Rodney Times : December 14th 2010
22 RODNEY TIMES, DECEMBER 14, 2010 ALBANY TIMBER DISTRIBUTORS DECEMBER SPECIALS - ALL PRICES GST EXCLUSIVE 100x75 Posts H4 R/S 2.4................................ $8.89 ea 75x50 Rails H3 R/S 4.8................................... $9.00 ea 150x19 Palings H3 R/S 1.8 ............................ $2.25 ea 100x25 std Grade H3 GT Decking................ $.99 Lm 100x25 Mahogany GT Decking.................... $4.20 Lm 100x25 Kwila GT Decking ............................ $4.30 Lm 100x50 Rad No. 1 H3 MG S/L 3.6 & 4.2........ $2.50 Lm Assorted Farm Packets from $50.00 Call in and see us. 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We can all get stuck for last minute ideas for Christmas gifts but, when the person on your list is a gardener, the problems easily solved. Here are some sugges- tions from Yates: Yates books Since the first Yates Garden Guide was writ- ten in 1895, Yates has maintained its repu- tation for supplying good quality information. These books are locally produced, they aren t full of inappropriate north- ern hemisphere infor- mation. Yates Garden Guide is now in its 77th edition and its the con- tinual updating that has kept the book relevant for each new generation. This is a basic book that should be in every garden owners library. Yates Garden Fresh Cookbook tells you all you need to know about growing, harvesting and using your favourite vegetables, herbs and fruits. The recipes are delicious! Yates Young Gardener is a cheerfully illustrated soft cover that is aimed at inspiring primary- school-aged kids to get out into the garden and have fun by growing things to eat. The newly-released Yates Garden Planner is a week-by-week, month- by-month guide to seasonal gardening activities. It s the perfect reminder to help you keep your garden in good shape. Yates Garden Sprayer Yes, a sprayer sounds like a practical tool but any gardener will tell you that you can never have enough sprayers. Two should be the minimum: One clearly marked for weedkillers and the other for insecticides/fungicides. Yates Garden Sprayer has a number of popular features. It holds five litres, has a quality brass lance and comes com- plete with full operating instructions, a problem solving brochure and, best of all, a spare parts kit. Zero Weeding Brush Weed without bending. Every garden has weeds (especially in summer) and the Zero Weeding Brush allows you to paint weeds out of the garden. This nifty product has a metre-long, refillable handle that holds Zero Glyphosate pre-mixed to the desired strength. A special valve controls the flow of the Zero solution onto the natural bristle brush. A new plant No garden lover can resist a new plant so a potted plant will be well received. Choose some- thing in full bloom -- hydrangeas are ideal at this time of year. They can be enjoyed indoors for a few weeks and then planted out into the gar- den (morning sun/after- noon shade). Include a care pack that contains some Acticote fertiliser and a Yates Rose Gun, a ready- to-use trigger that will control most of the pests and diseases that could trouble the plant. Seeds for beginners Yates Seed Tapes are the easy way for new gardeners to gain confi- dence when sowing from seed. Each packet holds six metres of paper tape impregnated with evenly-spaced seeds. Lay out the tape (as long as you want) in the soil, cover, add water and hey presto, seedlings will emerge along the row. There is a selection of different vegie varieties in the Yates Seed Tapes set. Tips for safe gift buying Picking the right gift for the kids, family and friends can be quite challenging. This holiday and summer season, show that you love them by treating them with gifts which they can enjoy and at the same time, can help protect from injur- ies at home, at play and on the road. What to buy: A booster seat. Jazz it up and let your imagination run wild (tell them it s a jet pilot or race car seat!). Remember, kids are safer in a booster seat until they re big enough to fit an adult seat belt properly. The easiest way to tell: If they re under 148cm tall, they still need a booster seat. A cycle helmet. If Lance Arm- strong needs one, your kid will too. Let them pick their own hel- met and remember to be a role model (buy and use one yourself). Tools with safety locks. Nothing pleases dad more than a brand new power tool. Buy one with a safety lock, and protect curious little hands by storing them out of children s sight and reach. A portable pool fence. Owners of small or portable pools still need to comply with pool safety regulations. A portable/ flexible pool fence is a perfect gift to help enjoy the summer season safely. Smoke alarms. If you ve visited a relative or a friend s house and notice that they don t have a smoke alarm, buy one as a present (don t forget the batteries). What better gift than one that could save their lives in a fire. What NOT to buy: Toys that are choking hazards. If a toy can fit inside the hole of a toilet roll, it is a potential choking hazard for babies and toddlers. Baby bath seats and rings. Bath seats and rings give a false sense of security, and using one can be dangerous. Babies can slip or get trapped underwater. Baby walkers. Babies could fall against fires, down stairs and off decks if they use one. They could be burned by hot water from pots or microwaves they shouldn t have been able to reach, or poison themselves with medications and cleaning products parents thought were stored high enough. For more information visit www.safekids.org.nz.
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