"I hereby declare this building to be secularised."
Small garden clubs are capable of big things, and an excellent example is the West Otago Rose Society.
The rarest flower colour is turquoise and I can think of only three — the now-rare Ixia viridiflora, tropical emerald vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) and the Chilean bromeliad Puya.
Persuaded by a neighbour to enter a flower show for the first time, an elderly Dunedin gardener was thrilled at the outcome.
Gillian Vine reports on the New Zealand Rose Society’s international rose trials at Palmerston North.
The New Zealand Trillium Group’s annual conference wrapped up in Dunedin on Sunday afternoon with what co-organiser Richard Wells called “a southern surprise”.