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Spray free pea straw

Hi there, wondering if anyone knows where to get spray free pea straw in Canterbury? We're wanting to create a bunch of no dig gardens and…

Started by Rachel Mellor

0 Dec 12, 2012

Potatoe plants and lady bugs

Have just discovered my potato plants have become a ladybug nursery. I noticed the leaves were looking brown and nasty, found a little yell…

Started by Tracy McNicoll

1 Nov 26, 2012
Reply by Matt Moir

Strawberry - Pests

I am having trouble with the slaters eating my strawberries.  Can anyone help me with a cure, preferably a safe chemical free option, so I…

Started by Becs

4 Nov 6, 2012
Reply by Kali

Siberian peashrub seeds

Hey all,'Im looking for some Siberian peashrub seeds for our soon to be established forest garden. You use them like Tree Lucerne, but as w…

Started by Laine

0 Nov 4, 2012


I planted some last year- male and female together as the garden centre advised. Growing well- BUT... obviously I need to prune back and I…

Started by Teeli

14 Oct 15, 2012
Reply by Mercurious


incredible edibles sells it as cocktail kiwifruit they have some info on pruning down the bottom of page

Started by Donna Mac Rae

0 Oct 14, 2012


I too would like to try growing elderberry from cuttings if anyone has any spare,,,cheers,

Started by Helen

1 Oct 6, 2012
Reply by Lorraine Barnett

Disease on apple tree

Hi all, We have an apple tree which came up out of the compost, presumably from the seed of an ordinary fruit shop apple, and we left it to…

Started by Nat & Pete

5 Sep 23, 2012
Reply by Nat & Pete

Growing Nuts - What Kinds Can I grow?

Hey Everyone, My wife and I are mid process buying an acre just outside of New Plymouth. We are looking to grow a few nut trees on the edge…

Started by Laine

2 Jun 21, 2012
Reply by Laine

nut cracker

can anyone give me any info on nutcrackers please?  Ive been looking around for a while, have seen some very expensive American built ones,…

Started by Ruth OSullivan

2 Jun 20, 2012
Reply by Ruth OSullivan


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