Gardening

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A United Nations of orchids

"Welcome to the wilderness," booms Allan Watson.

Bloomin' Good

Taranaki Daily News

A family of lizards captured the imagination of garden writer Virginia Winder this week.

Down in the patch

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.

Living at one with nature

VIRGINIA WINDER - Taranaki Daily News

Rachael and Jason Ruakere and their boys are living a simple life at Puniho Pa.

Down in the Patch

Taranaki Daily News

Strawberries have arrived in garden centres and are available to plant.

The outdoor classroom

Hot compost: a step-by- step guide with Abbie and Mark Jury

The outdoor classroom

A laissez-faire approach to summer care for apple trees: a step-by-step guide with Abbie and Mark Jury.

The outdoor classroom

The outdoor classroom

Down in the patch

The dry weather continues and the challenge of keeping lawns and gardens fresh and green gets harder every day.

Down in the patch

Growing is still thirsty work for plants in autumn. Even though there's been some rain, it's still dry.

Down in the patch

Down in the patch

Down in the patch

Rain has arrived yet the soil remains warm and if you can get new plants in, they should do well in terms of getting a good start on growth.

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