The winter garden
Winter is the slowest growth time in the garden, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get stuck into preparing for the spring — reading up on planting or design options, planting or winter-pruning trees while they’re dormant or establishing the vegetable garden for the coming months. The winter solstice is also the traditional time to plant garlic.
Our winter gardening resources
- An interview with Richard Poole
- Richard Poole from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens gives some expert advice on winter gardening.
- Gardening organisations
- Contact information for garden clubs, specialist plant clubs, organic gardening groups and other gardening organisations in Christchurch. From community information directory CINCH.
- Oxford Companion to the Garden
- Combines a survey of the world’s gardens with articles on a range of topics, such as garden visiting, horticulture, scientific issues, and the social history of gardens, as well as biographies of garden designers, nurserymen, and others.
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- Growing your own fruit and vegetables
- Our page on gardening and growing your own crops.
- Recommended gardening websites from our Internet Gateway.
- Organic gardening
- Recommended organic gardening websites from our Internet Gateway.