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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Project Plant - protecting garden plants

This week local National MPs are launching a project to help residents keep plants alive while their houses are rebuilt, or while residents relocate. Nicky Wagner has issued a media release on her website and the main content of the release is:
Pre-registered plants from damaged properties can either be delivered or moved by the team of volunteers to the community plant nursery in Marshlands over the weekend of 14 and 15 May 2011.  The nursery will accept plants such as roses, rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, hardy natives and small fruit trees. 

Approximate individual plot size is 2m x 10m with a 10 plant maximum per plot.  Maximum recommended plant height is 2.5 metres.   Land is peat and will be hoed and covered with weed matting.  Irrigation is planned for the spring.

Once the planting is complete owners will be responsible for looking after their own plot at the nursery (which will be open on two pre-arranged half days per month), however, support will be available for those with mobility or health issues.

The community plant nursery is free of charge but a gold coin donation to help cover costs would be much appreciated.
The full release, and registration form, can be found here. Registrations must be received by the 8th of May.

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