Is a warm winter a blessing or a curse?

Is a warm winter a blessing or a curse?

"May is like a gate way month that eases us into the cold weather." Sarah O'Neil ponders the warm Autumn weather and what it means for the garden.
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Grow peas

Grow peas

Peas are favourite winter grown crops and especially fun for kids who are usually delighted to discover that peas actually come from little green packages call pods, not just frozen in plastic bags.
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Grow new plants from cuttings

Grow new plants from cuttings

One of the great advantages of growing new plants from cuttings is that they will be exact replicas of the parent plant from which they were taken, and Autumn is a good time to start.
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Simple steps you can take to make gardening safer - image credit shutterstock.com/JariHindstroem

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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Absolutely fabulous foliage plants

Absolutely fabulous foliage plants

Pacific Coprosmas are extraordinary foliage plants with that rare mixture of presence, dependability and fabulous looks
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Pansy perfection

Pansy perfection

Pansies and their smaller viola cousins, have kept up with the times as favourites among flowers that are easy to grow and deliver premium colour on tougher and tougher plants.
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Grow feijoas

Grow feijoas

Feijoas thrive in New Zealand gardens. Find out how easy it is to produce bumper winter crops in your own garden, and which varieties might be right for you & we've a muffin recipe too!
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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


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The centre of the seasons

The centre of the seasons

Sarah O'Neil laments the passing of summer and the threat of winter but still with an eye to getting the most from the last summer crops.
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Autumn is planting time

Autumn is planting time

Warm soil and cooling air spell perfect growing conditions for almost everything in the garden. Make the most of mellow Autumn weather and get planting!
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Spring bulbs A to Z

Spring bulbs A to Z

Get busy planting bulbs in autumn, so come spring, you'll have beautiful flowers to enjoy outdoors, and some more to pick.
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Go for green - Autumn lawn tips

Go for green - Autumn lawn tips

A smooth, rich green lawn can lift the look of the entire garden and is a surefire way to increase the value of your property. After a long hot summer many lawns are far from green. But with autumn on our side it's amazing how quickly a parched wasteland.
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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

Gardening for mental health

Gardening for mental health

For people with mental health issues darkness and cold can be triggers for depression, but they need not be.
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Gardens in the sky

Gardens in the sky

Green roofs provide a host of advantages for city living and are becoming increasingly popular across the world.
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Minimising the effects of El Nino

Minimising the effects of El Nino

During El Nino, New Zealand generally experiences more extremes in weather. Every El Nino is different and its impacts on New Zealand's climate cannot be easily predicted.
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Greenlife Matters videos and links

Greenlife Matters videos and links

Greenlife Matters is all about the benefits that greenlife brings to people, their families, homes and houses, our communities, society and the environment.
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