Press Releases/Story Starters

See our latest Press Releases & Story Starters below or checkout the archive for a complete list!

That’s right. Just when you thought the best gardening days were nearly over, that you may as well oil your garden tools and put them away till next year – well you’re wrong. There are plenty of lovely, glorious, fun-filled gardening hours still to be enjoyed.

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Balmy weather brings everyone out from indoors. It’s as if the cooler months have left us hungry for sunshine, fragrance, dappled shade and summer birdsong.

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Storm agapanthus

Summer Story Starters

May 31, 2016

Edging plants can work miracles – from fixing messy beds and directing garden traffic to serving as as garden railings. Here’s how garden edging plants can work miracles…

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Pacific Sunset Coprosma

Red Plants are Fab!

May 5, 2016

As a color, red has a serious fan club. Red shoes (to die for), red cars (go faster), red lipstick (no comment) and red roses. Which brings us to red in the garden.

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We’ve all done this… headed out into the garden to plant something new and lovely… and when we start digging we discover there’s already something growing there.

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Sweet Spot roses

What’s a Hero Plant?

March 2, 2016

These days there are heroes everywhere in our lives. We’re talking about the everyday kind here – like the smoked salmon in an omelette or the glossy red fridge in your new white kitchen. And guess what? Gardens also have heroes dotted amongst the plantings.

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Flower Carpet Scarlet

Romance in the Garden

January 29, 2016

It’s funny how we all pooh-pooh Valentine’s Day in public, but in private, don’t we secretly hope a little of its romantic-sparkle will land on us?

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Each year the people from Pantone – creators of the color matching system that’s used everywhere, every day – declare an official color of the year.

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Festival Burgundy

Fuss-Free Festive Gardens

December 9, 2015

It’s that time of year when we’ll all soon be catching up with family and friends. We plan menus and clean, then decorate the house and do other chores. By the time we remember that the garden needs attention, there’s often no energy or enthusiasm left.

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Are you ready to blow away a few drought gardening myths?

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