In the Garden - Spring Gardening

Fresh start
If winter has had you reaching for the comfort food, spring is the time to turn over a new leaf and plant a garden full of healthy, nutrient dense food.
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Kids Go Gardening - sow seeds in pots
In spring the soil is damp after winter rain, the weather is getting warmer and we have months of long warm days to come. That makes spring the perfect time for seeds to burst into life!
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Edibles in containers
Strawberries don't just look pretty cascading over the edge of pots, tubs and planter boxes. They thrive - because perfect drainage is essential if you want to grow strawberries successfully
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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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Growing a fresh spring crunch
After a winter of hearty comfort food, the desire for something with crunch becomes more like a craving. Sarah O'Neil grows a non-stop supply of fresh salad greens.
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Spring in the vege patch
The arrival of spring is warmly welcomed. It's the perfect time to grab a spade and start growing vegetables for the new season. However caution should be exercised
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Spring planting
It's the start of an exciting new planting season, but beware of late frosts! Except in warm northern climates, it's a few weeks yet before tender crops can be safely planted outdoors
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Spring lawns
As the days get warmer the lawn leaps back into rapid growth. Spring is a good time to act so that you can enjoy a beautiful green lawn over summer.
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The Taste of Summer
There is something about the strange smell the tomato plant gives off, the scent of anticipation. Soon there will be tomatoes ripening within the branches
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Tomatoes with Sarah
Sarah O'Neil reflects on the trials and tribulations of learning how to grow tomatoes
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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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Bite sized
We know it's good for them, but getting children excited about fresh fruit can be trying. One time-honoured approach is to think bite-sized portions for pint-sized people. These colourful mini fruits from Waimea Nurseries are child friendly, tasty and easy to grow, perfect for a family garden.
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Bold and beautiful
Spring is planting time for two classic summer flowers. Both are excellent for picking. Dahlia tubers and gladioli corms arrive in garden centres in August
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Silverbeet - the humble hero
Silverbeet is versatile and easy. Sow or plant this healthy staple regularly and you'll never be without fresh greens to eat. Sue Linn tells us how
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Ten ways to plant roses
Inspired to plant a rose? Don't hold back. Contrary to popular belief, roses are not difficult to grow and there are beautiful easy-care varieties to suit every situation.
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22-Oct-2017