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GARDENING NEWS


All About Lawns




Recipe: Feijoa and Rhubarb Crumble

Crumble is a popular dessert that pleases adults and kids alike. This version prepares the fruit and crumble separately to ensure the topping is crispy rather than soggy.




Little Growers: Great Gnome Hunt 2021

Come instore from the 16th April to the 2nd May to play the Free Great Gnome Hunt! Click to read more.




Recipe: Pickled Peppers & Sweet Chilli Sauce

A single well-grown chilli plant produces dozens of fruit, so if you grow several varieties, you'll easily have enough to preserve. Use a needle and thread to create a chili garland to hang to dry, freeze peppers in small resealable plastic bags, or make this two-for-the-price-of-one recipe for pickled peppers and sweet chilli sauce. Jalapenos or serrano peppers work well because they are larger, but any type of pepper can be used. Jalapenos can be pickled when green or red. Always wear plastic or rubber gloves when cutting chillies.




All about Spring Bulbs

All you need to know about caring for spring bulbs.




Recipe: Lynda Hallinan's Just-Like-Watties Tomato Sauce

This is the recipe I use to trick my children into thinking they're sloshing an iconic Kiwi brand of tomato sauce on their sausages. The secret ingredient is glacial acetic acid; you can source this from pharmacies. Acetic acid is pure concentrated vinegar and it preserves the flavour and colour of sauces (and chutneys) while also speeding up the cooking time, as you don't have to boil off the excess liquid in vinegar.




King's Passionate Plant People: Welcome to the Jungle

The staff at Kings are plant people – passionate and enthusiastic about caring for plants. Each Scoop issue we have a sneak peek into their gardens and plant collections, and share their unique stories.




Kings Plant Barn Wins 'Gold' Quality Service Award

Kings Plant Barn is thrilled to have been awarded the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Gold Award in the Garden Centre category for 2021. 100% voted by New Zealanders.




Bee Guide March

Learn all about what bee-friendly plants you can plant now to help feed our fuzzy pollinator friends.




Parsley & Basil Pesto

Usually reserved for garnishes, parsley is a humble staple of any herb garden. However it is SO much more versatile than it’s given credit for! Parsley is perfect in dips and sauces like tabbouleh, matches well with fish and chicken, and can be used on pizzas or in pastas for a fresh herby hit. Try out our super easy-to-follow recipe for a Parsley & Basil Pesto



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