It's that wonderful time of year again - Womad time, the best three days of the year for me. I just love new music, and what better place to discover it than Womad.
Rain is forecast, so now is a good time to feed evergreen fruit trees such as citrus and feijoas.
From a grey wasteland to an ebullient ray of light, temporary gardens are popping up in the City of Gardens in the most unlikely places.
They weren't always welcome but today, volunteer gardeners at The Gables keep it lovely.
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.
Partial water restrictions began in the New Plymouth and Stratford districts last week and water conservation is urged.
It may seem an odd time of the season to be pruning shrubs, but that's exactly what we did at a public workshop at Tupare last Sunday.