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.

Festive flowerings

Festive flowerings

It can be hard to predict whether you'll need a sun or a rain umbrella at Christmas time in Dunedin.

Set aside a few minutes for the garden

VegetablesAt this busy time of year, routine maintenance in the garden can be bottom of the list.

Set aside a few minutes every fine day to hoe around all crops, except strawberries.

Hoeing promotes air circulation, preventing the ground becoming hard and less able to take in water when it rains.

Up from the ashes

Up from the ashes

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a former warehouse and ballet school that was badly damaged by fire six years ago is getting a new lease on life, writes Kim Dungey.

What's on: December 20 - Feruary 9

Tomorrow, December 20Sawyers Bay Garden Club ''potato in a bucket'' competition weigh-in, 10am. Emmanuel Church hall, Station Rd, Sawyers Bay. Plants available for ''silver beet in a bucket'' contest.

Sunday, December 21

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