Bright sparks

Bright sparks

Contrasting textures of green on green is key to creating a fantastic all season garden. And adding a splash of variegated foliage is like turning the lights on, especially on dull winter days.
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Winter's touch

Winter's touch

A southerly weather system, fresh snow on the hills, an incoming high, and a cessation in wind flow, are all the perfect ingredients for frost
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Multi-talented camellias

Multi-talented camellias

They're like the roses of winter. There is no doubting the beauty of camellia flowers; their shapes, colours and perfumes. But in a world not short of spectacular blooms, camellias offer so much more
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Legionnaires' Disease

Gardening is an enjoyable and healthy pastime. However each year a few gardeners contract legionnaires' disease. There are simple steps you can take to lessen the risk ...
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Beat the chill

Beat the chill

Whether you live in the subtropical north, the snowy south or somewhere in between, planting a garden with winter in mind can turn the chilly season into a time of great delight.
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Care for roses in winter

Care for roses in winter

Six months from now, roses will be charming us with their beauty and fragrance. They'll be all the more intoxicating if we pamper them a little over the next few months
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Grow citrus in pots

Grow citrus in pots

Beautiful evergreen foliage, heavenly fragrance, and spectacular fruit. Citrus trees look wonderful in containers and they have been grown this way for centuries
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Greenlife Matters

We know plants and green spaces are good for us. But did you know plants can provide health & wellbeing, economic, social and sustainable environmental solutions?
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Winter inspiration


Kids Go Gardening - air plant hanger

Kids Go Gardening - air plant hanger

Sometimes it's just too wet and wintry to go outdoors, but there are lots of amazing plants we can grow indoors. How about making one of these cool AIR PLANT hangers for your room?
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Tuff as they come

Tuff as they come

Lomandra 'Lime Tuff' is the latest in a new generation of easy care landscape plants bred in Australia. This is one import from our cousins across the ditch we should be happy to keep!
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Grow espaliered fruit trees

Grow espaliered fruit trees

Growing fruit trees flat against a wall or along a wire is a great way to grow a lot of fruit in a small space
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Beyond the shortest day

Beyond the shortest day

Winter - chilly mornings, long shadows, wet lawns, and little time to work in the garden except the weekends - if the weather is kind. But there is so much that needs doing. Every weekend I have a list as long as my arm.
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Inspiration for Kids

A quarterly mini magazine for children containing colour projects and puzzles to encourage the next generation of gardeners. FREE bonus Yates Seed with each issue

The value of trees for shelter and shade

The value of trees for shelter and shade

Protection from the extremes of weather is a primary need for humans and for animals and plants. Constant exposure to strong wind and sun is detrimental to the health and well-being of people, stock and crops.
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How tree planting prevents erosion

How tree planting prevents erosion

Plants and trees need land to grow on and the constantly changing climate is providing a number of challenges including erosion.
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Cool cities are green cities

Cool cities are green cities

Around the globe cities are getting more crowded, noisier and hotter. Climate change is adding to that heat, placing pressure on human health, urban amenity spaces, productivity and infrastructure.
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Fit for purpose

Fit for purpose

There's plenty to think about when designing a play space for young children. Sarah Thornton talks to the professionals behind a much loved kindy garden in Hawkes Bay.
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