The June "Garden Life" article about rhododendron stems mentioned how, in the wild, Rhododendron arboreum can reach 30m in height and form its own forests. Given that, compared with other rhododendron species, it has very brittle branches, this is quite remarkable.
Patience is a virtue and one you will need when waiting for Doryanthes to flower. After 13 years, the wait is nearly over at Dunedin Botanic Garden.
The Otago Rose Society celebrated its 70th anniversary recently, having produced 603 monthly newsletters. Editor Dave Cannan looks back at how it began.
The root of a cabbage tree is sweeter than sugarcane. Its flowers are fragrant and bountiful and attract a vast array of birds and insects.
Visual appearance is often the focus of amenity gardening. But we have four other senses that can be underused. In fact, exercising these senses can actually feel quite therapeutic.
There are many species of candytuft or Iberis ranging from annuals to shrubby perennials. Flowers vary in colour from white to pale pink through to purple. Interestingly, the common name candytuft...
Seed sowing will not be at its height until next month, but if seedlings can be protected, a start can be made now.
This house, which is more than 150 years old, was once earmarked for demolition. Kim Dungey reports.
Winter may bring a quiet time for gardeners, but if you have roses growing this may not be the case as it's time they were pruned.