About Us and testimonies

Dave & Ang Harris took over NoMow in January 2013 after the sudden death of the previous owner who had just established the business.  The opportunity coming after Dave had finished a 30 year career in banking and allows him to have a business  based around his love of gardening.   Ang works as the administration manager at a local primary school giving her time when she can to help out.

We have lived in Richmond, Nelson for 27 years and are active in outdoor activities, running, walking and biking in the beautiful surrounds plus being involved with our local church.  We have 3 daughters who have all left home, as they do.

Client testimonies

I thought you might be interested to see how the Leptinella I bought from you last year is doing. The first photo is just after I planted it in April and the other two were taken last week. It is in a mostly shady spot and has been growing very vigorously – I think it looks great. I followed your planting instructions, including adding fertilizer.

Thanks for great plants and service

Louise 10/01/2020

Regarding my Lobelia angulata (Panakenake) delivery in late October (to Auckland): 

I’m really happy with the plant choice and also how well they have done! Thank you for the excellent instructions. 

Ngā mihi nui 

Eleanor  23/01/2020

Kia ora Dave   Thank you so much for your helpful advice.  I think our frosts have gone (she said hopefully!) so will start planting next week I think.  Great service and a pleasure to deal with you.  Cheers,


I had inherited an apology of a lawn which during winter suffered from heavy shade and needed a complete makeover. NoMow was a viable alternative which did require considerable dedication to see it through to fruition – and there were no short cuts. The Leptinella recommended and chosen is better than I expected, the colour and texture ideally complementing the native rock garden theme I had earlier chosen.


The plants arrived this morning, looking great and I’ll plant them out later.
Thank you for such great service.
Best wishes
Deidre – 20/08/2020