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Maybe it would be in its place and time to get some help to make your garden dreams come true? Tim’s Garden, located at 26 Gloucester Street, is a calm and relaxed ambience for gardening inspiration. Their aim is to create a place for gardeners, whether you are a beginner or advanced. In this inspiring shop, you’ll find indoor and outdoor plants, pots, trees, organic seedlings, tools, compost, fertilizers, books, furniture and Garden art. All made by local producers.
Tim’s Garden, with the experienced team led by Tim Morozgalski, share their knowledge and expertise. They design attractive and sustainable gardens for the future and help plan and design all or part of your garden.
They guide you to find the common thread in your garden regarding structure, design and harmony – with the plot’s conditions and the house’s existing architecture as a starting point. Whatever the size of your plot, Tim’s Garden can offer an innovative design package that suits your needs and budget. The team can provide advice and ideas on how to achieve your ideal garden. Once they have produced the design, they can help you to implement some or all of the transformation to give you a garden full of life to enjoy all year-round. Tim and his team take a holistic approach, using permaculture and organic methods.
“We all need to use the earth’s natural resources in a sustainable way. The amount of energy required to produce materials, grow plants, all transport and how much and what type of maintenance the garden requires is of great importance for sustainability. It is not just about choosing natural materials but also taking responsibility for the entire chain”. Says Tim.
Gardening adds years to your life and life to your year. Whoever came up with this quote, it’s really true. Gardening works wonders for your physical health, and it also helps to improve your mental well-being. Being outside in the fresh air and sunshine is an effective way to boost your mood and de-stress. If something is weighing heavily on your mind, gardening can allow you to focus on an activity that will bring you joy.
“We can help plan and design all or part of your garden. Designing a garden is about creating floors, walls and ceilings from soft and hard materials. We use trees, shrubs and perennials, stone, walls and wood. Together they can be fantastic environments. In addition, you want it to be beautiful and have value in all seasons”.
Gardening is a favourite hobby for many New Zealanders and has rated highly in recreation surveys. For us, living in Nelson, we are lucky as it’s one of the better regions in the world for gardening because of the great climate. We have long sunshine hours and a reasonably even spread of the 1200mm of annual rainfall, and we are well on the way to successful gardening. But how many of us do not rush as soon as the spring sun comes to the shops and buy lots of seeds, fruit trees, berry bushes and cuttings. Without a plan, there is a risk that you will get caught up in ill-considered solutions that can become expensive. Plants take time, so it is wise to get it right from the start.
Tim’s Garden also offers a range of workshops, subscribe to their newsletter and follow Tim’s Garden on Facebook, so you don’t miss any of these interesting workshops.
During the winter, there will be several tips and inspiration. Autumn and winter are also the best times to plan for the next season. Did you know that you can get a free course in composting? Sponsored by Nelson City Council, Tim’s Garden teaches you how to build soil in your garden and how to get the most from your compost bin.
An earthworm produces about as much manure per day as its own weight. So, if you have 50 earthworms that work for less than 100 days, they have produced 5 kg of manure – completely free! So, make sure your worms thrive in your flower beds and your compost. You do this by having as much humus-rich soil as possible. Therefore, compost as much as possible of the garden’s organic material and then let it go back to the garden in the form of soil and new soil. Adding composted organic material to the soil regularly is by far the best way to improve the soil.
How to build a garden that gives interest all year round? Get inspired and get started! Come and see Tim and his team to hear more about what they can offer and which workshops are planned.
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