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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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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PEST ALERT - Myrtle Rust - Menace on the Horizon

PEST ALERT - Myrtle Rust - Menace on the Horizon

Have you ever thought what this country would be like without the iconic pohutukawa, rata and manuka? There is a menace lurking on the horizon that could potentially be far more devastating to our native bush than possums.
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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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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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Grow brassicas

Grow brassicas

Autumn is planting time for the queen of the brassicas, broccoli.
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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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Be your own beekeeper

Be your own beekeeper

As more and more of us consider adding a beehive to our garden, a new book by Janet Luke is well timed.
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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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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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Grow feijoas

Grow feijoas

Feijoas thrive in New Zealand gardens. Find out how easy it is to produce bumper winter crops in your own garden, and which varieties might be right for you & we've a muffin recipe too!
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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

Cool classic

Cool classic

A bit like the black dress, the 'white garden' has a crisp elegance that never goes out of fashion. Its quiet simplicity comes to life in shady areas and at night when the flowers shine out in the moonlight.
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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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Common ground

Common ground

Sarah Thornton discovers that multiple benefits can arise from collaborating with your neighbours.
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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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