Gardening: Cool enough to refresh worn torn lawn
Gardening: Cool enough to refresh worn torn lawn

Autumn might be wind-down time for many plants but the slightly cooler temperatures and increased moisture in the ground…

Dita De Boni: Battlelines form for Roundup war
Dita De Boni: Battlelines form for Roundup war

Dita De Boni wonders how long it will be before chemicals giant Monsanto moves to openly sue nations that try and limit…

Gardening: Golden salute to man of vision
Gardening: Golden salute to man of vision

Wildflowers by the sea Drifts of yellow primroses are an unlikely and magical sight in a garden surrounded by white sand…

Gardening: Rural champions rescue heritage
Gardening: Rural champions rescue heritage

Although we would like to visit more, the farm my sister calls home in Wanstead, southern Hawkes Bay, is a little far for…


Gardening: Winter feasts ahead
Gardening: Winter feasts ahead

Take advantage of the daylight hours and make hay (or compost) while the sun shines.

Cancer warning on three pesticides - UN

The UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer says three pesticides, including the popular weedkiller Roundup, which…

Gardening: Treasure transformed in soil

Look at a seed. Any seed will do. A closer look at pulpy tomato seed in your sandwich, grains in bread, or maybe the baked…

Gardening: Fruit fly needn't stop us

Fruit harvesting is a topical issue where I live. Once again, we're in the the eye of a biosecurity storm and troops of…

Gardening: Hardy blooms flourish
Gardening: Hardy blooms flourish

On a baking hot afternoon in December, our 18-year-old nephew Mark drove us around remote roads in the…

Gardening: It's the kindest cut

Sharpen your shears and take to the fruit trees to prepare for the coming winter.

Gardening: Scraps put to work

Over the summer holidays we caught a sea shuttle from Kaiteriteri Beach and spent a week with my family at a holiday house…

How green grows your business?

Worm farms, compost heaps, beehives and vege gardens. Auckland businesses

Gardening: Good eye for plants

Gil Hanly's garden is a verdant wonderland in Mt Eden. On a sweltering day a welcome wave of cool, forested air greets the…

Gardening: Family garden of Eden
Gardening: Family garden of Eden

The Heroic Garden Festival, now in its 19th year, offers the chance to visit 26 gorgeous Auckland gardens…

Gardening: Season for change

Herne Bay’s community garden will be under new management.

Twelve Questions: Selena Clarke

Renting can be hard for creative people because we want to enhance beauty and you're not allowed to change much, but gardening…

Gardening: Sunny season show

Up and down our country, home gardeners are enjoying the fruits of their hard work.

Gardening: In a holiday frame of mind

Make summer last even longer with some relaxation-inducing outdoor living furniture and accessories.

Donation helps garden vision
Donation helps garden vision

Barnardos has always led the charge in putting children first. The Garden Project is their newest initiative…

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Weekend Project

Weekend project: Make your own bed
Weekend project: Make your own bed

Families can be transient during summer, moving from one relative to the next, sharing a meal and some stories from the…

Weekend project: One for the birds
Weekend Project: Blowing in the wind
Weekend project: Off the wall art just the ticket
Weekend Project: Sit back and relax
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