47 days ago

Marlborough's own salt flats

Sophie Trigger Reporter from Marlborough Express

It may not be Bolivia, but Marlborough has it's own version of salt flats near Lake Grassmere. What do you think - worth a selfie? Comment below if you've seen this before.

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4 days 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 hours ago

Best wishes

Tom from Property Maintenance Marlborough

Hi everybody, be safe, positive and look after each other. Can I provide help over the phone regarding urgent residential property issues, please contact me on 0274804667, will be my pleasure to offer assistance. Cheers Tom

10 hours ago


Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Volunteering is all about kindness and community. While NZ is in lock-down, traditional volunteering isn't necessarily possible, but one great way of helping others in our communities is to reach out to our neighbors (from a safe distance of course).
Tag someone in the comments who's kept in touch with you during the lockdown ⤵️⁠