With our Olympic results in mind, Gillian Vine considers going for gold, in the garden not on the track.
What's in, what's out . . . Gillian Vine follows the fickle fortunes of garden fashion.
About 80 people from as far away as Alexandra attended a fruit workshop in Dunedin last week. Gillian Vine was among them.
Useful tips are important in good gardening. Gillian Vine gives her top 10 ideas.
Looking at other people's gardens is a pleasurable activity. Gillian Vine reflects on ways to get the most out of garden visits.
When Raylene and Ronnie Waddell moved to Stewart Island eight years ago, they knew what to expect, as they had owned Glendaruel as a holiday home for more than 20 years.
Gillian Vine delays planting her tulip bulbs to reflect on their history.
Absolutely the best buy in gardening books at present is Waimea Nurseries' Product Catalogue & Growing Guide 2008 and not just for its price tag.
Although best known for its heritage roses, Tudor Park, near Invercargill, has much broader appeal, as Gillian Vine finds.
Many common vegetables are descendants of coastal plants, which is why adding seaweed to the vegetable plot has much to commend it, Gillian Vine suggests.
Dunedin Horticultural Society president Dave Young loves his taties and is delighted the importance of potatoes is being recognised through the United Nations' decision to make 2008 the Year of the Potato.
Some great gardeners over the years have found time to write letters.
One of China's oldest gardens has been the inspiration for the Dunedin Chinese Garden. Gillian Vine makes some comparisons.
Expert advice on what to do for your garden this week.