Precious vessels

Precious vessels

Whether you want a colourful makeover or to grow your own food, container gardening makes sense on many levels, especially in winter.
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Indoor styling with plants

Indoor styling with plants

Plants add instant style and grace to living spaces, both indoors and out. Indoor plant specialist, Miriam Manley of Welcome Bay offers some timely advice.
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Dressed to impress - how to grow lilies

Dressed to impress - how to grow lilies

Lovely lilies are easier to grow than their extraordinary good looks might suggest.
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Bold and beautiful

Bold and beautiful

Late winter is planting time for two classic summer flowers. Both are excellent for picking. Dahlia tubers and gladioli corms arrive in garden centres in July and August.
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Food for free

Food for free

An initial investment in your garden and keeping on top of seasonal tasks can lead to many years of free food in abundance from your own back yard.
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Citrus - winter's golden glow

Citrus - winter's golden glow

A citrus tree in the garden is a beautiful thing, offering not only colourful fruit but fragrant blossoms too, and attractive foliage throughout the year.
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Go nuts!

Go nuts!

You may only have space for one kind of nut, but the good news is that nut trees give us more than just nuts. They also provide shade, shelter and beauty.
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7 ways to grow apples in a small garden

7 ways to grow apples in a small garden

The fresher the fruit, the crunchier, sweeter and more nutritious it is. The best way to eat an apple is straight from the tree. Autumn is harvest time and it's also the very best time to plant a new apple tree.
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Winter inspiration


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His and hers

His and hers

Taranaki couple, Steve and Jo Linn, had no trouble finding the perfect venue for their recent wedding. Their own garden was the obvious choice.
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Kids Go Gardening - desert dwellers

Kids Go Gardening - desert dwellers

In the desert it's a long time between rains, and only the toughest survive. Succulents are the camels of the plant world. They store their own water in their leaves and stems, so they can thrive where other plants would die.
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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 early veges and strawberries

Grow early veges and strawberries

The most delicious vegetables of all are those whose season is short. And the shorter the delay from garden to plate, the more divine they will taste - which means there's no better way than growing your own. It's time to plant now!
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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.

Winter rose care

Winter rose care

Roses that are well cared for in winter will reward you with splendid blooms in spring and summer. Focus this season on the four 'P's, prepare, purchase, plant and prune.
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Prune pipfruit in winter

Prune pipfruit in winter

Winter is pruning time for apple and pear trees. Pruning is both a science and an art. There is no right or wrong way, but following some basic principles is the best route to success without stress.
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10 colourful winter shrubs to plant

10 colourful winter shrubs to plant

The winter garden can be surprisingly colourful - here's ten of the best shrubs for winter interest
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Providing nectar for butterflies in Winter

Providing nectar for butterflies in Winter

What flowers in winter to provide nectar for our butterflies?
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