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The aroma and flavour of fresh pears is hard to match.  Pears are easy to ...
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Coriander – cori on, regardless!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Year-round, fresh herbs really do spice up our lives. Amongst the favourites of many a Kiwi gardener, coriander has certainly earned its place at the table.
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Hostas – getting Funk-y in the garden!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

With hostas soon heading into their pre-winter phase, and autumn being the ideal time to sow these plants from seed, RUTH MITCHELL from Ashton Glen Perennial Nursery explains how to grow tip-top...
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Meadowsweet – how sweet it is to be grown for you!

Thursday, 03 April 2014

Early autumn is the right time to bow to the crowns of queen of the meadow, also known as meadowsweet.
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Pansies, snapdragons, carnations and much more – creating a cottage garden

Thursday, 27 March 2014

While blooms may come and go as seasons change, a carefully planned cottage garden can provide colour to last all year round. TOD PALENSKI from Awapuni Nurseries explains how any backyard gardener...
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Giant veggies – hitting the big time!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

At harvest time big is not necessarily better when it comes to nutritional value. Yet keen gardeners seeking to generate as much bang for their buck as possible can cast a lasting impression, as...
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Autumn veggies – favourites to 'fall' for!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

While some Kiwis may be a little downhearted as the autumn gloom begins to descend this month, for gardeners this time of year is perhaps one of the most exciting.
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Cornflowers – another for lovers of beautiful blooms

Thursday, 06 March 2014

Gaining their name from fields of crops in which they were once considered weeds, cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) are hardy annuals which can be planted in autumn, to grow throughout winter.
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Wildflowers – the gardener’s feral favourites

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Stunning wildflower displays are created through sufficient site preparation and by sowing at the right time of year, followed by just a little patience. By virtue of a few basic guidelines,...
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Chives – if a herb grows in the garden, does it make meal?

Thursday, 20 February 2014

It’s been said that life is like an onion, you peel it away one layer at a time. However, who really wants to peel away one layer after another only to find there’s nothing in the...
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Apple Cucumber – this one falls far from the tree!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

While Kiwi gardeners in cooler regions may now need to wait until spring to grow cucumbers, those in warmer areas can still plant through until the end of summer.
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Medlar – Could a fruit with this look really taste sweet?

Wednesday, 05 February 2014

No one likes a ‘meddler’ unless of course it’s a Mespilus germanicus, a ‘medlar’ which some New Zealanders would surely welcome into the garden.
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Soybeans – all soy-ted for Chinese New Year

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Just when you thought the New Year celebrations were finished, 1.35 billion Chinese people – not to mention overseas Chinese – beg to differ!
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