Garden Journal

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...
Make your cut flowers last longer
Everyone likes to make that lovely bunch of flowers that they picked fresh from the garden last longer, and we have a few little tricks on how to do this with simple ingredients from your kitchen pantry.  Using our little recipe...
The Flower Garden
In light of all that is going on in the world at the moment, one thing is certain, to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.  Why not start your own flower garden from seed. Here is a great...
Crystallising Flowers
It is sad that so many of the old traditional ways of preserving flowers and the individual petals of flowers for culinary use in the kitchen are now almost forgotten. Sweetest among flowers and the more loveable because of their...
Dahlias
  Dahlias add so much beauty to the Summer garden with their diversity of colour, style and size.  They are a perfect choice for both the garden and the cutting patch.  Dahlias are an award winning garden plant and the RHS has...
Book Launch Event ~ A Year In Flowers
Thanks for your enthusiasm about our book launch which has now SOLD OUT Be sure to sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with our new workshop programme. Join us on Sunday 16 February at the gardens...
Nursery Open Day December 2019
 Get your garden ready for the Holiday Season  Visit us this Saturday 14 December between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm to view our extensive range of vintage style perennials and annuals many not often seen these days, and many only available...
Nursery Open Day October 2019
Our customers have been asking us if we would have an open day so we thought why not!  Save the date for our first open day! We will have an extensive range of vintage style perennials and annuals many not...
🐝 Bee Aware Month 2019 🐝
September is Bee Aware Month - A month fully dedicated to celebrating our Kiwi Bees -   Apiculture New Zealand has been running Bee Aware Month for nine years, and it gets bigger and better each year! You too can...