Bursts of colour in the midwinter garden are always a welcome
boost to morale while spring still seems some way off.
One of the most enjoyable parts of gardening is going out and
buying new plants.
Winter is well under way but what a cheering sight it is to
see the birds still flitting from tree to tree.
Chionochloa is an Australasian genus with the bulk of
species confined to New Zealand.
It's time to start thinking about pruning your roses.
Stangeria eriopus is a cycad that's a little different
from most other cycads.
Burrs on trees cause a mix of reactions, as a beech in
Dunedin Botanic Garden's camellia collection is
Viburnum is one of the most versatile genera for the woodland
garden. Within its ranks it has spring, summer, autumn and
Isn't this time of year beautiful? The sun's low light comes
to rest on some of the more understated performers of the
garden world, bringing out their charms with grace and
The more familiar I am with a plant, the easier it is to
remember the scientific name as I relate it to the plant's
origin, habit or characteristics.
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