Roses: Plant of the Month

Roses: Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month

Many thanks to Portstone Garden Centre for this update. CHS Members enjoy a 15% discount at Portstone Garden Centre www.portstone.co.nz     Roses This month Portstone have supplied this excellent Rose Care Guide. Click on the image to download the PDF Many thanks to Portstone Garden Centre for this update. CHS Members enjoy a 15% … Read More

The Light Eaters: The New Science of Plant Intelligence

The Light Eaters: The New Science of Plant Intelligence

Book of the Month

The Light Eaters: The New Science of Plant Intelligence By Zoë Schlanger $38.99 Order from Scorpio Books   A narrative investigation into the new science of plant intelligence and sentience, from National Association of Science Writers Award winner and Livingston Award finalist Zoë Schlanger. Look at the green organism across the room or through the … Read More

Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards 2024

Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards 2024

Edible Garden Awards

Congratulations Gardeners The 2024 Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards drew a fantastic mix of gardens and gardeners, from home setups to preschool plots. Our assessors did an outstanding job visiting around 25 gardens and had a great time meeting the gardeners. A heartfelt congratulations to the Special Award Winners, and a huge thank-you to all … Read More

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Book of the Month

Organic Vegetable Gardening: A month-by-month guide to growing your own food By Xanthe White Due in-store 7th May 2024. $45. Pre-orders now available.   The expert guide to growing your own vegetables organically in New Zealand. In this revised bestseller, expert landscape designer Xanthe White takes readers by the hand and walks them from backyard … Read More

Citrus: Plant of the Month

Citrus: Plant of the Month

Fruit & Vegetables, Plant of the Month

Many thanks to Portstone Garden Centre for this update. CHS Members enjoy a 15% discount at Portstone Garden Centre www.portstone.co.nz   Citrus (lemons, oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, limes, and kumquats) are ideal for growing at home in the garden or in pots. They do best in a warm, sunny position sheltered from the wind and frost. … Read More

Blueberries: Plant of the Month

Blueberries: Plant of the Month

Autumn Gardening, Plant of the Month

Many thanks to Portstone Garden Centre for this update. CHS Members enjoy a 15% discount at Portstone Garden Centre www.portstone.co.nz   Although it’s the end of the season for Blueberries, some varieties such as Pink Icing and Tifblue put on a lovely display of autumnal colours, providing interesting landscapes in the form of hedges or … Read More

Monthly Gardening Tips & Tasks – April 2024

Monthly Gardening Tips & Tasks – April 2024

Autumn Gardening, Blog, Fruit & Vegetables, Lawns, Monthly Tips & Tasks, News, The Flower Garden

Autumn is a bustling season in the garden, marked this year by noticeable daytime temperature drops in March. Despite morning dews, rainfall remains scarce, leaving soil moisture notably low. This month is prime for lawn renovation in preparation for winter. Feeding, weed spraying, top dressing, and resowing yield optimal results while the soil remains warm … Read More

Foraging New Zealand

Foraging New Zealand

Book of the Month

Foraging New Zealand By Peter Langlands Due in-store mid-April, launch event at Scorpio Books 1 st May (details below). $50. Pre-orders now available – display copy in-store for perusal. www.scorpiobooks.co.nz/product/foraging-new-zealand   New Zealand is full of incredible, edible wild foods — fruit, fungi and seaweed; berries, herbs and more — you only need to know … Read More