Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Plant now for spring

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

If you love a spring feast of broad beans, now’s the time to get planting – and Big Bunny has a colourful new treat for bean fans!

Red Hughy broad beans have stunning scarlet flowers instead of the more usual white – a gorgeous splash of colour in the spring vege bed, and just as productive as more traditional varieties.

Why not interplant them with white-flowering Coles Dwarf for a candy-striped effect? :-)

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We’re tending some great gifts for gardeners…

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Got a gardener on your Christmas shopping list? We’ve picked you a bunch of Kiwi made garden-inspired goodies to appeal to those with green fingers.

Check out our curated collection of gifts for gardeners in the Felt Christmas Gift Guide today!

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Time for a spot of weekend gardening?

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

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Spring has had a bit of s stuttering start, but the warmer days are tempting us outside and into the garden. And we’ve got just the thing to get you started – our gorgeous range of home-saved seeds from Big Bunny! Big Bunny’s fresh spring range is now available on Felt, with seven new varieties to choose from: Butternut pumpkins, Early Gem sweetcorn, Kaanga Ma corn, Cayenne chilli peppers, Cocozelle courgettes, White Belgian carrots and gorgeous Skyscraper sunflowers.

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With over 60 varieties of vegetable, flower and herb seeds available, Big Bunny has a great range of local seeds, grown using organic and permaculture principles.

Now’s the time to get planting, so get your paws on some today!

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Summer gardening ideas from Felt

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Now’s a great time to pay some attention to your garden, so we’ve lined up a taster plate of great garden goodies to tempt those green fingers.

Got some serious digging to do? Get this great new broadfork from The Crafty Gatherer and your back will love you:


Need to get some new seedlings in? We’ve got a great range of seeds and accessories



We’re all in favour garden art here at Felt, and we love these beautiful windsticks from NZArt which feed our feathered friends too!


We have so many lovely ways to bring your garden to life this sumer here on Felt – have a browse of our garden and greenery pages today and get inspired!


Study in scarlet

Thursday, March 26th, 2015





The artful garden

Monday, January 26th, 2015

There’s nothing like a bit of eye-catching art to create a point of interest in your garden. We were delighted to find, on a recent perusal of our gardens and outdoors section, that we have some gorgeous garden art that also provides some home comforts for our winged friends as well – what could be better?

This elegant garden sculpture “Windsticks” by NZ Art is also a clever bird feeder – just skewer fruit or bread onto its long canes. We can see it foiling the dastardly plans of a few cats!

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We’re also loving this bookish birdhouse by Hibiscus and amazing vortex design mosaic bird bath by Estbau – art for you and amenities for the birds: solved!

Felt has a great range of garden art to suit every style of garden, and now’s the time to be getting out there and enjoying it! Why not make it a project this summer to make your garden more enjoyable for everyone who visits it?

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Five ways to gratify a gardener this Christmas

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Got a gardener on your Christmas shopping list? We’ve picked you our top-five bunch of garden-inspired goodies to appeal to green fingered friends and whanau.


1. An arty garden

Bring the handmade goodness outdoors! We have something to suit every gardener in our range of garden art and ornaments.


2. The seed of a good idea

Seeds, seed saver envelopes and plant markers all make great little gifts to hang on the tree or stuff in a stocking…


3. Bring the garden inside

A bit of plant life inside is good for body and soul. How about one of these stylish hanging planters? Or perhaps you could adorn the walls with some beautiful botanical art



4. How about garden-inspired jewellery?

Every garden goddess can do with a bit of bling after a day of carting compost or digging spuds. Make them feel glam again with a beautiful piece of jewellery, inspired by things green and growing.

5. …and make sure they get some pampering too.

Al the end of the day every gardener needs to look after their skin and rest their bones. We have just the thing…



Whatever species of gardener you know and love, you’ll find something to delight them on our Gifts for Gardeners page – it’s a hotbed of inspiring goodies! There’s lots more to choose from in our Christmas Gift Guide for other loved ones too, so have a browse – and don’t forget to check out our Christmas Catalogue on Issuu too!


In the garden

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

It’s that time of year – when the place to be is the garden: plants to be planted, weeds to be weeded… never fear, we’ve got some crafty ideas to get your garden looking gorgeous this spring.

We’re loving these stylish planters and garden seats from Ecco Furniture – gardening seems like a much more relaxing prospect already!


Of course you’ll need some plants too – check out Big Bunny’s range of seeds to get your garden growing.


Need more planters? How about these ones from Piyo and Iron Planter – there’s something to suit every garden.



Finally, after a long day’s gardening your green thumbs will probably need some TLC. Ambrosia Botanicals’ gardener’s creme, made from only the best cold-pressed olive oil, unbleached beeswax, lanolin, purified water, and essential oil of Rose Geranium is just the ticket.


Happy gardening everyone and enjoy the warmer weather! Don’t forget to check out our gardens and outdoors section for more great homegrown garden must-haves.

Summer in the garden

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Whether you like to work or play in the garden, this summer is proving to be a great one to get out there – and we have all sorts of goodies to help you make your garden a great place to be.



Whether you’re young or young at heart, a green-fingered garden goddess or a barbeque king, there’s something for every garden denizen in our gardens and greenery section.

It’s starting to feel like barbeque season

Friday, October 4th, 2013

In between the more rambunctious bouts of spring weather, we’re starting to see a glimpse or two of balmier days and sunlit, lazy evenings – which makes my (possibly somewhat optimistic) thoughts recall the sizzle of the barbeque and relaxed dining on the deck.

(Actually, who am I kidding? I never have a relaxed evening on the deck. I can’t resist popping over to the nearest bit of garden, just to pull out those couple of weeds I’ve spotted, and then before I know it I’m up to my knees in the vege patch in my best clothes. Anyway…)

For those who can resist the urge to play in the dirt, the barbeque is definitely looking increasingly tempting. We had a browse around for a few goodies to make your outdoor dining super stylish. Enjoy!