Spring Plants We’re Loving

12 Sep, 2023

Fill your outdoor areas with our favourite edibles and flowers perfect for pots and garden beds this spring.


From their irresistible taste to their easy-care nature, there’s so much to love about raspberries. Many people don’t realise that as well as the traditional red varieties, there are also white and black raspberries - yum! To keep your raspberries growing well, choose a sunny spot with at least 6 hours of sun a day and provide well-draining soil rich with organic matter.


Bringing a burst of flavour to your garden, passionfruit is a tropical fruit that grows well in the Auckland climate. Passionfruit vines are available for planting in spring and summer and should be planted against a support structure to enable the vines to climb. They thrive when grown against a warm, north-facing wall in a raised garden bed. Our most popular variety is Black Beauty, which is a rapid grower and a prolific fruiter, making it perfect for beginners.


Basil, the versatile herb, is delicious in a variety of dishes, from pizzas to pesto and even cocktails. Not only does basil elevate the flavour of tomatoes when grown together, but it also helps keep pesky pests at bay - the perfect companion plant. Basil is great for your garden, and your kitchen, and grows well in a sunny spot with well-draining soil, rewarding you with a tasty harvest season after season.


Colourful petunias are a summer favourite, brightening up any space with their vibrant blooms. Beautiful in hanging baskets and containers, they add a touch of charm to your outdoor oasis. We have lots of new releases to explore this season, offering even more options for your garden. With a wide range of colours and sizes, petunias cater to every garden style - what’s not to love?

Star Jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides, commonly known as Star Jasmine, will bring the smell of the tropics to your garden. With its glossy green foliage and delicate star-shaped blooms, this beautiful vine is a popular choice amongst gardeners. We love how versatile star jasmine can be - it can be grown up walls, on pergolas, trailed along the ground, or even in containers.


With their giant clusters of blooms in white, pinks, purples and even blues, hydrangeas are a classic flowering shrub that never go out of style. Just find a spot with full to partial shade and well-draining soil, and hydrangeas will flourish with minimal maintenance. These graceful blooms will bring a touch of elegance to your garden.

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