Fast and fabulous

Fast and fabulous

A beginners guide to hardy annuals. What costs less than a takeaway coffee but will brighten your days for six months or more? A takeaway punnet of flowering annuals!
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Grow daphne

Grow daphne

A single sprig of daphne can fill a room with perfume. Such powerful fragrance on a small evergreen shrub is especially precious in mid winter!
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The essential lemon tree

The essential lemon tree

The trusty lemon fulfills all manner of culinary needs; from marinades to dressings, to lemonade for summer and hot soothing drinks for winter. And only lemon rivals chocolate in the most heavenly of desserts.
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Garden in winter

Garden in winter

The last summer's crops have been picked and the veges we planted in autumn are looking good. Much of the garden will soon be sleeping but that doesn't mean we have to hibernate indoors
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How to grow a 'green manure' crop

How to grow a 'green manure' crop

When your summer vegetable garden has done its bit and you have nothing planned for your garden space but to leave it fallow, sow a green manure crop and add to your garden's health in a number of ways.
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Grow broccoli

Grow broccoli

Spring and Autumn are the seasons to be planting the queen of the brassicas, broccoli.
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Know your onions

Know your onions

Even if you don't have the space to grow your own supply of fat brown bulbs, you need never be without an onion alternative. Its flavour and health benefits abound in a whole family of easily accommodated plants.
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Silverbeet - the humble hero

Silverbeet - the humble hero

Silverbeet is versatile and easy. Sow or plant this healthy staple regularly and you'll never be without fresh greens to eat. Sue Linn tells us how
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Autumn inspiration

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Plant a wall of fruit

Plant a wall of fruit

How to have it all when your outdoors is only small!
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Green screens

Green screens

Whether you need to screen the neighbours or take the edge off a chilling wind, a leafy wall of native foliage is a very attractive solution.
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Transplant a shrub or small tree

Transplant a shrub or small tree

Sometimes it can't be helped - you realise you have planted a tree in the wrong place and it must be moved. The best time to do this is while the tree is dormant and is least likely to suffer water stress, in late autumn, winter or early spring.
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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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Inspiration for Kids

A quarterly mini magazine for children containing colour projects and puzzles to encourage the next generation of gardeners.

Alison's flower farm

Alison's flower farm

When eco-florist Alison Watts needed a reliable supply of fresh seasonal flowers, she decided to grow her own. Sue Linn meets a green-fingered mum growing her love of nature into a flourishing backyard business.
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Kids Go Gardening - the hairy caterpillar

Kids Go Gardening - the hairy caterpillar

Make your own Hungry Caterpillar from the story about the caterpillar who ate a mountain of food and turned into a beautiful butterfly.
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Growing hebes

Growing hebes

Hebe is New Zealand's most diverse shrub genus, with nearly a hundred different species occurring across our two islands. They're also our most extensively bred and cultivated plants, offering a bewildering choice of cultivars.
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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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Kids Go Gardening - make a bug hotel

Kids Go Gardening - make a bug hotel

Do you love hunting for bugs? Creepy crawlies are fun to find and are good for your garden too. Give them somewhere to live and you'll be fascinated by what visitors come and stay.
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