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LITTLE GEMS EVERYWHERE :-)

ColletteRedman is talking about growing Beans, Capsicum, Chilli, Cucumber, Squash, Tomato, Zucchini from Manawatu-Wanganui

I have really enjoyed doing the challenge again this year and following everyone else. 

I will be back again next year. 

There is so much going on in the garden and in many ways it is just the start. There are soooooo ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 11:12am on 9th December 2016

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Sowing the seeds

Niki'sGarden is talking about growing Silverbeet, Tomato, Zucchini from Manawatu-Wanganui

Last day of the garden challenge and a great chance to reflect on the journey.

It was such a pleasure to be a part of the yates garden community and read about other peoples gardening trials and errors, celebrations and disasters.  ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 10:12am on 9th December 2016

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Goal setting

Niki'sGarden is talking about growing Cucumber, Lettuce, Pumpkin, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini from Manawatu-Wanganui

At the start of the Yates challenge I set myself a goal to plant something every day during spring.

Most days I achieved that goal - from seeds to seedlings to small plants, mostly veges and herbs but also a few flowers here and there.<...

Read on | comments | Posted at 05:12am on 9th December 2016

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Tree replacement

Niki'sGarden is talking about growing Herbs, Silverbeet from Manawatu-Wanganui

I took my own advice and planted a tree today.  

Yesterday I brought a beautiful magnolia tree called 'Bright star' and it went in not far from where all of the lovely old natives came down along the fence line just a few weeks ago...

Read on | comments | Posted at 17:12pm on 8th December 2016

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Top Crops and Flop crops

Niki'sGarden is talking about growing Herbs, Lettuce, Pumpkin, Spring Onion, Tomato from Manawatu-Wanganui

I love reading Lynda Hallinan's top and flop crops in the NZ gardener magazine and always compare it to my own efforts.  It makes me feel better when she has flop crops - realising we all have successes and failures is part of the learning...

Read on | comments | Posted at 11:12am on 8th December 2016

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