Designing for drier days

June 26, 2020
With water restrictions likely to be part of the north island landscape for some time to come, the thought of investing in a new garden can be a little nerve wracking. But with a little bit of design input, you can still create a beautiful garden that will better handle drie...
Read more
Photo by Elizabeth Explores on UnsplashWith hose-pipe bans a week away in Auckland, we are hoping that Mother Nature will soon take over chief irrigation responsibilities but there are a few things you can do to keep your garden in good shape over the coming months. When rai...
Read more
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash You might notice your roses are looking a tad confused at the moment - some are choosing to flower profusely, while others have folded early and headed into winter. Although hard pruning is generally saved for the cooler winter months betwee...
Read more

One path to a great garden design is the use of clear structure and form.

We often achieve this simply through the meticulous selection of plants, chosen for their growth habit, textures and tones. But equally it can be the combination of plants together with hardscaping choices that makes a garden extra special. Corten or weathering steel is one ...
Read more
Did you know that you can make a really easy, all-purpose garden fertiliser from your banana skins?  Just grab a container and soak two or three skins in around 600ml of water for a few days (or you can put about a litre of water in a bucket and just add your banana ski...
Read more
While Easter weekend often involves a mad dash to the garden store, this year we’ve come up with a few easy ways to show your garden some love, without heading out at all. Mulch & cover vegetable beds - if you have seedlings ready to go then it’s time to pop these in the...
Read more
Since it is likely our home caffeine consumption is going to soar over the next little while, we thought it might be handy to have some quick tips on what to do with those used coffee grinds in the garden. Just remember to give the grinds a really loose mix in with the soil,...
Read more

Your questions answered for as long as the lockdown lasts!

We have been sharing tips with our locked-down customers who want to keep their gardens looking gorgeous until their next Kate & Co. visit! And we thought why not share some of their questions (and our advice) with you all…. Help! How do I get rid of a rat i...
Read more
"So are these weeds? They don’t seem to do much. Do you want to just pull them out?" That is generally how the conversation goes around Hellebores. And to be honest when they are not flowering they are certainly ‘subtle’ in colour and texture. BUT in mid winter, when e...
Read more

Trailing options for street front planting...

When you have a strip of plantable space out front of your home, knowing what to plant can feel overwhelming.  A wander up and down your street will give you a good feel for how your neighbours have approached things and is also a great way to get a sense of what is lik...
Read more
Load more
Loading...
Load more
Loading...
 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT