A fast growing small tree with blue mauve flower in Spring and bearing heavy crops of red succulent fruit in late Autumn and Winter. Prefers full sun, well drained soils on a warm sheltered spot. Frost tender. Evergreen. $9.90 each
High in antioxidants - this fruit will keep you young and healthy! Plant in well-drained soil rich in organic matter and mulch well to ensure shallow root system remains moist during growing season. $22.50 each
Cyathea smithii commonly known as the soft tree fern or kātote.
Kātote is an understory tree fern that grows slowly up to 8 m tall. Like all Cyathea tree ferns, it has rough scales along its rachis and trunk. A distinctive feature is the retention of dead...
Some of the great features of the Vegepod Vegetable Garden Kit:-
Soil Containment - no contamination from surrounding soil, no pilfering of nutrients by nearby plants.
Self Watering - minimum water usage due to advanced wicking system watering from below.
Protective Cover - protection from...
New Niwashi tool in stock now!
The Niwashi Trilux is made out of high quality stainless steel. Designed for ambidextrous use so no need for left and right hand tools. Buy now for $52 each.
Other Niwashi tools also available, including the traditional, the shark, the grubber and the digi digi.
How to care for your Pansies and Violas.
Watering is an important part of taking care of your pansies, so keep them happy by keeping them moist.
Remember to feed them with a fertilizer suitable for flowering.
Deadhead all faded or dying flowers to prolong your blooms.
Have you seen our wonderful seed lights?
Choose from silver or copper wire with battery operated for $12.50 and 20m long plug-in variety at $69.90.
See how stunning they look in jars or strung through your house plants!
Be quick....Make your special occasion......a "night" to remember!
Broccoli will come to harvest in 55 to 85 days when grown from transplants and 70 to 100 days when grown from seed.
Description. Broccoli is a hardy biennial grown as a cool-season annual. It grows 18 to 36 inches tall and has broad, thick leaves and a thick main stalk. Broccoli forms single or...
Beetroot is a very easy to grow vegetable that suffers from very few pests and diseases. The trick to growing the best is a nice loose, fertile soil with plenty of well rotted organic matter added. Fresh, homegrown beetroot is absolutely delicious roasted in a little olive oil with a sprinkle of...
Trees and shrubs will survive satisfactorily with little or no feeding. However, if they are fed, especially in the first year or two, they will thrive. Fruits, vegetables and flowers definitely respond to feeding, resulting in much more pleasure and satisfaction from your efforts. This information...
Not everyone has access to a lovely yard full of rich soil and abundant sunlight. For those of us in cities, container gardens—growing plants in individual pots—is often the only option. But there are special considerations for container gardens.
Most urbanites, and many suburbanites, are...
For many dedicated gardeners, raised beds are a life-changer…
You may wonder why you waited so long to make the switch! Your back will thank you: just perch comfortably on the wooden edge to plant or weed. Your knees will thank you: no more painful kneeling on gravel or mud. Your plants will...
The health of man, beast, plant and soil is one indivisible whole; the health of the soil depends on maintaining its biological balance and, starting with a truly fertile soil, the crops grown on it, the livestock fed on those crops and the humans fed on both have a standard of health and power of resisting disease and infection greatly in advance of anything ordinarily found in this country
Any serious gardener can never have too many pots!
We love getting pots in different sizes, heights, widths, shapes and colours and positioning them together. The effect together with the blooms are quite effective.
Why not take a photo of yours and post them to our Facebook...
Getting the right pot is the difference between your plant looking just right or just so.
Nowadays, pots come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and finishes that there really isn't any excuse not to find one that compliments your existing decor.
I love the bronze of this example and the lines...
Shasta daisy flowers provide perky summer blooms, offering the look of the traditional daisy along with evergreen foliage that lasts year round in many locations.
When you learn how to grow Shasta daisy, you’ll find it to be the perfect, low maintenance perennial for naturalising and filling...
Long elegant stems bear rounded flower heads of mauve-blue in many flowered umbels in summer.
Clump forming perennial with fine, strap-like, mid green foliage.
Great background plants or for edging along a fence, wall or driveway.
They can thrive in conditions of neglect, and will grow in...
A clump forming plant with grey green glaucous foliage.
Leaves are soft and drooping and masses of starry white flowers appear in late Spring.
Rengarenga is found naturally throughout NZ in coastal areas.
Effective planted in groups.
Protect from slug and snail damage
H 50cm x W...
Cordyline australis or the cabbage tree is an iconic tree, endemic to New Zealand. With it’s unusual and distinctive shape, cabbage trees are a feature of the NZ landscape.
It is fast growing, attaining a height of 5-10 metres and is not difficult to establish.
The cabbage tree is one of...
Talk to anyone about New Zealand and the three things that they will mention are the All Blacks, a kiwi and the silver fern.
We have an unusually high number of fern species for a temperate country and about 40 per cent of these species occur nowhere else in the world.
We often get asked how to plant and look after indoor succulents.
Use well drained soil some cactus mix compost mixed with horticulture sand to increase drainage.
The roots like to suck the water out of the air not out of soil. You can spray your plants to start with, it will help them.
The beauty with house-plants is that they can give lots of beautiful indoor colour in an instant.
And they are relatively cost effective too.
Brighten up your day - come and have a look at our great range of house plants today.
All too often at this time of the year, we forget about the indoors busying ourselves with BBQs and pools, that's if we aren't off on the water.
Don't forget about your houseplants - they can add instant colour and fragrance year round.
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful purple flowers.
Chives are cool-season, cold-tolerant perennials that are planted in early spring.
Be mindful when planting this herb, as it will take over your garden if the flowers are left to ripen (the flowers scatter...
Oregano, one of those food products that always kicks off a discussion as to how you pronounce it!
Is it oregano or oregano? A bit like tomato or tomato?
Whichever way you pronounce it, we have lots of it with quite a few variants in stock.
Show us how you pronounce it - we're all ears
Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine. Lemon balm is used alone or as part of various multi-herb combination products.
Lemon balm is used for digestive problems, including upset stomach, bloating, intestinal gas...
Basil is an easygoing herb and ask for little.
They withstand storms and seem impervious to bugs.
Basil flourish whatever you throw at them, and right around this time each year, the plants delight in flowering and producing seeds, wanting to continue their enchanting circle of life.
Garden containers, pots and storage don't always have to be dull and boring.
Granted, things have gotten better over the years - we have a choice of colours and shapes that we simply didn't have when I was growing up.
We stock a lovely selection of containers and pots that fit the bill for...
We think that these are wonderful presents to say a special thank you to your children's teachers.
After all, they have spent almost as much time with them as they have you, so we're sure that you feel their pain!
Something different to the usual boxes of chocolates and (though greatly...
Stuck for something to buy as a gift? What most people forget, is that a gift doesn't have to be flowers, a plant or chocolates to be appreciated. It could be something for that special person's garden or their windowsill. We have a great selection of items suitable for all...
Foxgloves produce attractive spikes of open, bell-shaped flowers that hang down from the tall stem.
Flowers tend to be a range of purplish pinks and whites and have small freckles on their inside, there are also varieties with apricot, yellow and even green blooms.
Foxgloves are usually...