Details A popular small growing lavender, perfect for rockeries or patio containers, can make a good low hedge. Thrives in open sunny positions in well drained soil. Trim after flowering in spring/summer to keep compact and to encourage new growth.
Details Nasturtium is an annual garden plant cultivated all over the world. The stem can reach 60cm long, with small almost round veined leaves. The leaves and flowers can be used in salad with other greens, it has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress
Details Red matipo is a species native to the North, South and Stewart Island which grows into a small shrub or tree to a height of 3–6 metres tall. Ideal as a revegetation species or in a understory position.
Propagation: Collect the fruit when it is ripe (black) and sow directly on to a firm bed of seed raising mix and press well in. Cover with a light layer of mix. Seedlings usually appear in two to three months depending on temperature.
Details Can grow up to 12 m tall and is NZ's largest Pittosporu. Can be grown throught out New Zealand but need some protection from heavy frost when young. Seed is best cold treated in the fridge for 6 weeks or autumn sown in pots outside and seedlings should appear in spring.
Details An attractive small tree with a dark brown or grey and smooth bark, growing between 5 to 12 metres tall. Pigeonwood prefers a sheltered site with plenty of moisture and good soil in semi-shade. Sow directly on a firm bed of seed raising mix, press well in and cover with mix. Seedlings will come up in the autumn.
Details Native to Hong Kong and southern China, Pak Choi is closely related to Bok Choy. A cool weather crop that is easy to grow and grows quick. Best grown during the cooler months and can be grow during winter in the areas that only see little or no frosts. Doesn't do well in summer.
Details Spring onions are also known as green onions, Scallions or sibies. They tend to have a milder taste than most other onions, can be eaten either raw or cooked. Normally sown Spring through to early autumn in the south, year around in northern areas.