Garden Journal

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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...