Welcome to OOOOBY!
I noticed you live in Whanganui. I do too (St John's Hill) and am also a member of the Wanganui group on OOOOBY. So far there are about 9 local members, and there seems to be very little traffic,but it is possible to ask questions applying to local planting times etc.
I was also interested to see that you are growing saffron. I'd be interested to hear more...I know very little about it. Also which berries you are growing