Kids Go Gardening - buckets of spuds

Kids Go Gardening - buckets of spuds

Digging potatoes from your own garden is exciting and they're surely the most delicious potatoes you've ever tasted! No dirt to dig? No worries, potatoes are easy to grow in containers.
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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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Grow early veges and strawberries

Grow early veges and strawberries

The most delicious vegetables of all are those whose season is short. And the shorter the delay from garden to plate, the more divine they will taste - which means there's no better way than growing your own. It's time to plant now!
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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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Repotting

Repotting

Sooner or later all container plants need repotting. Some benefit from repotting every year. Others can wait longer, but it's amazing what fresh potting mix can do for a worn-out houseplant, tree or shrub
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Bold and beautiful

Bold and beautiful

Spring is planting time for two classic summer flowers. Both are excellent for picking. Dahlia tubers and gladioli corms arrive in garden centres in August
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Build and improve your soil

Build and improve your soil

Great soil is a gardener's best friend. Hidden below ground level, it's too often forgotten, until you wonder why your plants are failing to thrive! The answer lies in organic matter
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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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Spring inspiration


Trees and shrubs for all seasons

Trees and shrubs for all seasons

The best gardens are ever changing. They surprise and delight every day of the year. We need those plants that look good all year round, but an entire garden that looks basically the same all year is a missed opportunity.
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Kids Go Gardening - terrariums

Kids Go Gardening - terrariums

When the days are shorter there's less time to play outdoors winter is a good time to bring a bit of nature indoors! Grow your own houseplants or take it a step further create a magical terrarium!
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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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Bee plants for gardens

Bee plants for gardens

Much of the best food we eat is pollinated by bees. Unfortunately, with loss of habitat and the increasing use of pesticides, the world's bees are at risk. As gardeners, we can play a part in helping their survival.
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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

Environmental restoration on the Pomahaka

Environmental restoration on the Pomahaka

Business meets community on the banks of the Pomahaka. Sarah Cameron finds a rural community taking the collaborative approach towards environmental restoration.
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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

For those of you out and about and in the garden, keep a look out for symptoms of Myrtle Rust.
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Bringing in the Copper butterflies

Bringing in the Copper butterflies

Copper butterflies are not often seen in gardens because we're not planting their favourite foods. Let's bring them back!
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