As a country, New Zealand has a young and dynamic environment. It was the last significant land mass on the planet to be colonised by humans. Waves of human immigration have introduced enormous numbers of exotic species, at an accelerating rate. Some of the introduced species have emerged as major pests of national importance... read more
A new look at gardening which describes the creative sources and fantasy that have inspired some of the world's best gardens. Using the truly amazing themed gardens of Hamilton Gardens, Peter Sergel describes the thinking and processes behind stylish gardening.
Abo... read more
Kristin Lammerting travelled the length of New Zealand with photographer Ferdinand von Luckner to explore the gardens and talk to the garden owners about the source of their inspiration. Most of the gardens - including Kristin's own award-winning Palmco Garden in Kerikeri - are open to the public.
In a world where mass-produced food often lacks taste and freshness, more and more people are growing their own vegetables This new edition of Annette McFarlane's gardening classic offers gardeners an authoritative and comprehensive guide to growing an extensive range of organic vegetables. As well as outlining the basics - h... read more
|Series:||Trees in New Zealand S.|
This book provides a guide to over 120 species of exotic coniferous trees in New Zealand, with over 420 colour photographs making it the most lavish and comprehensive record available. With its companion volume Exotic Trees ? The Broadleaves, it complements Professor John Salmon?s best selling The Native Trees of New Zealand,... read more
|Author:||John T Salmon|
Native New Zealand Flowering Plants is a comprehensive guide to New Zealand's richly diverse and exceptionally beautiful array of flowing plants. Over 600 species are included - from well-known and often cultivated trees and shrubs such as pohutukawas and hebes to lesser known herbs and grasses. A short description of each sp... read more
The Friendly Kiwi Garden how to encourage native birds and insects to return to our gardens, even int he city, by planting natives for food and shelter.
|Author:||E. A. Upritchard|
A handy, full-colour identification booklet to the common weeds of New Zealand. First produced by the New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society (now NZPPS), this booklet has been reprinted five times since 1985. It is intended as a field guide for people concerned with weeds and their control, from the home gardener to the pr... read more
Annuals and Perennials add colour and drama to any garden design. With thousands of species to select from, how do you find the best plants for your garden?
Annuals and Perennials Finder contains all the information you need to choose the ideal flowers for your garden. The book features more than 1300 ... read more
Organic gardening using methods of developed using Peter Bennett's forty years' experience, with successful results.
Gardens are a playground: they are a dynamic outlet for creativity; a place to design, build and plant. This book concentrates on the inevitable rewards of designing a garden space with a variety of plants that will perform as a synchronised team - giving excitement, colour and, most importantly, atmosphere. The plants are gr... read more
For photographer Warwick Orme, Floranova is a culmination of a lifelong interest in photography and a passion for the beauty of flowers. His images are unique, conveying his personal passion for and knowledge of his subject. Now with the use of cutting edge photographic technology and lavish format, Orme has taken the traditi... read more
Gardeners throughout New Zealand know that for clear, reliable information, you can't go past the industry icon book.
Classic Camellias for New Zealand Gardens offes the reader a choice selection of beautiful blooms to grow in the New Zealand climate. These lovely plants can be cultivated as bushes, small manicured shrubs, espaliers, hedges or potted specimens, and provide a dazzling display of colour in the garden during the cooler months of the year.
This fully updated and revised 77th edition provides reliable, practical advice on all aspects of gardening: designing and planning your garden; preparing and maintaining your garden; organic gardening; water-saving gardens; gardening for kids; low-allergen gardens; pests, diseases and weeds; handy hints from NZ's top gardene... read more
'Hi, it's Jim Mora from Mucking In and we'd love to give you a new garden ...'For nearly 10 years, New Zealanders have been thanking those amazing individuals with the biggest hearts, the most generous natures, and (often) the most neglected gardens, by nominating them for Television One's premier garden makeover show, Muckin... read more
Anyone who has ever visited Central knows it's a special place. That the gardens of Central are equally distinctive and exist in the face of a challenging climactic range that says they shouldn't also goes without saying. Yet despite the soaring summer heat and the searing wind, the relentless snowfall and sudden blackening f... read more