Monthly Tips & Tasks – September

All About Gardening, Fruit & Vegetables, Monthly Tips & Tasks, Plant Forum, Spring Gardening, This Month in the Garden

June has been a very frustrating month in the garden with little sun and plenty of rain and drizzle. Because of these conditions I have done little in the outside garden but have spent time in the greenhouses doing maintenance and sorting out plants that are past their best.

This weather pattern looks as though it may continue for some time so we will have to wait until we get some good sunny days for that outside work. There is no need to worry as there is still plenty of Winter to come to get those outside tasks completed.

Monthly Tips & Tasks – August

Autumn Gardening, Fruit & Vegetables, Lawns, Plant Forum, This Month in the Garden

June has been a very frustrating month in the garden with little sun and plenty of rain and drizzle. Because of these conditions I have done little in the outside garden but have spent time in the greenhouses doing maintenance and sorting out plants that are past their best.

This weather pattern looks as though it may continue for some time so we will have to wait until we get some good sunny days for that outside work. There is no need to worry as there is still plenty of Winter to come to get those outside tasks completed.

Monthly Tips & Tasks – July

Fruit & Vegetables, Lawns, Monthly Tips & Tasks, Winter Gardening

June has been a very frustrating month in the garden with little sun and plenty of rain and drizzle. Because of these conditions I have done little in the outside garden but have spent time in the greenhouses doing maintenance and sorting out plants that are past their best.

This weather pattern looks as though it may continue for some time so we will have to wait until we get some good sunny days for that outside work. There is no need to worry as there is still plenty of Winter to come to get those outside tasks completed.

Monthly Tips & Tasks – May

Autumn Gardening, Fruit & Vegetables, Lawns, Monthly Tips & Tasks, New Zealand Natives, Plant Forum, The Flower Garden

In May we are well into Autumn and Winter is about to start. This means that we will slow down on what we need to do around the garden.

Most of the work involves general maintenance and cleaning up, in and around the garden by removing weeds, crop residues, lifting Summer perennials and bulbs and preparing ground for new plantings later in the Spring.

Papanui-Innes Results 2018

Edible Garden Awards, Events, Fruit & Vegetables

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2018 Edible Garden Awards. The CHS partnered with the CCC to presented these awards at a special ceremony on Thursday 22 March at the Chapel Street Centre. [one_half] Those who gained special recognition include: Best Gardens Residential House: Ann Powley, Shirley Residential Unit: James Cumming, Redwood Community Gardens Best … Read More

Monthly Tips & Tasks – December

All About Gardening, Fruit & Vegetables, Lawns, Monthly Tips & Tasks, Summer Gardening, The Flower Garden, This Month in the Garden, Uncategorized

Early Spring has arrived with the usual changeable weather typical for this time of the year. This year is no different with the challenge of wet ground from the wet Winter just finished and with the soil at field capacity we will need to be careful when working the ground so as not to damage the soil structure. READ MORE

Monthly Tips & Tasks – August

Fruit & Vegetables, Monthly Tips & Tasks, Winter Gardening

August is the last month of Winter or the start of Spring? This is my annual quandary because it is a bit of both; cold and wet at the start then becoming milder as the first signs of growth and flowers appear. This is the time when we should complete Winter pruning and spray programmes on fruit trees and plant new fruit trees, and berry fruits.