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Go Gardening this May
It's such a great time of year to be pottering about outside, especially on days when we get that heavenly combination of sunshine and cooler air. Give Mum the warmest of Motherís Days with a gift of something for the garden.

  May 2018

Need help or inspiration?
Head into your local Go Gardening Store. There you'll find the plants and products featured in this newsletter and Go Gardening magazine.


Mother's Day gift
Mum will love a Go Gardening gift card so she can choose what she wants for her garden. Purchase or redeem at Go Gardening stores nationwide and easy to buy online.

Lilies - Lilies - Lilies
Asiatics, Orientals, Trumpets, Martagons, OTs, Xmas lilies and more… Sign up to receive your free GardenPost Winter Catalogue.

Cool classics
Indoors or out, potted cyclamen bring a cheerful splash of colour to the cooler months and they are very easy to care for.


Winter warmers
Winter needn’t be dreary with so many colourful winter trees and shrubs. Look for plants with beautiful bark, berries or bright winter flowers.

Bright sparks
Planting a splash of variegated foliage is like turning the lights on, especially valuable on those dull winter days.

Enjoy the colour of rose hips
They’re a beautiful accent in the garden or picked for a vase. Leaving hips to form before pruning allows the wood time to ripen to resist winter cold.

The onion family
It’s time to plant or sow onions, garlic, shallots, spring onions and leeks for superior spring flavour. You'll find plants and bulbs in garden centres now.

Container veges
Now the weather is cooling, vege plants benefit from the extra warmth and drainage provided by containers, and can be grown near the kitchen.

Cover up
Early frosts can wreak havoc on tender plants such as new vege seedlings or lemon trees with soft autumn growth. Be on guard with frost cloth and cloches.

Kauri rescue
Auckland, Northland or Coromandel residents who suspect they have Kauri Dieback on their property should join this special project. Phase two begins this month.

Trees That Count
Trees That Count is an online community marketplace contributing to climate change mitigation by helping to connect tree planters with funders.

Rust never sleeps
With myrtle rust here to stay, the battle to save our trees has moved from eradication to scientific research, working with communities, and seed collection.

New invasive weed found
An invasive weed that could threaten native wetland plants has been discovered in Canterbury. The public are urged to look out for it and report findings to MPI.

Greenlife Matters
New Zealand children who spend more time in parks and surrounded by nature are less likely to develop asthma, a study has found.

Sweeter smelling roses
In the future roses might not only be more beautiful, flower for longer and come in brighter colours but they may also smell that much sweeter thanks to new research.


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