Gillian Vine

Faithfully built from scratch

Faithfully built from scratch

Gillian Vine visits a Dunedin garden that featured in The Wash's photo competition last year.

Exotic spuds on their way

Exotic spuds on their way

Five potato varieties come under the spotlight. Gillian Vine reports. 

Rock garden

Rock garden

What makes a winner? Gillian Vine finds out when she visits an Alexandra garden.

Time to think about the garden

Time to think about the garden

Easter is the traditional time to clean up the garden and reflect on what have been the star and blah vegetables, says Gillian Vine.

Island rich in history

Island rich in history

It might belong to Australia, but Gillian Vine finds plenty of New Zealand connections on Norfolk Island.

Artist’s palette makes great combinations

Artist’s palette makes great combinations

A small Milton garden catches Gillian Vine's attention.

Bloomin' beauties

Bloomin' beauties

One of our most popular natives, cabbage trees have bloomed spectacularly this summer. Gillian Vine reports.

Garden gift guide

Garden gift guide

Gifts for gardeners can cost as little, or as much, as you want, says Gillian Vine.

Versatility in spades

Versatility in spades

Native shrubs or small trees suitable for almost every garden, and pittosporums are grown for their foliage, Gillian Vine reports.

Chilled plant gets better with age

Chilled plant gets better with age

Long-lived woodland plants, trilliums have great appeal, says Gillian Vine.