GDC to attend to roses

LETTER

Further to previous correspondence regarding the Rose Garden. The roses along the path from the Marina carpark to the Peel St Bridge are diseased and dying from lack of water and the garden is full of weeds. Who is responsible for the upkeep of the garden now that Mrs Lyle appears to have gone? The roses in the main part of the garden are also very stressed.

Gardener

Response from Gisborne District Council Management:

Irrigation problems have contributed to issues with the rose garden. Staff have been hand-watering the rose garden, because of a problem with irrigation. This has probably led to some of the issues with the look of the garden.

However, beds will be weeded and mulched over the course of this week. The plan over the next week focuses on irrigation and water retention through:

Installing mulch, a layer of mushroom compost and chip mulch.

Reconnecting the irrigation line which seems to have been disconnected during the rebuild. In the meantime we will be hand-watering every day.

Following the water retention measures we plan to deadhead all roses, then spray for fungus.

Finally, we will be addressing fine details such as edging and shaping border plants, most likely in the next fortnight.

Further to previous correspondence regarding the Rose Garden. The roses along the path from the Marina carpark to the Peel St Bridge are diseased and dying from lack of water and the garden is full of weeds. Who is responsible for the upkeep of the garden now that Mrs Lyle appears to have gone? The roses in the main part of the garden are also very stressed.

Gardener

Response from Gisborne District Council Management:

Irrigation problems have contributed to issues with the rose garden. Staff have been hand-watering the rose garden, because of a problem with irrigation. This has probably led to some of the issues with the look of the garden.

However, beds will be weeded and mulched over the course of this week. The plan over the next week focuses on irrigation and water retention through:

Installing mulch, a layer of mushroom compost and chip mulch.

Reconnecting the irrigation line which seems to have been disconnected during the rebuild. In the meantime we will be hand-watering every day.

Following the water retention measures we plan to deadhead all roses, then spray for fungus.

Finally, we will be addressing fine details such as edging and shaping border plants, most likely in the next fortnight.

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Winston moreton - 11 months ago
Seems the water connection was disconnected during the rebuild along with hundreds of thousands worth of wiring and electronic links. Who would have thought? Councillors blame the CEO but whose name is going to go on the foundation stone?

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