|Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.|
Oratia Update – December 2016
Our last newsletter drew a number of enquiries from people keen to see a specialist native plant nursery continue.
But all such arrangements take time, and as we explained in September’s Update, after Christmas, Oratia will be operating on reduced hours unless one of these possibilities comes to fruition.
Open until Friday 23 Dec.
Some forward orders will still be possible.
While we are no longer propagating stock for general purposes, we have plant material that will not be uplifted until April next year. If you are looking for plants that can be propagated and uplifted within that time-frame we will be happy to take forward orders. The amount of notice required for such orders will depend on the species, but many will grow well though the summer months if propagated soon.
A deposit for such orders will be required, and a clear undertaking that the plants will be taken and paid for within the agreed time.
Stock still available:
Numbers are steadily reducing but there is still plenty to choose from. Get in quick while you still can.
Interested in buying a nursery?
It is not too late to look at new possibilities for a New Year.
We are prepared to consider a sale of the business with the land being leased, or a sale of both land and business.
With other plant suppliers also closing, the opportunities are increasing – and with our reducing stock levels, the purchase value of the business is decreasing. What more could anyone want!
People with an interest in native plants are a wonderful lot and have enhanced our lives over the years.