Roses, seeds, books available for fire-affected gardeners on Kangaroo Island

Some wonderful companies and individuals are helping fire-affected gardeners on Kangaroo Island get their gardens going again.

Anne Morrison from the Kangaroo Island Garden Club has been coordinating the donations as they arrive from the mainland.

Gardening Australia's Sophie Thomson arranged a donation of 300 bare rooted roses from Wagner's Rose Nursery way back in June, and they arrived last week.

A bundle of heritage roses have also arrived from the Heritage Rose Society.

"Happy gardeners have been collecting their selection and getting them into the ground just in time for spring," Anne said.

"About half have been potted up by local volunteers to be looked after over summer, until gardeners are ready to plant - many are still busy with fencing and rebuilding."

Anne has also received a bundle of seed packets from Diggers Club, including spring veggies and flowers.

"Then a couple of days ago, some boxes of gardening books and magazines arrived from Strathalbyn Garden Club, donated by club members," she said.

"It's hoped that these may help gardeners replace some of their books lost in the fires."

If you're a fire affected gardener and need plants, roses, books, seeds, or potting mix, contact Anne Morrison on 0428 955 598.

Donated teddies from WA.

Donated teddies from WA.

Meanwhile teddies have been donated by a couple of elderly ladies from Western Australia and are available for Kangaroo Island babies and children. If you would like a teddy, contact Shauna on 0428 595 111.

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