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Planting and Sowing

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Created Date: 2018-06-25

Roses are a beautiful addition to the garden, producing beautiful blooms that are enjoyed by many. Sometimes we even get an extra bonus and they have a lovely scent as well. Here is a quick guide for planting roses in the garden.

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Created Date: 2016-11-01

Find a clean pot suitable for your tomato plant, making sure the pot is free draining (a hole at the bottom is great). Most tomatoes need at least ...

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Created Date: 2016-11-01

Dig a hole twice the diameter and depth if the tomato root ball. Place a small handful of our Organic Compost in the hole.

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Created Date: 2016-06-20

Strawberries are a kiwi favourite and taste amazing on a freshly made pavlova, or on their own with a dusting of icing sugar. However you like to e...

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Created Date: 2016-10-26

Mounding potatoes is an important part of the whole growing process. It helps to cover and protect the tubers from damage, and from insects. If the...

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Created Date: 2016-06-20

Strawberries are a kiwi favourite and taste amazing on a freshly made pavlova, or on their own with a dusting of icing sugar. However you like to e...

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Created Date: 2015-11-10

You got it – preparation is key! It is recommended that you don’t plant new tomatoes in the same spot as last season, or where potatoes were, a...

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Created Date: 2015-10-14

I am about to start a new vegetable garden in a raised planter box. How do I work out how much mix I need, and how do I choose the best product to ...

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Created Date: 2015-10-14

I am preparing an asparagus bed. I am at Faringdon trying to garden in a river bed. How deep rooted are asparagus?

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Created Date: 2015-08-13

Strawberries are a kiwi favourite and now is the time to get them into the garden. Garden beds, raised planters, pots, hanging baskets and other co...

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Created Date: 2018-09-11

One of the great kiwi past times leading up to Christmas is preparing your own potatoes from seed. There is no better feeling than digging up your ...

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Created Date: 2014-10-07

Each spring when the first flush of Lavender starts to bloom it signals that the warmer months are well and truly here. Lavender is one of those wo...

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Created Date: 2014-10-07

If you are looking for a hardy, easy to care fruit tree, give Feijoas a try. These tropical tasting fruits are a reliable option for Canterbury gar...

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Created Date: 2014-07-17

Does the idea of picking your own apples, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and pears appeal to you? If it does, now is the right time to act. T...

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Created Date: 2014-06-05

With the shortest day looming and soil temperatures plummeting, June is a timely reminder that now is the time to plant garlic.

Garlic is...

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Created Date: 2014-04-16

By Rachel Vogan

Its bulb planting time, as the days begin to close in, it’s time to think about adding colour and vibr...

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