Plants for summer pots

Plants for summer pots

As summer rolls in it's time to brighten outdoor living areas and there's no simpler way to create a welcoming alfresco sanctuary than filling some well placed pots with your favourite flowers and foliage.
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Dream flowers

Dream flowers

The world's most romantic bloom deserves a spot in every garden. Whether you want to grow a single variety for picking, or make them your main event, there is always a way to make room for roses.
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High flyers in the dry

High flyers in the dry

With water conservation on our minds in the post-Christmas months, it's nice to know there are some stunning plants that will stand up to drier, hotter weather conditions and still look sensational.
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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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Ten ways to grow more fruit in less space

Ten ways to grow more fruit in less space

Finding innovative ways to grow fruit in limited space is nothing new in the art of gardening 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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Coastal colour

Coastal colour

Coastal gardening is not without its challenges. The soil can be less than ideal. And worse, there's that punishing salt laden wind
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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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Summer inspiration


Taking care of tomatoes

Taking care of tomatoes

At planting time, sturdy young tomato plants show no sign of trouble ahead but wise gardeners are on watch.
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The Good Bugs

Gardeners are increasingly looking for ways to grow healthy productive gardens while taking care of nature. Sue Linn gets up close and personal with bugs.
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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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Kids Go Gardening - grow swan plants for Monarchs

Kids Go Gardening - grow swan plants for Monarchs

Gardens are full of amazing creatures, some so small we have to look closely to see them. Others are big and so beautiful we can't miss them! Like the Monarch butterflies
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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

French Connection

French Connection

International garden designer, Pascal Garbe, lives in an idyllic vineyard village in northeast France. Whether he's at home or away, his life revolves around gardening.
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Fabulous Flower Carpet Roses

Fabulous Flower Carpet Roses

Flower Carpet roses are easy to care for, disease resistant & drought tolerant. And these floriferous beauties are now available in 10 colours!
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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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