How To - Trees, Shrubs & Vines

Grow daphne
A single sprig of daphne can fill a room with perfume. Such powerful fragrance on a small evergreen shrub is especially precious in mid winter!
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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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Grow new plants from cuttings
One of the great advantages of growing new plants from cuttings is that they will be exact replicas of the parent plant from which they were taken, and Autumn is a good time to start.
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Transplant a shrub or small tree
Sometimes a tree gets planted in the wrong place and it must be moved. The best time to do this is while the tree is dormant and is least likely to suffer water stress, in late autumn, winter or early spring.
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Grow hydrangeas
Hydrangeas are popular and hardy, blooming through summer and autumn, in shades of white, green, pink, red, purple, mauve and blue. They can be short and tall, and some are climbers.
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Grow grasses for grace and function
Beautiful grasses produce stunning visual effects, whether you plant en masse or weave them into the garden. They're easy too, but the trick, for long-term satisfaction, is to plant the right varieties for your soil and climate.
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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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24-Apr-2024