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Trusty tomato

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:02 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Tomaato, tomayto...however you pronounce it, this bright red delight is certainly a staple. From adding a healthy, fresh touch to a lunchtime sandwich or providing the base for a whole raft of dinnertime delicacies, it’s a must-have in any good ... More >>

Dahlia: the perfect summer romance

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:01 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Copy: After a blossoming romance this summer? Let me introduce you to the delightful dahlia. If you’ve had enough of those needy, high-maintenance varieties, dahlia might just be the fresh start you’re after. More >>

The art to cultivating coriander

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 4:06 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Coriander can be a tricky herb to grow. It has a tendency to bolt when it gets too warm and goes leggy and straggly when it gets damp. But if I had the choice between popping out to my garden for fresh coriander leaves every time I make a curry or ... More >>

Sun loving geranium

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 4:05 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

If you’ve got a sun drenched spot in your garden calling out for some colour then you need a sun loving plant like geranium. More >>

Gardening Delights

Monday, 27 January 2014, 6:52 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Sugar snap peas are tasty, easy to grow and perfect for planting with kids. Because they’re quick growing they fit well with the attention spans of children and they can be eaten straight from the garden. More >>

Simply spring onions

Monday, 16 December 2013, 11:38 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Ever heard of salad onions, green shallots or gibbons? Well thanks to a quick search on the internet, I now know they’re all names for spring onions. More >>

Lovely Lady Lavender

Monday, 16 December 2013, 11:35 am | Awapuni Nurseries

In the past when I’ve written about lavender, I’ve tended to focus on French lavender, otherwise known as denata. This type of lavender is great for hedging and perfect for shaping into standards (basically, big balls of leaves and flowers on ... More >>

Garlic - the Guardian of the Garden

Monday, 27 May 2013, 10:20 am | Awapuni Nurseries

We all know garlic wards off vampires, but did you know it also keeps away aphids, apple scab, leaf-curl and mosquitoes? More >>

Polyanthus pack a punch in winter gardens

Monday, 27 May 2013, 10:18 am | Awapuni Nurseries

There’s no argument winter gardens don’t have the same degree of colour as spring ones. More >>

Pump Up The Colour With Petunias

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 10:29 am | Awapuni Nurseries

For a quick shot of colour in your garden you can’t go past petunias. Pink, red, blue and more – you can even get duo colour petunias. Not sure how to choose? Try a mixed bundle and wait for the surprise when they start to flower. More >>

Go Crazy For Corn

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 10:29 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Sweet corn is a fun and handy staple vegetable to have in the garden. It can be eaten straight from the cob – great for encouraging kids to eat more veges – made into fritters, added to salads, and much, much more. And, did I mention, now’s the time ... More >>

Add colour with calendulas

Thursday, 31 May 2012, 10:22 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Body: Calendulas. Every garden should have them. Not only are they attractive, they've got some amazing anti-viral, anti-genotoxic and anti-inflammatory medicinal properties. More >>

Get pretty with petunias

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 11:38 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Keen to add some pizzazz to your garden this summer? Or just want to pretty up your porch or deck a little? Why not try planting petunias. This vibrant coloured plant loves a sunny, well-drained spot but doesn’t require any shelter so is perfect ... More >>

The sweet smell of successful basil

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 11:37 am | Awapuni Nurseries

I love the smell of basil. Actually, let me correct that; I love the smell of cinnamon basil, thai basil, greek mini, red basil, basil bush AND your general, garden-variety sweet or giant basil. Did you even know there were that many types of basil? More >>

November gardening pages

Monday, 31 October 2011, 5:21 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Tomatoes last month, it's time to play matchmaker and introduce them to the trusty capsicum. It's another summer favourite of mine - light, fresh and full of vitamin C. The two summer plants grow well together where it's sunny and dry, and out of ... More >>

Beat world hunger with red onions

Monday, 1 August 2011, 1:47 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

In the lead up to an election there’s always plenty of talk about what hits the average Kiwi hardest in the pocket.At the moment that seems to be the rising cost of staple foods, including fruit and veges. I saw a journalist mention that what ... More >>

Climbing the walls for sweet peas

Monday, 1 August 2011, 1:45 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Sweet peas are one of my favourite flowers. As long as you plant them in a sunny, well- drained spot they will provide fantastic colour and height to any garden. Sweat peas usually grow to between 120 and 180 centimeters. Don’t have much space? Never ... More >>

Strawberries - summer's sweet sensations

Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 2:18 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

I say it every year – it’s crazy to be thinking about summer strawberries in the middle of winter. More >>

Gardening With Awapuni Nurseries

Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 11:48 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Copy: Onions are a staple ingredient in my kitchen. My bean spectacular – as I like to call it, but otherwise known as Chilli Con Carne – lacks flavour and fullness without them. Can you tell I’ve been watching the cooking channel lately? More >>

Get practical with parsley and pretty with pansies

Monday, 9 May 2011, 3:00 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Got a couple of acres with every fruit, vege, herb and flower you can think of? Hanging baskets are perfect for growing the plants you use regularly – like herbs – and hanging near the kitchen door. More >>

 

 

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