Backyard buffet

Backyard buffet

Planting a garden to provide food and safe nesting places for wild birds will enhance the garden for all who live there.
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Marigolds

Marigolds

Generous, cheerful resilient marigolds are hardy characters who get going when the going gets tough.
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Beauty and the Beasts

Beauty and the Beasts

Despite being banned from sale for decades now, our most noxious weeds, once gardeners' treasures, remain rampant in nature and in our gardens.
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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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Beat the heat!

Beat the heat!

As each summer seems to sizzle hotter and drier than the last, gardeners are feeling the effects of climate change, and the need to make adjustments in the garden.
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Full circle

Full circle

Sue Linn meets three generations of gardeners for whom growing veges is simply a way of life.
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Tomato recipes

Tomato recipes

Here's some tasty ways to enjoy this season's tomato crop - bruchetta, insalata caprese & and healthly homemade ketchup.
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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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Kids Go Gardening - green machines

Kids Go Gardening - green machines

Every kid knows green leafy vegetables are SUPER good for us. But why? Because they contain loads of good things to keep bodies healthy.
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Kids Go Gardening - edible flowers

Kids Go Gardening - edible flowers

Some flowers are edible and can be eaten straight out of the garden or used as decorations. They're easy to grow too!
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Be a sun smart gardener

Be a sun smart gardener

Gardening is a healthy pursuit in so many ways, but it is also an outdoor pursuit. Sue Linn relates how she deals with her love of gardening and being safe in the sun
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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

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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Save water

Save water

Sally Brown from Blueskin Nurseries in Dunedin has some tips to save water in light of the weather extremes New Zealand is experiencing.
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Battling against bugs

Battling against bugs

Summer's warm humid conditions are great for plants but also for their foes, both diseases and pests in all their forms.
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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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