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Tips for Fruit Tree Planting

Dig a hole at least twice the width of the root ball of the tree, and deep enough to cover…

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Gardening in July

Frosts Frosty mornings make for beautiful pictures, and lovely sunny days! Frosts are good too! A decent chill: disrupts pest…

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Killer Composts

When Minette Tonoli’s lifelong dream finally came true, moving into a beautiful homestead in May 2019, she was convinced it…

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June Gardening Tasks

Weather outlook While NIWA’s seasonal outlook (for Coastal Canterbury) says that we can expect near normal or above normal temperature…

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May Sow and Grow

What to sow and grow in May in most areas of North Canterbury The Canterbury region is rather large, with…

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Sow & Grow in april

What to sow and grow in April in most areas of North Canterbury The Canterbury region is rather large, with…

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Quick maturing veggies for winter gardens

Following on from my first post in my "how to" series for new gardeners during this time of global pandemic…

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How to sow seeds

With such an influx of brand-new gardeners, I thought I’d make a few quick how-to tutorials. Starting with sowing seeds.…

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Herb of the Month: March 2020

This month we celebrate Bergamot, but not the bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) that famously flavours Earl Grey and Lady Grey…

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March in the garden

While March can still be hot, weather traditionally becomes a bit more variable as we enter our first month of…