We have had some wet weather over the past few weeks, which
beach lovers hate but gardeners have been praying for since
If you ask most gardeners if their garden is finished, the
answer will often come back as ''No''.
A casual stroll around the botanic garden at this time of
year may inspire you to find room in your garden for some
special autumn colour.
A fairly new plant in the collection has impressed me with
its long flowering period this summer.
Dunedin's hot and dry summer has been wonderful, and it's
great to notice which garden plants are enjoying the
It may be April, but nodding plumes are still an eye-catching
sight in the Rhododendron Dell at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.
At Dunedin Botanic Garden the arboretum covers just over 2ha.
But what exactly is an arboretum?
New Zealand's native plants are not all harmless. There are
five native stinging nettle species and, unfortunately, they
grow in places where people like to go.
You may be familiar with the rowan, Sorbus aucuparia, a tree
commonly planted intentionally by humans and unintentionally
spread by birds.
This summer has seen a particularly good flowering display
from the roses. The recent mild spring provided us with a
fantastic start to our growing season, allowing the roses to
put on plenty of lush, healthy growth.
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