Coastal colour, planting by the sea

Coastal colour, planting by the sea

Gardens close to the ocean enjoy the advantage of a balmy frost-free climate. But coastal gardening is not without its challenges. The soil can be less than ideal, and worse, there's that punishing salt laden wind.
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Kids Go Gardening - fun with herbs!

Kids Go Gardening - fun with herbs!

Herbs are fun and easy to grow in pots or in the garden. Squeeze their leaves and breathe in their awesome scents.
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Spectacular Showpiece™ Roses!

Spectacular Showpiece™ Roses!

These fragrant, disease resistant, easy care, large and floriferous Showpiece™ roses are from the renowned breeder of the famous Flower Carpet® roses.
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Grow capsicums and chillies

Grow capsicums and chillies

Early summer is the time to plant sweet peppers and hot peppers. They're fun to grow with so many different colours, shapes and sizes to choose from.
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Within limits

Within limits

So often in gardening, as with other art forms, constraint begets creativity. Add a good measure of horticultural prowess and the results can be astounding, as Sue Linn finds in a beautiful Central Otago garden.
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Kids Go Gardening - buried treasure!

Kids Go Gardening - buried treasure!

Sprinkle some tiny carrots seeds on the soil. Wait for their feathery green leaves to sprout from the earth and watch them grow into the best carrots you've ever tasted!
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Grow beans

Grow beans

There are all sorts of beans, both annual (a one season life span) and perennial (lasting many seasons).
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Favourite tomato recipes

Favourite tomato recipes

Here's some tasty ways to enjoy this season's tomato crop - bruchetta, insalata caprese & and healthly homemade ketchup.
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Summer inspiration


Dream flowers

Dream flowers

The world's most romantic bloom deserves a spot in every garden. Whether you want to grow a single variety for picking, or make them your main event, there is always a way to make room for roses.
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Summer fragrance

Summer fragrance

Summer is a time to enjoy some of our most beautiful fragrant plants. Here's a selection of summer scented favourites.
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12 time savers for gardeners

12 time savers for gardeners

A garden is a place to relax and unwind. If yours sometimes feels more like a chore, here are twelve ways you can make your garden less time consuming.
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Summer colour for butterflies

Summer colour for butterflies

Load your garden with colourful plants to ensure you have a blazing display to attract as many butterflies as possible.
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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

Cultivating community

Cultivating community

Getting together to grow food has multiple benefits. Sarah Cameron talks to some of those making it happen in the 'garden city'.
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The power of sharing

The power of sharing

During the first lockdown in March 2020, a new community-led project took root in the Bay of Plenty. A year and a half down the track, the Grow On Katikati project is gathering momentum, unexpectedly spurred on by another lockdown.
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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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Reduce your footprint - plant your backyard

Reduce your footprint - plant your backyard

We often hear about the need to reduce our carbon footprint and be green. But how can we, as individuals, do our part to help? Thinking about your plant selection and surrounding habitat, recycling, composting and conserving water all help.
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