Greener giving

Greener giving

As Christmas shopping time rolls round again, concern for planet Earth is to the fore. Do we really want contribute to landfill with unwanted gifts? Most of us will have been guilty of imprudent, impulse purchasing in the mad dash before the big day, but even last minute gift giving doesn't have to be bad for the planet.
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Soft furnishings

Soft furnishings

The art of container gardening - 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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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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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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Small space gardening

Small space gardening

How to grow more taste in less space
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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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Kids Go Gardening - make a bean hut

Kids Go Gardening - make a bean hut

Summer time means long, hot days and lots of time spent outside. Wouldn't it be great to have your own hideaway?
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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


Heat hardy

Heat hardy

All plants are not equal when it comes to enduring hot and sometimes dry summer conditions.
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Grow capsicums and chillies

Grow capsicums and chillies

Early summer is the time to plant sweet peppers and hot peppers. They're fun to grow with so many different colours, shapes and sizes to choose from.
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Grow beans

Grow beans

There are all sorts of beans, both annual (a one season life span) and perennial (lasting many seasons).
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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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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

Living the dream

Living the dream

Introducing Dreamerias, ultra easy blooms bred for modern lifestyles, but with the look and feel of yesteryear.
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Growing hebes

Growing hebes

Hebe is New Zealand's most diverse shrub genus, with nearly a hundred different species occurring across our two islands. They're also our most extensively bred and cultivated plants, offering a bewildering choice of cultivars.
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Bright sparks

Bright sparks

Contrasting textures of green on green is key to creating a fantastic all season garden. And adding a splash of variegated foliage is like turning the lights on, especially on dull winter days.
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Pride & passion - New Zealand Christmas trees

Pride & passion - New Zealand Christmas trees

Nothing may compare to the pohutukawa or rata tree at your favourite holiday spot, but we can all enjoy a touch of that crimson splendour at home in the garden.
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