Gardener David Abercrombie puts a shrub into his vehicle at
Nichol's Garden Centre in Dunedin yesterday. Photo by
A Dunedin garden centre was ''chock-a-block'' with green
Nichol's Garden Centre manager Stuart Brown said the warm
Dunedin weather meant the garden centre was busy throughout
''People are getting their gardens in - it's been full on,''
Mr Brown said.
The landscape yard was ''chock-a-block'' with people queueing
in their vehicles for bark nuggets and topsoil, he said.
Gardner Kevin O'Docherty, of St Kilda, said he planned to
plant some marigolds and some lettuce together yesterday. The
marigolds deterred wireworm from feasting on the lettuce, he
''It seems to work.''
Rhonda Abercrombie, of Opoho, said she and her husband David
had bought a neighbouring house and demolished it to develop
the 450sq m property into a rose, herb and vegetable garden
with an old English potting shed and court yard.
''We love gardening.''
Mr Abercrombie said gardening was a fun form of exercise.
It was impossible to put a finish date on the garden project,
''A garden is never finished.''