Planting flax

Posted by Laurel at 3:29 pm

Laurel had a thrill last week when her son Arthur and John helped plant about a dozen enormous flax plants in the fenced off strip of land adjoining our neighbour, Ash.

The flax needed a home, as it was falling off a bank and into the road in it’s previous home. It has a long pedigree – coming from the Whanganui riverbank just below the Upokongaro store. It’s a very tall and vigorous Phormium tenax, so we kept it well away from Ash’s fenceline.