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.