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Winter Wonderland

Cold snowy winters make flower gardening nearly impossible in the open air. Yet protected corners sheltered from cold winds which catch the odd sunny break will flower winter shrubs like Chimonanthus (Winter Sweet),  Hamamelis (Witch Hazel),  Lonicera fragrantissima (Bush Honeysuckle), and possibly Daphne and  trailing Jasmine mesnyi (Primrose or Yellow Jasmine).

Use these to shelter hardy flowers like Winter Aconite, Crocus, Snow Drop (Galanthus), Pansy, Violet and Winter Rose (Helleborus)  Combined with bright berries, decorative bark, dried grasses and evergreen foliage even the coldest places can have some winter colour. The secret to successful winter gardening is to capture as much radiant heat as possible keeping soil and surroundings warm.  Black plastic or a sheet of black weed mat laid over the bed will absorb heat raising the soil temperature. A layer of bark, gravel or stones over this will retain more heat.

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About us

dale-john 01-100x66 Dale Harvey and John Newton met in Melbourne Australia in 1981. Since then they both have supported each others careers while also building and maintaining their own. Read about how they were able to turn their joint careers into one and creating a dream of a better world starting in their own local community.

Media & Publications

host daffodils-100x66The following articles are a small part of the many published editorials on or about both Dale Harvey and John Newton plus the property affectionately nick named by the people of New Zealand, as the
"Quarter Acre” Paradise gardens.

Awards & Credits

HOPE Trust-100x66This is a collection of Appreciation Certificates, Local and Overseas Awards with Acknowledgments presented to Dale Harvey and John Newton over the many years of their joint careers plus the Launch and Registration
of The H.O.P.E. Trust
The Healing of Planet Earth.

Contact Us

P.O.Box Papatoetoe Central
2156 Auckland
New Zealand
Tel: +61 9 276 4827
Fax: +61 9 276 4025
Email: info@daleharvey.com 
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