Articles Categorized: Gardening

Best time for natives

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THE best time for planting a native garden is through winter. Native trees love the extra water over the winter months. It’s a great time…

July is the month for cuttings

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HARDWOOD cutting is a plant propagation term. It is the main method for producing deciduous trees and shrubs (those that lose their leaves). The term…

Make the most of warming mulch

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An important practice in the garden is the use of mulch to cover the soil surface with most gardeners probably familiar with the process. Mulching…

Wonderful winter violas

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We’re on a colour buzz at Awapuni Nurseries this winter. Last month I wrote about adding colour to your winter garden with the three Ps…

Time to plant your rose garden

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In spite of not being the best time of the year for lots of plants, winter is still the best time to plant your roses…

Nothing beats home-grown garlic

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How do you know when you’ve truly become bona-fide vegetable gardener? I wonder if it’s when you can’t imagine buying a particular plant from the…