How To Raise Monarch Butterflies How To Raise Monarch Butterflies

It is relatively easy to raise Monarch butterflies at home as long as their area is kept warm, clean ...

How To Raise Monarch Butterflies

Which Tropical Fruit Can Be Grown in NZ? Which Tropical Fruit Can Be Grown in NZ?

You don't have to take a trip to the Island's to enjoy your favourite tropical fruit. Many varieties ...

Which Tropical Fruit Can Be Grown in NZ?

Grow Your Own Fruit Bowl Grow Your Own Fruit Bowl

Many people think that growing your own fruit is best left for those with a massive yard, with lots ...

Grow Your Own Fruit Bowl

Summer Colour for Your Garden Summer Colour for Your Garden

With the holiday season upon us, these flowers will add some colour to your outdoor entertaining are ...

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DIY Succulent Christmas Tree DIY Succulent Christmas Tree

Great as a gift or keep it for yourself! What you will need: sphagnum moss small cone frame pot whic ...

DIY Succulent Christmas Tree

Get Your Garden Summer Ready Get Your Garden Summer Ready

The silly season is upon us and we all know what that means – it’s time for barbecues, picnics and f ...

Get Your Garden Summer Ready

Deck the Halls Deck the Halls

Christmas isn’t far away and it’s so much fun getting festive and decorating your home. Fresh flower ...

Deck the Halls

Asparagus Fries Asparagus Fries

INGREDIENTS 1 cup Panko crumbs 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Sea salt and freshly ground black pepp ...

Asparagus Fries

DIY Paper Mâché Toadstools DIY Paper Mâché Toadstools

A cute addition to the kids bedroom, these toadstools would make a great school holiday project for ...

DIY Paper Mâché Toadstools

Courgette and Gruyere Tart Courgette and Gruyere Tart

INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon 1 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 60g crème fraiche 3 ...

Courgette and Gruyere Tart

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    How To Raise Monarch Butterflies

    It is relatively easy to raise Monarch butterflies at home as long as their area is kept warm, clean and they have enough of their preferred food, the swan plant. The butterfly life cycle has four stages; egg, caterpillar or larva, pupa and adult. Monarchs in New Zealand Monarch butterflies are New Zealand’s largest butterfly …

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    Grow Your Own Fruit Bowl

    Many people think that growing your own fruit is best left for those with a massive yard, with lots of space for multiple trees and vines.  However there are now so many alternatives on the market for smaller gardens so there is simply no reason you can’t grow a variety of your favourite fruit for …

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    DIY Succulent Christmas Tree

    Great as a gift or keep it for yourself! What you will need: sphagnum moss small cone frame pot which is slightly larger than base of cone potting mix geotextile fabric or breathable liner mix of large, medium and small potted succulents Step 1 Fill a bucket with water and pre-soak the sphagnum moss. Cut …

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    Get Your Garden Summer Ready

    The silly season is upon us and we all know what that means – it’s time for barbecues, picnics and festive gatherings in the great outdoors. But before everyone piles into your backyard for Christmas celebrations, give it a quick spruce up so it’s looking its best! You don’t have to give it an extreme …

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    Deck the Halls

    Christmas isn’t far away and it’s so much fun getting festive and decorating your home. Fresh flowers, herbs and foliage can be used throughout the home to create a festive feel. Check out our nature inspired Christmas decorations below and get inspired!    

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    Asparagus Fries

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup Panko crumbs 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 500g asparagus, trimmed 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs, beaten METHOD Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, combine Panko and parmesan; season …

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    DIY Paper Mâché Toadstools

    A cute addition to the kids bedroom, these toadstools would make a great school holiday project for the kids to get busy and messy with! You will need: The cardboard cylinder from the inside of a paper towel roll (or two toilet rolls taped together) Some glossy paint in the colours you wish to paint …

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    Courgette and Gruyere Tart

    INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon 1 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 60g crème fraiche 3 medium free-range egg yolks 80g gruyere, grated 30g unsalted butter 6 spring onions, thinly sliced, plus extra, shredded, to serve Plain flour for dusting 375g block all-butter puff pastry 3 courgettes Baby salad leaves to garnish   METHOD …