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Spud bags pass the test! - Potatoes

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Last spring I decided to trial the new potato planter bags and planted up 3 ...
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Win! 500 Light Meals - one more copy up for grabs

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There's good food, bad food and then there are 500 shades of Gray! However, ...
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Garden Design

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What’s hot on the home plot?

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Spotting the hottest garden design trends is something Ellerslie International Flower Show’s general manager, Kate Hillier, is uniquely placed to do.
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On the Sunny Side of the Street

Friday, 15 November 2013

It’s not difficult to look on the bright side of life with an vista such as that enjoyed by Sunnyhills couple, John and Kath Clark.
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A ‘Tad’ Noisy for a quiet garden

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Escaping the rat race to a quiet corner of the world does not necessarily mean enduring hours with a child’s foot incessantly hitting the back of your seat.
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A little love is needed - Every Now and Zen

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Although a garden can be productive, providing food for the larder, it can also be the perfect place to unwind and relax, ideally with that significant other.
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The 'Moore' we know

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

When it comes to gardening or garden design, some may trumpet that the more we know, the better. However, as I recently discovered, a little knowledge can go a long way, providing that knowledge...
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Taking the indoors out

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Kiwi backyards have come a long way from the quarter acre of lawn with a veggie patch and a flowerbed thrown in for good measure. Particularly in suburban areas, where space can be at a premium,...
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Growing value around the home

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

While gardens may offer us an oasis from the rat race, they can also add very real value to our homes. As house-hunting season gets underway, Jill Ford from Nursery and Garden Industry New Zealand...
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A plot to plan

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

When it comes to giving any garden a quick facelift for spring, some handy types have what it takes to make all the right moves. But for those larger scale design projects, the right planning can...
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Thai this!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Tucked away behind suburban fences there are glorious gardens where visitors rarely tread. One such garden, however, is a ‘secret’ that’s savoured by lovers of Thai cuisine and...
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Breaking wind in suburbia

Thursday, 17 May 2012

There’s something primitively liberating about being in the seclusion of a garden and letting the body behave as nature intended but this really isn’t a story about windy humans.
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Rapaura paradise

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Every year, thousands of motorists travel down the Thames Coast Road on the Coromandel peninsula, all heading somewhere, few taking the time to stop and smell the flowers.
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Coromandel’s golden green

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

When Mary Pat Hogan visited New Zealand from the United States seven years ago, she embarked on a whirlwind romance with a stunning Coromandel garden.
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