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  • February 1, 2023

Colleen Fenemor has incorporated weathered fencing as well as salvaged tools and machinery in her garden design. Photo / Bevan Conley

In an occasional summer series, we take you into some of our region’s residential gardens. Today we meet Colleen Fenemor whose rural Mangaweka garden above the Rangitīkei River is evidence of her ability to combine lush plant life with manageable spaces. Liz Wylie reports.

When Colleen Fenemor and her partner John Coley bought the farm property a decade ago, the garden was filled with rampant plants growing in a cottage garden style.

“I spend long hours working on the

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