• Carey

Dancing naked in the rain

I don't want to get ahead of myself, but looking at the long range weather forecast and judging by the last couple of days, I think we might be coming to the end of this dry spell.

What a relief at 2 a.m. to hear water dribbling into the tanks and to see - in the late half moon light, the hazy outline of a shower drifting across the bay.

So to all the equally relieved gardeners and growers out there, maybe, just maybe, we can put our clothes on and get back to work - unless a celebration is in order.

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Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya,