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Create Cottage Garden Colour with Canterbury Bells

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 3:39 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

I often use the term cottage garden when describing the type of garden a particular flower might best suit. I actually use the term so often it’s easy to forget that others – particularly those new to gardening – might not know what I mean by ... More >>

Invest in Asparagus

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 3:37 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Invest in Asparagus If ever a saying was made for something, it would have to be asparagus and ‘good things take time’. More >>

Add some sweetness to your life

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 12:42 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Copy: Sweet peas would have to be one of my favourite plants to have in the garden. They are super simple to grow. They smell fantastic – if you plant the scented variety. They look amazing. And they make great cut flowers. In my opinion, you really ... More >>

Gardening With Awapini Nurseries

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:44 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

If you’re like most busy home gardeners these days, you probably only grow a selection of the vegetables you eat. That’s why it’s important to choose carefully when it comes to which ones are worth your time and attention, and which are better bought ... More >>

Strawberries and ice cream anyone?

Monday, 29 June 2015, 11:19 am | Awapuni Nurseries

The delicious combination of strawberries and ice cream may be hard to picture right now as we wrap up warm and go into hibernation mode, but don’t forget the cold and damp won’t last forever. In fact, before we know it, it’ll be summer again ... More >>

Home is where the hanging basket is

Monday, 29 June 2015, 11:18 am | Awapuni Nurseries

To me, nothing makes a house seem more like a home than a hanging basket floating welcomingly at the entrance – especially if it’s filled with vintage flowers like the sweet william. In fact, this ornamental plant is perfect for hanging - especially ... More >>

March Gardening

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 3:21 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Summer is officially over. And what a great summer the country had this year. But now the weather is starting to cool off, which means it’s time to think about planting for the colder months. More >>

The classic cucumber

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 2:39 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Copy: When I think about what makes a classic summer salad or sandwich, the telegraph cucumber is first to spring to mind. Subtly sweet, crisp, and refreshing. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, they’re also high in Vitamin C and super hydrating. More >>

Some like it hot

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 2:38 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Copy: I’ve often wondered if I added up the number of hours I spend watering the garden each summer, what the exact total would come to? I’m sure the answer would surprise me. Imagine what else I could be doing with that time? Enjoying a well-earned ... More >>

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 >>



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