Morn 1

Spring! My absolute favourite time of the year in New Zealand. You can't help but feel happy when you are surrounded by beautiful spring flowers and baby animals. This is the time of year when it can feel like summer one day and winter the next - or both in one day! - but the promise of long hot summer days is tantalising. Here, at The Factory, the garden is waking up: our bulbs are beginning to flower, there are blossoms on the fruit trees and the grass is lush and green.

Our weather is unpredictable at this time of the year. We can have beautiful days where you dream about the lazy days of summer ahead and begin to plan your summer garden and then we can have cold rainy southerlies where it feels like winter again and you regret planting those early tomatoes. Even this, though, has its compensations. To wake up after a cold few days to that stunning new snow on the mountains reflected in the aqua waters of the ocean takes your breath away.


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