EditorialsWith Grant McKechnie
Bought a lifestyle block and don’t know where to start with your planting? Got a hankering to grow your own firewood? Want a paddock tree that’ll shade Daisy in summer and give you stunning autumn colour?
After a quarter century helping locals with their lifestyle blocks, we’ve seen it all. Have a read of the articles below to find the solution to your planting dilemma.
Think we’ve missed something? We’d love to hear your ideas for future articles.
Add a dash of colourAll about deciduous trees - you know, the ones that go naked in autumn, but give us a good burst of colour first ... more
More on colourLast month we talked about deciduous trees and in particular, maples. I'm going to continue the theme this month, but concentrate on other trees that are particularly good for rural plantings ... more
Plant your own firewoodThere was a time when the words tea tree and firewood went hand in hand. This century, however, manuka and kanuka have better things to do than go up the chimney in smoke ... more
Lifestyle block pre-plant checklistSo you've bought a lifestyle block, and now you're ready to plant. Before you rip into it, take a little time to plan your plantings - a bit of time spent now will reap dividends later ... more
Strictly for the birdsOne of life's simple pleasures for me is sitting on our deck on a summer's day watching the tuis feeding on the flax flowers. They are so cheeky and ... more
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