Resources

2020 Fruit Trees Updated 14/08/2020

It’s that time of the year again when we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of this years new season fruit …

Rooting Hormone On Cuttings

Increase your chances with rooting hormone At the time of writing this i have a bit of spare time on …

3 in 1 Guard: Rabbits, Spray & Wind

Protect your valuable plants and hard work from being destroyed by grazing rabbits & hares, accidental over-spray or spray drift …

Botanical Names Explained

It’s a complex world out there and the botanists don’t seem to make it any easier! And there is nothing more confusing than listening to a bunch of gardeners talk in streams of apparently meaningless gobbledy-gook. Who do they think they are? But hold on a minute, don’t put it down to garden snobbery. Botanical names give us clues about plants, their relatives, their cultural needs and they are well worth learning.

Cypress Canker Disease

Cypress Canker Disease

Cypress canker is perhaps the biggest biological threat faced by growers of cypresses in New Zealand. The threat of cypress canker is a major deterrent to farm foresters considering growing cypresses. With careful stock selection and siting, the risk of severe canker damage can be reduced.

Native Plants Recommended for Effluent Fields

The two main reasons for putting plants on effluent fields (ETS Field) are: 1. To soak up the wastewater and transpire (the plants version of perspiring) it out through the plants foliage. 2. To absorb nutrients out of the wastewater so that it does not make its way into the underground water table and so on into stream systems.

Slow Release Fertiliser Tablets

Continuous slow release of nutrients for 2-3 years, Use slow release fertiliser tablets for your: Landscaping, Orchard, Revegetation Project, Vegetable Garden. Put them in the ground when you plant.

Kauri Care Booklet

This booklet is for landowners, managers and occupiers with kauri on their land. It explains the ecology of kauri, common diseases and gives advice about care and propagation.

Kauri Dieback Id Field Guide

This guide is indicative only and the symptomology of PTA is still under research. It is important to note that these symptoms do not necessarily indicate kauri dieback and diseased trees do not always show all the symptoms.

Kauri Dieback – The facts on PTA

The facts on Phytophthora Taxon Agathis (PTA), Commonly known as PTA, Phytophthora taxon Agathis is a microscopic fungus-like plant pathogen (a disease-causing agent) that only affects kauri. Recent research has identified PTA as a distinct and previously undescribed species of Phytophthora.