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Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. Certain plants have a useful ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. This is often achieved through symbiotic relationship with fungi in the root zone. Being able access unlimited nitrogen allows these plants to grow quickly while also making some available to surrounding plants. The practical reality is that including nitrogen fixing plants of various shapes and sizes amongst other productive plantings improves overall health, vigour and fertility,

Winter plant propagation by division

June 30, 2020
Clone or duplicate plants by dividing. May also be useful to reinvigorate or restart aging plants.
The exact process will differ for each species but generally involves digging up part or all of the plant, carefully separating or cutting rooted sections before removing most of the leaf surface area and replanting in new locations. Post care includes watering and weeding as required.
  June   July   August  

Autumn plant propagation

Date  April 15, 2017
Details  
From cuttings
  • Kiwifruit (Actinidia)
  • Strawberry tree (Arbutus)
  • Citrus
  • Kakabeak (Clianthus)
  • Loquat (Eriobotrya)
  • Feijoa
  • Fig (Ficus)
  • Fuchsia
  • Gazania
  • Hebe
  • Lemon balm (Melissa)
  • Mint (Mentha)
  • Oregano / Marjoram (Origanum)
  • Geranium (Pelargonium)
  • Rosemary
  • Sage (Salvia)
  • Myrtus ugni
  • Wisteria
  • Blueberry - Blue Dawn
Division
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb division until early spring
Available    March   April   May  
Tags    activity  plants  propagation  autumn