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Flowering Cherries

Flowering cherries While the briefness of their glory has to be acknowledged, cherries really are the hardy spring-flowering trees for temperate climate gardens. I can think of no others, apart from their close Prunus relatives and some of the magnolias that even come close to rivalling flowering cherries for sheer weight of bloom and vibrance of colour.

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Catch a Leprechaun in Your Garden

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Lifes a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space

Twentieth century American architect Phillip Johnson once said, "I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?" Mr.


Camellias Named by Linnaeus in 1735 in honour of the Jesuit priest and naturalist Georg Josef Kamel, Camellia is a genus originating mainly from China but with a range covering a large area of South East Asia. The exact number of species is not clear but it is somewhere around 100.

Kirengeshoma palmata

Kirengeshoma palmata Sometimes known as yellow waxbells, Kirengeshoma palmata is a late-flowering rhizomatous perennial up to 1.2m high with arching stems and is native to the woods and mountain lowlands of Korea and the Japanese islands of Shikoku and Kyushu.

Fuchsia procumbens

Fuchsia (named after Leonhard Fuchs, a 16th century German botanist) is a genus of over 100 species of shrubs and small trees. Although there are four New Zealand native species (colensoi, excorticata, perscandens and procumbens) and one from Tahiti, the vast bulk of the genus occurs in Central and South America.

Gallica Roses

Very soon stocks of new season's roses will be arriving in the garden centres, if they're not already there. Indeed, to be sure of getting the most sought after varieties it may have been necessary to put an order in some time ago.

Tuberous Begonias

If you appreciate plants that have no hesitation in boldly stating their presence with huge, almost artificially perfect flowers, then tuberous begonias are for you. While some may find them rather too overstated, downright brazen even, if you like colour, and plenty of it, with subtlety an option rather than compulsory, then look no further.

Growing Palms

Palms Everybody recognises palm trees, they are the universal symbol for the tropics but many are hardy enough for our temperate climate gardens. Until recently New Zealand gardeners have had only a very limited range of palms to choose from.


Think of cyclamen and the chances are that Mothers Day immediately comes to mind, which is something of a pity. Now don't misinterpret me, there's nothing wrong with mothers or with having a day for them, but it does seem a little unfortunate when such beautiful, adaptable and useful plants become so commercialised that there's difficulty escaping that association.

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Although it is a member of the Thymelaeaceae, the family that includes the daphnes, it would be hard to imagine a plant less like a daphne at first glance. However, if you are familiar with the deciduous Daphne genkwa, there is some hint of resemblance there.

Delavays Blueberry (Vaccinium delavayi)

Whether we know it or not, most of us are familiar with the genus Vaccinium as it has among its members several current or potential commercial crops, such as blueberry, cranberry, bilberry and huckleberry. Vaccinium delavayi, however, is strictly ornamental and very unlikely to be our next export success.

The Protea Family (Proteaceae)

The protea family (Proteaceae) includes a wide range of ground covers, trees and shrubs that often make superb garden plants. While some of the species are frost-tender, they are in all other respects remarkably resilient plants that often thrive in situations where others would rapidly succumb.


Viburnums are related to the honeysuckles, so it should come as no surprise that many of them have fragrant flowers. But that's not all they have in their favour.

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Keep an Eye on These Common Tree Problems
Spring has rolled around, and it is time to enjoy some outdoor activities in the yard. The season initiates a whole lot of changes in plants as a new life starts to burst all around. Trees, in particular, are no exception. Unfortunately, not all changes are for the better, as tree surveys often reveal some trouble with the plants around springtime. Diseases and insects become active in that season, and it is up to you to stay vigilant. Being proactive and not allowing the issues to develop is a key strategy in ensuring the health of trees on your property. Here are few things to be on the lookout for:
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Environmentally Friendly Patio Furniture
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02/04/2018 09:35 AM
Recycled Aluminum in Outdoor Patio Products
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Table Top Water Fountains
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Garden and Patio Outdoor Water Fountains
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01/30/2018 09:22 AM
Tree Trimming or Pruning Is Important, Know What It Does
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01/29/2018 12:05 PM
How Tree Lopping Services Can Make Your Work Easy
Tree lopping becomes necessary to maintain the beauty and health of a tree. However, tree lopping isn't an easy task to perform and an individual without any previous experience will simply fail to do it. Let's find out why you need to hire tree lopping services.
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How to Do Landscaping on Your Own
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01/10/2018 09:45 AM
The Many Benefits and Advantages of Using a Landscaping Service
If you are looking to use a landscaping service you will want to use someone who has plenty of experience and excellent testimonials. Anyone can claim to be a gardener but you are better off using the services of a professional landscaping company - you might be surprised that they cost a lot less than you think.
01/10/2018 09:41 AM
Cleaning Your Artificial Lawn
Taking care of your turf on a regular basis will mean that it will keep its fantastic appearance for years to come. Performing simple tasks on a regular basis will save you from needing to carry out more drastic work in the future. We strongly recommend that you use the services of a professional company that specialises in artificial lawns to carry out bi-annual maintenance on your turf to keep it looking in tip-top condition. Any repairs should also be done by professionals.
01/10/2018 09:40 AM
Artificial Grass Versus Natural Grass
If you are considering artificial grass as an option for your premises it is important that you choose a company that you can trust. You need a product that will be able to stand up to all the rigours that you are going to throw at it and, not only, that look just like the real thing. A professional company will address all of these matters and give you exactly what you are looking for
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Install Outdoor Wonder Scenes With Stone Pavers Set in Sand
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12/17/2017 09:37 AM
The Perfect Addition to the Home: BBQ Hut
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What Makes an Outdoor TV Better Than Using an Indoor TV Outside?
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