• Lynda Hallinan's Blog: Growing patience from garden cuttings

    20 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    An ardent gardener loses her patience and weaves a little magic with garden prunings.
    Words: Lynda Hallinan Photos: Sally Tagg
    In a late-summer garden, patience isn't necessarily a virtue. Patience is all noble and grand when I'm waiting a few days for seeds to sprout, a few weeks for cuttings to root, or a few months for spring bulbs to bloom. But when I've been waiting in vain for a pomegranate tree, peony tuber or giant madeira parsley palm to do its thing, my patience can impatiently morph from virtue into violence.
    “Beware the fury of a patient man,” wrote the English poet John Dryden...
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