Gardening with Ruth

Gardening with Ruth 21 November 2017

At the end of October we took a week long break in the South Island. What a glorious time of year to visit that part of this beautiful country. We traveled out to Mount Cook and it was as clear as a bell. The camera got a good work out that day! I was extremely envious of my cousin’s gardens […]

Gardening with Ruth – September 2017

Well spring is officially here! Many fruit trees will be bursting with blossom now. Spray stone fruit trees with copper to protect from leaf curl disease. This needs to be done before the blossom is on the tree. One or two flowers are OK but not a tree looking beautiful in pink. In mild areas, where frosts have finished or aren’t […]

Gardening with Ruth- 1 August

I need to be careful what I wish for! Last month I wrote that our water tank was not very full. Within two weeks of my column being in the Post the tanks were overflowing! The rain has hardly stopped since. The garden is looking very forlorn at the moment. I must confess that I have not been out in […]


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