Are you overwatering?

Managing your plant, lawn and garden irrigation needs isn’t rocket science — mostly it involves using common sense. But you do have to understand and pay attention to some basic facts: Different plants have different water needs. Soils have different water-holding capacities. Sprinkler systems differ. Some plants have a protective layer of mulch, and As…

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Closing for holidays details

We will be closing for 2018 at 4.30pm on the 22nd of December and re-opening on the 9th January 2019 at 8am.   Please get all South Island delivery orders in by the end of this week- that’s Friday the 7th Dec. Please get all North Island delivery orders in by the end of next…

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Confusion about environment symbols…

I’ve had some feedback about confusion existing within the environment symbols on each species page. I can definitely see what the problem is and will put it on the list for my website guy to deal with when he gets back from his summer holidays overseas, mid January. Essentially we have some conflicting advice within…

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Seriously sized new stock

Big news on very big stock. We have a range of boxed Ponytail palms, Kentia, Dwarf Date, Quito Mountain Coconut, Majestics, Dragon and Black Bamboo which are coming into the nursery at heights between 2 metres and 5 metres. These trees are all at a mature landscape grade height, age and size ideally suited for…

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“What’s your best price?”

“What’s your best price?” I get asked this question surprisingly less often than I used to. And I am thankful for that for a variety of different reasons of which I will share below. As a consumer I’ve found myself only asking that question in jest, after I’ve developed a gentle convivial rapport with the…

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Get a jump on Spring pest control

Spring is only 6 weeks away and it’s time to take stock on your plant health before the temperatures ramp up and there’s an infestation which could require a chemical control. Here are some links below to a couple of archived posts on mealy bug and scale. Two of the most common examples of insect…

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The Garden Floor

It’s all about colour, textural interest, contrasts & connections….and conversation points! The floor of the garden is often overlooked for the first or second time gardener mainly due to the initial expense of big tree purchases & many times due to lack of confidence & experience. We at Coast Palms say ‘Be Brave, Be Bold,…

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Sale feedback

We’ve had plenty of really nice feedback on our sale. Lots of new customers taking the opportunity to do a total garden purchase for new homes as well as many gardening friends coming in to do a wee purchase to spruce up a tired or bland spot. It’s been awesome and invigorating for me and…

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