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Comment by Dee Pigneguy on June 19, 2011 at 11:38pm

Hi Fiona,

What date were you thinking about?

Comment by fiona watt on June 19, 2011 at 11:19pm
Oh well, am I the first to put my name forward for a meet.  You can all come to my house if you want, roses are about to be pruned, trees are bare but the vege garden is growing, new chicken house finished tomorrow and new beds ready to be filled with soil, oh how i wish I didn't crack my back. Lucky I have trusty sons to do my work.  Heh!  Let me know if anyone is interested.  09 4417678. Fi.
Comment by Samantha Freeman on June 19, 2011 at 10:00pm
Just as an update nobody volunteered to be the head of the group, which is cool, it simply indicates that people do not feel that is needed so I can stop feeling guilty about not having the time to contribute much to the group. I am spending all my time cultivating baby Rose, funnily enough Roses are the only thing looking nice in my garden at the momment, everything is a disaster. However we did have some ever growing rocket with our dinner from the garden tonight, we can always rely on that. So no volunteering to host coming from my ened but would like to attend a meet up if somone else is keen to host.
Comment by Debbi Lyons on June 19, 2011 at 9:41pm

How about a winter meetup sometime soon?

Be good to catchup again....

Comment by Rebecca on June 19, 2011 at 8:25pm

hey sean - i'm pretty sure no one will mind that kind of advertising :O) thanks for posting it.



Comment by Sean Kemball on June 19, 2011 at 7:20pm

Please forgive the advertising, but these courses are really worthwhile (I went on one a few years ago and can completely recommend them, and Ruth). Also, they're FREE!



Courses run by NorthTec

On a certified organic property in Coatesville/Riverhead.

Each course runs two days a week for 17 weeks, 9.00am – 2.30 pm.

Basic gardening: Hort 2: Tuesday/Wednesday

Topics include propagation, composting, weed control, soils and natural fertilisers.

More in-depth: SRD3: Thursday/Friday

Topics include garden design, plan and plant your home orchard and plant propagation.

Fun/Social/practical Interesting field trips.

Next courses start mid July 2011.

Contact Ruth Wood.

Ph 414 7292 or 021 155 3940

Email ruthw (at)


Please pass on to anyone you think may be interested.
Comment by Marcello gardi on May 29, 2011 at 9:40pm

Anyone keen to do a trade on some lemonades its a cross lime/lemon for a few vegs? Say a bag of lemonades.

Ciao Marcello

Comment by fiona watt on May 24, 2011 at 11:40am
Hi Brett.  Um, If no one else answers you I could come over and check your garden out.  I live at Sunnynook but that's ok.  I have spent the last two years turning my garden into a cottage garden with fruit trees, veges, roses and even the odd chook.  Phone me if you'd like.  09 4417678.  Fiona.
Comment by Brett on May 23, 2011 at 1:18pm


This is my first time posting. We just bought a house in Torbay with heaps of beds and borders that we are looking forward to turning into productive, edible gardens. Our first purchase was one of Bruce's tumble composters. Right now everything is a bit overgrown as a result, a bit too shady. We will cut back a lot, but not sure what can stand it what can't. Plus, we have on a small section, 4 enormous deciduous trees dumping leaves now and making it hard for anything else to grow. So much to do, so much fun to be had! Anyone is Torbay know about this stuff and want to come by and give free advise?? We are not native to NZ so not really sure what we all is growing here. 

Comment by Swainy on March 17, 2011 at 8:31am
Devonport has a community garden in Mt Cambria Reserve. They meet Sunday afternoons 2-4 and are only too happy to talk about their trials and tribulations of setting it up. Saying that we have a new council now so a whole new ball game.

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