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News & tips for June 2017

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 23/05/2017 19:54:42

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With a couple of frosts under our belt most of us just want to be inside keeping warm. However with the fine calm weather, there are still many things that we can put in the garden – so get those gumboots on! Silverbeet , coriander and potatoes can all still be planted now. Obviously...

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Seed potatoes have arrived!

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 05/05/2017 14:55:39

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I am happy to announce that the first of our seed potatoes have arrived. We currently have arriving - Maris Anchor, Lisetta, Jersey Benny, Cliff Kidney, Agria, Ilam Hardy, Desiree, Purple Heart and Highlander - other varieties will follow as they get dug. Highlander is new to us this year:...

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Treat for the birds

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 05/05/2017 14:53:43

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As the icy breath of winter bares down on us this week, don’t forger our feathered friends - birds need to forage harder in the Winter months! Hang a bird seed bell or feeder with wild bird seed in a tree and make their lives just a little bit easier - they will reward you with their...

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Mother's Day winner

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 05/05/2017 14:51:36

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A big congratulations to Dot C! Dot is the lucky winner of our Get Growing Mother’s Day competition. Dot will be receiving a $100 Newton Seed gift voucher to spend online or instore. Don't forget your Mum on Mother's Day this Sunday 14th May. There's still time to shop & we have lots...

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News & Tips for May 2017

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 05/05/2017 14:39:05

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Make hay while the sun shines! While we are enjoying a spate of lovely weather here in the north we need to get out in the garden and replace what was lost in the recent storms. Many growers have struggled to supply leafy green vegetables because of the damage to the commercial crops. Now is...

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Autumn sowing for lawns

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 31/03/2017 20:32:33

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Right now is the best time for sowing a new lawn or repairing the old one. Ground temperature is still around 20 degrees and there’s rain about as well – perfect. Autumn sowing gives the plants the whole winter to mature and get ready for the heat of summer. Above is a picture from...

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Benefits of a green crop

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 31/03/2017 20:31:29

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It’s a good idea to plant a green crop to give your soil a bit of TLC, after what can be best described as a summer horribilis. Oats will give the soil a bit of protein; Mustard adds organic matter and can protect against wireworm; and Blue Lupins add nitrogen and organic matter. TOP...

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News & tips for April 2017

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 31/03/2017 20:30:39

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Autumn is a great month to clean up and clear out the garden and we have got a great little helper here at Newtons – the Precision Weeder. Easy on the back and a great alternative to spraying (got to look after our bee friends) you can use these in your lawns and garden beds. A great...

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News & tips for March 2017

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 28/02/2017 12:14:25

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The ever darkening mornings coming upon us hold a promise of autumn and yet our balmy days and nights still point to high summer. It seems as if the seasons have lost their rhythm; one can’t figure out when to stop and the other when to start. In the garden this can confuse our wee little...

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Grass Seed

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 28/02/2017 12:11:23

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At last after many delays our Kikuyu seed is back in stock! Kikuyu is deal for those who live in hot, dry parts of the country who want to have grass, but don’t have any water or for those lucky enough to have a bach and they are just not there enough to keep the water going. Kikuyu...

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Bird Life

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 28/02/2017 12:10:20

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If you are trying to attract some birdlife into your garden there are a few things you can do now. Put in a birdbath. Especially when it's dry, birds will look for a source of clean water. Fantails especially are drawn to the sound of water whether it be a garden sprinkler or dripping...

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Merry Christmas & happy holidays!

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 08/12/2016 07:56:36

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Well now, it’s almost the end of the year and time for our hardworking staff to take a well-deserved break and get some sun. But don’t despair, there is still plenty of time for you to get your bird, lawn and vege seed supplies before Christmas. The Newton’s shop in Onehunga will close...

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Balsamic roasted summer veges

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 08/12/2016 07:54:13

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1 large eggplant 1 large red onion 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic (optional) 3 red, yellow or orange capsicums 3 or 4 medium courgettes Enough olive oil to coat the vegetables (be generous) 3-4 tbsp of good balsamic vinegar 1 ½ tbsp of brown sugar Salt and pepper Chop...

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Baked peppers, tomatoes & feta

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 24/11/2016 13:18:45

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4 large ripe peppers (red, orange, yellow or chocolate) 350gms of cherry tomatoes 250gms feta 16 kalamata olives (stone them if you’re feeling generous) Black pepper 8 tsp basil pesto Olive oil   Halve the peppers and remove and discard any stalks, cores or seeds....

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Still time for lawns

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 30/07/2010 16:39:01

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Summer is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to resow your lawn or patch it up. We are still getting a decent bit of rain and the temperatures are creeping up on us. There is a bit of debate over whether we are going to have a big dry or a wet and hot summer but given that...

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Buy chook food online!

Posted by sarah fitzgerald on 30/07/2010 16:34:58

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While the world in general is divided by the election of the newest rooster to the international roost our customer’s chooks seem pretty well happy with their lot. When it comes to chook food you can supplement a free range diet with grain and scraps or you can decide to feed pellets or;...

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