Showing posts with label Gardening Australia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardening Australia. Show all posts

Gardening Australia ep.36 2017



Costa restores the herb maze on his verge garden; Sophie visits a beautiful Mediterranean garden perfectly suited to the local climate; Jerry propagates plants & Tino gives his best tips for growing tomatoes.



Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.


1. Tomato Tips and Tricks

It’s tomato time in Tasmania and Tino is sharing his best tips for growing a bumper harvest

2. The Trucculent

Millie makes up an unusual planter

3. Old Meets New

Sophie visits a gardener with a modern Mediterranean garden that compliments the hundred-year-old house beautifully

4. A-maze-ing Verge

Costa is spring cleaning the verge herb maze and with a little help from his friends, he gives the design a playful twist

5. Excess Produce - Fruit Roll-ups

We make a sweet treat from excess fruit

6. Troppo Proppo

Jerry is propagating interesting warm-climate plants .

Gardening Australia ep.36 2017
Gardening Australia ep.36 2017

Gardening Australia ep.35 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.



Costa meets an urban bee keeper; Jerry visits an aquatic plant nursery; Jane visits a garden designer in her eclectic garden, we meet a market gardener who loves his work and the presenters answer your questions.


1. What's the Buzz

Costa meets up with an urban bee keeper

2. Good Enough to Eat

Jerry takes a look at some edible aquatic plants that can be grown at home

3. Watery Wonders

Jerry visits a specialist aquatic plant nursery

4. FAQs - Smelly Compost | Passionfruit Fruit | Non-fruiting Zucchini

Sophie, Josh and Tino answer commonly asked gardening questions

5. A Malmsbury Garden

Jane visits an eclectic plant-filled country garden, designed to thrive in the local climate.

Gardening Australia ep.35 2017
Gardening Australia ep.35 2017

Gardening Australia ep.34 2017




Sophie and Costa help restore a piece of the NT; Josh visits a playground that was built in harmony with existing trees; Tino is visiting a spectacular rhododendron garden and Millie propagates plants from her kitchen.


1. Blooming Shade

Jerry visits a spectacular garden where beautiful flowers even bloom in the shade

2. Pangarinda

Sophie explores a native botanic garden for threatened species that’s run entirely by volunteers

3. What to do this Weekend

Find out what the presenters are doing in their gardens this weekend

4. Feathered Friends

Costa visits an aged-care facility where the chooks improve the well-being of the residents

5. Excess Produce - Fruit Smoothie

Here's a great way to use up your excess fruit

6. Poo Power

Tino gives The Patch a healthy dose of manure

Gardening Australia ep.34 2017
Gardening Australia ep.34 2017

Gardening Australia ep.33 2017

Costa visits an aged-care facility where chooks improve the well-being of the residents; Jerry visits a spectacular garden where flowers even bloom in the shade; Sophie explores a native botanic garden for threatened species.


1. Blooming Shade

Jerry visits a spectacular garden where beautiful flowers even bloom in the shade

2. Pangarinda

Sophie explores a native botanic garden for threatened species that’s run entirely by volunteers

3. What to do this Weekend

Find out what the presenters are doing in their gardens this weekend

4. Feathered Friends

Costa visits an aged-care facility where the chooks improve the well-being of the residents

5. Excess Produce - Fruit Smoothie

Here's a great way to use up your excess fruit

6. Poo Power

Tino gives The Patch a healthy dose of manure

Gardening Australia ep.33 2017
Gardening Australia ep.33 2017

Gardening Australia ep.32 2017

Jane visits a gardening club that works with the local primary school; Jerry explores the wonderful world of euphorbias; Millie finds out how to raise the perfect seedling and we meet a nurseryman who restores wetlands.


1. Euphorbia Euphoria

Jerry explores the exciting world of euphorbias, a family that includes plants of all sorts of shapes and sizes

2. Plant Profile - Kalbarri beaufortia

Discover this native beauty from WA

3. Pot Size Matters

Costa shows why it's important to pick the right sized pot for your plant

4. Growing Together

Jane visits a long-running gardening club that works with students at the local primary school

5. FAQs - Secateurs | Aged Manure | Composting wood ash

The Gardening Australia presenters answer your frequently asked gardening questions

6. Bringing up Babies

Millie visits an historical nursery to find out what it takes to raise the perfect seedling.

Gardening Australia ep.32 2017
Gardening Australia ep.32 2017

Gardening Australia ep.31 2017

Costa discovers a city oasis; Jane visits a spectacular garden in a harsh climate; Tino is planting natives in The Patch and Sophie visits a gardener raising endangered species in his back garden.


1. Wipeout Wasp

Jerry tells us about the cabbage white butterfly parasite

2. A Hidden Gem

Costa discovers a vibrant oasis filled with lush trees and leafy understorey created from a road closure in inner Sydney

3. What's Your Poison

Millie talks about poisonous plants

4. A Passion for Propagation

Sophie gets native plant advice from a conservationist who propagates endangered species in his back garden

5. A Lush Oasis

Jane meets a gardener who has created a spectacular plant-filled garden in an unforgiving, inland climate

6. Tassie Tucker

Tino supplements the seasonal offerings at the patch by planting a range of true-blue edible Tassie plants


Gardening Australia ep.30 2017



  Jane visits Australia's newest plant quarantine facility; Costa builds a home for his worms; Millie plants up her side garden; and we meet a couple who have dedicated their lives to Australia's native plants.
Gardening Australia ep.30 2017
Gardening Australia ep.30 2017

Gardening Australia ep.29 2017

Josh shows us a tool to help gardeners identify pests; Sophie visits a couple who have thousands of roses in their beautiful collection; and Jane explores the world of native bonsai and shows you how to create one at home.


1. Excess Produce - Lemon Slices
Too many lemons? There’s no such thing!
2. Riot of Roses
Sophie visits a couple in the Barossa Valley who have thousands of roses in their beautiful collection
3. Taking Cues
Jerry talks about being alert to garden timing
4. Starting Out
Jane gets expert tips on creating native bonsai at home
5. Friends or Foes
Josh learns about an exciting and modern tool to help identify insect visitors, beneficial or not, in home gardens
6. Miniature Marvels
Jane explores the fascinating new world of native Australian bonsai
7. Protecting Maples
Tino shows us how to protect maples from aphids
8. FAQs - Moving trees | Camellia buds dropping | Coriander
The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.

Gardening Australia ep.29 2017
Gardening Australia ep.29 2017

Gardening Australia ep.28 2017

Jerry visits a formal native garden in Toowoomba; Costa and Sophie are at a community garden in Darwin; guest presenter Carolyn explains the importance of plants in design, and Josh helps Millie with a project in her garden.


1. A Helping Hand
Josh lends Millie a hand to build a frame for climbing plants that will create a beautiful small-garden screen
2. Winning Natives
Jerry explores a magnificent garden in Toowoomba that combines formality and Australian natives to create an award-winning sensation
3. Designing with Plants
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman visits a spectacular nursery and gives us her top tips for planting design
4. Perfect Drainage
Jerry picks up a great tip on achieving perfect drainage for plants in any garden
5. The Mulch Pit
Costa takes Sophie to visit one of his favourite gardens, a community project in Darwin that grows food, skills and friendships
6. FAQs - Growing Bamboo | Liver under Passionfruit | Teasing Out Roots
The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions

Gardening Australia ep.28 2017
Gardening Australia ep.28 2017

Gardening Australia ep.27 2017

Costa explores the power of the flower; Jane discovers a collector's garden; Sophie explores a garden bursting with spring bulbs; Tino gets stuck into spring sowing and we find out what to do in the garden this weekend.


1. Sowing for Spring
Tino springs into action in The Patch, explaining his secret to summer crop success including Australia's favourite, the tomato!
2. What to Do this Weekend
Our presenters reveal their must-do tasks in their own garden this weekend
3. Propagating Succulents
Jane is visiting a succulent collector who demonstrates how easy it is to propagate these hardy plants
4. A Quirky Collection
Jane explores a collector’s garden full of unusual, architectural beauties and gets his expert tips for growing them at home
5. Flower Power
Costa explores the stunning displays in The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, and discovers the power of the flower
6. A Spring Stunner
Sophie Thomson visits a true spring garden, bursting at the seams with colourful blossom and bulbs

Gardening Australia ep.27 2017
Gardening Australia ep.27 2017

Gardening Australia ep.26 2017

Jerry visits a wildlife-friendly garden; guest presenter Carolyn explores a small garden that is big on ideas; Costa plants an edible hedge and Millie and Squid go hunting for truffles.


1. Pretty and Productive
Costa helps a family plant an attractive blueberry hedge fringed with strawberries
2. Underground Riches
Millie and Squid go hunting for the delicious and valuable underground fungus, the black truffle
3. A Great Little Spot
Josh profiles two hard-wearing water-wise plants
4. All Creatures Great and Small
Jerry visits a wildlife-friendly garden in the Brisbane suburbs designed with the resident wild and domestic animals in mind
5. Small Spaces, Big Ideas
Guest presenter Carolyn explores a small urban garden that’s full of great ideas for how to make small spaces seem larger
6. FAQs - Grafted Trees | Orange Peel in Compost | Lime and Manure
Answers to frequently asked gardening questions

Gardening Australia ep.26 2017
Gardening Australia ep.26 2017

Gardening Australia ep.25 2017

Josh meets a scientist unlocking the relationship between fire and native plants; Costa replenishes his verge garden; Jerry shares his technique for a perfect seed bed and we meet a passionate young orchid conservationist.


1. Smoke Your Own
Josh learns how to smoke native plant seeds to aid germination
2. Back to the Verge
Costa gets stuck back into his verge garden after building work temporarily halted progress
3. Plant Profile - Algerian Iris
We profile the beautiful Algerian Iris
4. Smoke King
Josh meets a scientist unlocking the relationship between fire and native plants in a wonderfully diverse area of Western Australia
5. Perfect Seed Bed
Jerry shares his grandmother's technique for preparing the perfect seed bed guaranteed to lead to success
6. FAQs - Fertilising in Winter | Cherry Tree | Leaf Curl
Answers to commonly asked gardening questions

Gardening Australia ep.25 2017
Gardening Australia ep.25 2017

Gardening Australia ep.24 2017

Costa visits a scientist with an experimental garden; Tino helps out at an olive grove; guest presenter Carolyn explores the materials available for creating a garden & Millie salvages some second-hand plants.


1. Plant Profile - Bell-fruited Mallee
This beautiful native can fit in even the smallest of gardens!
2. Pruning Olives
Tino shows how to prune an olive tree to maximise yield
3. Sticks and Stones
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman explores the materials available for creating gardens
4. Olives Galore
Tino helps out an olive growing couple with their harvest in beautiful northern Tasmania
5. The Backyard Laboratory
Costa is in Canberra to visit a scientist whose research into water and productive gardening is changing the world
6. The Sacrificial Plant
Jerry Coleby-Williams shows us a novel method of pest control
7. Stripping the Garden
Millie shows us how to move plants successfully whilst helping a friend renovate their garden.

Gardening Australia ep.24 2017
Gardening Australia ep.24 2017

Gardening Australia ep.23 2017

Jane visits a chestnut grove in the Victorian high country; Costa shows us some winter-flowering natives; Tino prunes some fruit trees and Jerry propagates some unusual edible perennial plants.


1. Cooking Chestnuts
Jane learns how to make chestnut flour
2. Why is pH so Important?
Millie checks the pH of her soil and shows why it is such an important test to do
3. Nuts about Nuts
Jane visits a beautiful chestnut and hazelnut grove in Victoria's high country
4. FAQs - Daffodils | Feeding Lemon Trees | Persimmon
Josh, Sophie and Tino answer some frequently asked gardening questions
5. Local Colour
Costa takes a look at an impressive array of winter flowering natives
6. Edible Perennials
Jerry propagates some of his unusual food plants
7. Pruning Fruit Trees
Tino shows us how to prune a pomegranate, a youngberry and a quince tree

Gardening Australia ep.23 2017
Gardening Australia ep.23 2017

Gardening Australia ep.22 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world. Josh visits a magnificent forest; Sophie gets some rose-pruning advice from an expert; Costa helps out with some tree planting and guest presenter Carolyn Blackman shows us a garden designed for multiple uses.


1. Potting up Prickles
Millie shows us how to pot up a cactus without getting hurt
2. Principles of Pruning
Sophie gets some essential pruning advice from a young rose pruner
3. A Design for Life
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman gives us her top tips for designing a garden for an active family
4. Walking with Giants
Josh visits a very special forest of ancient and beautiful tingle trees in WA's Walpole Wilderness Area
5. Excess Produce - Josh's Sauerkraut
We show you how to make sauerkraut from excess cabbage
6. Future Forests
Costa joins a revegetation team for National Tree Week to help restore some former farmland
7. Poor Man's Capers
Tino gives us an idea for nasturtium seed pods

Gardening Australia ep.22 2017
Gardening Australia ep.22 2017

Gardening Australia ep.21 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Jerry meets a couple passionate about cycads; Costa visits an unconventional suburban garden; Millie plants some fruit trees and Jane shares her gardening story.


1. An Unconventional Garden
Costa visits a suburban garden with plenty of personality and quirk
2. Double Delight
Jerry visits a couple who meld their passions for cycads and bromeliads in one beautiful garden
3. Coriander for Life
Tino shows us how we can have coriander forever!
4. Low Maintenance Zone
Josh plants some natives that will do well in a hot, dry spot in his garden
5. My Garden Path - Jane Edmanson
Jane shares her gardening story with us, from shy school girl to Gardening Australia presenter
6. Fruitful Planting
Millie makes the most of winter and plants a variety of fruit trees
7. Plant Profile - Aloes
Sophie profiles some of her favourite Aloes

Gardening Australia ep.21 2017
Gardening Australia ep.21 2017

Gardening Australia ep.20 2017

Tino gets some tips on growing organic apples; Sophie builds an unusual home for native bees; Costa grows a tea garden and guest presenter Carolyn tells you where to start when creating a garden from scratch.


1. Plant Profile - Hooker's Banksia
This native shrub produces magnificent flowers that look great in the garden or as a cut flower
2. Getting Started
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman shows us where to start when planting a garden from scratch
3. Saving Eggplant Seed
Jerry gives us a useful seed-saving tip
4. Bee Hotel
Sophie turns an old television into a home for native bees
5. Andrew's Apples
Tino get some tips from an organic apple grower
6. FAQs - Lumpy Lemon Tree | Indoor Herbs
Jane and Sophie answer two commonly asked gardening questions.
7. Training a Climber
Millie shows us how to train a climber to properly cover a wall
8. Tea Thyme
Costa plants a garden for making different types of tea

Gardening Australia ep.20 2017
Gardening Australia ep.20 2017

Gardening Australia ep.19 2017

Tino visits a colourful garden, Sophie gets stuck into pruning, Costa visits an award winning garden, Angus profiles native groundcovers and we meet a botanical photographic artist.


1. A Small Water Garden
John creates a water garden using native aquatic plants
2. Plant Profile - Eucalyptus caesia
Want an elegant native tree for the garden? It's hard to go past the Silver Princess
3. Bring in the Bees
Costa recommends some flowers that are sure to attract pollinating bees
4. Excess Produce - Chilli Oil
Find out how to use excess chillies to flavour olive oil
5. Persian Carpet
Josh visits an enthusiastic gardener who has transformed his suburban block and adjoining verge into an eclectic mix of plants
6. Raspberries and Rhubarb
Millie gets stuck into some seasonal propagating in her vegie patch

Gardening Australia ep.19 2017
Gardening Australia ep.19 2017

Gardening Australia ep.18 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.


Jane visits a clivia enthusiast and gets some propagating tips; Jerry shows us how he transformed his suburban block into a productive garden; and we join a young indigenous leader inspiring others to get to know the bush.

Gardening Australia ep.18 2017
Gardening Australia ep.18 2017

Gardening Australia ep.17 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Tino visits an inspirational prison garden; Millie shows us how to fine-tune our potting mix; Josh fills his office with indoor plants; and Costa and guest presenter Indira visit a small but special community garden.


1. Indoor Inspiration
Josh fills his new office space with plants to create a healthy, happy and plant-filled indoor space
2. Wayside Bondi
Costa and Indira visit a community group that grow food in a challenging garden for use in their kitchen
3. FAQs - Dividing Salvias | Lime or Dolomite? | Wisteria not Flowering
Jane tells us when to divide salvias, Jerry gives his citrus some calcium and Josh offers solutions for a non-flowering wisteria
4. Mixing It Up
Millie serves a bag of potting mix three ways to cater for the needs of different plants in her garden
5. Excess Produce - Kale Chips
Here's a great way to use up any excess kale you've grown in the vegie Garden!

Gardening Australia ep.17 2017
Gardening Australia ep.17 2017