In the Garden - General Garden

National Gardening Week 6-13 October
Dust off the gloves. Dig out the spade. Get ready to get your hands dirty.
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Be a sun smart gardener
Gardening is a healthy pursuit in so many ways, but it is also an outdoor pursuit. Sue Linn relates how she deals with her love of gardening and being safe in the sun
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Good, green giving
When it's hot and humid out there, with little time to spare, the last thing we feel like doing is battling traffic or navigating crowded shopping malls. A garden centre is just the place to escape the stress, a healthy refreshing environment that calms frazzled minds, and where there is a gift for just about anyone.
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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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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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Safer & Healthier Gardening
Gardening is one of the most popular leisure activities in New Zealand. It lets people enjoy nature and grow their own produce. However, despite its quiet, healthy image, there are some risks involved in gardening. This simple safety guide is designed to help you reduce these risks and get even more enjoyment from your garden.
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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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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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12 time savers for gardeners
A garden is a place to relax and unwind. If yours sometimes feels more like a chore, here are twelve ways you can make your garden less time consuming.
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Adding value
Sarah Thornton investigates the the hidden fortune in our backyards
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Building a garden - layer upon layer
The dramatic effects of planting in layers - how to plan and plant a garden using the layered approach
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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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Pest watch
Slugs and snails must the most despicable garden pests. Sarah O'Neil considers her options.
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22-Oct-2017