Hello and welcome to our our 2014 catalogue.
|To download and view 2014 Catalogue click on the cover above - PDF reader required.
As you will have noticed, we have decided to continue with a printed catalogue for the near future at least. The catalogue is still our best form of advertising, and your feedback is proof of it popularity. It is humbling to hear that many of you still have every issue we have produced. If you have access to the internet, please take the time to browse through our website, as there are a lot more photos, and we hope to add more this year.
Once again the weather has dominated our year. Spring brought three devastating wind storms, that felled about 60 trees on our property, and damaged many more. Summer never arrived, with most days being cloudy and humid. Autumn has been the wettest we have experienced in our time here. We had 200mm of rain in April, and regular showers since have kept our clay soil totally sodden. Winter so far has been wet and mild, which has
promoted alot of early growth in the bulb patch. We now need some cold dry weather to slow things down abit.
We are often asked about the “Narcissus Fly” or bulb fly as we call them. Basically if you grow daffodils, you will have bulb fly problems at some stage. I have heard of plenty of remedies, some successful & some not. In recent years we have used a spray called “Ripcord” which has had great results for us. Ripcord is an insecticide commonly used to kill house flies. We spray the foliage on our seedlings and miniature stocks every 10 - 14 days once we see the fly on the
wing. Ripcord is available from most garden centres and hardware outlets.
We hope you enjoy our selection of new releases, which includes some proven show blooms, as well as some novelty garden varieties.
For those who have trouble ﬁnding us, we now have signs at Speechley’s Bridge, on the Geraldine to Fairlie Highway.
We are open to the public, 7 days a week from early September to Mid October. Visitors are welcome to stroll around over two hectares of blooms, or view them in our large indoor display.
We would like to thank all our regular customers for their continued support, and welcome to our new customers.
Thank you and Happy Gardening.
Gordon and Cindy Coombes