In the Garden - Flowers

For the love of colour
There's no season like spring to inspire the gardener that's in all of us. Now's the time to create a flower garden that will bring out the artist in you
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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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Summer colour for butterflies
Now is the time to begin loading colourful plants into your garden to ensure you have a blazing display to attract as many butterflies as possible. Butterflies are attracted to a colourful scene and will even fight over an appealing area claiming territory.
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Bringing nature indoors
Along with the retro revival of all things mid-century, houseplants are making a big comeback in fashionable living spaces worldwide. This all bodes well for happy, healthy homes
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Cool colour in containers
When shorter days mean less time outside it makes sense to bring nature closer, making the most of potted plants in and around the home.
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Cool weather classics
If you want something that lasts longer than a bunch of cut flowers, you can't beat a beautiful flowering cyclamen for the cooler months of the year.
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The 3 P's for quick Winter colour
Flowering annuals are especially valuable over the cooler months of the year, bringing cheerful colour when there are few other flowers around.
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Berry delight
Beautiful perennial 'Berry Delight' nemesias are another exciting feature for the spring cottage garden, hanging baskets and pots. Those magical early spring blooms are now bigger and more fragrant than ever.
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Dahlia Dreamy Series™
A new range of hardy dahlias on darkest foliage with lovely bronze flower buds in several vibrant colours. These are bred to stand up to the elements: The wild weather won't deter these summer beauties.
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Designing with flowers
If colour is your thing, or if you love to keep your vases full of flowers, modern breeding has delivered a plethora of plants that deliver bloom after bloom in the hottest months of year. Master the art of planting a garden that keeps on giving throughout summer and beyond.
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Downsizing
Whether home is an apartment, retirement unit or town house, Heuchera 'Cuties' fit perfectly into a smaller garden
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Flower Carpet Rose 'Sunset'
Flower Carpet Sunset is here. Take a look at it's gorgeous face and you'll see there's every reason in the world to rush out to find one to bring home
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New Salvia wishes
A lovely new range of uniquely coloured salvias is proof that wishes can come true
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Old favourite in miniature
Great news for those who love Chinese lanterns but lack the space for what have traditionally been quite large rangy shrubs, these fabulous new compact abutilons will be arriving in garden centres in time for Christmas
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Perfectly petunia
How do you like your petunias? Big and blousy or dainty and diminutive? Spreading and tumbling or chunky and upright? Striped, starred, multi-toned or plain? Bright brazen reds, pinks and . . .
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Sun worshippers
Impatiens; they're a top choice for cheerful garden borders or adding bright pops of colour among shrubs and perennials. But they've always needed shade. That is, until SunPatiens came along!
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The Bold and the Beautiful
Successfully combining flowers and foliage is an art form that takes time and experimentation, even for the most practiced gardener. But happily, we can also depend on some classic combos that always come up trumps.
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Voodoo Magic
Floriferous Voodoo Verbenas are taking their place among summer's top flowers.
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Pure Passion
Sally Brown of Otago is spreading the love of flowers. Sue Linn talks to one of New Zealand's most inspirational young gardeners.
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22-Oct-2017