Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular

Festival Blog

Aug 29, 2016

Chris Paul, Tainui Close

Chris Paul, Tainui Close


Photo Credit: Jane Dove Juneau 

1. What is your must-have plant in the garden?

Camellia sasanqua varieties for colour and interest in autumn and winter.


2. How do you keep your garden looking fresh?

By changing things around all the time there are always more projects to do.


3. Tell us about a magical moment in the garden? 

When the tui feed from the flax bush.


4. What is your favourite garden tool?



5. Best gardening tip?

Take time to sit and enjoy.


6. Describe how you feel when you're gardening.



7. How did you get into gardening?

Life-long love.


8. Where do your garden ideas stem from?

My head is jam packed with ideas.


9. Why do you garden?

So I can see what I have achieved at the end of the day. 


10. Briefly describe your garden. 

Slightly eclectic landscape designer’s non-designer garden.