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Great Kereru Count

Spring at last. It's been a long while since my last post with a very busy and unusual winter now behind us. Lots of new growth and plants soon available to our valued customers.

In the meantime...

As many of you will know from previous posts, we have numerous Kereru gracing our orchard, especially during the guava fruit season. We love these birds, the way they squeak through the air and flop into the trees. At this time of year we see them soaring across the bush swooping and diving and generally showing off.

Through winter when food was scarce I often saw one or two in a very nondescript little tree at the back of the property eating it's leaves.

If any of you share our enthusiasm for these birds the Great Kereu Count begins on the 18th of September

and continues through to the 27th.

For more information go to

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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,