Category Archives: Gardening

Poppies in Martinborough

We’ve had a few opium poppies (Papaver Somniferum) in a flower bed for several years. They grow well and look very pretty. Unfortunately they are very good at spraying their seed and spreading. This year a dense swarm descended on … Continue reading

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It’s been a good year for rhododenrons

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Touring Wairarapa gardens

I’ve just had a most pleasant weekend visiting eleven of Wairarapa’s best gardens, on a self-drive tour organised as a fundraiser for the Pukaha/Mt Bruce bird sanctuary. The gardens were spectacular, so was the weather and the green late-spring Wairarapa … Continue reading

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Jacobean climbing lily

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Gardening with a sledgehammer

Today we’re trying to rescue our  garden, which was seriously mangled by the digger and truck that ran over it many times while our soakpit was constructed. After a very wet late summer and autumn, the soil was soft and … Continue reading

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