Garden advice, help, tips & plant care

Help Centre

Here you will find useful tips & advice on design & plant care:

Plant care:

Jasmine Espaliers

Jasmine Espaliers

Expert advice on how to grow Jasmine Espaliers

Pleached Trees, Espaliers, Standard

Pleached Trees, Espaliers, Standard

A guide on pleached trees, fruit espaliers & tree standards

Buxus Care

Buxus Care

Buxus Care & Box Blight Buxus care, and how to prevent, identify and manage problems

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

Looking After Hydrangeas A few pointers on how to look after your hydrangeas

Ivy Topiary Care

Ivy Topiary Care

How to look after Ivies grown over frames

Plants in Pots

Plants in Pots

Looking After Plants in Pots You can grow almost any plant in a container – but they do need regular care to thrive.

Garden & Pot Fertilisers

Garden & Pot Fertilisers

A Word on Fertilisers Fertilisers are a bit of a dark art - which should I use for pots vs the garden?

Plant Directory

Plant Directory

Plant photos, shapes & sizes, planting conditions, special features, design ideas, plant care

Design tips & how to:

Gardens to Love - our most beautiful gardens in New Zealand

Gardens to Love - our most beautiful gardens in New Zealand

Advice & tips on designing layered & lush gardens; and Special Gardens Issue, NZ House & Garden 2021

DIY Garden Design

DIY Garden Design

Create Your Own Dream Garden NZ Gardener, Special Edition The days when vege patches were hidden down the back of the garden are over, and about time too!

Pruning Made Easy

Pruning Made Easy

NZ Gardener, Special Edition The ancient arts of topiary and bonsai take a little time and skill to master but the end result gives a definite garden wow factor.

Designing Small Spaces

Designing Small Spaces

NZ House & Garden, Collectors Edition Compact living, clever downsizing, and tiny abodes with styleabodes with style

How to add Pops of Colour

How to add Pops of Colour

DomPost Easy ways to add pops of colour to your garden.

Go Potty to add Garden Style

Go Potty to add Garden Style

DomPost Go potty to add garden colour & style.

Garden Design Workshop

Garden Design Workshop

Your Home & Garden Ever wondered how the experts create a gorgeous garden? Rachael Matthews shows you how

More help & supplies:

Garden Consultations

Garden Consultations

Need some design advice or inspiration? Or maybe some help with how to look after your garden? We can spend an hour with you, walking around your garden

Garden gift voucher

Garden gift voucher

Gift ideas for the garden folks in your lives

Tool Shed

Tool Shed

Buy Supplies We stock a small range of supplies that we recommend & use ourselves, that are hard to find elsewhere.

Garden Workshops

Garden Workshops

From time to time we host workshops for gardening groups and groups of friends