This heritage home has been transformed with a sensitive addition that provides for modern, practical living. Kim Dungey reports.
Not many indoor plants originate from temperate climates like ours, but how about giving some New Zealand natives a go in your indoor jungle?
After 20 years of watching and waiting, Raewyn Luscombe was close to digging out her rare Agave americana plant — then she spotted something yellow sprouting.
When we think of autumn from a gardener’s point of view we may admire the beautiful autumn foliage of the trees. A gardener’s grim focus, though, can be that it’s time to get out the rake and add leaves to compost.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has promised owners of a tiny home he'll take a look at what they think are unworkable rules for living in them.
Plants with common physical attributes are classified into families. Named after one of its members, a plant family generally ends in the Latin suffix "aceae" — meaning "resembling". For example,...
Pollen knocked off the knees of western honey bees could shape New Zealand’s next line of defence against unwanted pest plants.
A reminder of a pioneering way of life, this stone cottage near Mosgiel almost didn’t survive. Kim Dungey reports.
COMMENT: The topic of Tiny Homes often comes up as a potential way to mass-produce homes and calm the property market, writes Rupert Gough.
Over the warmer months of summer there are often an awful lot of aphids on new growth and flower buds. It seems in no time pest numbers can go from one or two on new foliage to covering the leaves.
Dunedin's local topography and weather patterns mean we can see plants near the city that normally grow at much higher altitudes. The misty rain that often covers the city’s northern hills creates...