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Stop slugs in their slime

Forget about slug bait let me introduce beer bait!

Simply, cut the top off an empty fizzy drink bottle, leaving approximately 10cm of plastic from the lid. Make sure the lid is tightly screwed on.

Small poppies

Small poppies

If you got your hands on the Sweet Williams I recommended last month, you might well be seeking out a trusty companion. If that's the case, look no further than the Iceland Poppy - an extremely attractive plant that yields large, bowl-shaped and lightly fragrant flowers.

Life after the ice age

Life after the ice age

Growing up we ate a lot of iceberg lettuce in our household. I don't know about you, but we didn't know all these other types of lettuces that are now available even existed.

Summer protection secrets

Summer protection secrets

Join award winning landscape designer and TV personality Xanthe White for a FREE gardening workshop on Saturday 28th January 2012 from 2-4pm, held in Auckland at Daltons Landscape Supplies Yard, Mount Wellington.

Rose named after city gardens blooms in awards

Rose named after city gardens blooms in awards

A rose named after Hamilton Gardens has claimed a category award at the annual Pacific Rose Bowl.

Free Public workshop tackles backyard disease management

Free Public workshop tackles backyard disease management

Have you every wondered what do to about powdery mildew or the best way to prevent rust? By taking a preventive approach, there are a number of things you can do to create balance in your garden and lessen the likelihood of diseases manifesting.

Xanthe gets to root of transplanting

Xanthe gets to root of transplanting

Crowds came to hear Xanthe White give a practical workshop on Transplanting seedlings at the Daltons School of Gardening at Daltons Landscape Supplies yard, Mount Wellington, Auckland.

Crazy about courgettes

Crazy about courgettes

By Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries

Mmmm courgettes - otherwise known as zucchini. Stuffed, roasted, baked, barbecued or thrown into a simple stir-fry - they're certainly a versatile veg and a great one for the garden.

Capsicum seeks tomato for friendship and more

Capsicum seeks tomato for friendship and more

By Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries

If you followed my advice and planted tomatoes last month, it's time to play matchmaker and introduce them to the trusty capsicum.

NZ Gardener digs up country's gardening dynamos

NZ Gardener digs up country's gardening dynamos

A small Northland primary school that's created a natural cure for nits using ingredients from their garden, a young mother of four helping out families struggling with skyrocketing food prices, and an Auckland community garden using a bicycle-powered irrigation system are all regional finalists

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