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Piet Oudolf has changed the way we think about gardens.

Piet Oudolf has changed the way we think about gardens.
jobs

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

It's time to tackle the new season in the garden
Roses

Everything is coming up roses

Everything is coming up roses
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.
Join

Join the Club!

Join the Club!
strawberry

Grow your own strawberries

Grow your own strawberries
Meet charlotte

Meet Charlotte Webb, Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens

Meet Charlotte Webb, Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens
Peas

More peas, please!

More peas, please!
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
Asparagus

Long live the crowns!

Long live the crowns!
Meet Alan

Meet Japanese Maple Grower, Alan Jackson

Meet Japanese Maple Grower, Alan Jackson
Staar of the Season: Dahlia

Sandra's Favourite Dahlias

Sandra's Favourite Dahlias
Tools

Tony Matson says sharp and clean makes gardening easier

Tony Matson says sharp and clean makes gardening easier
Italy

Join Michael McCoy in Italy!

Join Michael McCoy in Italy!

Garden Clinic Blog

How to: divide upside down orchids

How to: divide upside down orchids

Graham’s upside-down orchid (Stanhopea tigrina) has grown old and unproductive, and this year treated us all with only five flower spikes, instead of the usual 30!

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Star of the Season: the flamboyant dahlia.

Star of the Season: the flamboyant dahlia.

Unashamedly bold, brash and beautiful; it’s time to pick armfuls of them to fill your home. We combine our dahlias with buddleias which make perfect partners, especially the new Buzz Series buddleias which never stop flowering (if you keep dead-heading).


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In the Vegetable Patch: It’s time for another tee pee

In the Vegetable Patch: It’s time for another tee pee

Late September we planted our first tee pee with cucumbers, beans and a yellow cherry tomato called Honey Drop, in the centre.

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What to do this week: Time to plant passionfruit

What to do this week: Time to plant passionfruit

Passionfruit are among the most productive of backyard crops, especially when the bees do their thing. Now that summer has arrived

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In the Vegetable Patch: Zucchini is a vegie in a hurry

In the Vegetable Patch: Zucchini is a vegie in a hurry

It’s time to plant this tasty summer vegetable. Quick and easy to grow, zucchini take 6 weeks from seed sowing to harvest

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