See you soon, Southland

I keep forgetting to mention (what with wedding planning, baby planning and garden planning…) that I’m heading to the deep south on Saturday March 5 for the Southland Herb Society’s 30th birthday bash. They’ve got a fun afternoon of herby adventures planned, including stalls, raffles and speakers, at the Invercargill Workingmen’s Club in Esk Street from 1-4.30pm.

I’ll be speaking about my move from city to country and all the fun I’m having in my new garden (should I confess at this point that the only herb I’ve planted here so far is a huge patch of marvellous mint?) and Robert Guyton, NZ Gardener’s Deep South and Glasshouse columnist (and knower of all things self-sufficient) will also take to the stage.

I’m looking forward to poking about Robert’s Riverton garden again while I’m down in Southland, and heading to Marshwood Gardens on a perennial hunting mission. I want more salvias, and there’s only one place to go when you want fascinating salvias… and that’s Marshwood.

If you’re in the south of the south, it would be great to meet you! Tickets cost $25, including afternoon tea (and those Southern ladies sure know how to put on a spread, if the slap-up lunch I enjoyed at the Southland Heritage Rose Society shindig last year was anything to go by!). There are no door sales so make sure you give Lyn a call on 03 215 7716 or email Anne: for tickets.

15 thoughts on “See you soon, Southland

  1. Hi Lynda,

    Have an awesome day on saturday when you marry your hunk – enjoy every moment as it goes so fast. Fingers crossed that the weather is good but rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck.

  2. Best wishes to you both.

    I hope the whole day is as magical as your garden is – I’m exhausted thinking about what you’ve achieved in such a short space of time. I’m in awe.

    Given how incredibly organised you seem to be, my wishes for a stress free day won’t be needed. Now all that remains is to eat, drink and be married!

  3. Best wishes Lynda and Jason for tomorrow.

    I hope the garden and bride bloom wonderfully, and that the groom can still dance and carry you over the threshold.

    Now that you have decorated the garden there is just the nursery to go!

    Perhaps there will be a new show “house and garden decorating for all occasions”.

  4. Just wanting to also add my best wishes too you as you marry our hunk. Love the colour scheme that you are having, very calming. Enjoy the day ….. before starting another big project!!

    • oops YOUR hunk …. Mind you we have heard all the things that you have achieved together that he has become a part of our lives as you have!

  5. I’m sure you’re going to have a wonderful day, Lynda! I hope you’ll have time to put some photos up on you and the hunk and the garden — all in good time when you get back from your honeymoon of course. No pressure, mind! Anyway, have a great day xx

  6. Hi Lynda
    You really have been an amazing inspiration to me personally – I love your energy, creativity and down-to earthness combined with style! Have a wonderful wonderful wedding day.

  7. Wishing you both a wonderful “Wedding Day”, and may your life together that starts today, be full of bright flowers, birds singing and lots of sunny days as it is today on your Wedding Day.

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