Subject: John's Weekly Garden Newsletter
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:19:22 +1200


Welcome back.

We have just loaded some more episodes of the Road to Ellerslie up on the site, have a look at episode 3 here. If you missed the previous ones you can view episode 2 here or episode 1 here.

Also don't forget to enter our latest competition: Enter here to be in to win 1 of 5 copies of the Garden Diary from NZ Gardener.

Grow Your Own
Brussels sprouts look like little baby cabbages. Brussels sprouts are named after the city of Brussels in Belgium from where they are thought to originate. Continued here...
Plant of the week
‘Chocolate Sauce’ Sedum is best grown in full sun in all but the heavies of soils. Feed in spring with Osmocote. This flowering Perenial is attractive to bees. Continued here.
Mitre 10
Natures Curator
Ellerslie Flower Show
Gift Cards
 Fall for our Autumn colours

As evening falls, take a wander down the laneways of Christchurch and discover the buzz of this hidden urban garden. For more information visit

 House & Garden Tours

Veteran broadcaster Paul Holmes is among a host of well-known New Zealander’s who will open their doors and garden gates in March to raise money for the Cancer Society of NZ and Look Good Feel Better, as part of the NZ House & Garden Tours. Continued here.

 Gardening Forum

Our gardening forum is filling up with lots of great info. If you have any gardening question & tips you want to share feel free to have your say here.

Latest Posts:
- Plum tree with not many plums
- Tomato Plant Problem
- Passion fruit Vine Dying
- Potato Yields

 Christchurch - Slideshow

Discover a vibrant and picturesque city, and explore the richly varied Canterbury region. There’s so much to see and do. Have a look at our slidehow of Christchurch gardens here.

 The Road to Ellerslie

The Road to Ellerslie - Episode 3 Featuring Grehan Lea Garden and Designer Trina Tully watch it online here. If you missed last weeks episodes you can watch them here: Episode 1 or Episode 2.

 Garden Diary

Every now and again I come across something that I think, wow what a great idea, why didn’t I think of that?

The new Garden Diary and Vegetable growing guide is well worth hunting out. Continued here.

test Win at Garden-NZ!
This could be your lucky year. We have a number of great prizes you can win. Have a go, tell your friends to enter as well. Who knows, if they win they might share the prize with you! Whatever you decide, you must be in to win. Good Luck!!

NZ House & Garden Tour - Win a double pass
Garden Diary - Vege growing guide + recipes: 5 copies
Voucher - Win a $100 Gardening NZ Gift Card
Win Wine
- Trinity Hill
Ellerslie Flower Show - Win a trip for TWO
Win Seeds - Garden Post
Nature's Curator - Win 1 of 2 bottles
Win Seeds - From Garden Post
Colourwave - Win 1 of 6 Colourwave vouchers
- Win a $30 voucher for Mystic Dahlia
Wildflower World - Win 1 of 3 seed Mixes.
KiwicareWin NO Insects super spraying Oil
Blooming Bulbs - Win a $50 Gift Voucher for Spring Bulbs
Tui - Win one of over 50 Grow off Gardening packs with a retail value of $100!
Campbells Tools  - Win a $100 Voucher
NZ Gardener Magazine- Win 1 of 5 copies
Garden Gift Vouchers- Win $75 worth of vouchers
Weekend Gardener- Win a Subscription - Check out their competitions


That's it from me for this week. Take care, be kind to yourself and I look forward to catching up with you next week. Happy Gardening!

Rachel, Webster and the team at Garden-NZ.