Gardening: A very garden day out
Gardening: A very garden day out

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

Garden designs delight (+competition)
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
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.

Gardening

Jail time brings out the inner gardener
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…

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.

Gardening: Brassicas make a pretty plateful

Far from being boring, winter vegetables jazz up our meals.

Gardening: You can cut a fine figure

If your pruning is behind take a brave approach with secateurs.

Gardening: Secrets of ageing instantly

Clever planting and decorative touches hint at maturity, writes Carol Bucknell.

Gardening: Floral 'food' lifts a city's mood

When we talk about the French urban garden it conjures images of a courtyard with cafe-style iron table and chairs to sit…

Gardening: Lie back and enjoy the outdoors
Gardening: Lie back and enjoy the outdoors

We kiwis love a good deck. They suit the design of most of our houses, are perfect for the casual barbecues…

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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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