Up The Garden Path

Our Editor Kineta Knight Booker takes us up the garden path, and shows us what's growing in her garden and some DIY tips and tricks - kineta@weekendgardener.co.nz
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Problems with birds eating your strawberries? Putting a climbing frame in your strawberry planter gives your plants more room to grow - while being protected with bird netting at the same time.

Problems with birds eating your strawberries? Putting a climbing frame in your strawberry planter gives your plants more room to grow - while being protected with bird netting at the same time.

Keep your plants hydrated, and help suppress all those weeds - mulch, mulch, mulch! Here I've used peastraw. Reasonably priced and very easy.

Keep your plants hydrated, and help suppress all those weeds - mulch, mulch, mulch! Here I've used peastraw. Reasonably priced and very easy.

Don't have any space left in your garden, don't have enough cash to buy some big planters, or are looking at another way to garden? Why not find some old tyres - line them with plenty of cardboard - and get planting! They make great vege planters.

Don't have any space left in your garden, don't have enough cash to buy some big planters, or are looking at another way to garden? Why not find some old tyres - line them with plenty of cardboard - and get planting! They make great vege planters.

Don't have much space to garden? Grow vertically! Make the most of fences or walls with vertical planters - like these green ones. And growing upwards - like these red ones.

Make the most of fences or walls with vertical planters - like these green ones. And growing upwards - like these red ones.

Great way of transporting flowers from one place to another: cut the top off a plastic water bottle - and there you have it! It's especially good if you have been given flowers at work; all you have to do is rummage through the recycling bin to find your plastic transporter :)

Great way of transporting flowers from one place to another: cut the top off a plastic water bottle - and there you have it! It's especially good if you have been given flowers at work; all you have to do is rummage through the recycling bin to find your plastic transporter :)

Growing vertically saves so much space for so many other veges. Here, 'Sugar Snap' peas are growing up a climbing frame.

Growing vertically saves so much space for so many other veges. Here, 'Sugar Snap' peas are growing up a climbing frame.

Don't have a sprinkler? Put your garden fork in the ground and pop your hose through the handle - perfect sprinkler!

Don't have a sprinkler? Put your garden fork in the ground and pop your hose through the handle - perfect sprinkler!

To get your seedlings off to a strong start - protect them in eco pots - by cutting a slit up the side of the pot, and a hole in the bottom, and pop it upside down in the soil.

To get your seedlings off to a strong start - protect them in eco pots - by cutting a slit up the side of the pot, and a hole in the bottom, and pop it upside down in the soil.


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