Gillian Vine

Many fruit, nut trees thriving

Many fruit, nut trees thriving

Trees, shrubs and seeds are the focus in winter, Gillian Vine says.

Bringing books to the Yasawas

Bringing books to the Yasawas

Bringing books to the YasawasBeing a ''volun-tourist'' can be very rewarding, writes Gillian Vine.

Challenge of resort garden

Challenge of resort garden

There's more to hotel or resort gardens than meets the eye, Gillian Vine discovers.

Historical fiction roundup: June 15

Historical fiction roundup: June 15

The suicide of her parents, who have left her short of money, sees Stella Myles at a local dance hall, where she dances with men in exchange for money.

Junior and young adult reading

Set during the 18th century on the Spanish Main and in the Caribbean Sea, The Pirates and The Nightmaker reintroduces the Loblolly Boy of James Norcliffe's earlier fantasy novels.

Blue Mountains breeds beauties

Blue Mountains breeds beauties

For more than 80 years, a West Otago family has made a huge contribution to horticulture, here and overseas, writes Gillian Vine.

Garlic's benefits well known

Garlic's benefits well known

There is still time to plant garlic, says Gillian Vine.

Something for all gardeners

Something for all gardeners

His food and gardening blog in Canada's Vancouver Sun newspaper has garnered a huge following for Randy Shore, yet he admits that when he started gardening, he didn't have a clue.

Oh, my gourd

Oh, my gourd

Dead possums, rabbits and copious quantities of compost were the secrets of gardeners who entered the Blueskin A&P Society's inaugural pumpkin-growing contest.