Labour Weekend Go Gardening

Labour Weekend Go Gardening

Labour weekend traditionally triggers Kiwi gardening fever and throughout New Zealand garden centres are standing by to welcome people in. This weekend Gardening New Zealand is promoting the mental health benefits of gardening.
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Impatiens Downy Mildew

Impatiens Downy Mildew

The bedding and potted colour impatiens (Busy Lizzies) are prone to a destructive mildew called impatiens downy mildew (IDM) which has recently been discovered for the first time in New Zealand.
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Growing azaleas and rhododendrons

Growing azaleas and rhododendrons

Azaleas and Rhododendrons are versatile evergreen shrubs, popular for their vivid displays of flowers from late winter to early summer. Besides the dazzling displays of flower, it is the variety of foliage and growth forms that make them such valuable landscaping plants.
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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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Enhance your garden

Enhance your garden

Garden Mix Plus is an all-in-one garden mix that replaces mulch, manure, compost & fertiliser! You can safely use it anywhere in your garden to promote vigorous growth and plant vitality. Find out more at fiberearth.co.nz
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How to create

How to create "Greener Pastures"

Spring on its own is a tonic for lawns. Rising temperatures and spring rains encourage lush green growth. But there is more to lasting good looks than keeping up with mowing.
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National Gardening Week 15-22 October

National Gardening Week 15-22 October

Be part of the drive to avoid a shortage of swan plants and help feed those super hungry Monarch caterpillars with FREE butterfly friendly seeds from Yates.
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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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Kids Go Gardening - grow swan plants for Monarchs

Kids Go Gardening - grow swan plants for Monarchs

Gardens are full of amazing creatures, some so small we have to look closely to see them. Others are big and so beautiful we can't miss them! Like the Monarch butterflies
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Grow your best ever roses

Grow your best ever roses

Getting the best from your roses starts at the beginning, with choosing the right varieties and planting them with the best possible care.
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Spring in the vege patch

Spring in the vege patch

The arrival of spring is warmly welcomed. It's the perfect time to grab a spade and start growing vegetables for the new season. However caution should be exercised
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20 Seed Sowing Tips

20 Seed Sowing Tips

Spring is the main season for growing spring and summer food crops and flower plants from seed. It's easy to do, is hugely satisfying and can save money too!
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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

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

It's a pest that infests homes and gardens. If you see one, don't kill it! Catch it, take a photo and call MPI on 0800 80 99 66.
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Myrtle Rust - information for gardeners and hikers

Myrtle Rust - information for gardeners and hikers

Myrtle Rust season is looming and it is now present in many regions of the North Island and upper South Island. For those of you out and about and in the garden, keep a look out for symptoms of Myrtle Rust.
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How to start a community garden

How to start a community garden

We all know gardening is good for us and we need more green spaces. There are numerous benefits afforded by community gardens, including fresh food and social enhancement. Here's some advice on how to start one.
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Let the children play - OUTSIDE!

Let the children play - OUTSIDE!

Nature Deficit Disorder is affecting our children. Research shows that a lack of playing outside in parks and green spaces is contributing to various physical and mental health issues!
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