The centre of the seasons

The centre of the seasons

Sarah O'Neil laments the passing of summer and the threat of winter but still with an eye to getting the most from the last summer crops.
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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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Absolutely fabulous foliage plants

Absolutely fabulous foliage plants

Pacific Coprosmas are extraordinary foliage plants with that rare mixture of presence, dependability and fabulous looks
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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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Autumn is planting time

Autumn is planting time

Warm soil and cooling air spell perfect growing conditions for almost everything in the garden. Make the most of mellow Autumn weather and get planting!
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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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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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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


Kids Go Gardening - spring flowering bulbs

Kids Go Gardening - spring flowering bulbs

Everyone loves daffodils and tulips. But if you want to have them in your garden you have to plant them in autumn.
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Brassica massacre

Brassica massacre

Most of us happily shrug off the odd hole in a home grown cabbage leaf, but serving poached caterpillars with the broccoli gets beyond a joke! White butterfly and the smaller diamond back moth are two major pests of brassica crops in warmer months.
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Spring bulbs A to Z

Spring bulbs A to Z

Get busy planting bulbs in autumn, so come spring, you'll have beautiful flowers to enjoy outdoors, and some more to pick.
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Go for green - Autumn lawn tips

Go for green - Autumn lawn tips

A smooth, rich green lawn can lift the look of the entire garden and is a surefire way to increase the value of your property. After a long hot summer many lawns are far from green. But with autumn on our side it's amazing how quickly a parched wasteland.
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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

Gardens in the sky

Gardens in the sky

Green roofs provide a host of advantages for city living and are becoming increasingly popular across the world.
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Minimising the effects of El Nino

Minimising the effects of El Nino

During El Nino, New Zealand generally experiences more extremes in weather. Every El Nino is different and its impacts on New Zealand's climate cannot be easily predicted.
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Food Space

Food Space

Greenlife matters because plants are what we eat to survive; green space matters because we need it to grow crops
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Greening the gray

Greening the gray

Using roundabouts and traffic islands as garden oases
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