Bizzie Lizzies are back!

Bizzie Lizzies are back!

Brand new extra disease resistant impatiens are in garden centres again in a full range of colours, fantastic for pots and hanging baskets.
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National Gardening Week 21-28 October

National Gardening Week 21-28 October

The call is out to New Zealanders to bring back flowers, and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week.
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Kids Go Gardening - how to grow sunflowers

Kids Go Gardening - how to grow sunflowers

Plant a little seed now and watch it grow into a beautiful sunshine flower that's taller than you!
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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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Success with Seeds

Success with Seeds

Be cautious about planting seedlings too early into cold soil, but we can prepare the soil and get seedlings started in a sunny place indoors or under the protective cover of a greenhouse.
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Kids Go Gardening - sow seeds in pots

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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20 Seed Sowing Tips

20 Seed Sowing Tips

Spring is the main season for growing spring and summer food crops and flower plants from seed. It's easy to do, is hugely satisfying and can save money 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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Spring inspiration


The power of two

The power of two

A garden is all the more rewarding when it's a passion shared. Sue Linn visits a dedicated team of two in their astonishing Tauranga haven.
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Playing favourites

Playing favourites

Two flower loving horticulturists share some of the spring treasures they wouldn't want to be without in their own gardens.
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Berri-licious

Berri-licious

Home grown strawberries always taste better and they will grow in the garden, pots, hanging baskets or to save space, a strawberry tower. Plant them now to be picking fruit in November.
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Spring lawns

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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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

Growing azaleas and rhododendrons

Growing azaleas and rhododendrons

Azaleas and Rhododendrons are versatile shrubs with dazzling displays of flowers from late winter to early summer, and a variety of foliage and growth forms.
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Green Screens

Green Screens

Whether you need to screen the neighbours or take the edge off a chilling wind, a leafy wall of native foliage is a very attractive solution.
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Living art

Living art

When an evergreen shrub is sculpted into an interesting or architectural shape, it takes on the role of a garden statue, a focal point or accent amid the free flow forms of grasses or perennials. In the middle of winter, an evergreen can create a real point of interest while flowers are sleeping.
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Out of Africa

Out of Africa

For decades, we've been charmed by their colours and forms, but lately there's been something of a protea renaissance - and an influx of exciting new varieties.
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