323 days ago

Keeping it clean

NPDC from New Plymouth District Council

Hi Neighbours,

I want to share my top secrets on how you can be the perfect recycler!

Our community is doing great with more than 80% of recyclables we put on the kerbside for collection getting recycled, but with your help, we can increase that. It’s easy: we just need to empty and rinse out our containers, as dirty recycling goes to the landfill.

Clean your plastic containers (stamped 1-7 in a triangle) and leave them unsquashed. Next, leave your items loose, and put bottle lids in the red bag.

Keep up the good work!
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2 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

44 minutes ago

Bread alternative

Stefanie from Merrilands

If you can’t get flour or yeast try this bread.
I replaced the rolled oats with brown rice flour as I need gluten free. I left out the flax seeds as I didn’t have them .i used half a cup of ground almonds instead of whole almonds. It doesn’t rise, looks like a brick ,but tastes really scrumptious! Enjoy.

5 days ago


Carol from Glen Avon - Waiwhakaiho

To all you amazing people with overload of fejoas this is the best ever easy fejoa cake recipe and fabulous dusted with icing sugar and served with a huge blob of cream or yoghurt. Happy baking and stay safe🤗💞🌹