Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts

Gardening Australia ep.32 2016

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining all Australian gardeners around the world.
Josh explores an inspiring bush-style garden; Tino plants spring greens; Jane demonstrates planting seed; Costa checks out colourful spring plants; and we visit a landscape designer's suburban oasis.


Plant Profile: Honeywort
Sophie profiles an old-fashioned favourite - Honeywort
A Spring Walk
Costa delights in the popping displays of spring colour at Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden
FAQs - Edible Flowers | Soil for Potting Mix | Elephant Foot Yams
Jane shares ideas about edible flowers, Angus explains the pitfalls of using soil in containers and Jerry reveals where to source elephant foot yam
Spring Greens
Tino's in The Patch planting up one of the highest-return crops for any time of the year - greens, greens and more greens!
Seed Raising 101
Jane shows how to get the garden brimming by raising your own seedlings
Working with the Conditions
Josh meets two botanists who've overhauled a tired garden to create an inspiring natural setting

Gardening Australia ep.32 2016
Gardening Australia ep.32 2016

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.19 ( Series 1 ep.7)

 Costa visits The Mamre Project in Sydney's West; a fantastic community initiative that teaches sustainability and nutrition as well as providing employment programs to African Refugees. Costa gives us the 5 essential maintenance tips for water tanks; we examine the crucial roles of bees in the eco system and we learn explore the relationship between the ancient books of Judaism and the cycles and seasons of nature.


  Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people – Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television. Costa will take you to the joyous, harmonious heart of the garden. It’s about gardening the soil and the soul.

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.19 ( Series 1 ep.7)
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.19 ( Series 1 ep.7)

Gardening tips ep.3 2017


Gardening tips:
1. Pleached walks, tunnels and arbours
Pleaching is a method of training trees to produce a narrow screen or hedge by tying in and interlacing flexible young shoots along a supporting framework. Use this technique to make walks, arbours, tunnels and arches.
2. Planting: Trees and shrubs
Planting new trees and shrubs is not a difficult job, but one to get right, if you want your new plants to have the best start in life. The most important considerations are root health, weather, soil conditions and aftercare.
3. Grow Your Own: Tomatoes
Growing your own tomatoes is simple and just a couple of plants will reward you with plenty of delicious tomatoes in the summer. There are all kinds of tomatoes to try, from the tiniest cherry types, favourites with children, through to full-flavoured giant beefsteak tomatoes. Tomatoes come in all kinds of colours too.
4. Sowing indoors:
Sowing seeds indoors allows tender plants to be started off earlier in the season. When they have grown into young plants, they can be planted outside in the garden or vegetable plot once the weather is warm enough.

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.18 ( Series 1 ep.6)

Costa heads to the culturally diverse suburb of Cabramatta in Sydney's Southwest to meet the students of a local public school to provide them with a little help with their gardening endeavours. A road trip to the New South Wales town of Rylestone sees South Wales town of Rylestone sees Costa learn first hand how Biodynamics have helped produce olives in an area they said it could never be done.


Costa's Garden Odyssey is an Australian television gardening program hosted by landscape architect Costa Georgiadis. Costa takes a holistic approach to gardening and horticulture, emphasising the importance of water and its management and the benefits of sustainable living. Costa spreads his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community.

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.18 ( Series 1 ep.6)
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.18 ( Series 1 ep.6)

Gardening tips ep.2 2017



Gardening tips:
1. Mulches and mulching
Mulching is generally used to improve the soil around plants, but it also gives your garden a neat, tidy appearance and can reduce the amount of time spent on tasks such as watering and weeding. Mulches help soil retain moisture in summer, prevent weeds from growing and protect the roots of plants in winter.
2. Bulbs
Drifts of daffodils, snowdrops and crocus in open grass are one of the classic signs of spring. Although they look like the work of nature, they are simple to create and will last for many years.
3. Rose pruning: general tips
These general tips for rose pruning will help you improve the health and lifespan of any rose.
4. Ornamental grasses: cutting back
Ornamental grasses fall into two main groups, evergreen and deciduous. Deciduous grasses need cutting back annually so that they will look their best. Evergreens just require a tidy-up.

Gardening tips ep.2 2017
Gardening tips ep.2 2017


Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.17 ( Series 1 ep.5)

Costa heads to Melbourne suburb of Collingwood to take a look at the Collingwood Children's Farm and amongst other things, the wonders of "worm juice". While in Melbourne he helps a Preston family save thousands of litres of water before a trip up to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney where Costa joins over 3000 plant enthusiasts at the Bilpin Collectors Plant Fair.


Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people – Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television. Costa will take you to the joyous, harmonious heart of the garden. It’s about gardening the soil and the soul.

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.17 ( Series 1 ep.5)
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.17 ( Series 1 ep.5)

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.17 ( Series 1 ep.4)

Costa explores the 'united nations' of community gardens at Riverwood in Sydney's west and then uses a groundbreaking drainage cell to build a new garden on a concrete block. Down on the Morning Peninsula in in Victoria, and Costa visits Diggers Seeds, a specialist heritage seed supplier.



Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people – Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television. Costa will take you to the joyous, harmonious heart of the garden. It’s about gardening the soil and the soul.

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.17 ( Series 1 ep.4)
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.17 ( Series 1 ep.4)

Gardening Australia ep.2 2017

Pumpkin Pickin'
Tino gives us some tips on how to tell when your pumpkin is ready to pick
New Digs - Meet Millie (and Squid)!
Costa meets Gardening Australia's newest presenter, Millie Ross, and helps her build a garden pathway at her new house
Growing Goodness
Jane visits a charity that creates meals for the needy using rescued surplus food and vegetables grown in their own rail side garden
Beauty in the Bush
Jerry travels to a lush, beautifully designed garden nestled amongst the Sunshine Coast hinterland
Plant Profile - Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
This hardy plant is tough enough to handle both heat and frost!
Wicking Works
Sophie shows us how to make a wicking bed out of a recycled food container


Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining all Australian gardeners around the world. Presented by Australia's leading horticultural experts, Gardening Australia is a valuable resource to all gardeners through the television program.

Gardening Australia ep.2 2017
Gardening Australia ep.2 2017


Gardening tips ep.1 2017




1. Bedding plants and displays
From elaborate public garden designs and street planters to the smallest front garden, bedding plants provide a temporary decorative seasonal display for beds, borders, containers and hanging baskets. Bedding can be grown from seed, bought as young seedlings (plug plants) or purchased as pot-grown specimens, often in multi-packs and cellular trays, ready for planting.
2. A Quick Guide to Clematis Pruning
There is a very simple rule of thumb that can be applied to pruning clematis if you have lost a plant label and/or don't know what the plant is called.
Don't prune clematis which flower on the previous year's growth (ie before June in central England)
Hard prune clematis which flower on the current year's growth (ie from June onward)
As always, there are exceptions to the rule but they are few. If you garden further north in the British Isles or elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere you need to adjust pruning times accordingly. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere your adjustment needs to take account of the reversed seasons.
3. Grapes: indoor cultivation
Although some varieties of dessert grapes can be grown successfully outdoors, they are more successful under glass, even in warmer locations. With a little attention to watering, feeding, pruning and training, it is possible to get a good crop year after year.

Gardening tips ep.1 2017
Gardening tips ep.1 2017

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.16 ( Series 1 ep.3)

Costa explores the sustainable backyard makeover revolution that is Permablitz, and visionary Humberto Urriola explains his dream for greening our cities. Costa also travels to Woolgoolga to understand the shift to Blueberry production and learns the ancient art of Ikebana.



Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people - Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television.

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.16 ( Series 1 ep.3)
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.16 ( Series 1 ep.3)


Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.15 ( Series 1 ep.2)

Costa visits a garden that has brought healing to a fractured community in Sydney's Macquarie Fields. He completes his drainage solution for a family with major water issues, as well as visiting the Heritage Apple Festival to taste 200-year-old apple varieties.


Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people - Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television.

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.15 ( Series 1 ep.2)
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.15 ( Series 1 ep.2)

Gardening Australia ep.1 2017

Silver Foliage Plants
Sophie shows us the benefits of using hardy and beautiful grey foliaged plants in the garden
The Weatherman - Rain Gauges and Thermometers
Josh talks about two garden essentials the rain gauge and thermometer - and shows the best way to install them for maximum accuracy
Tomato Pests and Problems
Jerry and Sophie answer two common questions asked about tomatoes
Excess Produce - Tomato Passata
If you've got a glut of tomatoes, here's a fantastic recipe idea to try
Propagating from Seed
Tino gets some great tips on how to sow and grow seeds in cell trays from a horticulturist at 'The Patch'
What is a Flower?
Flowers are ubiquitous in our lives but Jerry takes a moment to stop and ponder: What exactly is a flower?
A Creative Escape - Terraforming and Landscaping
Costa heads to the Blue Mountains to catch up with landscaper Michael Bates to check out his 15-year project - re-imagining an historic hilltop garden


Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining all Australian gardeners around the nation. Presented by Australia's leading horticultural experts, Gardening Australia is a valuable resource to all gardeners through the television program.
Gardening Australia ep.1 2017
Gardening Australia ep.1 2017

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.14 ( Series 1 ep.1)

The odyssey begins with Costa visiting a community garden in Brisbane's CBD to learn about their groundbreaking sustainable practices. Costa also examines a major water issue at a house built on a swamp and travels out to the unique Chinchilla Watermelon Festival.


Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people - Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television.

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.14  ( Series 1 ep.1)
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.14  ( Series 1 ep.1)

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.13

  It's time to celebrate the transformation of the Tembeleski's backyard into a sustainable and productive garden - something we can all do to save money and cut our carbon footprint.
 Costa's Garden Odyssey is an Australian television gardening program hosted by landscape architect Costa Georgiadis. Costa takes a holistic approach to gardening and horticulture, emphasising the importance of water and its management and the benefits of sustainable living. Costa spreads his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community.



Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people - Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television.

 In Series 2 of Costa’s Garden Odyssey, Costa continues his exploration of the urban gardens and rural landscapes of Australia, and the passionate people and communities who nurture them. Along the way he unearths insights, approaches, outlooks, tips and techniques that will inform, delight and inspire. Series 2 also sees Costa introduce the Backyard Revolution, his step by step guide to creating an ideal backyard that is productive, practical, pleasurable and completely eco-efficient. Get your hands in the soil with Costa – he’ll bring out the best in your garden, and you!

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.13
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.13 


Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.12

  Costa shows us how to choose the right plants to thrive in a dry climate
  Costa's Garden Odyssey is an Australian television gardening program hosted by landscape architect Costa Georgiadis. Costa takes a holistic approach to gardening and horticulture, emphasising the importance of water and its management and the benefits of sustainable living. Costa spreads his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community.
   Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people - Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television.


  In Series 2 of Costa’s Garden Odyssey, Costa continues his exploration of the urban gardens and rural landscapes of Australia, and the passionate people and communities who nurture them. Along the way he unearths insights, approaches, outlooks, tips and techniques that will inform, delight and inspire. Series 2 also sees Costa introduce the Backyard Revolution, his step by step guide to creating an ideal backyard that is productive, practical, pleasurable and completely eco-efficient. Get your hands in the soil with Costa – he’ll bring out the best in your garden, and you!

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.12
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.12 


Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.11

   Costa explores how gardening means different things to different people: from the prickly world of cacti to the faith that is driving some bushland regeneration. 
   Costa's Garden Odyssey is an Australian television gardening program hosted by landscape architect Costa Georgiadis. Costa takes a holistic approach to gardening and horticulture, emphasising the importance of water and its management and the benefits of sustainable living. Costa spreads his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community.
   Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people - Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television.


 In Series 2 of Costa’s Garden Odyssey, Costa continues his exploration of the urban gardens and rural landscapes of Australia, and the passionate people and communities who nurture them. Along the way he unearths insights, approaches, outlooks, tips and techniques that will inform, delight and inspire. Series 2 also sees Costa introduce the Backyard Revolution, his step by step guide to creating an ideal backyard that is productive, practical, pleasurable and completely eco-efficient. Get your hands in the soil with Costa – he’ll bring out the best in your garden, and you!

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.11
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.11


Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.10

   Costa travels to tropical Far North Queensland to explore the region's exotic plants and herbs by visiting a range of functional gardens. 
   Costa's Garden Odyssey is an Australian television gardening program hosted by landscape architect Costa Georgiadis. Costa takes a holistic approach to gardening and horticulture, emphasising the importance of water and its management and the benefits of sustainable living. Costa spreads his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community.
    Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people - Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television.


 In Series 2 of Costa’s Garden Odyssey, Costa continues his exploration of the urban gardens and rural landscapes of Australia, and the passionate people and communities who nurture them. Along the way he unearths insights, approaches, outlooks, tips and techniques that will inform, delight and inspire. Series 2 also sees Costa introduce the Backyard Revolution, his step by step guide to creating an ideal backyard that is productive, practical, pleasurable and completely eco-efficient. Get your hands in the soil with Costa – he’ll bring out the best in your garden, and you!

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.10
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.10

Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.6

Monty Don helps gardeners transform their outdoor spaces. Monty visits two sets of ambitious gardeners, each facing challenges on a very different scale.

This time, our two gardeners each living on their own are hoping Monty can help them bring something special to their small spaces. In Blackpool, young accountant Alex dreams of turning her boring back yard into a magical enchanted forest, complete with fairy lights and luscious woodland plants. Monty comes up with a big and daring idea and to illustrate his point, sends Alex to visit the ancient trees of Holker Hall in Cumbria. But will this young dreamer feel Monty's suggestion is too ambitious to take on?

In Bristol, Ross has taken on a very overgrown allotment. But with no experience of growing edibles, he is feeling overwhelmed. A few months before, he had lost his job, broken up with his partner and found himself with nowhere to live.


Now, happily, Ross's life is getting back on track - he has got a job and a flat. With his newly acquired allotment, he wants a space to relax in as much as a vegetable garden. Can Monty help Ross build up his confidence as well as his gardening know-how and build his dream outside space?

Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.6
Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.6

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.9

    Costa travels to Deloraine in the northwest corner of Tasmania, to visit the home of topiary and explore the unusual produce grown by the local boutique farmers.
    Costa's Garden Odyssey is an Australian television gardening program hosted by landscape architect Costa Georgiadis. Costa takes a holistic approach to gardening and horticulture, emphasising the importance of water and its management and the benefits of sustainable living. Costa spreads his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community.
    Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people - Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television.


  In Series 2 of Costa’s Garden Odyssey, Costa continues his exploration of the urban gardens and rural landscapes of Australia, and the passionate people and communities who nurture them. Along the way he unearths insights, approaches, outlooks, tips and techniques that will inform, delight and inspire. Series 2 also sees Costa introduce the Backyard Revolution, his step by step guide to creating an ideal backyard that is productive, practical, pleasurable and completely eco-efficient. Get your hands in the soil with Costa – he’ll bring out the best in your garden, and you!

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.9
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.9

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.8

Costa's Garden Odyssey is an Australian television gardening program hosted by landscape architect Costa Georgiadis. Costa takes a holistic approach to gardening and horticulture, emphasising the importance of water and its management and the benefits of sustainable living. Costa spreads his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community.


Costa is a man of the people. A man who can connect with all. His infectious character and passion for his subject puts people at ease and makes them shine. A Landscape Architect with an all-consuming passion for plants and people - Costa knows how to find the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. Costa’s Garden Odyssey is a groundbreaking magazine style series that allows this unique Greek Garden Guru an opportunity to do what he does best - spread his green wisdom while communicating with people and celebrating cultures and community in a way never seen before on Australian television.

In Series 2 of Costa’s Garden Odyssey, Costa continues his exploration of the urban gardens and rural landscapes of Australia, and the passionate people and communities who nurture them. Along the way he unearths insights, approaches, outlooks, tips and techniques that will inform, delight and inspire. Series 2 also sees Costa introduce the Backyard Revolution, his step by step guide to creating an ideal backyard that is productive, practical, pleasurable and completely eco-efficient. Get your hands in the soil with Costa – he’ll bring out the best in your garden, and you!

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.8
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.8