Gardening: Autumn red visits briefly
Gardening: Autumn red visits briefly

The colour red gets attention. It is the primal colour of fire, evoking passion, vitality and celebration in many cultures…

Gardening: Thrill a green-thumbed mum
Gardening: Thrill a green-thumbed mum

All mums deserve pampering, and Mother's Day is the official day when that special treatment is obligatory.

Gardening: Poignant reminder of Flanders fields
Gardening: Poignant reminder of Flanders fields

The Flanders poppy is the real plant behind the red flower which has become an international symbol of remembrance for soldiers…

Gardening: Hot spot for great outdoors
Gardening: Hot spot for great outdoors

Outdoor fireplaces are fast becoming essential fixtures in contemporary gardens and it's not hard to see why. Gardens these…

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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…

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

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

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

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

Gardening: It's the kindest cut
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

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

Gardening: Season for change
Gardening: Season for change

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

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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…

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