Petone, Lower Hutt

3 days ago

How to Keep Indoor Plants Alive

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hutt City

Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot … View more
Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we have five tips to help keep your plants alive.

1. Potting and repotting
When potting a plant, choose a pot that has good drainage and always use a good quality potting mix. If you do have a pot without drainage, you can pot it in a smaller plastic pot and pop it inside.

When repotting, pick a pot that’s one size bigger than the one you have, place some firmly packed potting mix in the bottom and a small sprinkle of plant fertiliser. Give the plant a good water and gently tip the pot on its side and ease out the plant, place it in the new pot and gently fill with potting mix, press down soil and keep filling until you are about 2-4cm from the top of the pot.

2. Light
Most plants like bright indirect sunlight. Plants get their nourishment and energy from the sun so don’t be shy about placing them in bright sunlight. As the seasons change, watch the light levels and move plants closer or further away from windows. Some plants can survive in very dim light but give them a bright light holiday one day a week. Pale foliage is a sign that your plant might not be getting enough light and brown patches on leaves can mean the plant is getting singed.

3. Water
One of the most common reasons indoor plants die is overwatering. The majority of plants need to be watered once a week. Once a month place them in a sink or bucket and drench the soil and roots, then let the water drain out well before placing them back in their spots. There are a few plants that like more water, such as peace lilies, and some that like less, including ZZ plants and snake plants.

4. Humidity
Lots of indoor plants, and the majority of what we sell, originate from sub-tropical rainforest-type climates. They love a light misting daily or you can sit them in the bathroom while you take a shower.

5. Choosing plants
Pick the right plant for you and your lifestyle. If you are new to house plants, start with an easy-care plant such as a succulent or cactus, then you can graduate to other types. If you go away a lot choose a plant that can survive without attention. If you live in the city you might want to think about plants that have super air cleansing powers. The whole process of choosing plants and their weekly routine can be quite meditative. Enjoy the watering rituals you create — it’s a good chance to practise your mindfulness. Just remember once you start it’s hard to stop!

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4 days ago

Looking for a new sylist

Bella Vita Hairdressing

Welcome to the lovely Jess Mence who has been Hairdressing for 15 years and has come on board as a Senior stylist and head Trainer to our Acadamy students. We are your local so if you are feeling like a change come check us out. Uncompromised service and style everytime, You won't we … View moreWelcome to the lovely Jess Mence who has been Hairdressing for 15 years and has come on board as a Senior stylist and head Trainer to our Acadamy students. We are your local so if you are feeling like a change come check us out. Uncompromised service and style everytime, You won't we disapointed. Stockists of Kerastase, L'Oreal. Purelogy (vegan) and Series Expert and GHD and Tangle Teasers. Can't wait to meet you.

4 days ago

Are you using your Heat Pump efficiently?

The team from EnergySmart - Wellington

Heat Pumps are the most popular form of fixed heating available in New Zealand.

Find out tips that will save you money when using your Heat Pump.

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4 days ago

What's On: Baby's Place Heart-Centred Parenting Classes

Kiri from Petone

Join us in a safe and supportive place where parents and babies aged 2-12months meet for 10 sessions and learn to grow in partnership. Contact Bronwen at bronwen.olds@gmail.com or 0276778052.
Baby's Place Heart-Centred Parenting Classes
  • St. Augustine Church Annex
4 days ago

What's On: Baby's Place Heart-Centred Parenting Classes

Kiri from Petone

Join us in a safe and supportive place where parents and babies aged 2-12months meet for 10 sessions and learn to grow in partnership. Contact Bronwen at bronwen.olds@gmail.com or 0276778052.
Baby's Place Heart-Centred Parenting Classes
  • St. Augustine Church Annex
4 days ago

Ask an expert: get answers to your DIY questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their… View more
Hey neighbours, have you had a DIY disaster you need to fix or are you keen to tackle some home improvements but don't know where to start? Well, help is at hand.

Send us your questions about your DIY or decorating dilemmas, including photos if you can, and we'll ask an expert for their advice on where to start with your project, any tips and tricks they can share to help you get a great finish - or how you can fix things up if they've already gone wrong! Click here to submit your questions, or email us at homed@stuff.co.nz.

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7 days ago

Need an Electrician? Give me a call.

Joe from Naenae

Licensed and insured
Reasonable rates, 18+ years experience.
No job too big or too small.

Call Joe from JRL Electrical
021599035

Thanks :)

4 days ago

How do we help our young people deal with trauma?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child or young adult? Do you worry they're getting the support they need to talk about their feelings, especially in the midst of Covid-19? The lockdown was hard for many, life altering for some. If you have any experiences with how your kids are dealing with… View moreAre you a parent or caregiver of a child or young adult? Do you worry they're getting the support they need to talk about their feelings, especially in the midst of Covid-19? The lockdown was hard for many, life altering for some. If you have any experiences with how your kids are dealing with trauma (even something outside of Covid-19!) and how your family is dealing with it, we would love to talk to you for a piece on child resilience. Leave your comments below.

4 days ago

Property Management and Maintenance

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Do you own property but don’t want to deal with the stress of maintaining and managing?
Locally trusted gardening/landscaping company Price Smart now provides property maintenance solutions at a price lower than the industry standard.

For more information, Give us a call at 027 548 9818 Or … View more
Do you own property but don’t want to deal with the stress of maintaining and managing?
Locally trusted gardening/landscaping company Price Smart now provides property maintenance solutions at a price lower than the industry standard.

For more information, Give us a call at 027 548 9818 Or Visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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5 days ago

Holiday in NZ

EECA

Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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5 days ago

What's On: SeniorNet Lower hutt

Geoff from Eastbourne

Want to learn more about your computer,ipad,phone or laptop. We have Tutors who can teach you all sorts of new tricks. Our Leaning Centre is opp Queensgate. Ring Glenda 5676503
SeniorNet Lower hutt
  • SeniorNet Hutt City
5 days ago

What's On: Riverbank Market Lower Hutt

Delene Neighbourly Lead from Highbury - Westbrook

over the Stop Bank in Lower Hutt every Saturday for all your fresh Fruit and Veges, and so much more, . Enquires for stallholders Phone 021 135 4324.
Riverbank Market Lower Hutt
  • Riverbank Market Lower Hutt
5 days ago

What's On: Riverbank Market Lower Hutt

Delene Neighbourly Lead from Highbury - Westbrook

over the Stop Bank in Lower Hutt every Saturday for all your fresh Fruit and Veges, and so much more, . Enquires for stallholders Phone 021 135 4324.
Riverbank Market Lower Hutt
  • Riverbank Market Lower Hutt
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5 days ago

What's On: Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts

Richard from Woburn

This week's concert features Yuka Eguchi on violin and Kemp English on Piano and Organ. Complimentary Tea and Coffee from 1130. Koha entry
Hutt City Lunchtime Concerts
  • St Mark's Church
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