Kowhai Thompson
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Permaculture Experience, Permaculture Design Certificate
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Buying Local Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Helping Others, Seed Savers
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native nursery: mahoe, karaka, hebes, kowhai, lemonwood, flax.

flowers: calendula, borage, hollyhock, sunflower, lupins, marigolds, stock, poppies

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tools anyone? tidying up your garden shed?

Hi everyone,

I'm currently building-up my own supply of gardening tools and returning the set I've borrowed from a range of friends and family. As I like to re-use as a first preference to buying new, I'm posting a notice to buy good garden tools which people no longer have a need for, perhaps you have a double up for some reason?

In particular I have an eye out for: good loppers, hedge clippers, secateurs, hoe, rake, garden broom, pruning saw, wheelbarrow for a start! Any… Continue

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

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At 10:07pm on January 28, 2010, Vivien Field said…
Oops, its probably too late to answer back about the tamarillo seedling, although I am still nursing it in the glasshouse and it could do with a new home. No sign of any fruit but its happily producing leaves and getting bigger all the time. Sorry I didn't spot your comment, I seem to get myself lost on this site! Doh!
At 10:11pm on August 23, 2009, Vivien Field said…
Oh, I am in Springston, out near Lincoln University
At 10:10pm on August 23, 2009, Vivien Field said…
Hey there! Love the name by the way... the tamarillo seedlings took a hit recently in the glass house but appear to be recovering slowly (a frost managed to get in when we had one down to -5 C outside) I would be interested in a hebe seedling in return but better make sure these seedlings are going to recover before I pass one your way!
At 11:00pm on August 21, 2009, Pete Russell said…
I'll have to get them planted when I get back home. Chrissy spuds. Mmm mmmm.
At 9:50pm on August 21, 2009, Jay Robinson said…
Hi, Kowhai,
Welcome here to ooooby. I'd love to learn what you have to share.
keep a growin',
At 6:58pm on August 20, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Hello Kowhai. Welcome. So good to have someone with your expertise with us. I hope you like the vibe here. Please feel free to invite food growing friends and family. Have fun oooobying!!

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