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Life's A Beach With NZ Gardener Magazine


Life's a Beach with NZ Gardener

Celebrate summer with the latest issue of NZ Gardener magazine, as the team go beachcombing to find New Zealand's best coastal properties and gardens.

In the North Island, Brent and Lynda Coburn have transformed their sandy section at Foxton Beach into a nautical haven with quirky coastal finds. While in the South Island, Fiona and Ken Paulin's red cottage overlooking the sea at Akaroa provides a contrasting view on a classic Kiwi seaside paradise.

NZ Gardener also provides tips on choosing seaside plants to tackle the gusty blasts and salty spray of a coastal garden.

If you're not heading to the beach, get your feet wet at home by putting in your own waterlily pond. The magazine features contemporary ponds from the recent Ellerslie Flower Show as well as tips for using cut waterlilies in vases.

Bring some life and colour to your garden with vibrant tropical hibiscus flowers or take a cheerful slice of summer indoors with sunflowers and daisies.

Alessandra Zecchini suggests some delectable homemade treats for those heading outdoors for a perfect picnic.
In an ongoing feature on markets around New Zealand, NZ Gardener visits the Avondale Markets in Auckland and finds inspiration from the unusual and fragrant global ingredients on offer.

The magazine takes a look at the best of the Ellerslie Flower Show as it farewells its Auckland home - from upside down pot plants to edible gardens.

Lynda Hallinan also plans to mark the New Year with a new challenge after a year of successful inner-city sustainability. She is challenging kiwis all over the country to begin their own vege patch and Get Growing in 2008!

Starting on New Year's Day, NZ Gardener is launching a free weekly vege gardening email newsletter with all the practical advice needed to enjoy homegrown harvests. Visit the website www.nzgardener.co.nz to register.

The January issue of NZ Gardener is on sale from 27 December 2007.

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