Kids Go Gardening - green machines

Kids Go Gardening - green machines

Every kid knows green leafy vegetables are SUPER good for us. But why? Because they contain loads of good things to keep bodies healthy.
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Improving the root zone

Improving the root zone

Whether you have poor sandy soil, heavy clay or a lifeless patch of compacted over-cultivated ground, there is plenty you can do to improve it over time.
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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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Information for gardeners and hikers

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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Grow peas

Grow peas

Peas are favourite winter grown crops and especially fun for kids who are usually delighted to discover that peas actually come from little green packages call pods, not just frozen in plastic bags.
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Pansy perfection

Pansy perfection

Pansies and their smaller viola cousins, have kept up with the times as favourites among flowers that are easy to grow and deliver premium colour on tougher and tougher plants.
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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


Rose talk

Rose talk

Winter is rose time. It's a great time to plant new roses and the best time to prune and prepare for peak rose performance during the flowering season.
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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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Grow under cover

Grow under cover

Spot a backyard greenhouse and you could be forgiven for imagining a resident 'expert' or 'plant-nut'. But these days, greenhouses aren't just for diehard gardeners. They're for anybody - from novice to expert - whatever the climate.
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Preparing for Spring

Preparing for Spring

With plants waking up and beginning to grow, spring is time for action on all fronts. A little attention during this early growth phase will see your garden blooming for the rest of the warm season - and then some!
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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

Eye on Nature

Eye on Nature

At 'Eye On Nature' kids and their communities mingle with scientists and passionate environmentalists from around New Zealand. This award winning environmental education event is held each autumn at the northern end of Auckland Botanic Gardens.
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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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Sprinter, a new season!

Sprinter, a new season!

The seasons have come full circle and spring is here again; well that's what the calendar says. Not so sure about the weather. The cool temperatures sure do challenge any gardener but there are always some plants that are hardy enough to cope.
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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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