Saturday, June 27, 2015
The garden shed is complete and has fifteen bags of potting mixture in it all ready for the potting group to start. If you would be interested in joining a small group that would look after the shade house either email us or ring
|Blechnum filiformeion starting it's upward climb|
While it is a common fern in our bush in the North Island we have it in only one location in the gully so we dug out six plugs relocating them to other areas.
|Blechnum filiformeion plug relocated|
|Photo by Clare Mansfield|
This link will take you to handy hints on sugar feeding created by Banks Peninsula Tui Restoration Group: http://www.bpct.org.nz/Files/2010-SugarWaterFeeders.pdf
We have acquired another epiphyte. We think it is an Astelia solandri. This was divided into three and attached to punga logs; they now hang on the wall inside the shade house to grow on. We have a really good selection of epiphytes now. The trick will be to find big enough trees to install them on that are not willows, then to keep them healthy once they are installed. Some are getting near the installing stage.