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Dave McGregor (DMacNZ)
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Graphic Designer/ Web Designer/Amateur photographer
Graphic Designer/ Web Designer/Amateur photographer

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The Sleepout #11 – The Shade Garden
After I got the decking around the sleepout finished it was time to focus on the garden. I was really looking forward to this as I'd been wanting to do something about this part of the garden for a long, long time. It’s the landscaping and the planting that...
The Sleepout #11 – The Shade Garden
The Sleepout #11 – The Shade Garden
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Summer, Glorious Summer!
My garden looks its best in the Summer. A lot of the plants I’ve selected for colour seem to be the ones that flower in summer, which is great because that’s when the garden gets the most use. The most obvious of these flowering plants would have to be the ...
Summer, Glorious Summer!
Summer, Glorious Summer!
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Introduction to Bromileads
Back in 2015, I met a guy called Andreas who’s a keen gardener like me and we quickly became good friends. Shortly after I met him I found out he was planning to shift house and he was doing it all on his own so Marie and I took pity on him and offered to g...
Introduction to Bromileads
Introduction to Bromileads
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Fantail Cottage – Bathroom Facilities DIY
Despite the fact that this is supposed to be a blog that’s all about Gardening, there have been quite a few DIY projects that have been dominating my time lately. But it’s DIY in the garden I've been busy with, so I’m sure my gardening readers will forgive ...
Fantail Cottage – Bathroom Facilities DIY
Fantail Cottage – Bathroom Facilities DIY
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Fantail Cottage
Rolling out the Welcome Mat... Many visitors to my garden who discover the sleepout nestled in the midst of a thicket of bush and fruit trees, comment on the lovely setting. They imagine it as a beautifully quiet place to retreat to which it is. There are r...
Fantail Cottage
Fantail Cottage
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Growing Avocados
One thing I’ve always wanted to do is to try growing Avocados. I love avocados and they seem to be getting more and more expensive to buy in NZ. The price of avocados has been going up steadily over the years to the point where they're now so expensive ther...
Growing Avocados
Growing Avocados
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Outdoor Kitchen
One of the things I had in mind to do when I built the decking around the sleepout was to provide some kind of sheltered kitchen facility, that would save the occupant from having to come all the way up to the main house if all they wanted was a quick snack...
Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen
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More on the Black Doris Plum
Several years ago I did a post about my disappointment with a Black Doris plum tree I'd put in (read here) . It had been in this spot for about 7 or 8 years, but had done absolutely nothing, barely growing a few inches in the whole time it was there and nev...
More on the Black Doris Plum
More on the Black Doris Plum
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Clivias
If I could recommend any flowering plant for a shady garden like mine it would be the Clivia. They’re incredibly easy to grow and provide a great splash of colour in the garden at spring time. I have 3 varieties or colours in my garden  – a strong orange, a...
Clivias
Clivias
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Update on the Chooks
Chooks are funny creatures! And smart too. They each have their own personality. One of the chooks is quite placid. The others are more adventurous and one in particular is quite naughty – a kind of ringleader – and is leading the others astray. We’re curre...
Update on the Chooks
Update on the Chooks
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