Daniel Martin
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We have a huge old Feijoa tree with the fruit starting to swell now. I really want to cut it down as it is where my vege garden is going to be, I will be looking to plant more Feijoa trees in better locations around the section.

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The Veggie garden so far this year

I have enlarged the vege garden a bit this spring, hoping to get more variety of veggies in, our Broody Bantam hatched us some babies too. A picture tells a thousand words so they say...…


Posted on October 13, 2010 at 9:18pm

What do I do with these Choko now?

Another week gone by, we are starting to get regular rain fall now and that has made the garden take off.

Attached are new photo of some Choko I kept to sprout - question --- now that it is sprouted what is the best thing to do? do I pot it and keep it indoors untill spring or just plant it out and let it recover after the winter?…


Posted on April 28, 2009 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

Packet Labels for identifying saved seeds

seed labels.doc

Hi all - this was done in NZ Gardener last month but I thought I would give it a go as well.

Attached is a word file to get you started. Just copy and save a picture of your plant you are saving seed from for a picture and paste into the file (that's the short version, it is'nt to difficult!) you can even get neat photos from the internet.

Just follow the… Continue

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 9:42pm

My Garden Diary

We have been in our new house since January this year and I have been busy trying to make sure we have a vege garden through the winter.

I found a Choko vine creeping through a tree in the back garden as well so I will try and get some of the fruit to sprout too.

Any way this is all a work on progress - making compost and getting plants… Continue

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:58pm — 4 Comments

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At 2:24pm on May 12, 2013, Robyn Wolfe said…

Yes! We are still interested.  All the questions below are still on the table! Thanks for remembering us.

At 7:09am on December 4, 2012, Robyn Wolfe said…

That's a bit sad! (but no-one's got hurt!) Yesterday 28 North School Envirogroup children came down to the Garden in a bus.  They planted more than 500 flower plants which they had raised from seed.  Oh well, the local bees will benefit.  Better luck next season? If you have access to Facebook you can see their photos on the Garden page - Tokoroa Community Garden.

At 7:47am on August 14, 2012, Robyn Wolfe said…

That's good news! We are wondering what the setup will be. Does money change hands? We are more interested in the bees than the honey. But would we be able to get some honey?  Would you like to sell your honey on our weekly stall - a small percentage coming to us, perhaps? Look forward to hearing from you. 

At 5:03pm on July 31, 2012, Robyn Wolfe said…

Hi! Daniel! We are still interested in the bees if you are!...the 'we' being the Tokoroa Community garden.  We have gone ahead in leaps and bounds since I last contacted you.  Become a Friend on our facebook, if you wish, and keep up with progress.


At 6:29am on January 17, 2012, Robyn Wolfe said…

That looks brilliant!  Wow!

The 'Tokoroa Community Garden' is on Facebook - with photos, if you want to see what we are doing...

At 5:44pm on January 16, 2012, Robyn Wolfe said…

Well, that is good news!  Thanks for the offer of a beehive.  It would be wonderful to have them there. Yes, keep in touch!

At 4:15pm on January 11, 2012, Robyn Wolfe said…

Sorry about your bees - after you tried so valiently to get them going.  It was just by accident that I found your sad story.  I am now working back at the Tokoroa Community Garden (which now has its own page on Facebook). I googled Bee hives NZ to see if I could find a local to put some hives on site - and there you are!  We can't afford to buy anything, we were just wondering if someone wanted a site. Hoep you find a keen buyer.  Incidentally, do you know anyone who would like a new site?

At 2:55pm on June 11, 2011, Nigel Thomson said…
Hi Daniel, yep fine, still no job, but chooks are fine, will be posting a few queries about chooks to the poultry group soon, as for the gardens, got to get into them, tomorrows scheduled powercut should motivate me, blasted slugs have decimated my seedlings, including the ones in trays on the deck, they must be cunning little slugs as the chooks clean them up as fast as they can
At 3:01pm on February 28, 2011, Nigel Thomson said…
Thanks for that Sarah, i have just picked the bags up, I did reply earlier, but i must have replied to the ooooby email, and it has been busily bouncing back to me.

Thank Dan for me too please, it is much appreciated
At 10:19am on February 28, 2011, Nigel Thomson said…
you're probably away and fishing by now, so let me know a time to pick up when you get back, enjoy the fishing


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