Gardening: Floral 'food' lifts a city's mood
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 we love so much…

Gardening: New year restoration of the land
Gardening: New year restoration of the land

Hope, recovery and restoration are what Matariki and the Maori new year are all about and this Auckland project has it in…

Living spaces extend outdoors
Living spaces extend outdoors

Good outdoor furniture can move your living spaces outside, writes Carol Bucknell.


Watch: 'Corpse flower' blooms again
Watch: 'Corpse flower' blooms again

After days of anticipation the Auckland Domain Winter Garden's 'corpse flower' is expected to come in…

Gardening: Plant to eat

When planning A food garden, understanding your site is the key to success. Analyse the conditions of your site and you'll…

Stinky flower could bloom this weekend

Auckland Domain's stinky flower could bloom this weekend, says a Winter Garden spokeswoman.

Giant 'corpse flower' to bloom

A plant that smells like rotting flesh will flower for the seconds time in 18 months at the Auckland Domain's Wintergarden…

Gardening: Dare to be different
Gardening: Dare to be different

While our gardens take a breather over winter and we retreat from life in the gardening fast lane, this…

Gardening: Growing canopy protects our future

Trees are beautiful things. They are the life-giving lungs of our planet, making the Earth unique to our solar system in…

Gardening: Pretty up comely camellias

Plants snooze about now — the time to prune and transplant them.

Gardening: City's paved in soft gold

The gold-standard autumn destinations in New Zealand are in the South Island. Our leafy colonial settlements are up there…

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

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

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

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 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…

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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
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