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.

What's on: November 29 - December 6

Tomorrow/Sunday, November 29-30Otago Rose Society's annual show, Forbury Park Raceway, 1.30pm-5pm Saturday, 10am-3.30pm Sunday. Admission $5 (includes afternoon tea). Displays by Otago Iris Society, Dunedin Sugarcraft Guild, Heritage Roses Otago, Dunedin Botanic Garden. Roses, plants and raffles for sale.

Monday December 1

Global gardens

Global gardens

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

Peas, celery and leaks do best in trenches

Vegetables Peas can still be sown and dwarf varieties, such as Novella, will produce plump pods in nine to 11 weeks from sowing.

Greenfeast takes 11 to 13 weeks.

Peas do best in trenches filled with rich soil and compost topped with ordinary soil.

Sniff out a favourite at rose society show

Sniff out a favourite at rose society show

The rose season starts this weekend with the Otago Rose Society's annual show at Forbury Park Raceway.

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