Winter giving

Winter giving

Whether it's something for Mum, a birthday treat or a simple gift to raise winter spirits, no gift delights a gardener more than a gorgeous plant for home and garden.
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Family ties

Family ties

What do you get when you plant a number of different fruit trees in the same hole? A 'Family Tree' with a super long harvest! This clever idea from Waimea Nurseries is a great way to grow lots of fruit in a town-sized garden.
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Grow poppies

Grow poppies

Cold hardy poppies are some of the prettiest flowers of winter and spring. In mild climates they are ideally sown in autumn. In coldest climates they are best sown in spring to avoid heavy frosts
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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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Go nuts!

Go nuts!

You may only have space for one kind of nut, but the good news is that nut trees give us more than just nuts. They also provide shade, shelter and beauty.
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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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Grow new plants from cuttings

Grow new plants from cuttings

One of the great advantages of growing new plants from cuttings is that they will be exact replicas of the parent plant from which they were taken, and Autumn is a good time to start.
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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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Know your onions

Know your onions

Even if you don't have the space to grow your own supply of fat brown bulbs, you need never be without an onion alternative. Its flavour and health benefits abound in a whole family of easily accommodated plants.
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Flowering annuals for Autumn and Winter

Flowering annuals for Autumn and Winter

Autumn, when rains fall on soil that 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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The essential lemon tree

The essential lemon tree

The trusty lemon fulfills all manner of culinary requirements; from marinades to dressings, to homemade lemonade for summer and hot soothing drinks for winter. And only lemon rivals chocolate in the most heavenly of heavenly desserts.
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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

Banking for the future

Banking for the future

Conserving precious native species in the face of a serious new pathogen is a multifaceted effort involving gardeners and scientists all around the country.
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Neonicotinoid insecticides - discussion

Neonicotinoid insecticides - discussion

The neonicotinoid group of insecticides have come under scrutiny recently because while not toxic to bees, they appear to cause problems with bee function.
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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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