Waikato Tree Crops AGM
Sunday 15th February at 1 pm, Arrive about 12:30pm
Brian and Margaret, DEVINE ROAD, Hamilton
Stand of cabbage trees on the road front
Bring yourself and something to share if you so wish. Tea, coffee, milk, cold drink, muffins will be supplied
Margaret and Brian bought the land in 2006 and planted about 20 fruit trees in their orchard: plums, apples, nashi, pear, peach, nectarine. They have since added apricots, persimmon, feijoa, loquat, a range of citrus, blue berries walnut guava and currents. A berry house was built two years ago to preserve our raspberries from the rabbits and pukeko.
They have a native area with a range of native plants including two kauri. On the road frontage they have a large number of totara and cabbage trees, pitosporums mainly grown from cuttings. These form a great wind and sound barrier. They also have a large number of camellia, some named varieties, and others from cuttings from various sources.
There are a number of other shrubs in gardens to give privacy and reduce wind and noise.