117 days ago

Great gift ideas

Janita from Driving Miss Daisy - Botany

Let’s make sure everyone is included this Christmas. If you know someone who is on their own and is feeling isolated, give them a Driving Miss Daisy Gift Voucher. Our companion driver will transport and accompany them to the many festivities happening in their community over the coming weeks. Whether it’s picking up a gift for themselves at the local shopping centre, or enjoying a meal at their favourite cafe, seeing spectacular floats at a Santa Parade or even a night out to see the Christmas lights. This is the gift that will give them their gift. Find your local Daisy to get a voucher.

More messages from your neighbours
7 hours ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

2 days ago

Covid - 19

Barry from Cockle Bay

I don’t think it is a good idea to sit on public benches or seats. Yes the virus can live on these surfaces for several days We can’t be too careful. Stay safe..

5 hours ago

A simple guide for dog walkers during lockdown

The Team from Auckland Council

There are more than 100,000 registered dog owners in Auckland. That’s a lot of dogs that still need their daily walks to maintain their health and wellbeing. But what guidelines apply to dog walking during the lockdown period? Click on 'Read More' below to find out: