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Forum for Hawkes Bay Ooooby members to share news, notices, ideas and information relating to the local area. We have regular gatherings to share produce, seeds, plants and gardening ideas, and get to know other local Oooobiers.

Location: Hawkes Bay
Members: 37
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2013

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Looking for Abutilon (chinese lantern) .....????

Hi Everyone ,   Hope you can help!!Does anyone out there have the green or the near black abutilon plants (chinese lantern) , i am trying to get some cuttings  to go with my other colours, love to…Continue

Started by Helen Jan 22, 2012.

January Oooobymeet

To be held at Lynn'sClick on this link for details…Continue

Started by Hester Jan 10, 2012.

Compost worms in exchange 3 Replies

I am transferring from a home-made worm composting system using multiple 20 litre plastic buckets to a 3-tier worm farm I have just bought. I have a lot more compost worms than I need for the new…Continue

Started by Margaret. Last reply by Lynn Dec 27, 2011.

Nov meet 8 Replies

November Meet: Very small turn out - but we had a good garden chat, swapped plants, learnt some tips, and enjoyed some tasty food! For so many members listed in the HB the number who came was very…Continue

Started by Helen. Last reply by Helen Dec 3, 2011.

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Comment by Eliz on October 6, 2013 at 8:26am

If anyone is interested in Urtica dioica, I have quite a bit of it available for free to anyone that will come and get it. I'm in the Poukawa Hawkes Bay area... 25min out of Hastings.

Comment by Donna on October 1, 2013 at 9:16pm

Any vege people here? We've just finalised details for an exciting event aimed and Hawkes Bay Vegetarians & Vegans! Please pass on to any vege people you may know as well :)

Veg, Vino & Vines 

Sunday 10 November 2013, 12pm to 3pm at Moana Park, 530 Puketapu Road, Taradale 

Come and enjoy a vegan/vegetarian picnic at picturesque Moana Park in Taradale. Enjoy live music, great wine and free vegan tasters in a scenic vineyard setting. 

A free winemaker presentation and tasting will be held at 12.30pm. Taste your way through some of Moana Park’s wines and learn about their natural philosophies from dab hand James Wilkie, winemaker.  It’s all about creating low allergen wines by starting with exceptional fruit quality, limited additives, no animal products used, vegetarian approved, following sustainable practices, zero spray residue resulting in hand-crafted multi-award winning wines that are friendlier on both the body and the mind. 

Bring along your own vegan/vegetarian picnic or upgrade your ticket and enjoy a tasty vegan platter from Chantel’s Wholefood Kitchen. 

The Vegan Society of Aotearoa will be providing free vegan samples during the afternoon and there will be the opportunity to win some free vegan goodies. 

Local artist Daniel Munro will entertain you with live music as you chill out for the afternoon in Moana's relaxed valley surrounds. We have lots of picnic tables but you are welcome to bring your picnic blanket too.

BYO non-alcoholic beverages are welcome but no BYO alcohol please. 

Tickets available from Eventfinder, www.eventfinder.co.nz 

Ticket prices:     $10

                          $30 - includes a bottle of wine OR a vegan platter for 2

                           Children under 17 – gold coin donation on the day 

Comment by Tony Lucas on May 20, 2013 at 9:22pm
yay great to be ba ck
Comment by Donna on October 28, 2012 at 7:33pm

Hi all

I have LOADS of jeruselum artichoke tubers to give away - FREE to anyone who wants any!! Please take some - please take lots! I grew too many last year, got sick of them part way through winter, and now the ones left in the ground are sprouting madly! 

I am in Waipawa, but can arrange for them to be picked up from Napier or Hastings as well :)

Email me - donna444@gmail.com

Thanks!

Donna

Comment by Lynn on September 15, 2012 at 11:28am

Hi everyone. I am looking for some help please. IN my last place, I didn't have lawns to speak of, so my lawnmower was dormant for nearly 4 years. It was well covered and kept dry. Since moving to Waipukurau earlier this year, I have cleaned the mower, cleaned the spark plug, re-oiled and re-fuelled, but sadly I cannot get it started. The last time it was used, it went absolutely fine. I think it possibly is in need of a service, but unfortunately, I cannot afford that. Is there anyone who may be able to help me please? My lawns are desperate!

Comment by Wendy J McLoughlin on March 27, 2012 at 4:20pm

I have an abundance of quince available to share

as we have had to trim the tree in order to save it from toppling over, due to poor pruning!  If you would like some - we are in Morere, Northern Hawkes Bay...let me know...

Comment by Helen on February 19, 2012 at 1:07pm

I sure agree Richard - the way everything has grown with all the rain, but not a lot of joy with peppers and chilli this year.... they are there but not growing much , thought i might put them into my small green house , do you think they will come to anything now??  Or should i just discard them?? The ones that have done best are the left overs from last year...strange!

Comment by Helen on February 18, 2012 at 9:49am

 Just something of interest , my mother lives in a residential area on the flat in town and has an opposum coming every night and neatly eating the skin off a lemon or two , not interested in anything else !!

Comment by Helen on February 18, 2012 at 9:43am

Yum...thanks Hester...interesting tasting the differences!

Comment by Helena Faust on January 23, 2012 at 8:11am
I didn't realize there was a mtg recently, sorry to have missed. Sometimes I ignore ooooby Msgs too quikly bc they are often about AK. Hope you r all well and try for next time. Would be happy to do at my place then I'd b sure to come!
 

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