Home and Garden

Hot colours are cool this summer

Felicity Thompson

Felicity Thompson is the horticultural maestro behind Mitre 10 Mega's hugely successful garden centre, rated No 1 in the brand's stores nationwide.

Smith to share garden tips

Bevan Smith

Gardeners, cooks and combinations of the two are sure to enjoy meeting Bevan Smith when he's in town for Nelmac Garden Marlborough.

Uncommon terrain

Garden Marlborough's star attraction

garden

The Marlborough Express

Australian gardening superstar Michael McCoy speaks to reporter Sonia O'Regan ahead of his appearance at Nelmac Garden Marlborough.

Restoration a reflection of love

cottage

In a picturesque Marlborough valley, one man is restoring a cottage which has been in his family for five generations.

Garden show 21 and flourishing

Tickets to the Garden Marlborough event are selling well with one workshop sold out already.

Homemade with inspiration

diy art

In the second part of a series on DIY art, Sophie Preece finds a Marlborough woman looking outside the square and inside the frame.

Home is where the art is

Archie Matheson

SOPHIE PREECE - The Marlborough Express

When a wealth of creativity hits an expanse of bare wall, the result can be stunning.

Bygone treasures

From old and drab ... to fab

Justina Harrison

Maike van der Heide meets one Blenheim woman who brings household items from bygone eras into modern times.

House of the week: Blenheim

House of the week: Blenheim

This glistening white hebel stone house features an athlete-level two-lane lap pool.

Grassroots garden show blooms

beer awards

Garden Marlborough is a truly grassroots event, dreamt up and organised by gardeners for gardeners.

Top designer to headline garden festival

Michael McCoy

Attendees at this year's Nelmac Garden Marlborough will have an internationally acclaimed gardener from across the ditch to inspire them.

Slice of Greece caps ideal fit

DeLeo House

SOPHIE PREECE - The Marlborough Express

A mid-century design has proved the perfect family home, offering charm and size in equal measure. Sophie Preece hears of a long hunt and a happy ending.

No place like the office

 Jane Forrest-Waghorn

Astrolabe's new home in Rapaura Rd favours stylish fun over corporate formality, reports Sonia O'Regan.

Use it or lose it, DOC warns

Snowgrass hut

They are ever versatile, but some of our tramping huts may be on the track to extinction.

Modern design, mellow vintage

eradus house

The eclectically furnished home of Hanna and Michiel Eradus is a true treasure trove.

Wet season

In light of all this moisture it is relevant to discuss the fundamentals of designing a good drainage plan into your garden.

Cinnamon House design

"It's a little bit French, a little bit retro, a little bit vintage and quite a lot of glam, with a wee pinch of quirky."

Garden seminar

New Zealand Gardener editor Lynda Hallinan will be in Havelock next month giving a lecture on home gardening.

Good time for winter plantings

Winter is fast arriving and with the recent wet weather you probably haven't had to water your veggie patch for a while.

Alex splashes colour about village

Alex Fulton of Alex Fulton Design opened her interior design store at the Vines Village on Rapaura Rd last week.