Kawakawa is one of the most beloved NZ plants for rongoa - the leaves, fruits and roots all have powerful medicinal properties. Piper excelsum "Variegatum" is a kawakawa with a difference.
As winter comes closer, the opportunities for growing vegetables are reduced, but garlic and shallots should go in from now until early spring.
In early 2018, the curtain rose to reveal the Botanic Garden’s impressive corpse plant, which saw thousands of people flocking to experience the sight and smell of this exotic plant.
Lettuces are thought of as a summer vegetable, but the seed of some hardy types, such as the old French variety Merveille des Quatre Saisons, can be sown under cloches or under glass to make slow growth until longer days and more sunshine return.
With rising food and fuel costs hitting Kiwis in the back pocket, many are looking for ways to save money in their weekly budget.
When your average lifespan is 150 to 200 years or more, then it’s probably all right to be referred to as a juvenile when you’re nearly 40.
Built with gold money, this impressive Dunedin home was once painted pink and divided into flats. Happily, it was restored to its former glory. Kim Dungey reports.
Traditionally, broad beans are sown from March until mid-May, to stand through the winter and bear crops in early summer.
Two Wakatipu homes claimed the top honours in Home magazine’s 2022 Home of the Year Awards, now in their 27th year, announced in Auckland last night.
Most roses thrive in a sunny location. However, some will grow surprisingly well in shaded areas, writes Linda Hellyer.
Think ahead to next spring and improve the quality of heavy, clay-based soil by digging it roughly, so different levels are exposed to winter frosts, winds, rain and sun.
The bold beauty of sculptured leaves, vividly veined, blotched or margined, can provide the greatest contribution to effective planting in any well-designed garden.
Depending on their position and soil types, not all gardens can be cultivated intensively from now on.