January 2009

HouseAnother very busy year has passed for Edible Garden Ltd not only with the business, all "Edibles" seem to be on the rise and long may this trend continue as its good for the planet and the people.

On the home front 2008 was very busy as a couple of days after I got the catalogues sent out our 3rd baby "Charlie" was born. A very exciting and busy time for us all. He is a delight and such a beautiful addition to our family. As I write this he is now 9 months old and trying very hard to crawl. Holly and Tom adore him and cant wait to get home from school to cuddle him.

I am currently working on the 2009 catalogue which as always will be sent out in April. If you would like to receie a copy and are not a current customer please email me and I will post you a copy as soon as it is ready. For those of you that have received trees from us in the last 3 years you will automatically receive a copy.

Due to the wonderful trend of people growing more of there own produce their is a huge demand for fruit trees this season and I will do my very best to fulfil orders, those who have pre ordered from 2008 will have priority. With such demand for specific varieties such as apple 'Monty's Surprise' if due to unforseen circumstances we cannot supply all I will ration the trees so at least everyone gets a "Taste" so to speak. I feel this is only fair, but I will do my very best to supply.

If you wish to pre order please use the 2008 catalogue as a guide and in April order confirmations will be posted out with catalogues. At this stage we request a 25% deposit unless you are collecting. Please note I will not be able to hold 2008 prices and price increases will be listed in the 2009 catalogue, this includes pre ordered stock. please email me if you would like a list of what stock we have available in containers for immediate dispatch. Mostly small fruit, raspberry, passionfruit, pepinos, orangeberry, elderberry, boysenberry, feijoas etc

Enjoy the start of the wonderful harvest season, I have great pear crops coming on and have just harvested Damson and Black Doris Plums with the Prune Stanley nearly ready and some lovely Captain kidd and Bramley apples coming on.

I will continue with work on the catalogue and we have lots of wonderful additions this coming year, columnar or Ballerina apples, sour cherries, Worcester Berries (available now) and some wonderful Heritage varities of pip and stone fruit.

Enjoy the Summer - Kind Regards Sarah Frater - Edible Garden.

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April 2008

Where do I start this year! So much seems to have happened or about to happen.

Edible Garden has gone from strenght to strength, the following for Heirloom trees, organics and just a general awarness of the environment and how we feed our families has been a real topic of the media and long may it continue. This increased awarness of the world that we wlive in and how our footsteps leave a deep impact for future generations. In line with this we have made a number of changes, some small some not so small improvements here at Edible Garden. The biggest would be that that a certified organic grower now grows all the apples grown for the Koanga Heirloom Collection organically. We have also introduced some smaller changes in that all the media that I pot trees into is organic, plastic bags and pallet wrap that we now use are biodegradable. Maybe not huge changes some of you may think but here at Edible Garden feel that they are significant improvements and hope our footprint on this earth is a little lighter.

We were luck enough to feature in the N Z Gardener last April, which was a real boost, but it also, hinted to many of you that we were starting to think about shifting. We thought we had found our ideal piece of paradise to move to but these things are never as easy as the plan suggests. We have just heard that our plans to move this season are now over and we will to rethink the plan at the end of my busy winter season. So Edible Garden will stay put for now.

On the home front things will heat up in the next few weeks, as baby number 3 is about to appear. Holly (6) and Tom (4) are very excited by the impending arrival, although trouble is brewing, as both are very definite about which sex they would prefer!!! This will make for a busy time in the next few months and I would appreciate your patience if I cannot return your calls quickly or if you get the dratted answer machine, leave me a message and I will retuen your call. Orders and enquiries via email would be much appreciated as then I can work these around family life. The Nursery will be closed to visits April/May as we may not only be a little busy but I am very aware of how quickly my final baby will grow and I do so want to have time to enjoy this early stage with my family. If you have trees to collect during this time give me a call and we will be able to arrange collection.

You will find on this site: direct access to the catalogue, updates and specials, a hints and tips section, our order form as well as our product list in the form of an online catalogue. About Edible Garden offers visitors to this site a brief history of myself the nursery and we have also included some photos, as well as many of those fantastic sketches from around the garden, that you may have already seen in the printed catalogue.

Welcome once again, I hope you enjoy your visit. Remember to check out our Updates & Specials Page each time you visit Edible Garden Ltd online

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As Always

Our main dispatch season is July/August but containerised plants may be dispatched in spring and autumn. Visits to the nursery are welcome but please phone in advance so I can dedicate time to your visit.

Again our main aim for the 2008 season is to supply you with quality trees and provide you with friendly, informative and efficient service that we endeavor to make our trademark.

We look forward to supplying your future Edible Garden, happy growing in 2008 - Sarah Frater '“ Manager Edible Garden Ltd.

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Edible Garden CATALOGUE
AROUND THE GARDEN
QUICK CONTACT
Sarah Frater
EDIBLE GARDEN Ltd
889 Ashhurst-Bunnythorpe
Road
RD 10, Palmerston North
4470
New Zealand

Ph:06 326 7313
Fax: 06 326 7314

email:
sarah@ediblegarden.co.nz