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Moonshine and balderdash

Under the full moon, the fragile blooms of my Camellia sasanqua ‘Plantation Pink' looked eerily surreal.

Spring joy and hope for peace

Marvelling at the first blossoms of the season this week, I'm reminded why spring is such a wonderful thing.

Taste the good life

JUDE GILLIES - Nelson

Bookings are open for this year's Garden Marlborough, offering a bounty of garden treats and the usual high standard of horticultural workshops.

From twigs to flourishing flora

JUDE GILLIES - Nelson

 

If the trees could talk . . .

Queen's Gardens comes to life with new app

If you ever fancied talking with trees, Light Nelson may be your big opportunity, although it might be a bit of a one-sided conversation.

My survival kit comes from the soil

After the big earthquake struck on Saturday, devastating Christchurch, my thoughts eventually turned to my garden.

Sunshine sprouts the urge to plant

There's nothing like a good dose of vitamin D from the sun's rays to energise you, and when the sun shines, I always feel like planting things.

In your garden: June 25

Yams prove central to the plot

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