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Can anyone tell me why my runner beans, which have survived the winter and have lots of leaf and loo...

Hello I'm moving to New Zealand and am trying to decide where to settle. No employment or other c...

Hi, I'm trying to find out what kind of tree a branch that i found in my yard came from. Its wet in ...

I'm starting my first vege garden & want to plant potatoes in the small area I have. Problem being t...

Hello and thanks for reading my question. Is there such a thing as a New Zealand paw paw? When I...

Hello There is a funky ammonia-type smell in my garden (Dunedin), it happens every year. At first I ...

hi. just wonderin if we can pick up

I've got a trellis om the edge of my lawn, the other side is next to a paddock where there are often...

My City of Auckland is dead. I desperately want another but they are not available anymore. Would an...

I make in/-outdoor planter boxes and also box gardens to your requirements in and around wellington....

I love gardening - especially because I get to use all of the nifty garden hand tools that I buy fro...

I have a mandarin about 4 years old grown from seed. It has very large (4cm) spines. No flowers or f...

Our tree fern has browned off, is there anything we can do to bring it back to life or have we kille...

Have a look at my photos "Our Garden" to see the large pile of lawn clippings I started wi...

you could get some sludge from a septic tank that is already in operation.

Yes I had one of those types of sheds once. Don't think I would buy another. It;s better to build a ...

i use a lot of mulch in my garden. I use mainly lawn clippings. If you can get a lawn mowing contrac...

Hi, just wondering if you've found an answer as I am keen to get some too. Cheers, Erica

Hi, This is my first post and it is to do with my Lemon Meyer, which is planted in a pot. In Aucklan...

I wont be planting my vege garden till January. between now and then i'd like to put some goodness i...

Not positive but you say it is handy to a pine shelter belt. Pine will raise the acidity of your soi...

I have built the dog poo composter, but cannot find where in NZ to get septic starter. Looks like it...

I made a bad mistake of buying one of those garden sheds from a nationally franchised hardware store...

Put it in your diary - the Great Greenhithe Garden Tour will be on Sunday, November 16. More than 10...

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Our Garden

New Zealand > Northland > Whangarei
Our Garden
A small paddock on a kiwifruit orchard. Nice volcanic soil. The garden has shelter trees on three sides. Have been gardening here for 3 summers


Blockhill

New Zealand > Canterbury > Cheviot
Blockhill
Since 2009 we have been developing our 1.5 hectare property into a forest garden or food forest. Inspired by permaculture principals and looking for something novel and unique, the land is undergo...

Germinating Seeds

Germinating Seeds There are two basic places to germinate seeds, one is where they will ultimately grow and mature the other is in suitable containers to germinate and then to transplant out into open ground or larger containers latter on. Firstly it is always best to plant any seed in the spot where it will grow and mature. The reason for this is because when a se...
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Gardening with raised beds

Gardening with raised beds Raised beds for gardening is a great way to make gardening easy and at the same time produce a good range of vegetables or flowers. The advantages as I see them are; less bending, tidy gardens, attractive gardens, less weeding, no digging, superior produce or plants, ease of watering, great drainage, ease of harvesting and a pleasure to garden eve...
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NEW SEASONS POTATOES

NEW SEASONS POTATOES New seasons seed potatoes are now available from a number of garden centres. They are too early you may say but even down Southland the first varieties; Agria, Jersey Bennes, Nadine, and Rocket are now in store. I would presume the same varieties will be available in most areas and it certainly not too soon to buy your seed potatoes and start th...
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STRAWBERRY TIME

STRAWBERRY TIME Strawberry plants have started to arrive in garden centres through out New Zealand, a little later than normal because of the mild, dry autumn. They are a woodland plant from Europe and North America. One of the keys to their successful growing is to realise that they are woodland plants and should, if possible, be given woodland conditions. Ther...
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Growing Vegetables

Growing Vegetables Growing vegetables and fruit has always been one of my main concerns in gardening since I was a tot. If you can eat it, grow it - all other plants are for show. This does not mean that I don't like my roses, annuals, ornamental trees and shrubs. They all serve a good purpose - I can enjoy them when my belly is full of my own home grown produce.
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Tips for Gardening in February

Tips for Gardening in February February is usually the driest and hottest month of the year. It’s the time when a lot of the earlier plantings of vegetables have reached maturity and been harvested. It is also the second to last month to plant out crops for winter harvesting, so make sure the empty spaces are ‘manured’ and replanted with winter vegetables. Watering is likely to...
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Guerrilla Gardening in our 'Hood

Guerrilla Gardening in our 'Hood Last summer our street community got together and decided to plant some fruit trees along the council verge of our street. We all agreed it would beautify our street and also, in time, allow us and our children to harvest fruit grown on disused space. The idea of our children walking home from school and being able to pick a sun ripened apple off a...
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Silverbeet: Winter gardening’s silver lining

Silverbeet: Winter gardening’s silver lining With the cooler weather setting in, I’m spending less and less time in the garden. Donning gumboots and heading outside is losing the battle against putting my feet up in front of the fire. So any plant that requires minimal attention at this time of year is a winner in my book. Silverbeet is versatile and is easy to care for. It is the ultimat...
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Setting up a worm farm

Setting up a worm farm A comprehensive step by step guide to setting up and looking after a worm farm.
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Keeping Chickens and building a chicken dome

Keeping Chickens and building a chicken dome Would you like fresh, daily organic eggs and willing workers to do all the hard labour in your vegetable garden? Keeping chickens in the city is becoming very popular as people seek out ways to live more healthily and more lightly on the Planet. Topics Covered Include:- -Local Council regulations regarding...
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Three Lettuces - Keeping vegetables for longer

Three Lettuces - Keeping vegetables for longer Three identical lettuces were purchased at the same time and stored for ten days in three different ways. Check out the methods and results!
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Grow yourself some lettuce

Grow yourself some lettuce Why not grow your own lettuce – it is simply to grow and you can enjoy eating organic, fresh lettuce throughout the year. You will also save on cash – how many times have you purchased lettuce from the supermarket only to find it goes off in the fridge? Buy a packet of seeds and all going well it will keep you supplied with lettuce for most for the...
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Growing avocado

Growing avocado Avocados are health and delicious but can be on the expensive side to buy. But did you know that you can grow an avocado from the stone in the middle of an avocado purchased from the shop? All you need to do is put it suspended over a jar of water with just one end in the water and once it has sprouted, transfer it to a pot until it grows too big f...
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Healthy soil for a healthy garden!

Healthy soil for a healthy garden! Gardeners are always looking for new ways to improve their gardens whether it be their vegetables, roses, ornamentals or fruit trees. The goal is to have very healthy plants, wonderful roses, great lawns and high yielding crops. There are a number of things that you can do to improve your gardens such as improving your soils. The optimum is to ha...
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Using ocean plants for your garden - sea weed etc

Using ocean plants for your garden - sea weed etc Seaweed, which originates from the ocean's garden, is one of the best materials for an earth garden. For one thing, kelp helps stimulates soil bacteria. This, in turn increases fertility of the soil by humus formation (which feeds on the bacteria), aeration and moisture retention.
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Making compost

Making compost Sooner or later gardeners come across the word "compost." As easy as it is to say, compost has a reputation for being difficult to master. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. If I can make hot, 160-degree compost during an Alaska winter (see photo below), you can too--no matter where you grow your tomatoes. It's easy. In fact, yo...
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Bring your herb garden indoors

Bring your herb garden indoors For gardeners who like to cook, there's nothing like fresh herbs. But when the growing season ends, does it mean you have to resort to grocery store herbs?
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Planting Calendar

Planting Calendar Here are some guidelines for the kinds of activities you should be undertaking in your garden on a monthly basis. The secret to productive gardening is to work consistently and plant regularly - plant something every day if possible. See our guidelines below for what to do, harvest, and plant every month.
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Dahlia bulbs and plants 18 Nov 14
Dahlia bulbs and  plants

I have Dahlia tubers and plants of various colours for trade. There are mystic illuision (google it) and other mixed colours. I can tell Mystic from o...

TUBER Alstroemeria 4 Dec 11
TUBER Alstroemeria

I have tubers of Altroemeria - pink flower- that dont' have flower or stems yet. they are prolific and longlasting flowers. SUPER EASY CARE

Swap your Tulips tubes for berries 26 Nov 11
Swap your Tulips tubes for berries

CUTTINGS of raspberries, currants (red/black), boysenberries, blackberries, gooseberries, elderberries


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