Bringing nature indoors

Bringing nature indoors

Along with the retro revival of all things mid-century, houseplants are making a big comeback in fashionable living spaces worldwide. This all bodes well for happy, healthy homes
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Plant for birds

Plant for birds

Next time you're choosing plants for your garden, spare a thought for our feathered friends. The rewards are numerous
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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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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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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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Garden in Winter

Garden in Winter

The last summer's crops have been picked and the veges we planted in autumn are looking good. Much of the garden will soon be sleeping but that doesn't mean we have to hibernate indoors
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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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Winter inspiration


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Prune pipfruit in winter

Prune pipfruit in winter

Winter is pruning time for apple and pear trees. Pruning is both a science and an art. There is no right or wrong way, but following some basic principles is the best route to success without stress.
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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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Kids Go Gardening - terrariums

Kids Go Gardening - terrariums

When the days are shorter there's less time to play outdoors winter is a good time to bring a bit of nature indoors! Grow your own houseplants or take it a step further create a magical terrarium!
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Grow your greens

Grow your greens

They are among winter's most powerful health foods, especially when you grow your own. The nutrient rich veges we call brassicas reach peak flavour when chilly weather causes their sugar content to rise
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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

The plantsman

The plantsman

Making a career out of what we love to do is something many of us wonder about but never quite get around to. Sue Linn meets a gardener who made the mid career leap and has never looked back.
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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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