The last gathering of people to do potting-on occurred at the Rotary Nursery on Paekakariki Hill Road on Saturday 8 April, in very favourable weather conditions – no wind, no rain and lovely sunshine.
The 600 root-trainers of sea-rush were re-potted into PB3s in a record time and everything was completed by morning tea time. Julie & Rob McLagan arrived and it was like meals on wheels, with the urn of hot water in the back of the vehicle and trays of lovely food arranged on tables nearby - delicious toasted cheese rolls and pikelets with jam and cream, and chocolate chip biscuits made by Chris Blick. There was enough time to chat then off to play golf, garden, shop – whatever was on each person’s agenda, and Laurie our exchange student from France probably went back to finish her Saturday morning sleep-in.
The plants will now grow-on till they are well established, then they will be planted out in the Pauatahanui Inlet to complete the mitigation undertaken by Rotary at the commencement of the Pathway project.
Special thanks to Phillip Reidy for the use of a corner of his land for the Nursery, and to Peter J who has been Rotarian-in-charge of all the little plants.