Home & Garden: In case you missed it

Home & Garden 24/06/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at RadioLIVE's Home & Garden for June 23rd & 24th, 2018. 

Lord of the Fries

Vegetarian takeaway business Lord of the Fries is going from strength to strength with big plans for expansion as people queue to buy plant based takeaways. Bruce Craig, a New Zealand franchisor, explains. 

Call for green status of packaging

Niamh Peren has launched a petition urging the Government to introduce a new, simple and compulsory labelling system on all food and drink packaging in New Zealand.

Supermarket Sleuth

"Supermarket Sleuth" John Winters discusses a new technology that means you’ll be able to use your voice rather than your fingers to order online. Also, many supermarkets in the country serve other cultures - so how do they differ from the main supermarkets?

The Apple Press - delicious cold pressed apple juice

New Zealand's beverage market just got a whole lot juicier with the launch of The Apple Press. Hawke's Bay's Ross Beaton explains why it's the “world's best apple juice”.

Green-fingered gifts for new parents

Giving plants is life-affirming. Debbie Sisam from Puriri Lane Nursery talks about rose bushes, trees and natives with a connection to a child's name to mark special occasions. The nursery specialises in old-time plants for modern gardens.

Growing and eating persimmons

Persimmons are a love it or hate it sort of fruit, largely because of their astringent past. But Nelson food writer, author, blogger and cookery school teacher Nicola Galloway actually calls them her favourite autumn fruit.

New plant trends

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to bring a new plant to market? It's not just a matter of breeding a showstopper.

British born horticulturist Robert Bett is the CEO of Planthaven in Santa Barbara, California, where he works with the very best people around the world to trial, introduce and launch cool new garden plants.

Herbs for common winter ailments

Winter is the time to raid your herb garden for natural remedies. Jane Wrigglesworth is a very well known New Zealand garden writer, flower grower, entrepreneur and herb aficionado, she edits the Herb News for the New Zealand Herb Federation and believes in the herbal power of these versatile plants.  

New season Roses

It may be getting colder but with new season roses in store, now is the time to get planting. And it's the two P's - pruning and planting.

Linda talks with Hayden Foulds, NZ Rose Society.

NZ olive oil - how does it compare to European oils?

Olive oil has been a cornerstone ingredient of many cuisines for centuries, adding subtle flavours that enhance the final dish. Great olive oils deliver a wide palate of fresh taste notes.

Helen talks with Nalini Baruch from Lot 8 Olive Oil.

Bank of Mum & Dad

Parents with spare cash have always helped their children into houses, but do you have any idea on the average parents spend a year on helping their children buy their first home?

Linda talks with Lisa Dudson, a financial advisor for Acumen Consulting Group.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a very popular method of heating in New Zealand. As the demand has ramped up, so too has the range available. With so many options to choose from, it can be a daunting task to choose the right heat pump for your home.

Linda talks with Christian Hoerning, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

Street Trees

Street trees are trees located within the road corridor, on the grass verge or berm, or occasionally within the paved part of public roads. But are they always the best looking trees?

Linda talks street trees with a bit of sass and style with Mary Robertson, Leafland.co.nz

Home and Garden with Tony Murrell, 7am - 10am Saturday and Sunday mornings on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.