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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 --- 29 TRADE OPENING HOURS: Mon - Thurs 7am - 5pm Fri 7am - 4.30pm Sat 8am - 12noon SHOWROOM OPENING HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm Fri 9am - 4.30pm Sat 9am - 12noon EAST TAMAKI 154 - 160 Harris Road, Ph 273 5255 PANMURE Cnr Elizabeth Knox Pl & Eric Paton Way, Ph 570 4294 121495 We build custom-sized kitchens at sensible prices. • Our advice and design service is free of charge. • Carpentry service available. • Phone for a design appointment or visit our showroom with 10 kitchens on display Jag Kitchens Inside Danske Mobler Furniture Store, beside The Warehouse, Botany Town Centre. Open 7 Days. Phone 271-3131 www.jagkitchens.co.nz 111450-V4 Phone 536 4356 or 027 619 2619 firstname.lastname@example.org MUSTILLS PAINTING SERVICES 115127-v2 For all your interior and exterior painting requirements, contact us now. Units 1-3 Fencible Chambers Cnr Fencible Dr & Moore St, Howick Village Ph 535 4190 www.galbraiths.co.nz Michelle gained her Legal Executive Diploma in 1994 at AUT and is currently an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives. Michelle is continuing her legal studies to gain the Licensed Conveyancers Diploma through the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Michelle, who lives locally in Cockle Bay, started her legal career after leaving college as an Offce Junior and has progressed with various Law frms gaining vast legal knowledge to get where she is today. Michelle was previously employed for the last eight years by another local Howick Law frm, where she was employed to run the Conveyancing Department. Michelle has particular expertise in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing, including Sales & Purchases of Property, Refnancing and Mortgagee Sales, and also in dealing with Property Sharing Agreements, Wills, Estates, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Commercial Sales & Purchases. 119744-v3 Galbraiths are pleased to welcome Michelle Bailey asanew Senior Legal Executive to their team. Enjoy power of flowers WHILE gathering blooms for a bouquet or posy is a satisfying experience, the trick to success is preparation. The soil will reward gardeners who feed it. Other key factors to ensure a blooming success are to choose ﬂower varieties that suit the garden, climate and the amount of time available to tend to it. Top 10 ﬂowers for picking: ■ Sweet peas need a sunny spot and something to climb up and hold onto, such as a fence, trellis or a tall host plant such as topiary. Continuous picking encourages more ﬂowers. ■ Antirrhinums, or snap dragons, are tall, elegant and easy to grow and will last in a vase for a week or more. ■ Peruvian lily, or alstroemeria, should be planted in spring or summer to pick throughout summer and autumn. They will keep well for weeks in a vase. ■ Marguerite daisies are covered with masses of ﬂowers from early spring until winter, while the dwarf varieties are perfect for pots and patio planting. ■ Dahlias should be planted in late spring/early summer for autumn picking. Lift and divide the clumps each winter to get more free plants. ■ Stock is an old-fashioned, fragrant favourite that can be planted all year round. These hardy, perfumed stalwarts are a must for the ﬂora-ista’s garden. ■ Bulbs such as gladiolus, lilies and crocus can be planted now for autumn ﬂowering. ■ Floribunda roses produce more ﬂowers than the hybrid tea, formal types. Once a few stems are picked, ﬂowers are left to enjoy in the garden. ■ Carnations and dianthus are closely related. Flower sizes and colour vary and dianthus is also ideal for pots and containers. ■ Large, frilly hydrangea ﬂower heads appear from mid-summer until the end of autumn. One or two heads are enough to ﬁll a vase, leaving plenty to enjoy in the garden. Shade-loving ﬂowers, such as alstroemeria and hydrangeas are useful for a shady garden while daisies, dahlias, stocks or lilies like bright sunny spots. Before planting, add Flower Power and Novatec fertiliser to the soil. Freshen up old container soil by adding Novatec fertiliser and Debco Saturaid. Mix it in thoroughly before planting. Keep the soil moist but not wet. Water deeply once or twice a week rather than a little every day. Where possible don’t put ﬂowers into a bed wet as this can encourage disease and cause mildew problems. The Tui NZ Flower Garden book has more than 1000 photographs, 150 different ﬂowers and pages of ideas. AUTUMN PICKING: Above, Dahlias put on a sterling show; right, one or two hydrangea lace cap blue heads ﬁll a vase. WIN! FLOWER POWER PRIZE PACK Our Homes TODAY has a ﬂower power prize pack. The prize includes two packs of Tui Flower Power and a pack of Novatec (1.5kg) valued at $50. To enter the draw, tell us how many photographs are in the Tui NZ Flower Garden book. Write the answer, your address and daytime phone number on the back of an envelope and post to Win A Flower Power Pack Competition, Times Newspapers Ltd, PO Box 259-243, Botany, Auckland 2163 or enter online at www.times.co.nz. Entries close at noon on December 3.
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