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Go Gardening this November
Whether it’s planting beautiful plants, harvesting healthy food or simply smelling the roses, November is an exciting time for gardeners, and summer (and Christmas) is just around the corner.

  November 2018

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


Marvellous marigolds
It looks like we’re in for a dry summer. Vibrant, drought-tolerant marigolds make a lasting display in pots and garden borders.

Romantic roses
Choose new roses for your garden while they’re in full bloom. Old ramblers that flower once a year in November should be pruned immediately after flowering.

Beneficial bugs
Grow flowers especially for pollinators and other beneficial insects. You and your fruit and vege plants will reap the benefits too.



Garden to table - summer veges
It’s safe to plant zucchini, pumpkin, squash, cucumber, eggplants and capsicum. Choose individually potted seedlings for easy transplanting or sow your own.

Garden to table - beans
Sow bean seed as soon as the soil has warmed to a constant 16 ℃. Choose climbing beans or sow dwarf beans every few weeks for a constant summer supply.

Garden to table - tomatoes
Plant tomato seedlings in well-drained soil enriched with compost. To minimise disease problems plant in soil that has not had tomatoes previously.

Save water, save time!
Cover any bare soil with a fresh layer of organic mulch to protect against summer dry and block weeds whilst feeding your soil!

Kids go gardening - summer hut
Tall growing sunflowers, sweet corn or climbing beans make fantastic summer hideaways for kids, and they are fun to grow from seed. 

Sow parsnips
Sow parsnips into well-prepared, loose crumbly soil. Keep the row free of weeds until the parsnip leaves are big enough to compete.

Battling old man's beard
The Environmental Protection Authority has approved use of the leaf-galling mite as a biocontrol agent for old man's beard (Clematis vitalba).

Biosecurity alert
A devastating disease has hit New Zealand, affecting one of our favourite flowers. Impatiens (aka busy lizzie) will be missing from garden centres this summer.

Christmas is coming!
Put a smile on someone’s face and give a Go Gardening gift card this Christmas. Easy to buy online and easy to use at more than 100 retailers nationwide.

Garden to visit
November is the big month to soak up the inspiration in beautiful private gardens open to visit all around the country.

Memorial avenues
This weekend marks Armistice Day when the Great War finally ended. All across the country trees were planted in memory of the young NZ soldiers that never returned.

NZ Flower & Garden Show
Just 20 more sleeps before the second NZ Flower & Garden Show opens in Auckland. A celebration of all things gardening for all ages. Buy your tickets now.

Summer Go Gardening
Drop into your nearest Go Gardening retailer to pick up your free copy of the Go Gardening magazine for summer gardening inspiration and advice.

Greenlife Matters
Planting trees, restoring wetlands, cleaning up beaches: Kiwis are working hard to clean up our waterways. See what's happening in your area and get involved.

Connecting with nature
Gardening is as popular as ever as a 2019 garden trends report forecasts a move toward increasing our connection with nature

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