While there are a few carryover plants from last season, the main focus now is on next year’s crop. Already kaihikatea, kanuka, houhere, and mahoe seedlings propagated in the nursery have been pricked out, and the first of the consignments of our flax, cabbage tree and manuka seed propagated off site have arrived to be potted up. Our previous experience with manuka propagated for us by Nga Rakau Nurseries has encouraged us to make greater use of them this time round. The plants seem to get off to a faster, more even start.
We have been holding weekly working bees the last few weeks, and expect this to continue into mid-November. If anyone wants to come along and lend a hand, please get in touch with HarbourCare secretary Mark Vincent on 431 7353 or 021 08298037.