Every year I try to visit Kevin Kilsby’s subtropical garden in Auckland, New Zealand. This time the pink bromeliads were in full flower. Details are here: www.kilsby.co.nz/mygarden.htm Photo by Colour Happy / Adele

Every year I try to visit Kevin Kilsby’s subtropical garden in Auckland, New Zealand. This time the pink bromeliads were in full flower. Details are here: www.kilsby.co.nz/mygarden.htm Photo by Colour Happy / Adele

13 of the best New Zealand native ground cover plants Spread a little love around with native groundcovers.

13 of the best New Zealand native ground cover plants Spread a little love around with native groundcovers.

The Moosey Native Garden - NZ natives, but they look a lot like the Aust ones... goes to show your garden can be soft and still native!

The Moosey Native Garden - NZ natives, but they look a lot like the Aust ones... goes to show your garden can be soft and still native!

Chatham Island forget-me-nots * Grows to 40cm tall and 40cm wide * Dramatic large fleshy foliage on this plant creates year round interest, with its crowning glory being the heavenly blue flowers produced in Spring - a stunning sight. Quick growing in the right site. * Enjoy rich, moist but well drained soil * Needs a cool site hidden from the sun * Frost tender and is coastal tolerant * Native to New Zealand

Chatham Island forget-me-nots * Grows to 40cm tall and 40cm wide * Dramatic large fleshy foliage on this plant creates year round interest, with its crowning glory being the heavenly blue flowers produced in Spring - a stunning sight. Quick growing in the right site. * Enjoy rich, moist but well drained soil * Needs a cool site hidden from the sun * Frost tender and is coastal tolerant * Native to New Zealand

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