Ngaio » Crofton Downs

By: Ngaio  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: City Council

Ngaio » Crofton Downs

Planters in action, 2010

View upstream

A dog's view

Nearly finished

Ngaio Progressive Association had another working bee behind the Playcentre on Silverstream Road recently.

Armed with spades and grubbers, we planted out 100 shrubs from Wellington City Council in a couple of hours.

We planted shrubs that enjoy growing beside streams – such as flaxes, kowhai, wineberry.  Closer to the Huntleigh Park bushline we planted long term species such as  rimu, rewarewa, tawa.

We found a few bottles, car parts and an escaped kangaroo (which we lobbed back into the Playcentre.)

Earlier planting bees

This was our 5th planting bee.  Our first was in 2006.  It’s great to see that the akeake and olearia  are growing well.  Many shrubs we planted earlier struggled with rank grass and, in turn, over enthusiastic weed cutting.

Keywords: City Council

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