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Wally Richards

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Wally Richards has been a gardening columnist for over 30 years. Check his websites - for gardening news and tips visit www.gardenews.co.nz. For mail order products visit www.0800466464.co.nz. Wally also has a gardening problem help line on 0800 466 464.

Gardening with Wally Richards: Early season start

Each year in the winter I have been chaffing at the bit to get an early start to the new season because the earlier...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Plants in winter

Before we get onto this weeks subject; a question that was asked this week from a gardener who has wood ash from a fire...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Start of a new season – Your food and your health go hand in hand

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C. Now there is nothing simpler than that statement and...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Getting started

If you're a gardener like me we are chaffing at the bit to get started for the new season. Now with only 4 weeks to...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Strawberry time

May is the traditional month when new seasons strawberry plants become available in garden centres. The nurseries that grow the plants lift them after the...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Winter clean up time

In the house we do spring cleaning but in the garden we are best to do a winter clean up. There are many aspects of...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Bryophytes

Bryophytes is a name that you are not likely familiar with but if I was to say moss or liverwort you would know about...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Garlic

Many years ago you could put a few cloves into friable, free draining, fertile soil with their points upwards and their bums down, some...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Confirmation

I have in my articles and books for some years stated that our commercially grown food chain is poor in nutrition but high in...

Gardening with Wally Richards: Minerals from the ocean

A reader recently asked me to write an article about the advantages of using pure salt from the ocean in the garden for its...

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