Annuals vs. Perennials – What’s the Difference? Annuals vs. Perennials – What’s the Difference?

The main difference between annual and perennial plants, is how long they last. The word perennial m ...

Annuals vs. Perennials - What's the Difference?

Which Potato Should I Choose? Which Potato Should I Choose?

Decided to grow your own spuds this year but not sure which variety to choose? Some are better for r ...

Which Potato Should I Choose?

Top 10 Tips for Getting Your Garden Spring Ready! Top 10 Tips for Getting Your Garden Spring Ready!

  We’re so excited that Spring is just around the corner! Longer, warmer days mean more time in ...

Top 10 Tips for Getting Your Garden Spring Ready!

Herbed Potato and Egg Salad Herbed Potato and Egg Salad

Ingredients 2 tbsp chives, fresh 1kg new or baby potatoes 1 cup parsley leaves 4 eggs, large 3 gherk ...

Herbed Potato and Egg Salad

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Ingredients Olive oil 2 red onions, sliced 3 Tbsp Rogan Josh paste 1 fresh red chilli 3cm piece of g ...

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Birds in the Garden Birds in the Garden

Birds are a wonderful addition to the garden. Whether it's their chirpy birdsong which helps you ris ...

Birds in the Garden

Growing Magnolias Growing Magnolias

Magnolias are one of our favourites in the winter garden. Their big, bright blooms bring much needed ...

Growing Magnolias

Tamarillo and Apple Crumble Tamarillo and Apple Crumble

A delicious twist on a winter favourite! Ingredients 6 tamarillos 4 Granny Smith apples 8 Tbsp brown ...

Tamarillo and Apple Crumble

Carly’s Garden: Out of the Cold Carly’s Garden: Out of the Cold

  Thank goodness for the sunshine! Wasn’t June just miserable!  After my last column and all my ...

Carly's Garden: Out of the Cold

A Winter Favourite – Hellebores A Winter Favourite – Hellebores

Hellebores (also known as the Winter Rose) are perennial garden plants with elegant flowers, perfect ...

A Winter Favourite - Hellebores

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    Which Potato Should I Choose?

    Decided to grow your own spuds this year but not sure which variety to choose? Some are better for roasting and baking, while others are more suited to mash and salads. Check out our information below on a large range of potato varieties, pick your favourite then pop in store to grab a pack! Variety …

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    Herbed Potato and Egg Salad

    Ingredients 2 tbsp chives, fresh 1kg new or baby potatoes 1 cup parsley leaves 4 eggs, large 3 gherkins Dressing 1 tsp honey 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard 1 tsp salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp mustard seeds 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil   Method Boil potatoes in a large …

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    Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

    Ingredients Olive oil 2 red onions, sliced 3 Tbsp Rogan Josh paste 1 fresh red chilli 3cm piece of ginger 1 bunch of fresh coriander 3 sweet potatoes 1 400g tin chickpeas 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 400ml tin light coconut milk 400g pre-washed spinach 200ml water Directions Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in …

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    Birds in the Garden

    Birds are a wonderful addition to the garden. Whether it’s their chirpy birdsong which helps you rise in the morning or their knack for munching on pesky snails and slugs, they are a welcome visitor in the backyard. If you’re not seeing too many birds fluttering around your garden then take a look at our plant …

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    Growing Magnolias

    Magnolias are one of our favourites in the winter garden. Their big, bright blooms bring much needed colour at a dreary time of year, and provide a feast for the local Tui’s that get drunk on magnolia nectar. If you’re considering adding a magnolia or two to your garden this year, check out our top …

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    Tamarillo and Apple Crumble

    A delicious twist on a winter favourite! Ingredients 6 tamarillos 4 Granny Smith apples 8 Tbsp brown sugar 1 orange, zest and juice Crumble 150g flour 100g unsalted butter 4 Tbsp rolled oats 1/2 cup brown sugar 4 Tbsp desiccated coconut ½ cup walnut pieces Directions Preheat the oven to 180C. To peel the tamarillos, …