Bark path through the native tree ferns and kauri at Omaio garden, Matakana, New Zealand

Bark path through the native tree ferns and kauri at Omaio garden, Matakana, New Zealand

Griselinia is a dense evergreen hedge plant with soft, glossy apple green leaves on soft green stems. It does well when trimmed to shape and quickly establishes a mature hedge. Its growth rate is average at approx. 30cm p.a. Griselinia prefers full sun and a light, well-drained soil and is one of the most suitable species for seaside gardens. Native to New Zealand and South America

Griselinia is a dense evergreen hedge plant with soft, glossy apple green leaves on soft green stems. It does well when trimmed to shape and quickly establishes a mature hedge. Its growth rate is average at approx. 30cm p.a. Griselinia prefers full sun and a light, well-drained soil and is one of the most suitable species for seaside gardens. Native to New Zealand and South America

Native to New Zealand, the spiky amber stems of Libertia make a dramatic and unexpected statement in your urban garden. Fragrant white blossoms, which appear in the spring, only add to the allure of this unusual plant. Seeds are available at Plant World Seeds for $3 per packet. {gardenista}

Native to New Zealand, the spiky amber stems of Libertia make a dramatic and unexpected statement in your urban garden. Fragrant white blossoms, which appear in the spring, only add to the allure of this unusual plant. Seeds are available at Plant World Seeds for $3 per packet. {gardenista}

The magnificent native border stretches 120m and looks through to the pond at the end of the canal.

The magnificent native border stretches 120m and looks through to the pond at the end of the canal.

Pachystegia insignis - Marlborough Rock Daisy. Yes it's native to Marlborough NZ. The best way to care for this plant is to plant it with rocks and scrapy dry soil sheltered from excessive rain. Go ahead and neglect it. It'll will shine with glorious bold flowers and wonderful tough grey green leaves. Let it scramble down a bank or retaining wall. This is what it is used to in the wild rocky coastal parts of Marlborough.

Pachystegia insignis - Marlborough Rock Daisy. Yes it's native to Marlborough NZ. The best way to care for this plant is to plant it with rocks and scrapy dry soil sheltered from excessive rain. Go ahead and neglect it. It'll will shine with glorious bold flowers and wonderful tough grey green leaves. Let it scramble down a bank or retaining wall. This is what it is used to in the wild rocky coastal parts of Marlborough.

Te Kainga Marire - Owner, Valda, family dog Del, in front of rustic woodshed.

Te Kainga Marire - Owner, Valda, family dog Del, in front of rustic woodshed.

te kainga marire images | NZ native garden – Te Kainga Marire

te kainga marire images | NZ native garden – Te Kainga Marire

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