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Easter Gardening 2013 - Wally Richards

Easter Gardening 2013 – Wally Richards

Easter is here and for many working people it is a great time to get the summer gardens cleaned up and preparations made for the coming winter. It is also the last chance to do some late plantings of vegetables and flowers for winter use and colour. In the vegetable garden you can do a […]

March Gardening

March Gardening

It is March already, first month of autumn and only 5 weeks till daylight savings ends. Daylight savings gives us a perception that the days are still long, with a good amount of time in the early evening to do a few jobs outside as well as water. We run by the clock on the […]

Christmas Time - Wally Richards

Christmas Time – Wally Richards

Firstly I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Gardening New Year. This will be the last weekly article till after the New Year which means I get to have a couple of weeks break from writing. I am not going away and will be working on the non-statuary […]

When to plant

When to plant

A gardener with a good micro-climate; as a result of┬áthe terrain, or by established trees, making a sheltered hot spot which can be planting out a month or more before it is safe for another gardener to do so, just up the road. When you buy packets of seeds you will find on the packet […]

Some gardening tips - Wally Richards

Some gardening tips – Wally Richards

Gardening tips are items that can make gardening easier, save you money and time as well as obtaining better results. Experienced gardeners, learn from each other, methods that are an advantage in their gardening endeavours. Most of the following tips have originally come from other gardeners and the writer has noted the common sense of […]

August Gardening - Wally Richards

August Gardening – Wally Richards

It has been a mild winter for many areas of New Zealand and it looks like an early spring is taking place. Don’t be fooled into thinking all is well as a cold snap can change things very quickly. Last year around this time a number of gardeners got caught planting out tomatoes and other […]

Fruit Tree Planting Time

Fruit Tree Planting Time

Now is the time of the year that sees the arrival of this seasons deciduous fruit trees, into garden centres. There is a very good reason for deciduous trees to become available in winter because in the cold months, the trees are dormant and easier to lift from their nursery plots and relocated to your […]

Preparing your plants and garden for winter

Preparing your plants and garden for winter

Now that daylight savings has finished it is a reminder that winter is close at hand. As we all know, winter brings chills, cold winds, wet and frosty weather plus in some areas snowfall. The weather is harder to predict now days so we should be prepared for whatever happens. Interestingly I was recently talking […]