The secret garden
The secret garden

In the Sacred Blessing Sanctuary on Waiheke Island, among the foliage and the roses and very close to the vegetable garden…

Now you can control that wandering willie
Now you can control that wandering willie

Brazilian beetles will be released into Wellington's town belt today to help control the wandering willie.

Late summer love
Late summer love

With summer almost over it's time to feast on the last of the season's fruit and veg and start making plans for autumn…

Dig deep for garden festival
Dig deep for garden festival

Organisers of the flower show that cost Christchurch City Council $516,000 last year want public money from Auckland to…

Gardening

Growing up the wall
Growing up the wall

Getting vertical with your garden ensures even the smallest plot yields a bountiful harvest, writes…

Gardening: A very garden day out

Take the chance to poke about in cream of others' landscaping crop.

Garden designs delight (+competition)

A sneak peek at this year's edible, fragrant, exotic and native finery gives Catherine Smith dreams, inspiration and determination…

Community garden digging in for future

It's hard to believe, as you walk around the Kelmarna Gardens, that the busy thoroughfares of Jervois and Richmond Roads…

Gardening: The science of soil
Gardening: The science of soil

Mud, dirt, soil - call it what you like, but respect it. It's full of life.

Jail time brings out the inner gardener

Despite money not growing on trees, gardening seems to be the most popular way for NZ's white collar criminals to while…

Spring flowers all about one thing

It's all flash and colour as plants entice bees to spread the love.

Gardening: Workers vital for food security

Nature's diligent little helpers now need us to secure their survival.

Gardeners its time to plant your veges

The weather's getting warmer so it's time to plant your veges.

Gardening: Build a bed for summer veges
Gardening: Build a bed for summer veges

Spring weather flashes between cold blustery rain and clear blue sky in moments. It is delicious to…

Catherine Smith: Community gets behind guerrilla garden concept

If you met nurse Lisbeth Alley or former landscaper Robyn Laurenson on the street, the word guerrilla would probably not…

Karekare's most famous pohutukawa under threat

Trees are featuring more often in the media these days, sadly because they are under threat from developers in the private…

Gardening: Heirlooms of edible treasure

It was a crisp, clear winter's day when I caught up with Rob Velseboer at the 7.3ha property in Riverhead he owns with his…

Tips for keeping flowers fresh - do they really work?

Vodka, mouthwash, bleach? Do any of these tips really work? Here is what happened on seven identical bouquets.

Gardening: Big trees demand a lot of digging
Gardening: Big trees demand a lot of digging

Professional planters do it the easy-on-the-spine, no-blisters way.

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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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