Business is booming for Auckland garden centres as customers released from lockdown rush to make up for lost time at the start of spring, Stuff reports. “The biggest demand is for vegetable seedlings and compost, and day two of click and collect was as busy as day one and not expected to ease yet,” spokeswoman Natalie Allen said. Garden centres were not like big box retailers that could have purchases ready for collection in an hour, and many stores are asking customers to be patient as they work hard to fulfill orders as quickly as possibly after a long, lockdown-induced hiatus.