A small garden in a sunny spot that we keep looking its best by propagating and letting desired plants self-seed making it very cost-effective.
See the progress below. Hover over photos for information.
Here's the garden in spring 2019.
22 November 2018
What a joy to add more to this sunny garden.
See previous photos in our Facebook gallery.
The album below is from October 2017, just after we started gardening here. You can see how much the plants have grown in the photos above.
Kiwis have their preferences regarding planting native plants in their gardens. Some are from the staunch eco-sourced natives only brigade, while others prefer formal gardens with exotic plantings.
Abbie's blog talks about why they refer diversity at Tikorangi Gardens. No limit of ten plant types for them - and I heartily agree. Biodiversity is where it's at!
This property has some newly established native plants. We maintain and care for the garden. There are more photos in the Facebook gallery.
Just back from the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular and assimilating all the gardens and beauty within. Looking through my photos, there are so many beautiful bearded irises I've shared some here with some from last year to show the colour variety. From subtle to bold and brilliant.
Remember irises like at least half a day full sun and leave the rhizomes exposed.
Lockinge is a peaceful garden tucked away in a valley with a lake at its centre.
In the country 15 mins from Hawera, this garden borders a river. During the festival they catered food on the deck, from where we enjoyed a stunning view. You can rent the cottage too www.kingfishercottage.co.nz/
Lovely woodland gardens, with a stream and a fairy forest. Te Popo Gardens website