Gillian Vine

The gold standard

 The gold standard

Design, horticultural knowledge and construction ability all played a part in scoring top honours for southern companies in Landscaping New Zealand's recent awards. Gillian Vine reports.the winners were announced last month in the Landscaping New Zealand (LNZ) awards, the judges' comments reflected the high standard of members' entries.

Raising beds makes many tasks easier

Raising  beds makes many tasks easier

Raised vegetable beds can solve problems, says Gillian Vine.

Eye for an Iris

Eye for an Iris

Irises are just coming into flower and can be grown in wet or dry spots, says Gillian Vine.

Southern haven

Southern haven

A north-facing slope near Gore has been developed into a beautiful and productive garden. Gillian Vine reports.

Floating among the Yasawas

Floating among the Yasawas

There's nothing quite like a winter cruise in Fiji's warm waters, says Gillian Vine.

Ellerslie blooms and dies

Ellerslie blooms and dies

Christchurch has pulled the plug on the Ellerslie International Flower Show. Gillian Vine ponders the issues.

They don't all smell as sweet

They don't all smell as sweet

This is the time to buy roses and a new publication can help gardeners choose, says Gillian Vine.

A splash of native colour

A splash of native colour

Native foliage can enliven the garden in winter, says Gillian Vine.

Volunteers give garden vitality

Volunteers give garden vitality

Volunteers keep the Otago Community Hospice gardens looking good year-round, says Gillian Vine.

Heritage plant project backers sought

Heritage plant project backers sought

One of New Zealand's most important heritage fruit and vegetable collections is under threat. Gillian Vine reports.