A white trellis supporting a red rose vine.

 

The Art of Gardening

Gardening – Part-Time Hobby or Full-Time Obsession?  Gardening is a fascinating hobby that can quickly turn into an obsession. Centuries before the dot.com boom, gardening was responsible for the first economic bubble bursting. Tulips went from being more valuable than gold to being virtually worthless. This fascinating article shares some interesting facts about gardening. Today, gardening has taken on a …

 

Trug loaded with GG goodies, Cruz in background

 

Trug Baskets

One of our lovely customers bought a wooden Trug basket into the store and I fell in love with it. The basket pictured is well loved and many years old, which I think adds to the charm. However they are just as gorgeous when new. Hand-made in Oamaru, Trugs are the perfect garden / home carry-all and come in a …

 

pea straw mulch around plants

 

How to mulch for the best results

As you would expect, there are several ‘trade secrets’ to getting the best from your garden. Many gardeners strive for years without ever really feeling completely satisfied with their efforts. Others struggle on without even guessing how much better it could be. We are delighted to share with you one of Awapuni Nurseries’ best trade secrets. How To Mulch For …

 

 

Mushroomate Grow Pots

I came across Mushroomate on the New Zealand Made Facebook Page and bought my Mum and myself one their oyster mushroom grow pots for Mothers Day. We have set them up in our respective garages in a spot that’s out of the sun but not too cold or damp. To grow the mushrooms all you have to do is spray …

 

smartass toilet paper game being played

 

Smartass Games Range

This week we are loving Smartass toilet paper and in particular their brand new limited addition Games Range that they created especially for lockdown (but fun anytime). At home we love our Smartass toilet paper because there’s absolutely no plastic in sight! And it’s made from sustainable materials which saves trees. Did you know that 27,000 trees are flushed down the …