NZ House & Garden - - GARDENS -

Hours spent in the gar­den: In the sum­mer I’m in the gar­den most nights after work and we don’t even have din­ner un­til 8 o’clock. (Diane)

Dur­ing day­light sav­ing I come home on a Fri­day and do the lawns and edges. Twice a year in the val­ley I weed-eat the whole prop­erty, a to­tal of more than 40 hours each time. (John)

Favourite plant com­bi­na­tion: Bird of par­adise and mondo grass. (Diane)

Plants that grow well here: Ev­ery­thing has gone berserk. (Diane)

We are for­ever chop­ping things back. (John)

My best tip for other gar­den­ers: Keep on top of it. The val­ley has got away from us again, so we have to spend some hours down there. (John)

John and Diane Rae

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