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Garden City Going For Flower Bed Hat Trick

Garden City Going For Flower Bed Hat Trick

Christchurch City is aiming for a hat trick when it competes in the third National Flower Bed Competition at next month's Ellerslie International Flower Show.

Japanese Garden Fuses Tradition With Contemporary Influences

Multi award-winning Japanese garden designer Koji Ninomiya will fuse traditional Japanese-style garden design with contemporary influences in his garden at next month's Ellerslie International Flower Show.

Return Of The Killer Plants

Return Of The Killer Plants

Back by popular demand, Christchurch's Festival of Flowers has reprised its captivating carnivorous plants display.

The interactive exhibition Bitten Again! Return of the Killer Plants runs from 19 February to 14 March in Cuningham House.

Herb Scentsations

Herb Scentsations

Did you know lavender can help in the treatment of dandruff? Or that thyme is said to help cure that dreaded 'one too many' hangover? Herbs can do so much more than just flavour stews and roasted vegetables.

Home Gardens Undergoing Flowering Revolution

Geraniums and petunias are leading a return to flowering plants in the home garden, says Zealandia Horticulture Managing Director Vince Wylaars.

Cashmere Garden Club Goes For Gold

Cashmere Garden Club Goes For Gold

With a Silver Distinction Medal at this year's Ellerslie International Flower Show for its Hort Galore exhibit (pictured above), the Cashmere Garden Club is "going for gold" at this year's Show.

Working With Weeds

Working With Weeds

When one gardens weeds are another gardens blooms the question of what to weed and what not to weed becomes a murky one.

While no one wants to be a weed Natzi, a weed free garden has the potential to eliminate pests and problems and improve the overall appearance of your property.

Garden Tips: Success With Stones

Garden Tips: Success With Stones

Everyone has an area of their garden that never gets used. Whether it’s a thin strip of land down the side of your house or a boggy patch you try and ignore, stones could be the option.

The Importance Of Trees

The Importance Of Trees

With cooler days and wet weather upon us the time is right to get many species of trees and shrubs established before summer.

An integral part of any garden, trees and shrubs add to the shape and structure of our landscape.

Controlling The Tomato/Potato Psyllid In The Garden

Controlling The Tomato/Potato Psyllid In The Garden

A new insect pest is attacking tomatoes, potatoes and related crops in New Zealand gardens.