Life & Style
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsNobody likes a show-off, but I could make an exception for witch hazels (Hamamelis). Each winter, deliciously scented blooms emerge on zig-zag stems even in the harshest weather.
WENDY SHAILER-KNIGHT - © Fairfax NZ NewsEye-popping fluoro is back.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsBerries may be tiny, but they're nutritional powerhouses and delicious to boot.
© Fairfax NZ NewsWinter sugars up with gold and citrus, writes Wendy Shailer-Knight.
TOD PALENSKI - © Fairfax NZ NewsA member of the beet family, perpetual spinach is actually related to silverbeet and also goes by the name "leaf beet".
© Fairfax NZ NewsThere is nothing like a tunnel-house or a glasshouse to lift your spirits in winter, writes Steve Wratten .
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt may be June, but it's not too late to plant your sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus). In fact, if you're planting summer-flowering varieties, it might actually be better.
TOD PALENSKI - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere's no argument winter gardens don't have the same degree of colour as spring ones.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsMany perennial herbs and some annuals are winter hardy and can be harvested for salads or flavoursome dishes.
STEPHEN MCCARTHY - © Fairfax NZ NewsWinter is here and flowers are harder to find in the garden.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsWinter is the time for garden tasks that will bring rewards in spring.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsYou don't need the quintessential quarter acre paradise to grow fruit trees.
© Fairfax NZ NewsDid you know that as well as being pretty, many flowers are pretty tasty too?
TODD PALENSKI - © Fairfax NZ NewsWith the nights starting to get longer and the temperatures dropping, it feels like autumn has finally arrived.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsPampering pets is big business.
TODD PALENSKI - © Fairfax NZ NewsA plant we all know and (mostly) love.
TOD PALENSKI - © Fairfax NZ NewsApril is time to plant winter veges.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe cold helps sweeten and cure pumpkins so let the frost bite, writes Rachel Vogan
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsRid pests from your vege patch with sprays made from chillies, garlic, herbs and other natural ingredients.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhen I give a talk on herbs to local garden clubs, Stevia rebaudiana, aka the sugar herb, is always the herb that gets the most interest.
© Fairfax NZ NewsIt's a taxing time for turf. With no rain in many parts of the country, lawns are turning 50 shades of brown.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere is no reason why you can't have fresh herbs growing all year round.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsCauliflowers are fickle plants. Of all the brassicas, they're the trickiest to grow.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThere are many reasons to be a fan of cornflowers, writes Tod Palenski of Awapuni Nurseries.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsSummer sunshine may be bliss for the average person but a bout of warm, wet weather spells trouble for vege gardens.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ News"They are judged over two years . . ." Hayden Foulds New Zealand Rose Society.
TOD PALENSKI - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's probably a stretch to say leeks are lifesavers.
TOD PALENSKI - © Fairfax NZ NewsGoing away for a spell? Just what will you do to ensure your garden also survives the break, asks Tod Palenski?
© Fairfax NZ NewsRosemarie Smith took a whirlwind world garden tour without leaving the country.
SARAH FOY - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhat to do with a narrow lawn and scrubby slope? Carve a garden worth showing to the public.
TOD PALENSKI, AWAPUNI NURSERIES - © Fairfax NZ NewsIf your garden is still looking a little post-winter dreary then you need to plant asters.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsHere's the perfect Christmas gift for inquisitive young minds: A venus flytrap.
© Fairfax NZ News■ The Herb Farm, open seven days from 10am till 4.30pm.
© Fairfax NZ NewsSoon there will be no need to mix your own pina colada - Queensland researchers are getting nature to do it for you.
TOD PALENSKI - © Fairfax NZ NewsOregano is super easy to plant. Got a corner in your vege garden that looks a bit empty?
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsEvery now and then there's a certain plant that breeders take a fancy to.
© Fairfax NZ NewsGarden Guru Jane Wrigglesworth answers some of your garden queries.
JILL GALLOWAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsA mass of colour and wonderful perfume greets people going to check out roses in Patricia and Ted Barr's garden.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNZ National Spring Rose Show and Convention, presented by the Horowhenua District Rose Society.
© Fairfax NZ NewsA spectacular bed full of colour is what iris gardeners have planned for at this time of the year.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsHave you ever noticed how different you feel in some rooms compared to others?
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhen it comes to year-round colour and ornamental value, vrieseas deserve centre stage in the home garden.
JILL GALLOWAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsHeritage Park Rhododendron Garden and Cross Hills Nursery are joining forces to host the national launch of a ‘Sir Edmund Hillary' rhododendron.
TOD PALENSKI - AWAPUNI NURSERIES - © Fairfax NZ NewsPak choy, bok choy or pak choi. There are plenty of different names used for Chinese cabbage.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsTraditional warm weather favourites such as eggplants can be sown now for a late summer or autumn harvest.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNow is the time to dig and plant to get your vegetables, herbs and fruit off to a good start.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - GARDEN GURU - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe weather and soil has warmed up slightly, which makes it good planting for several crops.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsOf all the juicy berry bombs that summer produces, raspberries are touted by many as the irrefutable kings.
JANE WRIGGLESWORTH - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt might be chilly, but there's still plenty to do in the garden.
TOD PALENSKI - © Fairfax NZ NewsLooking to add a bit of sweet serenity to your garden? How about the trusty Sweet William?