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"The Holy Grail of horticulture"

As a people, we New Zealanders tend to be a little more reserved than our Australian neighbours across the Tasman. So I post this link to their… 191 more words

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Plant Collector: Chamaedorea woodsoniana

“Look at this,” said Mark putting the seed upon the table. “Off a small palm. It’s either the next invasive weed here or it has a future as a substitute in the palm oil industry.” … 256 more words

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Garden Lore: "Touch the earth lightly"

“Touch the earth lightly, Use the earth gently
Nourish the life of the world in our care
Gift of great wonder, ours to surrender
Trust for the children tomorrow will bear.” 185 more words

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Not quite lawn-free but leaning more to meadows


One of the advantages of having our garden closed to the public for a year or two, or maybe more, is the freedom to experiment. 896 more words

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Flood!

It rained yesterday. A lot. We are accustomed to heavy rain here and are blessed with very free draining soils. The dogs hate the rain and won’t go out until it is near emergency time for them. 537 more words

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Tikorangi Notes: Friday 19 June, 2015

I have a new camera and while I am still learning to use it, I doubt that I could have captured the monarchs on the montanoa with my old one, even before it decided to shuffle off the mortal coils and go where digital cameras go to die. 530 more words

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Lavender and cricket

Maybe it was our national cricket team playing in Yorkshire that brought this scene back to mind. I photographed it at Yorkshire Lavender near Terrington, about this time last year. 361 more words

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