Go Gardening - Helping New Zealand Grow - Garden Inspiration, tips and advice from the expert

Go Gardening - Helping New Zealand Grow - Garden Inspiration, tips and advice from the expert

SWEET MIST® is an ultra compact Phormium with bronze foliage, bordered together…

SWEET MIST® is an ultra compact Phormium with bronze foliage, bordered together with green Phormium tenax, great colour combo! And great to have a smaller bronze Phormium to perform edging jobs.

New Zealand koru sculpture with native flax behind

There's a Koru sculpture in the small rose garden where my Rhapsody in Blue roses grow. The Koru is a strong New Zealand form, spiritual and peaceful, a symbol of life's growth - it represents the fern frond opening.

New Zealand fern

The Unfurling Fern, the Koru, symbolising new beginnings again and again!

Takahe and Flax by NZ artist, Carl Skelton. Available as paper or canvas art-prints from www.imagevault.co.nz

Takahe and Flax by NZ artist, Carl Skelton.

Libertia grandiflora - New Zealand Satin Flower Attractive plant forming clumps of iris like foliage and spikes of delicate bright white flowers in early summer. Sunny well drained spot. Hardy to Z8

Libertia Grandiflora for the front garden. Evergreen grassy leaves with wiry stems of small white orchid-like flowers.

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