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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. It has been really dry and I think it may be time to start watering the garden. You are much better to water deeply less often than just a quick water frequently.
Our garden is full of Rhododendrons and delightfully with each year that passes they grow bigger & bigger. Some of them have now finished flowering so we all know that means its time to dead head them.  What a task!  I must admit to not doing all of ours, it just gets too overwhelming & time consuming but it really does help the plant. So in the next few weeks I will have my small snips out filling large buckets of sticky deadheads so that next spring we get another wonderful display of vibrant colour - it will be all worth it.


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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