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

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


Gardening Australia ep.16 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Jerry visits a PNG inspired garden; Jane meets a young couple with the gardening bug; Costa protects some plants with wildlife friendly netting; and a plant collector shows us some of his favourites.


1. My Garden Path - David Fripp
We meet plant collector David Fripp who shows us around his nursery filled with interesting and beautiful plants
2. Lime and Gypsum
Tino talks us through the differences between lime and gypsum
3. Growing Home
Jerry visits a friend and neighbour who grows food plants from her homeland of Papua New Guinea
4. A Colourful Collaboration
Jane visits a young couple who have transformed a garden on a sloping block
5. Filling the Gaps
Josh demonstrates how you can fill gaps in the garden
6. Nifty Netting
Costa uses wildlife-friendly netting to protect a vegie patch
7. Winter Cheer
Sophie profiles a winter flowering Kniphofia that will add colour to the garden in the winter months.

Gardening Australia ep.16 2017
Gardening Australia ep.16 2017

Gardening Australia ep.15 2017

Costa tries some tasty flowers; guest presenter Indira visits a rooftop hospital garden; John shares some tips for small gardens; Sophie makes a cute planter from a gourd; and Peter Cundall celebrates his 90th birthday. Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.


1. Edible Flowers
Costa shows us some of his favourite edible flowers
2. Tricks of the Trade
John visits a suburban garden and shares hints and tips for designing for small spaces
3. Propagating Cassava
Jerry gives some tips on how to propagate cassava
4. Georgeous Gourds
Sophie makes a cute succulent planter out of a gourd she has grown in her garden
5. Rooftop Respite
Guest presenter Indira Naidoo visits a rooftop garden purpose built for the patients and staff at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre
6. Happy Birthday Peter
Tino joins the celebrations for Peter Cundall's 90th birthday in "Pete's Patch" at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Gardening Australia ep.15 2017
Gardening Australia ep.15 2017

Gardening Australia ep.14 2017

Jane explores a protea collection; Tino looks at trees with beautiful bark; Millie gets stuck into some winter jobs; Costa visits a Bondi garden verge; and we learn why flies are so important in the garden.


1. My Garden Path - Dr Bryan Lessard
CSIRO Entomologist and fly enthusiast Dr. Bryan Lessard explains why flies are so incredibly important not only in the garden but for our global ecosystem
2. A Plethora of Proteas
Jane is at the National Rhododendron Garden in Victoria to check out their stunning Protea collection
3. Excess Produce - Preserved Lemons
Here's a great way to use up any excess lemons
4. Winter Work
Millie gets stuck into some winter gardening jobs
5. Beautiful Bark
Tino shows us some tree species that have gorgeous bark, providing beauty all year round
6. A Garden Salon
Costa is in Bondi visiting an eclectic garden verge that has been established with nothing more than cuttings and the hard work of a hairdresser and his two sons
7. FAQs - Kitchen Scraps Under Mulch | Watering in Winter
Jerry tells us whether it's possible to put kitchen scraps under mulch and Josh gives some tips on watering the garden in winter.

Gardening Australia ep.14 2017
Gardening Australia ep.14 2017

Gardening Australia ep.13 2017

Jerry gives tips on picking a palm; Josh shows how to make the most of tight garden spaces; Costa visits a stunning Canberra garden; Sophie gives some horticultural haircuts and Tino grows a green manure crop.


1. Picking a Palm
Jerry gives some great advice on how to pick the right palm for your garden
2. Soup and Salad
Jane plants some delicious winter treats - a soup pot and a salad bowl - to go by her back door for easy access to ingredients
3. FAQs - Worms in Compost | Best Mulch | Premium Potting Mixes
Millie tells us whether we should add worms to the compost, Tino explains what makes the best mulch and Jane tells us whether we should spend money on premium potting mix
4. Tight Spaces
Josh gives some clever planting tips on how you can make the most of small, tight spaces in the garden
5. Horticultural Haircuts
Sophie gives some of her grassy-leaved plants a bit of a post-summer haircut
6. Green Manure
Tino demonstrates a cheap, easy and fun way to improve soil quality - using a green manure crop
7. A Canberra Gem
Costa drops in on a gorgeous Canberra garden that is chocked to the brim with plants - truly a collector's delight!

Gardening Australia ep.13 2017
Gardening Australia ep.13 2017

Gardening Australia ep.12 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Millie shows how renters can quickly grow an established garden; John visits a garden with striking formal design; Indira explores a constructed wetland in Sydney; and Costa visits a community compost group.


1. Clean and Green
Jerry demonstrates why lifting, dividing and propagating a ginger in his garden helps to keep his hair shiny and manageable!
2. Excess Produce - No-wilt Leafy Greens!
We show you a great tip on how to keep greens like spring onions fresher for longer
3. Compact Formality
John visits a low maintenance garden in Melbourne that is striking for its formal, minimalistic, design
4. Wasteland to Wetland
Indira explores Sydney Park Wetlands, which has been transformed from a disused industrial site into an ecological heartland
5. Renters Rule!
Millie gives some tips on how renters can quickly grow a gorgeous, established garden even if you're on a short lease and a shoestring budget
6. Plant Profile - Archillea 'Moonshine'
We profile a gorgeous plant that suits all soil types and flowers all summer long
7. Waste Not, Want Not
Costa visits a volunteer-run, not-for-profit composting group who are turning community waste into community gold.

Gardening Australia ep.12 2017
Gardening Australia ep.12 2017

Gardening Australia ep.11 2017

Josh meets some volunteer gardeners who help the elderly; Tino makes a chilli pesticide; Costa explores native plants that are edible; Jerry Coleby-Williams talks about how his life revolves around plants.


1. My Garden Path - Jerry Coleby-Williams
Discover how plants have influenced every part of Jerry's life
2. Autumn Alliums
Sophie plants a variety of autumn alliums and gives some great tips on how to prolonging your harvest
3. Native Nibbles
Costa visits the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens to explore the surprising diversity of native plants that are edible
4. Helping Hands
Josh meets a group of volunteers in Perth who do gardening maintenance for the elderly and physically disabled, allowing them to stay in their homes and continue to enjoy their gardens
5. Plant Profile - Tree Echium
We profile a gorgeous plant that towers four metres high and is a great magnet for bees
6. Chilli Spray
Tino shows how easy it is to make a chilli pesticide using chillies and some everyday products from around the house
7. FAQs - Easy seed saving | Leaves as mulch | Tip Pruning
Tino demonstrates an easy seed to save, Millie gives some tips on how to use fallen leaves for mulch and Josh tells us why to tip prune.

Gardening Australia ep.11 2017
Gardening Australia ep.11 2017

Gardening Australia ep.10 2017

Indira checks out an urban green wall garden; Costa explores the vibrant native plants of Mt Penang; Tino uses leftover garden waste to create hot compost & John visits an elegant garden filled with pockets of green spaces.


1. Going Up
Indira visits journalist, Quentin Dempster, to check out how he's making the most of his tiny backyard by gardening in the only space available - up the walls!

2. Urban Elegance
John visits a sloping block that, with clever design, has been turned into a garden filled with pockets of private green spaces

3. Plant Profile - Kiwi Fruit
Tino gives some tips on growing kiwi fruit

4. Hot Compost
Got lots of garden waste leftover at the end of the growing season? Instead of putting it into landfill, Tino shows how it can be used to create soil-improving hot compost

5. Plant Profile - Chilean Jasmine
Sophie profiles a sweet-smelling, climbing flower that withstands the frosty Adelaide weather

6. Mt Penang
Costa heads to the NSW Central Coast to explore the vibrant range of native plants on show at Mt Penang Gardens

Gardening Australia ep.10 2017
Gardening Australia ep.10 2017