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Piet Oudolf has changed the way we think about gardens.

Piet Oudolf has changed the way we think about gardens.
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It's time to tackle the new season in the garden

It's time to tackle the new season in the garden
Winter Bulbs

Get to know your winter bulbs

Get to know your winter bulbs
NZ ideas

Marlborough's hills, valleys and coastlines have seen much change over the past two hundred years.

Marlborough's hills, valleys and coastlines have seen much change over the past two hundred years.
Melianthus

Linda has long been smitten by the serrated blue leaves of Honeybush, Melianthus major.

Linda has long been smitten by the serrated blue leaves of Honeybush, Melianthus major.
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Join the Club!

Join the Club!
Kitchen

Linda is growing Lemons

Linda is growing Lemons
Meet Jane

Meet Jane Irwin, Landscape Architect

Meet Jane Irwin, Landscape Architect
Delicious

Try Robin's Lemon Delicious recipe

Try Robin's Lemon Delicious recipe
Lessons from a master

Here are 10 top tips for more exciting gardens from Great Dixter's Fergus Garrett.

Here are 10 top tips for more exciting gardens from Great Dixter's Fergus Garrett.
Video

VIDEO Bulbs are all about colour and fragrance. It’s good to wait until May when soils have cooled after that horrendous summer and so has the air temperature.

VIDEO Bulbs are all about colour and fragrance. It’s good to wait until May when soils have cooled after that horrendous summer and so has the air temperature.
GC Podcast

Sandra and graham talk about the veggie patch

Sandra and graham talk about the veggie patch
Meet Anna

Meet Anna van der Gardner, Resident (and gardener), Bronte House

Meet Anna van der Gardner, Resident (and gardener), Bronte House
Meet John

Meet John Robb, Plant breeder, Paradise Plants

Meet John Robb, Plant breeder, Paradise Plants
Meet Tiffany

Meet heritage rose gardeneer, Tiffany Bignold

Meet heritage rose gardeneer, Tiffany Bignold
Staar of the Season: Daphne

Star of the Season: Daphne

Star of the Season: Daphne
Cuttings from the garden world

Cuttings from the garden world

Cuttings from the garden world

Garden Clinic Blog

What to do this week: knock-out those weeds

What to do this week: knock-out those weeds

It’s timely to attend to our lawns at this time as winter weeds can weaken growth and should be controlled before they set seed. Here are Graham’s tips for a great lawn, all about control of lawn weeds.


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What's in the Love My Orchids Pack?

What's in the Love My Orchids Pack?

This week we have an extra special gift to say thank you for joining us at the club – a beautiful Sarcochilus orchid – and a box full of orchid fertilisers to help you grow beautiful flowers. Strikeback Fertiliser from Neutrog, Orchid Indoor food drippers from Yates and Seasol. All this plus a Platinum membership, best get in quick



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Star of the Season: Hellebores

Star of the Season: Hellebores

If there’s one flower that’s both shamelessly promiscuous and awkwardly shy, it’s the winter rose, or hellebore.

She loves cold temperatures, the crisp frost and chilling air that comes with winter. We find it incredible that her delicate beauty can withstand such bone-crunching cold. But she also loves the winter sun beneath deciduous trees that then provide her with essential summer shade when these trees come back into leaf.

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What to do this week: Prune climbing roses

What to do this week: Prune climbing roses

Every suburban paling fence should be swaddled with a rose! Our fence at The Garden Clinic HQ is adorned with Crepescule, a glorious old rambling rose from 1904. It can be trained against a trellis or as we have done, along wires attached to the fence. Some people are intimidated by climbing roses, uncertain of how to prune them. It’s not difficult; all you need is a sharp pair of secateurs and long leather gloves to protect your arms.

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In the Vegie Patch: Sow tomato, eggplant and capsicum seeds indoors

In the Vegie Patch: Sow tomato, eggplant and capsicum seeds indoors

Last week we sowed five seeds of an oxheart tomato (Cuore Di Bue Rugantino) in small pots in a mini greenhouse sitting on a heat pad in our laundry.

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