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Here at The Garden Coach we want to work with you to grow your confidence and knowledge in your garden so you can make the most of your space. Whether it's a new or established garden we offer a range of services to get you growing the right plants in the right places for the right results. We work with your soil and conditions and will suggest plantings that will work for you to make sure you get it right the first time. A garden is something that develops over time and we want to help you along the way with expert advice for optimum results. Gardens are an investment in your property and assist in adding street appeal & value, especially as they grow and develop. Which is why it is vitally important to get it right at the beginning and plan well. If you want to have an outdoor space you can enjoy through the year make sure you talk to us first and get your gardens heading in the right direction. Check out our range of services or contact us to discuss your individual needs.
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Dividing clumping plants is one of the easiest ways to propogate and get free plants to fill gaps around the garden. I have used Black Mondo grass here, but the principals apply to many other plants.
The courgettes are nearly ready for picking. Here is one of my favourite recipes for Courgette Fritters In a large bowl, mix 3 grated courgettes (about 300gms) 2 chopped spring onions, 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs (I use parsley, dill & mint) 2 lightly beaten eggs, 1/4 cup flour, 3 tablespoons Basil pesto, 1 teaspoon[…]
With winter now starting to bite the fire is getting put through it’s paces. This in turn creates lots of wood ash which can be put to very good use in the garden and compost – but you should know where to use as not all plants are a fan. Wood ash is an excellent source[…]
When an infestation of aphids, mealy bugs or other common garden pest appears in our gardens it is tempting to look for a quick fix such as a chemical spray. But a better solution is to work towards a balance where nature is doing most of the work for us. Attracting beneficial insects is a major part of creating a balanced[…]
Are You Making These Vegetable Gardening Mistakes? If you’ve just started gardening but can’t seem to get your thumb “green enough,” make sure you’re not guilty of these popular gardening mistakes. If so, don’t fret: we’ll tell you how to fix these common mistakes so that you can be on your way to a[…]
I found this interesting article from Waimea Nursery and thought it worth sharing. Interesting theory and I think I may give it a go as room is becoming very short in the garden Family ties What do you get when you plant a number of different fruit trees in the same hole? A ‘Family Tree’[…]
Garlic is one of the easiest veges to grow and does you and the garden lots of good. Home grown garlic has such better flavour and because it’s fresh will contain the maximum amount of goodies. It’s also said to deter some insects because of it’s aroma so plant around roses etc to keep pesky[…]
Excess crops of tomatoes and the apples from the new Baby Blush tree have inspired me to have a go at making tomato relish. Found a great recipe for spicy apple & tomato relish on All Recipes.com and it has turned out really yum. Especially good if you are partial to a bit of warmth[…]
Beetroot are a really easy vegetable to grow and a staple part of the Kiwi salad. You can sow directly from seed or buy punnets ready to plant. There are a few varieties to choose from: Cylindra (which I have grown) Detroit Dark Red, Bullsblood, Derwent Globe being some of the main ones. GETTING STARTED[…]