Beware: sprayed plants

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    emily2265
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    A warning to those in Christchurch. Do not buy swan plants from T&M nurseries. All my caterpillars have died after being on them 🙁 I am guessing they have been sprayed.They are for sale on trade me, bunnings and a garden centre on ferry road. Don’t buy them It is a horrible sight seeing all my catipillars dead 🙁

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    Jacqui
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    Caryl – what is the “nursery you had not heard of”.

    T&M Nurseries are in Kumeu, I’m pretty sure.

    So sad about your problems, Emily.

    Sometimes it’s the garden centre that is at fault – sometimes it’s just one staff member who sprays and doesn’t tell the rest of the staff. Sometimes it’s been a sub-contractor brought in to spray other plants in the garden centre.

    It’s very frustrating for all concerned! I have spoken with retailers, growers and even had an article in the NGINZ magazine.

    Jacqui

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    Caryl
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    I’m so sorry to hear this. Have you contacted the retailer? What brand is on the label? That would be helpful for us to know. I bought 49 at Bunnings recently and they seem ok. They were from a nursery I had not heard of in Kumeu, Auckland.

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