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Gardening

Moving Time in the Garden!

It can be all too easy to accept your garden the way it is, even when it doesn’t please you, yet moving a shrub to a more desirable location is so much easier than you might think.

Make Mine a Mulcher!

We all know it pays to take stock of possessions while we still have the energy, and inclination, to divest ourselves of those we no longer need, but every now and then, it also makes good sense to purchase something new...

Growing New Plants with Flair

Variety is the spice of life – it’s an old saying that applies as much to edible gardening as it does to anything else. Plant breeders are well aware of it, which is why they are always developing new and unusual fruits and vegetables for gardeners to grow at home.

Instant Outdoor Entertaining this Summer!

Summer is the time for outdoor entertaining – which is why you’ll want your section to shine! No matter what you have at your disposal, present it at its best, and build it into all your entertaining treats using these 5 great tips.

8 Ways to Save Water

When water restrictions hit, it can be heart-breaking to watch our gardens thirst, and the ground crack – yet it doesn’t have to be that way, even in the driest regions. Test drive these 8 ways to save water in the garden, and protect your precious plants from drought!

Save Seed – it’s so easy!

If you’ve never been a seed saver, lockdowns and supply-chain shortages may have changed your mind. It’s been tough finding garden seedlings during these difficult times, and even tougher when your favourite varieties of seed have been unavailable.

Sun Smart Gardening

It’s not news that New Zealand has the highest rate of melanoma (skin cancer) in the world, thanks to lying right under a massive hole in the protective ozone layer of the atmosphere. This unfortunate positioning means that, especially between the hours of 10am and 4pm, from September to April, we really do take our life in our hands when we’re working or relaxing in the big outdoors – and that includes in the garden.

How to Take a Break From the Garden

Talk to a friend in the northern hemisphere, and they can never understand why leaving the garden for a Christmas break is so difficult. That’s because their garden is well and truly on holiday itself by the time the festive season comes around, and probably buried under a layer of snow! For Kiwi gardeners, however, getting away for even a few days over summer takes some serious planning. To make it a little easier, here are a few tried and true tips to help.