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Sit down, why don't you?

It took my American editor to clarify once and for all that these are not Cape Cod chairs, as often claimed but Adirondack chairs. You have been told. 541 more words

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Dig Deeper by Meredith Kirton

The subtitle of this book is “ Seasonal, sustainable Australian gardening” and therein lies a problem which I do not think the distributors, Allen and Unwin, understand. 375 more words

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Backyard Bees, A guide for the beginner beekeeper

I just read that a report to our Parliament set the contribution of bees to the New Zealand economy at $5.1 billion dollars. It is a bit sad that we have to put a dollar value on something to give it gravitas because actually bees are essential to the pollination of a very large number of crops we grow and a vital part of eco-systems but they are struggling in our modern world. 308 more words

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Tikorangi roads, traffic and about that speed limit

We went back to New Plymouth District Council recently. Yet again. To discuss ways in which we could better manage matters related to heavy petrochemical traffic. 684 more words

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A host of golden narcissi

Is there any plant more evocative of spring than daffodils? They have been cultivated for eons, though many gardeners don’t realise how varied they can be. 1,061 more words

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Garden Lore

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;

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100 best native plants for New Zealand gardens by Fiona Eadie

If this book looks a little familiar, it is because it is a new edition of one first published in 2001, updated in 2008 and again for 2014. 315 more words

Tikorangi: The Jury Garden