Articles Categorized: Gardening

The fifth season

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THE days are getting noticeably cooler now. The calendar year is broken up in to four seasons with the arrival of winter on June 1.…

It’s seed collecting time

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IT’S seed collecting time. Think of all the plants you desire. Nearly all can be grown from seed. You can either collect seed off plants…

Maximising month of March

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MAXIMISING growth is the mantra for March. All efforts should be focused on helping nature get as much growth as possible before the first frosts…

Next two weeks a game changer

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THE recent warm, gentle rain is an absolute game changer for plants. With the soil being consistently warm and wet at the same time, our botanical…

Solve problems as they crop up

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I ENJOY getting gardening questions when I am out and about. Random people will stop and start chatting as though I’ve known them for years. It’s…

Fat, fabulous feijoas

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FEIJOA is related to pohutukawa. You can see the similarities in both the colour of the leaf and particularly the flowers. Birds will have pollinated…