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Natural stone paving

Natural stone paving

Waitaha Schist -  a natural New Zealand paving stone

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Unusual flowers in spring

Unusual flowers in spring

The unusual flowers of the Oriental Plane Tree.

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Spring is here !

Spring is here !

Flowering cherry trees herald spring. :)

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Colours of summer

Colours of summer

Vibrant Vireya

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Australian Landscape Conference

Australian Landscape Conference

Roof gardens, vertical wall gardens and more....

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Apple Blossoms Signal Spring

Apple Blossoms Signal Spring

Encourage bees into your garden to pollinate the fruit trees.

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Kowhai signal Spring

Kowhai signal Spring

Attracting the winged visitors to your garden.

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A multi purpose tree

A multi purpose tree

Every garden should have this tree!

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Australian Landscape Conference

Australian Landscape Conference

Inspiring Landscape Conference overview.

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Blossoms in the middle of winter

Blossoms in the middle of winter

Matariki blossoms - near the shortest day, Prunus mume is flowering.

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Weed of the Week

Weed of the Week

Weeds to avoid in your garden - remove and destroy!

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Autumn preparations

Autumn preparations

Start preparing your trees for a long winter.

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Fabulous fungi

Fabulous fungi

Fabulous Fungi

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The big `Dry'!

The big `Dry'!

A summer drought is upon us - the big `dry'.

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New Zealand mountain landscapes

New Zealand mountain landscapes
New Zealand's beautiful mountain landscapes.

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Summer is coming!

Summer is coming!

It's that time of year when the winds and sun start stripping away soil moisture. Think - irrigation, and mulching, and ground cover plants.

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Lawn substitutes

Lawn substitutes

Look at some of the alternatives to traditional turf, if you really don't want to mow a lawn, or your garden situation requires `thinking outside the square'.

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Irises

Irises
It's that time of year again....Iris season! I simply love irises - their velvety intensely coloured petals and fruity fragrance, and the silver sword-like leaves!

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Angelus on Facebook!

Angelus on Facebook!

Facebook site.

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Spring - the equinox and my garden

Spring - the equinox and my garden

Windy spring weather.

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Nelson Home and Garden Show

Nelson Home and Garden Show

Come and visit our garden design at the Nelson Home and Garden Show.

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Beautiful trees

Beautiful trees
It's the perfect time of year to select beautiful trees for your garden! The magnolia, flowering cherry and pear trees, the Michelia.....all have been flowering to perfection this spring.

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Come and meet me.... at the Nelson Home and Garden Show

Come and meet me.... at the Nelson Home and Garden Show
This weekend is the Nelson Home and Garden Show, at Trafalgar Park in Nelson. I'm combining forces with Norbert Hennings,  (Hennings Landscaping...

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers
2 months ago I was hiking high in the Tyrolean region of Austria, on steep mountainsides, way above 2000metres. The slopes were covered in meadow gras...

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Fruiting plants for your garden

Fruiting plants for your garden

Plan your fruit tree planting now, to obtain the varieties you want in your garden.

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Spring Preparation

Spring Preparation

Applying fertiliser to all your fruiting and flowering trees and plants now, will give them the energy boost needed for a good flower/fruit set.

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Promise of Spring

Promise of Spring
The beautiful fragile blossoms of Prunus mume, the Japanese flowering apricot, are one of my first signals of spring. Through the seemingly endless ra...

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Trees for beautiful autumn colour

Trees for beautiful autumn colour

In the Top of the South Island of New Zealand, the beautiful foliage trees are just passing their full autumn glory. 

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Fragrance in your garden.

Fragrance in your garden.

Create a garden of memories, by planting fragrant, flowering species. They give an added dimension that lifts your garden into the sublime realm!

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Gardening Tip for Summer

Gardening Tip for Summer

With summer and holidays upon us, remember your plants need plenty of water at this time of year. The evapo-transpiration rates from  sun and sea breezes are high, and your plants will require a continual supply of water to cope with this.

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