Garden Journal

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...
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...
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...
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...
New cutting garden - Spring projects!
We are working hard here at Puriri Lane after taking out the huge Leyland Cypress hedge that surrounded our nursery and we are busily creating a cutting garden in readiness for spring. In addition to our new cutting garden, we will soon...
Winter at Puriri Lane
Winter is one of my favourite seasons as the garden takes time to restore itself for its big spring relaunch.  We are busy cutting back Roses and Hydrangeas and dreaming big with what we want to do for this year! ...
Flowers for cutting
 It is so lovely to see flowers blooming in the garden and sometimes we find it hard to cut them, so why not create your own Cutting Garden.  You don't need a huge amount of space, you just need to...