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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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A multi purpose tree

A multi purpose tree

Every garden should have this tree!

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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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The big `Dry'!

The big `Dry'!

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

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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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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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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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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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