In the Garden - Butterflies Birds & Bees

Kids Go Gardening - flutterby butterfly
Planting a butterfly garden is easy and you'll be rewarded with the fluttering of butterflies all through the summer
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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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Summer colour for butterflies
Load your garden with colourful plants to ensure you have a blazing display to attract as many butterflies as possible.
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Feathered friends
Sitting quietly outdoors in a favourite spot is made extra special when wildlife comes visiting. During winter, birds usual supply of food from trees can be in short supply, so supplementary feeding is a great way to encourage them to stay around.
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Kids Go Gardening - make a buzz!
You can help essential pollinators by planting a bee friendly flower garden.
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Plant swan plant seeds early
This time of year is a great time to sow swan plant or milkweed seeds. There is still enough heat to encourage germination and your plants will have a chance to reach a reasonable size before the cold weather slows them down.
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Save our bees
Bees play a vital role of pollination in New Zealand agriculture and horticulture industries and in our home gardens
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Be your own beekeeper
As more and more of us consider adding a beehive to our garden, take advice from home beekeeper Janet Luke.
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8-Dec-2019