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It is perfectly possible to enjoy a range of salads throughout the year, provided the garden is kept well tilled and fertilised, ready to replace one season's salad ingredients with the next. Structured around the four seasons, this book describes a range of plants, including herbs and some fruit, with notes about their growi... read more

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A great reference to the secrets of compost. It discusses what can and cannot be composted, whether to encourage or discourage the living things haunting a heap, as well as bins, boxes, tumblers, shredders and munchers. There are also diagrams and drawings to illustrate the text.

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Gardening can satisfy all the senses. We garden for fragrance, for taste, for texture, for colour and shape, for sound, outdoors and indoors. The garden is a healing place, and digging, planting and tending are the ultimate therapy. Plants can lift our mood, inspire romance, soothe and relax us, and as they grow we come to kn... read more

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For far too long introduced plants have overshadowed our native plants. Going Native is packed with ideas and uses for New Zealand natives, from landscaping and cultivating native plants, to guidelines for growing rare and endangered species and restoring native plant habitats. Included is an extensive glossary and colour ill... read more

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This book will show how easy it is to grow enough vegetables to suppllement the household budget, add flavour and freshness to your meals and experience the sheer joy and satisfaction of growing your own. Contents: Growing vegetables at your place Starting from scratch Growing in containers What to grow and when Seasona... read more

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A comprehensive book on all you need to know about the wide variety of vegetables available to us in New Zealand.

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Dennis Greville is respected internationally for his plant and garden photography and is New Zealand's most published gardening author and photographer. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned gardener, growing year round will encourage and inspire you, with practical advice that will help you achieve optimum results in your... read more

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The Cook's Salad Garden Revisited shows how to achieve a delicious and varied, year-round supply of salad vegetables. Numerous tempting recipes will inspire cooks to experiment with interesting combinations of ingredients to create mouth-watering salads.

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Mulch is truly miraculous stuff! It saves water, protects and enriches the soil, suppresses weeds, promotes healthy plants, and to top it off, much of it is free. The range of materials is enormous and many of them are just lying around begging to be used. The Mulch Book tells you all about mulch: what it is, where to get it,... read more

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Another down-to-earth, practical gardening guide from best-selling author Andrew Steens - a companion volume to Grow it Yourself Vegetables. Packed with sound advice and information, Andrew Steens and his new book, Grow it Yourself Fruit & Nuts are your first port of call when planting a new orchard, or looking for guidan... read more

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A beautiful and well-researched guide to over 50 gardens throughout New Zealand that are open to the public for visiting. From New Zealand Garden Trust gardens of international significance to small personal favourites of the authors, this richly illustrated guidebook will delight gardening fans throughout the country. With c... read more

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Covering off the basics that every home cook and gardener has to have (and leaving out those plants that are too much hassle, or require too much attention), this book is aimed at the novice gardener. Including fruit, veges and herbs, the user will learn how to grow these from seed (or plant as a seedling if more appropriate)... read more

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A light look at personalities - well known and not so - who keep poultry in urban areas of New Zealand. Contains 'stunning' photographs and concise interviews. Has an Auckland focus.

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This book is an essential guide for growers wishing to produce premium quality fresh feijoas for export and for the local market. Others, such as nurserymen, students, researchers and horticulturalists, who have an interest in feijoas and the cultivation of different fruit crops will also find this book useful.

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A garden is never complete but Ayrlies, one of only a select few New Zealand gardens of international significance, is the star of ‘Ayrlies, my story, my garden’ written by Bev McConnell about her life, her family and five decades spent in creating this outstanding garden.

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One hundred years after “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady” was penned by Edith Holden comes a modern response as charming. New Zealander Christina Ferens shares her insights into the meshed lives of New Zealand fauna as uniquely observed on a daily basis in a still-remote part of the country. Through artistr... read more

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An inspiring and joyous account of a year of living 'the good life'. When Sarah and her young family moved from an urban metropolis to the rural backblocks, the first thing she did was to build a large garden. Being self-sufficient soon became a family affair. THE GOOD LIFE is a funny and inspiring slice-of-life gardening boo... read more

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Using cut flowers and an imaginative range of accessories, well-known Auckland-based stylist Sandra Kaminski shows in Flowers at Home how to transform a room or setting to reflect the mood you want. It could be as simple as a few hand-picked blooms on the dinner table, a subtle arrangement of delicately tinted roses or an ext... read more

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There are hundreds of plants we can grow for food - many that we've never even heard of. In this must-have new guide to food-bearing plants of all descriptions, Selby Gouldstone profiles familiar and exotic food plants of all varieties, with detailed, easy to follow advice on how and where to plant, how to protect from pests ... read more

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