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Felix and Melissa's edible and native garden

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Raised beds with veges & herb garden

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New Zealand > Canterbury > Christchurch > Hoon Hay
Features: Poroporo or Bullibulli Akeake Apple Apple Trees Apricot Basil Bay Tree Beans Bok Choi Broccoli Cabbage tree Cabbages Capsicums Chilli peppers Cilantro Coprosma Coriander Courgettes Daffodil Dandelion Five finger Fuchsia or Kotukutuku Garlic GarlicGreenhouse/glasshouseHebes Horopito Kale Karamu Kohlrabi Kohuhu Kowhai Lacebark Lancewood or Horoeka Lavender Lemon Balm Lemonwood or Tarata Lettuce Lovage Maori potatoes Marjoram Mingimingi Mint Nasturtium Olearia Onions Oregano (Wild Marjoram) Parsley Pear Pear Trees Peas Plum Plum Trees Potatoes Pumpkins Putaputaweta Rhubarb Ribbonwood or Manatu Rock garden Rocket (Arugula) Rosemary Sage Salad greens Scallopini Silver beet Sorrel Spinach Spring onions Squash Tomatoes Vegetable garden Wineberry or Makomako

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Approximate size: 600 m2  
 
Garden description: We enjoy growing a combination of both edible and native plants on our 1/4 acre section in Christchurch. The back yard was just grass when we bought the place 6 years ago, but since then we have established about 200 different native and introduced species on the property!

A small glass house and four raised beds. The beds are surrounded by gravelled paths. The glass house is used for chillies and tomatoes, whilst the beds grow a range of interesting veges with seed mostly sourced from the Southern Seed Exchange. (http://www.southernseed.org.nz./)

We have also created landscaped gardens with a wide variety of native plants which provide colour and interest year-round, as well as privacy. The native gardens were planted approx. 4-5 years ago, and require very little maintenance.

 
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