A truly natural alternative to chemically reliant conventional swimming pools is now available in New Zealand. Motueka-based Natural Pools NZ Limited, owned by accomplished landscape architect Alex Traut and Dr Hans Brutscher, is the exclusive agent for internationally-renowned Biotop Pools, an Austrian company that has designed and constructed over 3000 natural swimming pools in a […]
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Peter from Touchstone Garden centre in Gisborne has reported a major problem with an algae type plant coming into the garden centre presumably on a plant and although it was problematic last year, it is now out of control. Land Care Research has identified it as a species of cyanobacterium Nostoc, possibly N Commune. It […]
Putaruru trials New Zealand’s first food waste collection Putaruru residents will be the first in New Zealand to trial a dedicated food waste collection service initiated by Earthcare Environmental and the South Waikato District Council. The 12 month trial, beginning on Tuesday 1 March 2011, will see food waste collected separately from general waste, potentially […]
Citrus trees are a common fruit tree for NZ gardeners and in most areas grow in open ground or in containers with protection during winter. Citrus trees cross very easily which has created a large number of types over the years. The genus Citrus appears to have originated in Southeast Asia with the following types: […]
February is usually the driest and hottest month of the year and the time when a lot of the earlier plantings of vegetables have reached maturity and been harvested. It is the second to last month to plant out crops for winter harvesting so make sure the empty spaces are manured and replanted with winter vegetables this […]
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What has pleased you most during your term as president of Landscaping New Zealand? Networking is the best way to stay ahead of the game these days, and our Tihoi and Dunedin Conferences, our fantastic Awards dinner at Larnach Castle last week-end, and in particular, the landscaping demo we put on at Ellerslie in March were […]