Design, horticultural knowledge and construction ability all played a part in scoring top honours for southern companies in Landscaping New Zealand's recent awards, Gillian Vine reports.
The influence of gardeners who have migrated from their homelands is apparent in Australia, as well as New Zealand, says Gillian Vine.
A major dahlia show will be staged in Waikouaiti later this month, a first for the town, writes Gillian Vine.
Dead possums, rabbits and copious quantities of compost were the secrets of gardeners who entered the Blueskin A&P Society's inaugural pumpkin-growing contest.
His food and gardening blog in Canada's Vancouver Sun newspaper has garnered a huge following for Randy Shore, yet he admits that when he started gardening, he didn't have a clue.
Shelter and water conservation techniques have made all the difference to an Otago Peninsula garden, reports Gillian Vine.
Larnach Castle head gardener Fiona Eadie has revised her successful 100 best native plants for New Zealand gardens, first published in 2001.
Vegetable sowing time has arrived. Gillian Vine suggests some to start with. September could be said to signal the beginning of the gardening year, as seed sowing starts in earnest, especially in the vegetable garden.