Garden Journal

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...
Floret Flower Farm's | Discovering Dahlias Book Launch
Join us for the New Zealand launch of Erin Benzakein from Floret Flower Farm's new book - Discovering Dahlias. Fiona Henderson Garden Stylist will show you how to style your flowers for home incorporating Dahlias.  Fiona and I will also...
Puriri Lane ~ January 2021
There has been a flurry of activity here at Puriri Lane as we recover from what has been a challenging year last year.  Seed supplies from overseas have been difficult leading to many out of stocks which has also been driven...
Holiday Season | Gardening Gifts for Children
  As the Holiday Season approaches we are always asked for gifts for children and this year we have some wonderful offerings. Many are in stock now and others we are just waiting on shipments from overseas.  Due to Covid...
Planting by The Moon
Have you already heard of moon-gardeners? Many gardeners swear that by planting by the moon you will have better flourishing of their plants and crops. Our Moon Calendar tells you what to do in the garden and when based on the right moon...
OPEN DAYS | NOVEMBER
We have been overwhelmed with the interest in our plants and gardens and as a result of many requests, we have decided to open on three days in November, these days are as follows: Friday 06 November       10.00am -...
Bee Aware Month | Honey
Honey – The sweetest taste of New Zealand Sourced from the nectar of flowering plants in our gardens, pastures and native bush, New Zealand honey is the sweetest way to taste our homeland. While most Kiwis know about mānuka, the...
Bee Aware Month | September 2020
September is Bee Aware Month ~ A month fully dedicated to celebrating our amazing Kiwi Bees ~   Apiculture New Zealand has been running Bee Aware Month for ten years, and it gets bigger and better each year! You too can also...
Achillea
We love Achillea here at Puriri Lane and grow every colour and variety that there is. We love the fact that it needs little water once it is established and it even tolerates clay soils which we have plenty of...
Floret Farm's | Discovering Dahlias
Pre orders are available now for this fabulous new book from Erin Benzakein of Floret Farm. A GUIDE TO GROWING AND ARRANGING MAGNIFICENT BLOOMS By Erin Benzakein with Julie Jorgensen & Julie Chai | Photographs Chris Benzakein Get an autographed copy when...
Rhubarb Cordial
This recipe is one that we get asked to share on a regular basis whenever we serve this at Puriri Lane - Rhubarb Cordial.  We use for this recipe what we think is the best Rhubarb which is called Crimson...
Growing Dahlias
Here at Puriri Lane, we are putting in a big Dahlia garden this season to ensure we have lots of Dahlia’s in flower for the launch of Erin Benzakein from Floret Flower Farm’s new book on Dahlias which we will...
Pelargoniums
Have you ever thought of using Pelargoniums in your garden... if not, here are a few snippets of information about these fabulous but often overlooked and under rated garden plants that may make you change your mind! We find that...
Growing Sweet Peas
Summer - What would summer be without Sweet Peas?  Sweet Peas are deliciously fragrant and oh so delicate - it is no wonder people are in love with them - as are we!  We have decided to source some seed of sweet peas that...
Growing Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums | The History Chrysanthemums have a strong link with Eastern culture as they were originally cultivated in China. There is even a city in China named after it called Chu-Hsien or translated to Chrysanthemum City. Legend says that the flower possessed...
Growing your garden from seed
Winter is the perfect time for planning your spring garden. We were featured in an article in the NZ Gardener Magazine back in January where I was interviewed about some of the basics of raising seeds so I thought I would...