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Garden enthusiasts brave the elements

Despite the rain, dozens of people turned up to the Daltons School of Gardening workshop this past Saturday the 17th of December. The workshop, hosted by Ellerslie International Flower Show gold medalist Xanthe White, was centered on transplanting seedlings and also featured a gardening expert from the Daltons team speaking about soil. It was the first time the Daltons School of Gardening had held one of their free workshops at the new location outside Bunnings Warehouse in Manukau.

The enthusiastic attendees were given a range of different seedlings to work with and were taught how to properly transfer them using every day items such as pencils and ice block sticks. Those that attended were able to take the seedlings they had transplanted home with them along with information packs and helpful gardening tips.

The School was launched in the spring of 2011 in response to the demand from the public for more knowledge, access to experts and a central place for gardeners to meet, mingle and learn. The workshops are run on a monthly basis and in the past have covered topics such as growing fruit, disease management, watering, mulching, weeding and harvesting your garden.

For updates on the next school of gardening workshop, tips from Xanthe White and other gardening interests visit www.daltons.co.nz

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