Over the years, gardens change. Gillian Vine looks at the challenges of keeping to the spirit of a centuries-old English property.
Native shrubs or small trees suitable for almost every garden, and pittosporums are grown for their foliage, Gillian Vine reports.
Gifts for gardeners can cost as little, or as much, as you want, says Gillian Vine.
A Carey's Bay garden is full of history but the current residents have also made it their own, writes Gillian Vine.
Vegetables Given rich soil, zucchini, marrows and pumpkin are easily grown in the home garden, although in cooler districts pumpkins need a hot, dry summer to do well.
Things are heating up in the garden. Gillian Vine looks at what needs to be tackled this month.
Whether you call them alpines or rockery plants, there's plenty to attract gardeners to these tiny varieties, says Gillian Vine.
The spring flower show season is getting under way, with daffodils a top attraction. Gillian Vine reports.
Cloves, culture and cooking make Peninsular Malaysia a stand-out destination says Gillian Vine.
Gillian Vine reviews the latest novels for young adults.
Fiji is New Zealand's favourite Pacific destination. Gillian Vine discovers why.
As Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary, Gillian Vine suggests some things to do in the city that is a popular stopover for those travelling to Europe.
In the second of an occasional series on garden history, Gillian Vine looks at the ornamental farm.
Vegetables Gardeners can be seduced by mild weather at this time of year, as the temptation is to sow seeds in open ground, even though the soil is cold and wet.
What is happening to our monkey puzzle trees is a bit of a mystery, says Gillian Vine.
It's time to get roses planted, says Gillian Vine.
Trees, shrubs and seeds are the focus in winter, Gillian Vine says.
Bringing books to the YasawasBeing a ''volun-tourist'' can be very rewarding, writes Gillian Vine.
There's more to hotel or resort gardens than meets the eye, Gillian Vine discovers.
The suicide of her parents, who have left her short of money, sees Stella Myles at a local dance hall, where she dances with men in exchange for money.