This is the fourth article of a series of short pieces for landscapedesign.co.nz in which I look at current trends and ideas in garden design. Biodiversity and beauty. These vital ingredients of a sustainable human environment are the aim in ecologically designed gardens. In my ecological design approach I combine an understanding of how plants […]
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A sustainable garden does not have to compromise on beauty as Soil and Health Canterbury and The Good Gardeners’ Association Christchurch will demonstrate at this year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show. Sustainability with Style will be a garden where organically grown fruit and vegetables will nestle among herbs and flowers, all thriving in healthy soil enriched […]
Of all the how-to gardening tips friends and clients could ask of New Zealand’s landscape-design star, Xanthe White says people mostly quiz her about growing veges. It’s clear that vegetable gardening is big again, for both money-saving, eco and health reasons, but many people don’t know how to get growing in the first place. So, […]
I can feel spring in the air and the daffodils are a welcome sight! The dream house is wonderful but the number of slugs and snails in the garden is astounding. Anyway, I am having to make do with the vege beds that are already here for this season until I have time to really […]
We’re on the count down to spring folks, on hindsight, winter doesn’t seem to have been that bad this year. Maybe it just that I’m on an uncontrollable high at the moment. We’ve just moved into our dream home, hence the lateness of the newsletter being sent out, sorry. The garden comes complete with a […]