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Hibiscus - How to grow it

Hibiscus – How to grow it

Hibiscus plants lend colour and delight to any garden. With their large, vibrant blooms, these shrubs can give your backyard that much-needed tropical feel.

Interested in growing your own hibiscus plants? Here’s what you need to know:

Getting To Know Your Hibiscus

Hibiscus are hardy shrubs that have been cultivated around Asia and the Pacific for centuries. They come in various cultivars with flower colours ranging from the classic red, pink, and white …

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NZ Swimming Pool Fencing Solutions

Swimming pool fencing can make or break a swimming pool design.  If it is handled well, the finished result will not detract from your view of the pool or your outdoor living. Below are a few ideas, and tips for a stylish swimming pool fencing solution.

Basic Pool Fencing rules

The basic swimming pool fencing rules require a 1200mm minimum height barrier around the pool enclosure.  There …

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Corokia Hedging – The best way to plant and maintain it

If you want to add more privacy to your home, tune out noise from nearby traffic, or simply create an enclosed space in your yard, then planting a hedge could be your best option.

Compared to fences, living screens and hedges from native shrubs like corokia have tons of benefits and are a whole lot easier on the eyes.

Want to know the best way to plant and maintain corokia hedges? Read …

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Plants that can beat the Kiwi heat during summer

The combination of high temperatures and scant rainfall during the summer can be harsh to many plants. That Kiwi heat can be unrelenting to your poor garden!

But don’t panic just yet.

There are lots of beautiful plants that can beat the summer heat. Here are our top recommendations:


On top of our list is everyone’s favourite: succulents. These come in various shapes, sizes, and colours. The most popular ones include spiral aloe, …

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Time Poor – Low Maintenance Plants NZ

If time and lack of experience are the biggest stumbling blocks to starting your garden, then here are a few tips to help you get paper writing service started with your low maintenance garden. Even a low maintenance garden can bring you joy, and respite from the busyness of life; the effort will be paid back tenfold!

But where do I start?

Even a tiny corner becomes a maze of possibilities… …

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Subdivision Auckland

Subdividing a property in Auckland may seem daunting, but it’s actually easier than it sounds, especially if you have the right information.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Auckland subdivision process:

Can my Auckland property be subdivided?

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty details, you first need to assess if your land is qualified to be subdivided. Subdivision in Auckland can differ from property to property, but here are the most …

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Taranaki Garden Festival: Everything You Need To Know

The Taranaki Garden Festival is perhaps one of the most anticipated gardening events in New Zealand. This 10-day event features tons of unique experiences that gardening enthusiasts all over the country will love. Here’s everything you need to know about this gorgeous gardening showcase:

When and where does the Taranaki Garden Festival take place?

The Taranaki Garden Festival is a 10-day annual event that usually happens during the tail-end of October to …

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Layered Garden Landscaping

Could your home do with a little more garden landscaping? Probably so, and that is a good thing. In fact you should be very excited about it because there is nothing more fun than garden landscaping, it will get your imagination working overtime and you will have a ball planting and rearranging your plants and flowers.

By layering your garden landscaping beds you will be able to add a …

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NZ House And Garden | Designing Your Garden During COVID-19

NZ House and Garden

Itching to start a garden? Now might be the best time to design it! With Alert Level 2 in place, you’ve got a bit more time to really think about what you want in a garden. Plus, garden design also has a lot of advantages. Here are some of them:

You’ve got time on your side

Sitting down to design a garden can be a daunting task, so …

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Garden Festivals NZ 2020

New Zealand is home to dozens of gorgeous gardens and parks, so it’s really no wonder that we also have a number of annual garden festivals.

From Taranaki to Christchurch, here are some of the most colourful garden festivals that you can look forward to this year:

Taranaki Garden Festival

Dates: 30th October – 8th November 2020

The Taranaki Garden Festival is arguably the most famous garden festival in the country. The annual …

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