Healthy waterways and sustainable moss swamps in NZ
The New Zealand Ministry for the Environment (MfE) is consulting on Actions to protect the country’s waterways and wetlands. We pride ourselves on the sustainable management of wetlands on the WestCoast as they are the foundation to our Sphagnum moss business. Unfortunately the country-wide proposals to protect wetlands and freshwater (which we support) have overlooked … Continued
DWC Leading Light Business Excellence Awards 2018
On Friday 26th October the owners and management from Coastpak Besgrow attended the Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards at Shantytown. We had been chosen as a finalist for the Crombie Lockwood Medium Enterprise Award and were honoured to win this category. The following video shows Group General Manager, Garry Clark’s acceptance … Continued
How to Grow a Wall-Mounted Staghorn Fern
In nature, Staghorn Ferns affix themselves to trees, using the trunks as natural wall-mounts to show off their broad, pointed fronds to best effect. The beauty of this fern is that it doesn’t leach nutrients from the trees, so it flourishes just as easily on a wooden wall mount as it does on a tree.
Raising Reptiles and Amphibians
Keeping reptiles and amphibians like lizards, turtles, or snakes as pets is a uniquely rewarding experience, but not as simple as more traditional pets like cats and dogs. Fortunately, Besgrow has carefully crafted and well-tested products to keep your reptile and amphibian friends happy, comfortable, and thriving! Here are some Do’s and Don’t’s for raising healthy reptile or amphibian pets.
How to Raise Carnivorous Plants
Carnivorous plants can be so tricky! Most species evolved in very specific environments that are difficult to replicate indoors, or even outside in more pleasant locations than the boggy areas that carnivorous plants tend to prefer. They are also very rewarding, and with care and attention can be a beautiful and unique addition to your home garden.
What’s the Difference Between Spagmoss and Peat Moss? The Environment
Sphagnum moss and sphagnum peat moss (frequently known simply as “peat moss”) are often confused for the same growing material. In truth, they’re two different parts of the same plant, but the impact of their use is wildly different.
How to Trick Orchids into Reblooming
With their soft, smooth petals, elegant stems, and rich hues, moth orchids are a favorite among gardeners. They’re easy to grow even if you lack a green thumb, and the blooms last for months. But how can you make your orchid rebloom once it enters dormancy?
Staghorn Ferns 101
You want to bring a little of the outdoors indoors. What should you pick, though? Perhaps the spot you wanted to liven up isn't near a window. Would there be enough light? What you need is a Staghorn Fern.
How to Care for Indoor Topiaries
Every gardener knows the feeling of waiting anxiously for spring to arrive so you can get that green thumb planting again. Luckily, there are a few indoor gardening tricks that can help those long winter months pass like a breeze. Welcome spring inside with your own unique topiary creations, and fulfill that urge to keep your garden thriving all year round.