11-12 May 2019 - Over 60 events and 65 presenters weave their magic throughout Featherston at BOOKTOWN - this jam-packed festival with events, panel chats and workshops that celebrate literature and promote the joy of reading ! A fabulous mix of writers, poets, illustrators, publishers, artisans, booksellers, bookbinders and of course...book lovers! Emily Writes, Dame Fiona Kidman, Joy Cowley, Tayi Tibble and Ashleigh Young are just some of the authors presenting.
Ger your tickets from Eventfinda below and read all about the festival at www.booktown.org.nz...
I say #2 as I have written quite a lot about Buckthorn that is rife in Carterton, but have all but eliminated from our property. Now Yarrow. Quite a bit in our lawn and in the berms in Lincoln Road Carterton. Often seen in roadsides when in flower, see pictures below. My research shows it is encouraged overseas and has some redeeming qualities, one is the use of its foliage providing good results on bleeding cuts when no sticking plaster is handy. I have a Lawnboy Sprayer and plan to give my lawn a treatment and have learnt that Dicamba that is in Turfix could have a good result. Hard to remove manually as its rhizomes (heavy stems that grows underground) are hard to remove completely. It was introduced as a component for pastures in New Zealand owing to its high mineral content and drought resistant properties but of course unwanted in our lawns! If anyone has other information to add that could be helpful, let me know.
Hey neighbours, it was great to see so many of you at our live lunch with NZ Home and Garden and NZ Gardener editors Naomi Larkin and Jo McCarroll. Thanks for stopping by :)
If you missed it, you can still drop in for a recap and see if Jo and Naomi answered your questions, here.
From Church St end of Colombo Rd