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Pollen in the Puddles

Pollen in the Puddles

Have you seen pollen in the puddles? It always indicates to me that spring is on the way.

What Colour Will Your Hydrangea Be This Year? You Can Choose

What Colour Will Your Hydrangea Be This Year? You Can Choose

Do you know that you can change the colour of your hydrangea? If it is was pink last year you can make blue this year, or vice versa.

Is Climate Change Affecting Timing of Spring Budburst and Autumn Leaf Drop?

Is Climate Change Affecting Timing of Spring Budburst and Autumn Leaf Drop?

In spring, as temperatures rise, and days lengthen, the leaf buds of deciduous (and evergreen) trees and plants fatten and then unfurl new green leaves.

Pruning Time of Year

Pruning Time of Year

Late winter is pruning time for most trees, shrubs and other plants that benefit from pruning. Examples are fruit trees, grape vines, roses, summer flowering trees.

How to Plant a Tree

How to Plant a Tree

Trees in your garden give height and three-dimensional structure to your planting. They can also provide colour, background, privacy, shelter and shade.

Top 20 Worst Garden Diseases

Top 20 Worst Garden Diseases

This is a, not too serious, attempt to list the top worst 20 diseases in the New Zealand garden and rank them for overall importance by the harm they can...

Top 20 Worst Lawn Weeds

Top 20 Worst Lawn Weeds

This is a, not too serious, attempt to list the top 20 worst weeds in the New Zealand lawns and rank them for overall importance by the harm they can...

Top 20 Worst Garden Weeds

Top 20 Worst Garden Weeds

This is a, not too serious, attempt to list the top 20 worst weeds in the New Zealand garden and rank them for overall importance by the harm they can...

Top 20 Worst Garden Pests

Top 20 Worst Garden Pests

This is a, not too serious, attempt to list the top 20 worst pests in the New Zealand garden and rank them for overall importance by the harm they can...

Target Your Pesticides to Protect Beneficials

Target Your Pesticides to Protect Beneficials

Being targeted with your applications of pesticides help protect beneficial animals, insects, plants, micro-organisms.