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Start of Summer Garden Tasks

14 November 2019

We are just heading into summer and in our garden we already have a lot of colour from our Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Irises. One of the loveliest colour combinations at the moment is purple and red Rhodos planted together. You can see some images in our gallery of an example of this. Something that we try to do to the Rhododendrons in our garden is to remove their spent flower heads.  We have around 50 Rhodos and although it is fairly easily done I must admit we don't always get around all of ours each season. The flower clusters usually break free from the plant by snapping them off or they can be cut off with secateurs but be careful not to damage any new growth buds at the base of the flower head. Dead-heading is usually done to make the bush look more attractive, to reduce the growth fungus and to prevent a heavy set of seed.  If it is not possible to remove the old flowers, it is usually not too detrimental, but flowering the next year may be reduced.

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Winter Clean Up

07 May 2019

Winter is well and truly on its way. A good deal of the country has suffered from drought this year so many of us are currently removing dead and dying plants. Now is a good time to get those new plants planted before the really bad weather hits....

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BIG changes at Parva Plants

04 March 2019

There are BIG changes at Parva Plants 2019 Autumn/Winter Catalogue. This season we have changed our pots. We have doubled our pot size from the old 9cm to new 1L pots. Because of the new pots, in some cases our plants are more than double the size compared to the equivalent plant in a 9cm pot....

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OUT OF STOCK Plants

21 January 2019

At present we are preparing for Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2019 which will be coming out in March. There are some exciting changes coming to Parva Plants and due to this we have had to put quite a few plants "Out of Stock"....

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Jobs in the Garden

07 November 2018

Well, we are nearly into summer & the North Westerly winds have started to blow here in Canterbury. I just hate them, they do so much damage & other than my face looking frustrated at the gusts of drying wind even the plants look completely over the constant barrage....

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Spring/Summer Catalogue 2018 Coming Soon

13 August 2018

Our new Spring/Summer 2018 Catalogue is coming soon.   We will also be loading our new Catalogue onto the website in the next week so keep an eye out to avoid disappointment....

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NEW Catalogue Now Open

26 February 2018

Our new Autumn/Winter 2018 Catalogue is now available.   On the 6 March 2018 we posted our catalogue and up-loaded our website with over 500 plants so be in quick to avoid disappointment....

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About Parva Plants

Parva Plants are suppliers of rare, unusual and hard to source plants to New Zealand home gardeners, and have done so since 1968. Owned by Greg and Jenny Tod, Parva Plants source plants globally that you don't find elsewhere. The product range is vast, including many succulents, bulbs, perennials, shrubs, accessories, giftware and more.

With our uniquely design packaging system plants are couriered throughout New Zealand and you can be assured that they all arrive in great condition.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly. You can find our contact details listed below:

Address: PO Box 16-550 Christchurch 8441

Phone: 03 349 4918

Mail: info@parva.co.nz

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