In my last column, I covered a few basics on why and how you should prune your roses and also covered how to prune those tricky climbers which can cause a few problems.
July and August are the two main months in New Zealand for pruning roses so my column this time will go over a few general basics plus tell you how to tackle climbing roses.
Use logs to make a rustic garden bed that both looks good and offers many advantages for your garden.
As I write this, it is Queens Birthday weekend, the last long weekend for some time but also an important part of any rose lover's calendar.
Whether you are an avid vegetable gardener, a beginning herb gardener or just like to have a pretty yard, these tips may help you save a little money!
Right now, depending on how drought-stricken your area is, the elements are still kind enough to help them establish. The longer you leave planting now, the more likely it is your young seedlings will struggle.
The two most common enquiries I get are: Is there a rose called a certain name? and Where do I buy this rose I am after? This article should help you out!
Gill Vergine and her partner Gary left Britain for New Zealand in 1997. They decided Nelson was where they wanted to settle partly because they "enjoyed coming to a climate where you can grow such a wide range of wonderful plants".
Following on from my last column which featured North Island gardens, it is now time to look at some of the gardens around the South Island.
During summer, head on down and check out some of these gardens today and see how the roses are doing. If you are in the market for some roses for your own garden, make a note of which ones are doing well for later on.