Plant for summer harvest
Plant for summer harvest

Gardening in the depths of winter is not particularly inviting, but it is a great time to get outside, get active and fight…

DIY can save cash in the long run
DIY can save cash in the long run

Keeping chickens and growing your own veges is the first step to being self-sufficient.

Thousands rush to view 'Titan's Penis' in France
Thousands rush to view 'Titan's Penis' in France

Hundreds of curious visitors braved long queues in the French city of Nantes to catch a rare glimpse of an enormous flower…

Matariki - time for renewal
Matariki - time for renewal

Matariki and a life on the land. Our very own Maori New Year started yesterday. Each year the date changes depending on…


Answer is blowin' in the wind
Answer is blowin' in the wind

Arborists certainly had a windfall after that mighty storm blew through the country and winds reached…

Shrubs in the city

A homely touch in the form of a community garden set amid industrial surroundings is taking root at Wynyard Central.

Protect garden from Jack Frost

Several weeks ago during the cold snap, I noticed an evening forecast of 0C for Auckland central, but -4C for Waitakere…

Call to bring blooms back to Ellerslie

Local supporters of the Ellerslie International Flower Show have offered a home in Auckland for the event.

Ellerslie Flower Show canned
Ellerslie Flower Show canned

Next year's Ellerslie International Flower Show has been cancelled as the Christchurch City Council…

To trim or not to trim?

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to hedges, as the approach you take will depend on the climate and type of…

Gardening: Look up history of toxins

After watching an item on Campbell Live about contaminated soil in a vege garden in Christchurch, I thought I'd follow…

Gardening: Friends and foes

Meg Liptrot finds fertile riches in her garden this month.

Gardening: Feast on fungi

It's time to forage for mushrooms or grow your own. Autumn rain after a long, dry spell is the perfect time to start your…

Gardening: What to eat and plant in May
Gardening: What to eat and plant in May

The autumn brings with it the culmination of a summer's worth of growth. Ripe for the picking Pumpkins…

Mum's Day: Say it with flowers

Say it with flowers. Simple, thoughtful ideas with plants will make her smile, although I'm pretty sure all your mother…

Trees fun hive for group's busy bees

I think most of us can identify with trees as a source of fun in our childhood, whether as something to hide behind in a…

Gardening: Big lessons outdoors

Learning about fruiting trees enthrals wee ones. Meg Liptrot reports on a winning kohanga reo that has gone green.

How to plan a winter garden

Although the summer garden is winding down, there's no time to rest on your laurels because right now it's action stations…

Citizen science
Citizen science

In the parks, beaches, back gardens and forests of the country, non-scientists can help with with a…

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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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