Kapi-Mana News : August 30th 2011
53 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 30, 2011 GARDENING 5AA SUSPENSION BATTERIES EXHAUSTS TUNES WOFS CAM BELTS SERVICING BRAKES TRYES LUBES 3990015 45 Kenepuru Drive Porirua Ph 237 9690 Quality Vehicle Servicing Guaranteed NORTH CITY MOTORS RENTAL CARS AVAILABLE 2867723CF , NOW $9,995 2.0ltr, 3 Door Hatch, 5 Speed manual, NZ New, Stereo CD Alloys, C/lock, E/W. Was $10,995 01 PEUGEOT 206 GTI NOW $6,995 01 FORD MONDEO 2.0ltr, 5 Door, S/W, Auto, A/C, P/S, C/Lock, 4 Air bags, Better Value ! Was $7,999 1.8ltr, Auto, 3 Door, Stereo CD, Alloys. Better Value! Was $4,500 NOW $3,500 92 NISSAN PULSAR GTI 93 HONDA CIVIC 1.6ltr, Sedan, Auto, Stereo, NZ New, Alloys, E/W, 80,000kms.Was $5,995 NOW $4,995 NOW $8,995 01 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.6ltr, 5 Door liftback, 5 Speed Manual, Stereo, NZ New, P/S, E/W (Front), Drivers air bag.Was $9,995 NOW $7,995 2.0ltr, 5 Door Hatch, Auto,A/C, P/S, Stereo CD, Twin air bags, Leather seats, C/Lock, E/W, Ex condition! Was $8,995 02 FORD MONDEO 4.0ltr,Auto, A/C, P/S, NZ New, 4 Air bags, 6 In Dash CD, C/Lock, E/W, Rear Spoiler, Tow Bar. Was $11,995 NOW $10,995 03 FORD FALCON FAIRMONT 12.0ltr, S/W, Auto, Twin air bags, Alloys, E/W, P/S, A/C, Better Value! Was $6,995 NOW $5,995 01 NISSAN PRIMERA 02 MAZDA DEMIO 1.3ltr, 5 Door Hatch, Auto, Stereo, CD, Twin air bags, C/ lock, Economical Motoring! Was $10,995 NOW $9,995 1.8ltr, Rare 5 speed manual,NZ New,A/C, P/S, C/Lock, 54,000kms Ex condition.Was $14,995 NOW $13,995 03 BMW 318Ti NOW $14,995 04 SUBARU LEGACY GT 2.0ltr Turbo, 5 Speed Auto/Tip tronic, A/C, P/S, Stereo CD, 4 Air bags, 18" Alloys,Tinted windows, Cruise, Stunning wagon! Was $15,995 2.5ltr, Auto, Stereo,Twin air bags, C/Lock, A/C, E/W, P/S, Better Value! 96,000kms.Was $8,995 NOW $7,995 01 NISSAN PRIMERA 04 MAZDA BONGO 1.8ltr, 5 Speed manual, Stereo, Drivers air bag, E/W, Handy Van, 98,000kms.Was $9,995 NOW $9,495 1.5ltr,Auto,Alloys, Stereo CD,Twin air bags, C/lock, E/W, 74,000kms.Was $12,995 NOW $11,995 06 SUZUKI AERIO 2.0ltr, Auto/Tip Tronic, Leather seats, NZ New, E/W, P/S, Stereo, Lovely to drive! Was $12,995 NOW $11,995 02 BMW 318 1.6ltr, 5 Door Hatch, NZ New, Drivers air bag, Stereo, Ex condition. Was $7,995 NOW $6,995 97 NISSAN SENTRA Proudly organised by the UH Womens Centre, Car supplied by Angus and Burrell, Car wrapped by Dzine Signs 2011 RIMUTAKA TRUST UPPER HUTT SPRING FESTIVAL Come Join the Fun and Entertainment, a great line up of stalls, food, something for everyone. SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER Family owned and operated for the last 15 years MTA Assured Dealer Finance Available Warranties Available On behalf Sales Trades Welcome Better Value Vehicles Corner Queen Street & Pine Avenue UPPER HUTT A/H: 0274 501-583 Ph: 528-7746 Apple trees reward good treatment By VICKI PRICE Spring blossom: Soon the apple blossoms will appear as nature awakens from her winter snooze. Photo: VICKI PRICE From Cox's orange pippin or irish peach early in the season, to granny smith later on, you could have apples in your garden from December through to May, with others pro- ducing in between. As long as you have the room, you could have at least one apple tree in your garden. If you just have room for one, choose a tree with more than one variety grafted on to it, since apples need two of their kind for pollination. Larger trees need about a five- metre spacing, and dwarfs need about two and a half metres between them. They like most of the soil types in New Zealand, but do not appreciate strong wind, which can blast off tender buds and fruit, or even damage the tree's structure. If you have a trellis or fence, an apple tree can be espaliered against it to good effect. Use the cool and dormant win- ter months to perform any tree- training, so as to not stress the tree in its growing and producing phases of the year. Ornamental as well as fruitful planting like this makes for a use- ful garden and is a popular way to grow apple trees in courtyards or smaller garden spaces. To espalier your apple tree, train branches flat along the fence, pruning off any that stick too far outwards. You can give the tree a horizontal look or a fan shape. Tie branches to give them sup- port as they grow strong and bear heavy fruit. You can give the tree a light shaping in summer, to alter the look of it, or to allow more light on to the fruit. Give the tree a sunny position and under-plant with beneficial and attractive plants such as chives, white clover and wall- flowers, said to promote healthy fruit. Chives are said to be beneficial in protecting the tree from apple- scab disease, but there have been no scientific tests to prove this, according to Susan McClure's organic gardening companion planting book. She writes that, according the theory, a ring of chives grown around the tree works by affecting the spores on dropped leaves. Chives are also reputed to help keep black spot off roses, an apple relative. Winter is a good time to plant and prune apples, as they are bar- ren of leaves and therefore cope well with changes. The idea of pruning the tree is to create good air flow and light through the branches and to remove any old or diseased wood. If you have wood like this, make sure you clip it off below the dis- eased part, on healthy wood, and burn or dispose of the rotten branches. You also want to remove long barren branches that just get in the way. Try to leave fruiting buds on the branch, below where you prune. These small buds will bud up the following year, so leave these on as much as possible. Trees are also shaped for ease of picking. It pays to have secateurs that are both sharp -- for pruning that does not damage the tree too much and to help it heal; and clean -- so as not to transfer any disease to the cut surface of the wood. Healthy trees are less prone to pests and disease, according to organic gardening principles. By applying a feed of fertiliser in early spring and a layer of mulch, you help the tree have a good start to the growing season. Seaweed can be soaked and sprayed on the tree throughout summer as a foliar fertiliser sev- eral more times until harvest. Spray to wet the leaves but not so much that they are dripping.
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