Gardening: Sunny season show
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
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 to promote…

Gardening: Taro lore a sharing experience
Gardening: Taro lore a sharing experience

This Christmas we're catching the train to Kaikoura to spend a few days with my husband's family, who live up Mt Lyford…


Gardening: A gardener's Christmas
Gardening: A gardener's Christmas

I enjoyed researching this story, as I don't often peruse websites for garden gift-giving. My go-to…

Gardening: Summer insurance for gardens

The holidays are just around the corner and it is also peak growing time for summer crops.

Gardening: Hands-on part of makeover fun

I was looking forward to visiting friends Gilbert Wong and Jo Boese to check out a landscaping project at their Herne Bay…

Gardening: Old skills make a comeback

Yvonne Thomas believes New Zealanders are the luckiest people in the world. She says it's not about whether we have money…

Gardening fertile ground for Mitre 10
Gardening fertile ground for Mitre 10

Gardening is the gigantic seller for New Zealand's biggest DIY, homeware, trade and household goods…

Peter Bromhead: Cursing at weeds will only help them

When Prince Charles admitted in 1986 that he enthusiastically talked to his garden plants, this was perceived by British…

Gardening: Space for summer veges

Not everyone has space for a vege garden. In our backyard, we have a vege plot about the size of a square tablecloth and…

Gardening: Feed your soil so it can feed you

Late spring brings ideal growing conditions to get summer vege gardens under way, as the weather brings sun and rain, and…

Zen brings a peaceful balance

Asian gardens evoke a sense of deep calm and tranquillity. Zen principles guide fine balance between hard and soft structural…

Gardening: What to plant in October
Gardening: What to plant in October

October is the high point of the spring flowering season. Blooms of roses, camellias, rhododendrons…

Kids get a real buzz outdoors

When the sun is shining it's time to get the children outside away from the screen. The more interactive your garden, the…

Gardening: Simple joys on your own patch

The cottage garden is the ultimate in garden frugality. Back in Granny's day, gardens were not "designer" items - they were…

Go fruity in garden makeover

Spring is always a key time for gardening - the soil is soft and easy to dig, and plants are cranking into action. It's…

Prepare to salute the admirals

Most gardeners don't plan to grow caterpillar food, but our precious plants sometimes end up exactly that. In contrast…

Give your garden the acid test
Give your garden the acid test

I've never properly given acid-loving blueberries a go in our garden, despite a brief attempt many years…

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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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