Off The Sofa – September 2017

Have you ever snapped a piece of celery or a crisp apple and eaten it straight from your garden. Its full of moisture and tastes so delicious you can easily just gobble it right down. What about a sweet peach or sugar snap peas? So sweet they feel like you’re eating dessert straight from your […]

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Spa Tips – September 2017

Spa Tips September 2017 If you plan to make changes to your back yard around the spa area, the time you spend planning before you start will pay off hugely. Think about any problems you have. Sometimes its simply privacy you need, maybe you need to block the wind or perhaps enhance a view. Consider […]

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Friends Of YardArt – September 2017

Friends of YardArt September 2017 After earthworks at our back door I decided to revamp the space, and now loving my tea Infuser, started a healing garden. The idea being I grow the herbs I want to use, so I can pluck the leaves fresh, pour hot water over and enjoy its goodness immediately. See […]

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Friends Of YardArt – August 2017

Friends of YardArt August 2017 In July NZ Gardener there’s a wonderful Hot Toddy I will share with you here if you are battling winter ills. Probably not one for the kids but so yummy it could just be a winter warmer. Put a tablespoon of honey, or a couple of dates, with a nip […]

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Spa Tips – August 2017

Spa Tips August 17 Want a stronger, fitter more supple you? I mentioned recently I had a fall and careered across our slippery deck. At physiotherapy sessions I told Helen I much prefer to exercise in the spa, than up against a wall or on the floor and she obliged by making them water friendly. […]

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Off The Sofa – August 2017

Hi All, Great excitement here at YardArt for a few reasons. Our new website is up and running and it looks awesome. Thanks Damen! Simone has taken over our Facebook page so please be a friend and like and share, apparently that’s good for us? …and we even have Instagram! Wow, so moving up in […]

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Featured Artist – Mark Dimock

Mark Dimock has been selling his artworks at YardArt since the day we first opened, having met him in 2004, and he has been one of our best selling artists ever since. It goes without saying we love his visits and his work, and many of you have enjoyed selecting special pieces also. Born in […]

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Spa Tips – July 2017

Well, maybe not this week with the mid winter storms we’ve been having, but there is actually scientific proof that soaking in hot water is good for you physically and mentally. Soaking in hot, bubbly water stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemical. I don’t have to tell you […]

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Off the Sofa – July 2017

No matter what hat you have on today you shouldn’t be in the garden as any digging will just pug it up, and we don’t want that! While we might moan about the current deluge its interesting to tape a chart to the fridge and ask the children to predict the weather each day or […]

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Friends of YardArt – July 2017

You may have noticed I missed last month as our family battled winter maladies. The only good bit was gargling with brandy…and swallowing! I’m now playing catch up as I prepare beds for garlic and red onion, plant some sugar snap peas and get some salad bits in. In July, I’m often clearing out cupboards, […]

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