Now the shortest day has passed and deciduous trees and shrubs are in their dormant stage, it's time to get the winter spray programme into action.
A family of lizards captured the imagination of garden writer Virginia Winder this week.
VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News
Rachael and Jason Ruakere and their boys are living a simple life at Puniho Pa.
Taranaki Daily News
Strawberries have arrived in garden centres and are available to plant.
Hot compost: a step-by- step guide with Abbie and Mark Jury
A laissez-faire approach to summer care for apple trees: a step-by-step guide with Abbie and Mark Jury.
The dry weather continues and the challenge of keeping lawns and gardens fresh and green gets harder every day.
Growing is still thirsty work for plants in autumn. Even though there's been some rain, it's still dry.