Thursday July 30, 2009
SWAPPING SURPLUS CROPS
Lesley Ingam visits a swap market north of Auckland and gets some tips on exchanging garden produce.
HAMPTON COURT HIGHLIGHTS
See the top garden displays and this year’s trends at the annual Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in London.
Susie Longdell suggests growing cymbidiums for their peerless blooms and cutting qualities and introduces Disas.
Abbie Jury gives vital tips on growing these long-flowering plants, lists the most reliable and gives her personal favourites.
Rob Lahood meets a large-scale Cromwell worm farmer and learns much about making and using vermicast for the garden.
IN PLOT AND POT
Susie Longdell covers making your own kumara plants and suggests veggies to show and plant now in your area.
Susie Longdell discovers that ginseng is one crop you can – and must – grow in those sunless garden spots.
Gillian Vine gives the low down on growing black, red and white currants and suggests varieties worth trying.
SMALL, SWEET BERRIES
Marilyn Wightman, our herb specialist, reveals that the small wild and alpine strawberries are sweetest.
DIY: A VERTICAL GARDEN
Tracey Peryman shows how to plant and mount a vertical wall panel, and add more panels to make a living wall.
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In the shops Thursday, August 13.
- Plant sense Susanna Lyle uncovers some of the amazing reactions in the daily life of plants.
- Soggy gardens Mark Rayner provides some solutions.
- DIY Build an elegant planter box.
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