Tasman Leader : July 4th 2013
21 THE TASMAN LEADER, JULY 4, 2013 NEWS Al Fresco Garden and Property Maintenance handles all manner of tasks to make your property bloom, including erecting a beautiful, new long-lasting Durafence. Whatever your fencing needs -- privacy, pool surround, picket, trellis, post-n-rail -- authorised Durafence installer Al Fresco has something to suit. The fences come with a 15 year warranty and are available in various colour options. Even better a Durafence never needs painting. It is an excellent low maintenance alternative to wood. Visit the websitewww.durafence. co.nz for examples or call Andrew or Wendy to discuss the options available. From fences to tree trimming and complete removal, stump grinding to general garden tidy ups and re-design, Al Fresco has the tools and the staff to smarten up your property. Al Fresco can tailor-make a package to suit any budget, and is happy to call and see you to go over your requirements. It now also offers an inexpensive weeding service. Locally owned and operated, the company has experienced staff and full insurance cover, along with numerous references from satisfied customers. Phone Al Fresco on 03 544 0444 to discuss your garden, property and fencing needs. 5469025AA Colin Hunter Your local section surgeon with over 25 years' experience • Sowing new lawns • Renovating existing lawns • Laying instant lawn • Loader work • Levelling • Truck & tractor hire • Rotary slashing • Residential & Commerical lawn laying Ph: 03 541 0513 Mob: 027 541 0513 FREE QUOTES • Landscaping • Pre-Sale Garden Tidy Up • Lawn Care & Mowing • Gardening • Weed Control • Hedge Trimming • Green Waste Removal • Section Clearing • Handyman Services • Chipping/Shredding of greenwaste • Stump Grinding Specialist mowing for rough, overgrown or steep areas Contact us today! Andrew and Wendy Neame 021 255 6163 | (03) 544 0444 A/H | Al.email@example.com | www.al-fresco.co.nz 5470651AA ADVERTISING FEATURE JULY gardening diary Start preparing the soil for spring vegetable planting Sow vegetable seeds Plant garlic and shallots, asparagus crowns and strawberry plants Sprout early potatoes in a sunny location prior to planting Spray winter vegetables with copper to prevent fungal diseases Cut back untidy growth of perennials, divide and then replant Plant new fruit trees Prune deciduous fruit trees, spray them with copper and protector oil to protect from winter pests and diseases Prune existing roses and plant new ones Spray roses with copper and oil to guard against scale, mites, aphids and fungal diseases Prune hydrangeas and fuchsias Prepare the ground prior to planting summer flowering bulbs and tubers by adding general garden fertiliser Toward the end of the month plant gladioli, tuberous begonias, dahlias and calla lilies for summer flowering (plant at intervals to extend the summer flowering season) Apply mulch around trees and shrubs to retain moisture for the spring and summer Does your existing lawn need some attention? Are you landscaping your section or developing a subdivision? Then you need to call Nelson's section surgeon Colin Hunter who has over 25 years' experience perfecting lawns. This spans preparing, levelling and sowing lawns and for those affected by the recent heavy rains and flooding, removal of silt and debris from lawns and yards. Colin uses his small tractor which can get into most places where big tractors can't to contour land, shape garden beds, spread bark mulch,soil, gravel and more. Whether you own a town section, a lifestyle block, a commercial site or subdivision, you will benefit from Colin's outstanding knowledge and experience of the Nelson Tasman region. With winter upon us, now is the ideal time to let Colin lay your ready lawn or assist you with developing your property to achieve the indoor-outdoor flow you are looking for. Colin's spring bookings are steadily filling so be in early to book for Spring sowing and ready lawn. Existing lawns can be rejuvenated or re- sown, new lawns can be sown, or for an instant lawn, Colin can lay you a Ready Lawn. Like any outside project, it pays to do it right the first time. It also pays to use the services of a local specialist who will complete the job in the most reliable and efficient way. Phone Colin Hunter today on 03 541 0513 or 027 541 0513 to arrange a free quote. Colin Hunter Lawns -- your local section surgeon Let Al Fresco add value with a beautiful new Durafence Miles to go till next cup for cafe duo Miles away: Stephanie and Miles Drewery have sold their Richmond cafe Miles of Food after almost five years at the Queen St site but will continue operating their cafe in the Richmond Linrary. Photo: SIMON BLOOMBERG Apopular Richmond cafe is changing hands as Miles of Food owners Miles and Stephanie Drewery head to the UK for a two month break. Miles and Stephanie started the Queen St cafe almost five years ago after moving from Christ- church and during that time have built up a long list of loyal customers. Miles has also become a bit of a celebrity chef around the Tasman district holding a number of cook- ing demonstrations at events like the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival and Sarau Festival. However, Miles said running the cafe had been a six and half- day a week job'' and after five years they needed a break. They will travel to the UK to see Stephanie's family for two months and then return to their Upper Moutere home and con- tinue operating the cafe in the Richmond Library and expand their home catering business. When we moved into the old Copy Art building lots of people said it wouldn't work because it was hidden away but that's what we wanted,'' Stephanie said. Some of the best cafes in Christchurch and even the UK are hidden gems and that's what we wanted to create here in Rich- mond. But we had to work hard to make the cafe a success here because it is off the beaten track and now we need a break.'' Miles said they would miss their customers who had become like a family. The people were definitely the best part of the job, he said. I have people who come in here in the morning for their coffee and tell us about their night and then come back again at night and tell us about their day. I'm going to miss that because we have met so many interesting people.'' Miles said the cafe had been purchased by Lisa Buchanan who previously owned and managed the popular Sinful Coffee cafe in Mackay, Queensland. Lisa, who was born and raised in Greymouth, said she planned to reopen her latest Sinful Coffee cafe on Queen St in late July.
July 11th 2013