Gardening NZ supports Gumboot Friday

Gardening NZ supports Gumboot Friday

Garden Centre members of Gardening New Zealand are supporting Gumboot Friday 5 April and encouraging their customers to do the same by donating to the I Am Hope fundraiser for free counselling for youth.
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Make me green

Make me green

By the end of summer most lawns need some love. And autumn is the perfect time to make the switch from parched and patchy to smooth and green.
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Enhance your garden

Enhance your garden

Garden Mix Plus is an all-in-one garden mix that replaces mulch, manure, compost & fertiliser! You can safely use it anywhere in your garden to promote vigorous growth and plant vitality. Find out more at fiberearth.co.nz
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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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Autumn gold

Autumn gold

As befitting a grand finale, the colour dial turns full volume at summer's end. Plant these time-honoured treasures to add to the richness of your late summer garden.
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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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Make pesto

Make pesto

Don't leave all that lovely basil for Jack Frost. Turn it into pesto for the freezer so you can enjoy the flavour all through winter in soups and snacks. Parsley, rocket and coriander also make great pesto. For an easy recipe
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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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Autumn inspiration


Ten ways to grow more fruit in less space

Ten ways to grow more fruit in less space

Finding smart ways to grow fruit in limited space is nothing new and with today's exciting choice of fruiting plant varieties, creating a backyard food forest has never been so much fun.
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Style and substance

Style and substance

The very best of breeding is bringing the wow factor to outdoor living spaces and lavenders are extending the gardener's design palette with new colours and textures.
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Kids Go Gardening - grow hyacinth bulbs in a pot

Kids Go Gardening - grow hyacinth bulbs in a pot

Autumn and early winter are the best times to plant bulbs. Plant some bubs in pots now and you'll be amazed at the results in spring!
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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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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

Impatiens Downy Mildew

Impatiens Downy Mildew

The bedding and potted colour impatiens (Busy Lizzies) are prone to a destructive mildew called impatiens downy mildew (IDM) which has recently been discovered for the first time in New Zealand.
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

It's a pest that infests homes and gardens. If you see one, don't kill it! Catch it, take a photo and call MPI on 0800 80 99 66.
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Myrtle Rust - information for gardeners and hikers

Myrtle Rust - information for gardeners and hikers

Myrtle Rust season is looming and it is now present in many regions of the North Island and upper South Island. For those of you out and about and in the garden, keep a look out for symptoms of Myrtle Rust.
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Living roofs - more than  aesthetically pleasing!

Living roofs - more than aesthetically pleasing!

While Living Roofs are popping up around the globe either in compliance with regulatory measures or to save on energy costs, little is known about them apart from their effectiveness. Green roofs or living roofs are intentionally vegetated roofs.
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