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Stop slugs in their slime

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:12 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Cut the top off an empty fizzy drink bottle, leaving approximately 10cm of plastic from the lid. More >>

Broccoli, broccoli and more broccoli

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:11 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Only just under two months until winter is officially here. Which means if you haven’t got your winter vegetables in the ground yet, you need to get moving. Plant them while the soil is still warm and they’ll get the kick start they need. Plant them ... More >>

Create colour with cineraria

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:07 am | Awapuni Nurseries

It’s easy to think that impending winter means no more colour in the garden. But it doesn’t need to be this way. There are plenty of annuals which love cooler, shadier conditions and will provide the colour your garden misses over winter. More >>

Cottage love

Friday, 27 January 2017, 4:42 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

If you’re a fan of the cottage garden style of gardening, you can’t look past love in a mist. It has been commonly grown in cottage gardens for over 100 years and is perfect for creating the informal and charming style that makes this look ... More >>

Bring in the bees with bergamot

Friday, 27 January 2017, 4:41 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

It’s no secret why lemon bergamot is also known as bee balm. As the name suggests, bergamot is a balm to bees – they love it! More >>

Put on a show this summer with portulaca

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:17 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

If you want to make a bit of a statement in your garden this summer, you can’t go past portulaca. This striking plant grows to around 10cm high and produces beautiful flowers with layers of fabric-like petals. It’s perfect for planting in borders, ... More >>

Must have mint

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:15 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Being in the fortunate position of having a never-ending supply of plants at my disposal, means that my list of must-have herbs for the garden is actually quite long! But if I had to narrow it down mint would be right near the top of the list. More >>

The perfect mix

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:30 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

Every month I write a gardening article on a couple of plants. I typically try and come up with some kind of unique angle or theme to get things going. But this month I’m just going to get to the point. Chives, coriander and rocket are really handy ... More >>

Must-have marigolds

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:24 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

These days more and more Kiwis are growing their own herbs and vegetables. And more and more gardeners are taking a natural and organic approach to gardening. This means less chemicals and more thought about what plants might be beneficial to grow next ... More >>

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 >>