Citizen science
Citizen science

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

Greg Dixon: Zen and the art of hedge trimming
Greg Dixon: Zen and the art of hedge trimming

Chores are not chores, Greg Dixon writes, they are opportunities to find inner peace.

Gardening: Seaside bounty for soil
Gardening: Seaside bounty for soil

Meg Liptrot praises Neptune's great gift for gardeners - seaweed.

Gardening: Follow the food crowd
Gardening: Follow the food crowd

Meg Liptrot dishes out the goods on community food growing.

Gardening

Gardening: Water need never go to waste
Gardening: Water need never go to waste

Conservation 'wonder woman' shows Meg Liptrot how it's done.

Gardening: What to eat and plant in March

Ripe for the picking Avocados, eggplants and green beans are good to go. New season garlic and the kumera crop are also…

Organic Kiwi Gardens: Fresh Gardens' Sally Yu

It says something about our modern world that the most natural way of growing food is now also the most bureaucratic. Organic…

Gardening: Give the tasty taro a good go

Meg Liptrot reports on a Pacific staple's exciting potential.

Gardening: Veges feel the heat, too
Gardening: Veges feel the heat, too

Meg Liptrot takes pity on plants that hanker after shade and a drink.

Berm garden chasing prize

A berm in Ellerslie has been entered into a national landscaping competition as part of a vegetable, fruit and flower garden…

Gardening: The importance of perfume

Perfume appreciation at this level can certainly be compared to appreciation of a wine and its vintage.

Sunday gardening: Maori put flora to good use

The scent of ripe karaka berries is heady, rich and sweet, a smell that draws you in, as will the smell of any ripe edible…

Organic Kiwi Gardens: Weleda's David Millin

The biodynamic gardens of Weleda in Hawke's Bay are the ultimate in natural gardening systems, producing the ingredients…

Organic Kiwi Gardens: John Pountney
Organic Kiwi Gardens: John Pountney

Want the freshest produce possible for your restaurant? Start a vegetable garden next door. Here, as…

Organic Kiwi Gardens: Fleur Sullivan

Here, as part of a series of interviews with organic Kiwi gardeners by POD Gardening , Fleur Sullivan and friends take…

Organic Kiwi Gardens: Deborah and Nicholas

Deborah Smith and Nicholas Stevens' garden is located on the ground floor level of their 1929 Parnell apartment building…

DIY: Edge inside the hedge

There's something about sharp neat edges in a garden that pleases the eye. Separating the garden from the lawn with a simple…

Apricots need to chill out

We knew the tree wasn't right for Auckland, despite being told 25 years ago that it was a cultivar suited to our climate…

The most popular plants on the 'green market'
The most popular plants on the 'green market'

The police officer investigating the theft of the world's smallest water lily from Kew Gardens admits…

Gardening Archives

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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Life & Style

No dinner date? This is your restaurant
No dinner date? This is your restaurant

A new restaurant in Amsterdam is catering for solo dinners only - no families, couples or annoying gangs of laughing friends…

Single-parent kids 'no less happy'
Kate and William dig deep in Canberra
Cancer deaths fall but smokers face rise
Peter Bromhead: Grumpy Old Men
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