Get Growing



Yates are very excited to announce their sponsorship of Get Growing.

New to Choice TV, Get Growing brings local gardening to Kiwi screens with the third series of this popular programme, starting Friday 17 October at 7.30pm (Freeview 12/ SKY 026).

Whether a serious or hobby gardener, Get Growing brings Kiwi gardens to life with a colourful mix of friendly encouragement, practical advice and how to, along with innovative ideas and fresh inspiration that is right on season.

Hosted by gardening personality, writer and public speaker Lynda Hallinan, this new series of Get Growing follows Lynda, who has moved out of the city, to a 17-hectare lifestyle block at Hunua, just south of Auckland.

Every week, Get Growing visits Lynda’s place as she is hard at work in her new vegetable and flower beds, a pick-your-own berry farm, and an orchard of heritage fruit trees, while she learns to live with 2 dogs, 4 cats, 5 ducks, 12 chooks, 12 sheep, 4 horses and 19 cows.

Lynda is joined by garden designer and DIY extraordinaire Justin Newcombe, as he uses his extensive skills to help two young and busy professionals transform their inner city garden into an attractive, low maintenance and productive outdoor space.

NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll and broadcaster Carly Flynn also contribute to the series, bringing feature gardens and garden features to the screen; meeting some of New Zealand’s most inspirational gardeners to celebrate their stories of vision, endeavour and success; and sharing some design and decoration tips for inside and out.

Look out for the section at the end of each episode called “Yates Problem Solver”. Where Justin Newcombe and Yates have teamed up to help solve a range of different problems you may find in your garden. Everyday Kiwi problems, like “my lemon tree leaves are yellow – how can I fix that?” or “How do I get rid of prickles in my lawn?”.

Yates Problem Solver Segments

Look out for the “Yates Problem Solver” segment. Where Justin Newcombe and Yates have teamed up to help solve a range of different problems you may find in your garden.

In episode 1 Justin explores options for fixing yellow leaves on lemon trees, watch the video now…

In episode 2 Justin looks at a couple of quick and easy ways to get rid of garden weeds, watch the video now….


If you are looking for tips on how to treat weeds in your lawn, check out Justin’s episode 3 video…


If you are short of space for growing Vegies? Try “square foot gardening” – in this video Justin talks us through the benefits and how to start your new vegie garden…..


If you are looking for tips on understanding how to prevent fungal diseases in your garden, and the role copper can play to prevent fungal problems from the outset…


If you are looking for tips on how get rid of weeds in your lawn without leaving lots of gaps, check this out…