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March has been a very exciting month for Mike and myself. This year we decided to take the nursery to the people and took a retail site at the Ellerslie International Flower Show in Christchurch.

We divided our site into three sections. Section one being trees for dry and windy locations. For this I made paper mache sun and wind faces.

Section two was trees for birds. Here we had bird song playing, birds in trees and a bird feeder.

Section three was trees for the smaller garden, which was accompanied by a lovely table and chairs.

The greatest surprise was that we won a GOLD award for our retail site, the judges liking the things I have talked about above, the fact that you could move freely around our site, the quality of our trees and shrubs, and the friendly easy to talk to owners being Mike and I.

We were really chuffed and made all the hard work and planning worth while.

We also had a draw to give away three lots of three trees, this had a great response and three lucky people from Christchurch won trees for their gardens.

It was a great experience and we talked to so many enthusiastic gardeners and tree lovers with everyone commenting on how healthy our trees looked.

So thank you to all the folk who visited our retail site and gave us such positive feedback. We look forward to you visiting our nursery and seeing you at next years Ellerslie Flower Show

Sis Johnston