Gardening

Labour of love

Labour of love

 Home ownership is not usually about daring physical feats but nobody's told outspoken city councillor Lee Vandervis. Kim Dungey reports.

Rich soil allows easy growth

Rich soil allows easy growth

Vegetables Given rich soil, zucchini, marrows and pumpkin are easily grown in the home garden, although in cooler districts pumpkins need a hot, dry summer to do well.

Bush marrows, such as Cocozelle di Napoli, require less room than the trailing types but zucchini are more popular than marrows, so seed of the latter can be difficult to obtain.

Easy-to-build raised garden

Easy-to-build raised garden

A raised garden bed is the perfect way to tidy a garden,writes Stephen Jaquiery.

Foliage can be a feature

Foliage can be a feature

Most perennials are grown for their flowers.

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.

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