Northern ideas go south
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
Flower shows are in her blood. “I love doing them,” says Lynn Cairney, who is mounting all three North Island entries in the Zealandia National Flower Bed Competition at the 2012 Ellerslie International Flower Show.

Keeping invaders at bay
Monday, 28 November 2011
Dealing with bugs in a safe, natural way this season will ensure that you munch but don’t crunch. Also, your pets will thank you for it.

Whimsical touches enchant
Monday, 14 November 2011
A small, walled garden totally transformed by the use of clever design is one of the gardens featuring in this month’s Auckland Garden DesignFest.

Growing your own
Tuesday, 08 November 2011
More than a million tomatoes are grown by Kiwi home gardeners each year.

Hanging out with gardeners
Monday, 19 September 2011
Xanthe White is most at home when her fingers are deep in dirt and she's putting the finishing touches on another backyard project.

Morsels of joy
Monday, 01 August 2011
Berries are best planted in winter, take little time and effort to produce and eliminate the need to pay $20 a punnet on Christmas Day.

Sharing toy wonderland
Monday, 18 July 2011
When a gentleman’s antique toy collection grew beyond the limits of his home and garage, there was no option but to cut back – or spread out. Bill McNabney and his wife Kathie opted for the latter, and found all the space they needed on a 32 hectare plot in Whitford.

Get backyards buzzing
Monday, 27 June 2011
More than one-third of what we eat is the result of intensive pollination by bees, yet the National Beekeepers’ Association (NBA) is worried that the humble honey bee is battling to keep Aotearoa’s hives alive.

Hard work yields paradise
Monday, 20 June 2011
Creative insight and the ability to imagine away scruffy exteriors is a skill coveted by even the most discerning home buyer.

Battle with noxious weeds
Monday, 13 June 2011
Keeping gardens under control is an ongoing activity carried out with love by people who love to spend time in their gardens. But the gardener’s traditional mild demeanour can become frayed when unwanted guests invade their space.

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