Autumn gold

Autumn gold

As befitting a grand finale, the colour dial turns full volume at summer's end. Plant these time-honoured treasures to add to the richness of your late summer garden.
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Gardening with herbs

Gardening with herbs

Home grown herbs provide a constantly available source of fresh culinary flavouring, which can be used with a wide variety of foods. They are also attractive plants for the garden and are easy to grow.
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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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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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Chewy Chocolate Zucchini Slice

Chewy Chocolate Zucchini Slice

If you've a problem with too many zucchinis, larger ones can be grated to make a chocolate zucchini cake. Here's the recipe for Chewy Chocolate Zucchini Slice.
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Simply striking

Simply striking

Structure, movement, excitement, and colour. 'Electric' Cordylines have all the hallmarks of a first class landscaping plant. And they're fantastic in pots.
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Tomato recipes

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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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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Autumn inspiration


Kids Go Gardening - edible flowers

Kids Go Gardening - edible flowers

Some flowers are edible and can be eaten straight out of the garden or used as decorations. They're easy to grow too!
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So cool Salvias

So cool Salvias

There's not much we can do to control the mercury when it comes to Summer's heat, but we can certainly tame the colours in the garden to provide a soothing and cooling palette that's restful to the eye.
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New Book - Garden Pest & Disease Control

New Book - Garden Pest & Disease Control

With fewer options on the garden centre shelves for controlling pests and diseases, this book provides solutions for the home gardener by focusing on 'integrated control' using all the tools available.
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Raise Monarchs as easy as ABC

Raise Monarchs as easy as ABC

Growing swan plants to have Monarch butterflies in the garden has become a favourite past-time for many gardeners. The Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust provide some tips.
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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

Riparian planting saving our streams

Riparian planting saving our streams

The classic Kiwi holiday often involves swimming in streams, a spot of fishing and enjoying the beautiful outlook of streams shaded by native plants and seemingly endless green landscapes. But our streams, as we know them, are at threat, so it's time to get planting
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Street trees - why we need more!

Street trees - why we need more!

Why should you care about whether there are trees on your street, or on the streets nearby? Well, besides the obvious - that they make a street look more attractive - street trees are proven to provide numerous benefits to residents in terms of property values & more
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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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A Guerrilla in the midst?

A Guerrilla in the midst?

Are you sick and tired of seeing unkempt land covered in long scraggly grass, seemingly forgotten and unloved? As a keen gardener you may be tempted to tidy it up, but beware - the moment you plant out someone else's property without their consent you have broken the law.
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