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Serendipitous supply
When the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust wanted to give a gift of plants, locally sourced from Rarangi Beach, east of Blenheim, they came to Oratia. Not only could we provide an eco-sourced species, it was also a plant which had since disappeared from the region!

This is the Trust's story.

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Andrew Davidson's photos

Have you got a photo you'd like to share with us? We'd love to see it.

Every month, we'll display a new feature photo on the front page of the website. If we choose yours, we'll send you a gift voucher worth $60!

To submit a photo, simply search for the relevant plant, then click the "Share a photo" link.

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02/11/2007 Selliera radicans
Submitted by Andrew Davidson

Selliera radicans makes a superb lawn which never needs mowing. Feed it well with nitrogen rich fertiliser and spray weeds with salt water to keep a healthy and weed free lawn.
11/11/2007 Selliera radicans
Submitted by Andrew Davidson

With its luxuriant velvety texture, Selliera radicans makes an ideal surround for pools.
21/11/2007 Metrosideros excelsa
Submitted by Andrew Davidson

The quintessential symbol of Christmas holidays for all New Zealanders...
28/11/2007 Clianthus maximus
Submitted by Andrew Davidson

Closeup photo of the red kaka beak flower - Clianthus maximus
28/11/2007 Clianthus puniceus Albus
Submitted by Andrew Davidson

Closeup photo of the white kaka beak flower - Clianthus puniceus Albus
18/12/2007 Metrosideros excelsa
Submitted by Andrew Davidson

A different take on the classic Pohutukawa flower...
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