MYRTLE RUST found in Kerikeri & Taranaki

MYRTLE RUST found in Kerikeri & Taranaki

Myrtle rust has now been found in nurseries in Kerikeri and Taranaki, and MPI has issued an incursion response. It is a serious fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family, which includes pohutukawa and manuka.
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Earthly delights

Earthly delights

Growing perfect carrots, parsnips and beetroot is hugely satisfying once you know how. Sarah O'Neil gets to the root of the matter.
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Multi-talented camellias

Multi-talented camellias

They're like the roses of winter. There is no doubting the beauty of camellia flowers; their shapes, colours and perfumes. But in a world not short of spectacular blooms, camellias offer so much more
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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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Dream job

Dream job

Keeping the fantasy alive at one of our most popular tourist attractions involves a team of dedicated horticulturists. Sue Linn meets the gardeners at Hobbiton Movie Set.
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Unwanted in NZ!

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Unwanted in NZ!

If the brown marmorated stink bug finds its way into New Zealand, the economic impact will be severe. We can all help keep this pest out.
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Kids Go Gardening - make a mini Hobbit hole

Kids Go Gardening - make a mini Hobbit hole

If you have watched The Hobbit movie or visited the Hobbiton movie set you will know that Hobbits live in underground houses called hobbit holes. You might not have room to build a real hobbit hole but you can make a mini one. It's fun and its easy.
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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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Winter inspiration


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Nature's planting time

Nature's planting time

With cool air and warm, rain-soaked soil that's easy to dig, autumn is a great time to be outside planting.
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Flowering annuals for Autumn and Winter

Flowering annuals for Autumn and Winter

Autumn, when rains fall on soil that is still holds summer's warmth, is generally a great time for planting. Flowering annuals can establish their roots in readiness for winter and spring flowering.
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Is a warm winter a blessing or a curse?

Is a warm winter a blessing or a curse?

"May is like a gate way month that eases us into the cold weather." Sarah O'Neil ponders the warm Autumn weather and what it means for the garden.
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Berries for colour

Berries for colour

My garden is small yet in most spots functional. It copes with poor soil, wind and occasional salt spray. NZ natives are my plants of choice but you couldn't exactly call them "floral" so when I need a flower fix, I have to look elsewhere.
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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

Solving a slope

Solving a slope

Once the challenges are overcome a successfully planted slope can be a thing of great beauty, enhancing the environment while requiring little in the way of maintenance.
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Greening the gray

Greening the gray

Using roundabouts and traffic islands as garden oases
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My trees just aren't big enough!

My trees just aren't big enough!

I had an ulterior motive when we selected trees for landscaping around our place. I laid down a strong argument that deciduous are much better than evergreens as they provide seasonal interest, and just think of how beautiful they'd be in the autumn.
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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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