Take these top tips for growing fruit plants and you’ll soon be like a kid in a candy store.  Words Kahu de Beer. Illustrations Lisa

How to start germinating seeds and beans. Words Kahu de Beer. Illustrations Lisa Lodge It took me a long time to like sprouts. Although I eat them

Good talked to the team at family-run NZ Bulbs, part of Aorangi Bulb Nurseries, who have been in business for more than 60 years.

10 flowers to grow yourself  Words Kahu de Beer

Love gardening but frustrated with your tired and patchy looking lawn? These handy tips from Melbourne landscaping company DD's Landscaping are worth sharing.  Words Nick

If you dream of exploring tropical jungles, take the first step and invest in some houseplants.  Words Kahu de Beer. Photography Getty Images I don’t know

Penny Cliffin is the current Chair of the Garden Design Society of NZ and is a former senior lecturer of landscape design at Unitec.

Systems in nature work together in harmony, and through permaculture we can apply the same principles to the way we farm – or grow