Home and Garden

Villa Maria

Moonshine and balderdash

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

Spooky celebration

Halloween doesn't have to be too over the top, as Jude Gillies explains.

The temporary garden

James Wheatley is an award-winning garden designer who is helping create a pop-up installation at Founders Heritage Park.

Grassroots flower show inspires

The Aorere is my kind of flower show. Forget the big time glamour and freakish perfection of Chelsea.

Hedgehogs a threat to wildlife

Forget metadata surveillance. I'm thinking hedgehogs are what we really we need to be afraid of.

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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