|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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- Big trees on the move
Big trees on the move
We recently shifted four of our big 6-metre trees from their open-ground nursery at our home site, down the road, up the next road and down the drive to reach their new home on the opposite side of our creek – approximately 500m across the valley, as the tui flies! This little operation took a couple of days to complete but went seamlessly with a great result. And the customer’s property now looks like the trees have always been there.
For those wanting an instant effect, a large selection of pohutukawa and cabbage trees up to 6 metres tall is available, as are smaller numbers of various other species. When moved by reputable companies, these trees will happily transfer to a new home.
And now is the ideal time to do it. Contact us to arrange a time to choose your big trees.
Photo of the Month
From big trees to little ones - congratulations to Steve Rate for his winning photo of Brachyglottis sciadophila. A climbing Brachyglottis, this rare yellow flowering species is hard to grow in warmer places but is worth the effort. Plant near a shrub it can entwine. Cute, fast and hairy! (The Brachyglottis, that is - not Steve.)
Remember, if 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!
Hoping you and your gardens are doing well.