Rose talk

Rose talk

Winter is rose time. It's a great time to plant new roses and the best time to prune and prepare for peak rose performance during the flowering season.
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25 fabulous shrubs for small gardens

25 fabulous shrubs for small gardens

Planting evergreen shrubs is one of the easiest ways to achieve a low maintenance garden that looks great all year round.
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The 3 P's for quick Winter colour

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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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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Cool colour in containers

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

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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Grow poppies

Grow poppies

Cold hardy poppies are some of the prettiest flowers of winter and spring. In mild climates they are ideally sown in autumn. In coldest climates they are best sown in spring to avoid heavy frosts
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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


Go nuts!

Go nuts!

You may only have space for one kind of nut, but the good news is that nut trees give us more than just nuts. They also provide shade, shelter and beauty.
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Know your onions

Know your onions

Even if you don't have the space to grow your own supply of fat brown bulbs, you need never be without an onion alternative. Its flavour and health benefits abound in a whole family of easily accommodated plants.
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The essential lemon tree

The essential lemon tree

The trusty lemon fulfills all manner of culinary requirements; from marinades to dressings, to homemade lemonade for summer and hot soothing drinks for winter. And only lemon rivals chocolate in the most heavenly of heavenly desserts.
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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

Winter giving

Winter giving

Whether it's something for Mum, a birthday treat or a simple gift to raise winter spirits, no gift delights a gardener more than a gorgeous plant for home and garden.
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Grow silverbeet

Grow silverbeet

Humble Hero - the virtues of a great kiwi standby.
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Plants for indoors

Plants for indoors

There's nothing like a festive home environment to keep spirits high during the busy build up to Christmas.
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Multi-talented camellias

Multi-talented camellias

They're like the roses of winter. There is no doubting the beauty of camellia flowers; their shapes, colours and perfumes. But in a world not short of spectacular blooms, camellias offer so much more
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