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.
Today is World Environment Day - a global celebration of nature in all its forms. The perfect day to do something good for the environment.
Tell a friend about the importance of not flushing wet wipes, start reading up about composting or worm farming, or pick that piece of plastic up off the beach.
Anything to help do something positive for the environment. It’s yours!
Incase you like others I have spoken to didnt know, there is currently a glitch with some mobiles using this app to Buy & Sell & also private messaging others. Presume Neighbourly are working on a fix. No problems when using a Laptop etc.
This morning I received a cold call offering to move my UK pension to NZ.
Here’s some advice.
Cold calling, text messages, emails or visits in person – if someone gets in touch about your pension, and you didn’t ask to be contacted, this is a big red flag. Stop communicating and don’t take them up on their offers.
If anyone knows if cold calling about pensions is illegal In NZ let me know and I will report the company.