Building a raised garden bed is easier than you think. All it takes is a quick trip to the home improvement store, a few tools, a couple of hours, and you’ll be ready to plant your very own garden. DIY instructions with pictures here: www.ehow.com/…

Elegant vegetable gardens With outdoor space such a precious commodity these days, many contemporary kitchen gardeners prefer their vege plots to be as much about good looks as good food. This trend will continue into 2016 with stylish raised beds, potager gardens, beautiful obelisks and neat rows of coloured beets, bright red chilli bushes or pink flowering chives the order of the day. Clipped hedges of box, corokia or coprosma sharpen up the look even more.