Hints & Tips

Hedge fun

Posted 10 months, 12 days ago
Hedges are versatile, beautiful, sustainable, fashionable..and a big investment. Do you want edible, native or evergreen? Tall or short?[img82]In this photo we're planting a hedge of totara (Podocarpus totara). Totara is slower to establish and a little prickly, but makes a nice thick hedge and depe......

Don't make me sick

Posted 12 months, 1 day ago
Spot, rot, rust and mould…if you had brown peaches or rusty celery this summer, you wouldn't be the only one.[img80] ...

A Seat at the Table

Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
Planting a successful summer vege garden takes a bit of forward thinking. Similar I imagine, to planning an important dinner party. Who grows well together? Which one needs support? And what about that character who tends to smother its neighbours? Not to mention dietary considerations....

Enough for Everyone

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
It’s easy to grow your own kumara tipu for planting out in November: choose an unblemished, healthy tuber and nestle it into a pot or box filled with damp sand, woodchips or sawdust. Keep the pot somewhere warm, like the laundry cupboard, to stimulate the ‘eyes’ to sprout....

Winning Weeds

Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
Not all weeds are equal....

The Gardeners of Tomorrow

Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Planting Time is Watering Time

Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

To Prune or Not?

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

Getting Serious about Soil

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago

buying garden tools

Posted 3 years ago

Waterwise Gardening

Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

mesh crop covers for organic pest control

Posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Brick wall and raised beds

Posted 3 years, 9 months ago