Garden Journal

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We are looking for someone who is as passionate about growing plants and flowers as much as we are. Puriri Lane is fast becoming well known due to our quality vintage style plants, gifts and garden wares.  If you would like...
Botanical :: The Brand
 Botanical :: Derived from plants Botanical is a New Zealand skincare brand that has been in existence since 2012 and we love to be able to support small businesses around the country and this beautiful brand is a great fit...
The Little Botanist :: Get into Nature
It's School Holiday time and we love to encourage children to get outdoors and Autumn is such a great time to do outdoor activities with lots to see. Here is a little Nature Hunt that we have put together which...
Tulips
Nothing says spring like Tulips planted en masse, and there are so many varieties available around the world.  Some have fringed petals whilst others are often mistake for peonies. Some are even delicately scented and then there are the single red and...
Easter
Easter at Puriri Lane is spent with family and friends and it always brings me great enjoyment to create a welcoming space with beautiful food, drink, loads of Easter themed decorations along with consuming a few chocolate Easter treats! The Easter...
Autumn
Autumn is the season famed for it beautiful rusty ambers, bronzed reds and mustard hues and it is in full swing here at Puriri Lane with our many deciduous trees dropping their leaves, although a stressful summer for our plants with not...
Growing Wonder | Felicia Alvarez
Growing Wonder: A Flower Farmer's Guide to Growing Roses Third-generation farmer Felicia Alvarez demystifies the art of growing roses for both amateurs and professionals. Garden roses are a class unto themselves, combining romance, nostalgia, incredible beauty and unparalleled fragrance. With...
The Summer Cutting Garden
Why not plan to create a summer picking garden from which you can fill your house with armfuls of scented, stunning flowers. Often when you see your flowers looking so beautiful in the garden you often don't want to cut them to bring...
Attracting Birdlife To Your Garden
Attracting birdlife to your garden is something that we are always keen to do and we have lots of birds here at Puriri Lane, both native and the garden variety. There are lots of ideas in this week's Garden Journal that we...
Seed Saving
...And before you know it another year has begun and it is time for saving seeds again! Harvesting of seeds In most cases collecting seeds from flowers, can be as simple as going out to the garden, handpicking a few mature seedpods,...
Holiday Season ~ Shipping Dates
As the festive season approaches we wanted to share with you our close off dates.  Please order in plenty of time as the couriers are under significant pressure with the volumes of online shopping.  The below dates will help to...
Digitalis ~ Foxgloves
Known to us all as Foxgloves but correctly called Digitalis, these stunning plants are a welcome addition to the garden border and look right at home in a cottage garden style planting. I would have to say Foxgloves are definitely one of my...
Lonicera periclymenum ~ Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle Are you looking for a climber? We are loving Lonicera periclymenum - also known as Honeysuckle. Lonicera Periclymenum  - Graham Thomas Beautiful shades of lemon and cream   Lonicera is a beautiful climber that will climb walls, pergolas, fences...
Rose Pruning
It's Rose Pruning time... Rose pruning used to fill me with fear as I was always paranoid that I would do something wrong but now that we have a lot more Roses in the garden, I have had to get on...
Mid Winter Christmas
The 25th of June is the 176th day of the year and perfect for a mid Winter Christmas! Why not get together and have a hearty Christmas meal and decorate your home to complete the look.  Something simple is all...
Roses | Companion Planting
Choosing the right friends or companions for your Roses can bring a host of benefits including pest and disease control as well as aesthetically enhancing the look of your plantings by hiding the "bare legs" of your roses. There are...
Growing Flowers | Niki Iriving
Everything you need to know about Planting, Harvesting & Arranging Beautiful Blooms ~ Niki Irving | Flourish Flower Farm ~ Just when you think you have enough books, here is another that you will want to add to your library! ...
Flower Frogs | Sustainable Floristry
The Sustainable Floristry Toolbox As we move into the future we are all confronted with the enormity of our plastic waste.  We have all started to re-evaluate what we can do to lighten the load on our environment, and we...
World Bee Day 2021
We all depend on the survival of bees The 20th of May is "World Bee Day" Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, and birds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.  Bees and other insects help make our food...
Growing Zinnias
Zinnias are a fantastic flower to grow in summer, and you can't beat an armload of these bright cheery flowers. Some of the colours that are now available to grow from seed are stunning and they come in a wide range of colours...
Petal Power
We love to promote the achievements of New Zealanders particularly in relation to gardening. This excellent new book has just arrived in store and online by New Zealand writer, designer, curator and amateur gardener Julia Atkinson-Dunn. If you are a beginner to gardening then this...