Courgettes – easy peasy zucchini

Americans may have a crush on summer squash; in Italy it’s zucchini that’s bene, and some French will say (when they parlay) that courgettes...

Nature-focused kindergarten to turn children’s orchard dream into reality

There will be a buzz of excitement and activity in front of Pakuranga Baptist Kindergarten as the children, families and community of the kindergarten...

Plant fair coming to Ayrlies

Plant lovers and people who simply want to walk one of New Zealand's top gardens, can attend the two-day Ayrlies Plant Fair, on April...

Good news for birds, bad news for pests

It’s now easier for the community to join the fight to protect native bird species. Howick ward residents can now borrow pest traps from a...

Kikuyu – get on the grass!

Kikuyu is a grass species which prompts strong reactions, both positive and negative with many people happy to ‘kik-yu’ out the door for suggesting...

Who’s in the kitchen with Spud?

The kitchen, it seems, has become a cook’s playground during the Covid-19 lockdown. Housebound families are enjoying meal and baking challenges and, in many cases,...

Parsley – an easy-peasy growing guide

Having dealt with some of the myths surrounding this aromatic herb, and considered some of its uses in cooking and herbal remedies, readers will...

Time for kids to get their hands dirty

Entries this week officially opened to the Young Gardener of the Year Awards and Kiwi kids nationwide, along with their primary schools, are encouraged...

A tale of two gardens at a Bucklands Beach home

A garden should have an element of mystery. You should never be able to look at a garden in two minutes flat and walk away....

Passionfruit – making it happen!

There are some who are passionate about gardening and some who are no strangers to fruit. This week,  SANDRA (Sandy) JOHNSON from McGregor’s offers...

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