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Christmas Hours

Merry Christmas Thank you for your support over 2016. We have had a fantastic year here at Blueskin an dhope you have too. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Clare, Mark, Sally, Susan, Kent, Jan, Isabel & Annie *CHRISTMAS HOURS * *Garden Centre* *24th December  8.30-3pm* *25th - 26th December CLOSED* *27th -30th December OPEN 8.30am -5pm* *31st December 8.30-3pm* *1st & 2nd January CLOSED* *3rd January – Open from 8.30am* *CAFE * *24th December  8.30-2.30pm* *25th - 26th December CLOSED* *27th -30th December OPEN 8.30-4.30pm* *31st December 8.30-2.30pm* *1st & 2nd January CLOSED* *3rd January – Open from 8.30am* *for OUR FAMOUS NEW YEAR SALE!*...read more

David Austin Roses

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The beauty of Roses Like fashion, gardening trends change but there is something about roses that has maintained popularity over the years. Roses are still the world’s favourite flower. One of the greatest pleasures of gardening is picking flowers for the house, but what would a summer bunch of flowers be without roses! I never thought I would want to plant so many roses in my garden but on the discovery of the uniqueness and beauty of David Austin roses my passion for roses in the garden has grown. On a recent trip to the England I fulfilled a dream of visiting the place where some of the world’s most beautiful roses......read more

Ellerslie Flower show 2014

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PASSION A showcase of plants at Ellerslie Flower Show 2014 Sally Brown took on the challenge of an exhibit garden at Ellerslie Flower Show 2014.  We are delighted to annouce it was a very successful winning the following awards: Silver Medal, Supreme Horticultural Award & Yates People's Choice Award Here is a link to our facebook page with photos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.676288112418059.1073741835.107408635972679&type=1[https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.676288112418059.1073741835.107408635972679&type=1]  Design Brief A celebration and showcase of quality plants grown in by professionals. A combination of both common and rare plants blended together to create and engaging and colourful garden. The longer you look at the garden the more you see. Growers and nurserymen have a passion and a unique skills of growing the......read more

Summer Gardening

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Summer Gardening Enjoy your time in the garden over the festive season. Remember to keep the water up to your plants especially in pots. ROSES The pretty pricks of the garden. I have finally given in and planted a selection of roses in my garden to achieve the summer colour I want. I have planted the beautiful Mary Rose. The lovely Rugosas and many other species not only produce flower but carry spectacular hips through Autumn until the birds get them.  The hills of Central glow with red when the briar roses are carrying hips. The double flowering rugosas generally don’t bear hips.  Scabrosa blooms a rich cerise-magenta followed by bright red hips......read more

Winter June

June gardening Tips  Winter brings the cooler shorter days but lots of exciting events on the gardening calendar. Garlic and Shallots are to be planted on the shortest day of the year. Printanor Garlic is a french variety which has become the mainstay commercial variety grown in New Zealand.  It is an easy to grow variety producing medium sized cloves. Printanor is a high oil content garlic.  Winter also brings the arrival of an abundance of roses, fruit, nuts, shrubs and deciduous trees. So on those cold days behind glass, plan your orchard planting. Walnuts are an old favourite. Most of us have had some sort of memories cracking nuts and also......read more


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