Many of our customers have reached out in advance of Christmas this year looking for some gift ideas outside of the usual 'plastic, packaged platitudes..' so we've put the thinking cap on and over the next few weeks we will share some thoughts on what you could do differently this year.
To start with, we'd like to share some of the benefits of fruit trees - both as a Christmas gift and as a massive environmental stabiliser for the local climate.
Not only will a fruit tree provide years of gardening enjoyment and a bounty of fresh fruit for you to enjoy at home, but as part of a 'food forest', planting fruit trees can be an active measure in reducing temperatures and combating climate change at the local level.
TGSN owner and biological agronomist Dave Jarrett highlights - "if we take a permaculture approach - that is building up a planting environment that matches the local environment - well mulched, tropical and containing a range of fruit and vegetable variants we can actually create a food forest that can drop the backyard yard temperature by up to 4 degrees. Likewise we can hold up to a 4 degree temperature increase in winter, stabilise local climate and provide an ongoing food source.'
If you're looking for something different for Christmas this year - what about a fruit tree? Start your own food forest and really make a difference.
See us in-store for fruit trees starting at $16, or a huge variety of gardening gift kits, wind spinners and garden art.
We have a large range of passionfruits, citrus trees, feijoas, avocados and potted blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Our dwarf mulberry trees would also make a brilliant Christmas gift.