Gillian Vine

Jingle dells

Jingle dells

With Christmas less than two weeks away, Gillian Vine looks at some garden-themed gift ideas.

Sweet taste of Fiji

Sweet taste of Fiji

Gillian Vine visits Lautoka, Fiji's ''Sugar City'' and finds a Dunedin connection.

Global gardens

Global gardens

What are the best garden shows now Ellerslie has gone? Gillian Vine considers her favourites.

Rotation policy

Rotation policy

Apply a little practical science to get better vegetables, suggests Gillian Vine.

Outwit those weeds

Outwit those weeds

Get on top of weeds now or you'll have more work later, says Gillian Vine.

Labour of love at Karitane

Labour of love at Karitane

With an international rhododendron conference in Dunedin next week, Gillian Vine has the popular shrubs very much in mind.

Ancient budding beauties

Ancient budding beauties

It's been a good year for magnolias, Gillian Vine says.

Rhodies of repute

Rhodies of repute

Rhododendrons are under the spotlight next month. Gillian Vine reports.

Time to get the veges in for summer

Time to get the veges in for summer

Vegetable sowing time has arrived. Gillian Vine suggests some to start with.

Time to get the veges in for summer

Time to get the veges in for summer

Vegetable sowing time has arrived. Gillian Vine suggests some to start with.

September could be said to signal the beginning of the gardening year, as seed sowing starts in earnest, especially in the vegetable garden.