Showing posts with label gardeners. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gardeners. Show all posts

Gardening Australia ep.5 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining Australian gardeners around the world.
Costa visits a Sydney harbourside garden; Sophie gets stuck into some autumn jobs; Jerry explores a Japanese garden; and Jane shows us the benefits of inorganic mulch.


Autumn Means Action
Sophie gets stuck into some autumn jobs
Harbourside Perfection
Costa visits a gorgeous waterfront garden in Darling Harbour that's utilised clever planting to embrace its steep sloping block
FAQs - Non Leaf-Dropping Trees | Fertilising Lawns | Dead-heading
Sophie profiles some trees that don't drop their leaves, Tino explains how often we should fertilize our lawn and Josh gives some tips on deadheading plants
Excess Produce - Herb Cubes
In our series on what to do with excess produce, we look at a great solution for using excess herbs
Spirit of Japan
Jerry explores one of Australia's largest traditional Japanese Gardens nestled in a surprising place - Toowoomba!
Inorganic Mulch
Jane investigates the practical benefits of inorganic mulches and shows us how to best incorporate them into our own garden
The Sweetest Strawberries
Tino profiles one of the world's sweetest fruits

Gardening Australia ep.5 2017
Gardening Australia ep.5 2017

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

Gardening Australia ep.4 2017

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


Splitting the Hive
We return to Costa's old primary school to split the native beehive that he placed in the grounds a few years back
The Leafy Lounge
Millie shows us how we can grow a luscious leafy lounge using upcycled materials and, of course, plants
Outside In
Jane visits a house that's packed to the brim with magnificent indoor plants and gets some tips on how to keep them in tip-top condition
What To Do This Weekend - Temp | Cool | Arid (March)
Sophie gives us tips on planting our first batch of winter vegies, Tino prunes his pome fruit and Josh shows us how to control citrus leafminer
The Caretaker
Angus explores the stunning garden of late journalist Richard Carleton, and meets his widow Sharon who is now the its caretaker
Plant Profile - Marlborough Rock Daisy
Tino profiles a drought tolerant daisy
Propagating Coleus
Jerry shows us some great techniques for propagating coleus

Gardening Australia ep.4 2017
Gardening Australia ep.4 2017

Gardening Australia ep.31 2016

 Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining all Australian gardeners around the world.
 Tino demonstrates layering; Sophie explores a garden inspired by world travels; Angus sees just what can be achieved in a garden in two years; and John visits a geological garden.


In Two Short Years
Angus discovers it's possible to transform a barren garden into a horticultural delight in only two years
Pick 'n' Plant
Josh gives some useful tips on keeping quick growing crops in constant supply
Potting Up
Costa explains the basics of potting up plants
Native Climbers
Jane profiles a pretty climber - the Native Sarsaparilla
FAQs - Sowing Corn | Flowering Bulbs | Composting
Jerry explains why he sows corn thickly, Jane discusses when to cut back foliage on flowering bulbs and Tino offers ways to speed up the compost
Taking Root
Tino shows what must be one of the easiest and cheapest ways of propagating plants - layering
Kinclaven
Sophie explores an expansive Adelaide Hills garden that has been shaped by the owners' travels and passion for plants
Ready to Rock
John visits a unique garden that tells the story of the evolution of Victoria's geology and its native plant communities

Gardening Australia ep.31 2016
Gardening Australia ep.31 2016

Gardening Australia ep.3 2017

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


A Smashing Garden
Josh visits a garden featuring hardy plants and dazzling mosaic displays
Autumn Veg
Tino gives us tips for planting autumn vegetables
Amazing Anthuriums
Jerry shows us the glorious variety of anthuriums and gives us tips on how to keep them looking their best
My Garden Path - Dr Greg Moore
The University of Melbourne's "Tree Mechanic", Dr. Greg Moore, explains why trees are so beneficial in urban environments
FAQs - Box Hedge | Tomato Canker | Olives
Jane shows us how to deal with discoloured English Box leaves, Tino explains why an olive tree isn't fruiting and Jerry tells us what to do about tomato canker
Living Mulch
Sophie shows us how we can create living mulch using dense, groundcover plants
A Planted Paradise
Costa visits Melbourne Zoo to find out how they've used plants to create a Madagascar-inspired enclosure for their resident lemurs
Plant Profile - Silver Senna
Angus shows us how to add a splash of silver to the garden

Gardening Australia ep.3 2017
Gardening Australia ep.3 2017

Gardening Australia ep.30 2016

Guerrilla Gardeners
Costa is in Cremorne Point on Sydney's North Shore exploring a lush, public garden with a romantic history
Triumph Amongst the Trees
Jerry meets a plant collector who has been packing exotic treasures into her incredible garden for over 35 years
The Humble Spud
With the weather warming up it's time to get stuck into planting spuds
Magical Mushrooms
Josh meets a couple of young innovators who have combined waste management with urban farming to grow nutritious and healthy fungi
FAQs - Expired Seed | Earthworms | Pruning Frost Damage
Jane explains what to do with seed that's out of date; Angus gives the lowdown on using earthworms in a worm farm and Sophie tells when to prune frost damaged plants
Handsome Hedges
Jane explains the good reasons why camellias are one of Australia's favourite hedging plants


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

Gardening Australia ep.30 2016
Gardening Australia ep.30 2016

Gardening Australia ep.29 2016

Thriller, Filler, Spiller
John creates a different take on the container garden, using mixed native perennials
Ant-house Plant
Jerry profiles the unique ant-house plant that's indigenous to the mangrove swamps and forests of Far North Queensland
A City Oasis
Costa visits a tiny inner city garden that's a thriving example of how much can be achieved in a small space
My Garden Path
We follow a botanical sculptor as she creates stunning art pieces from living and dead plants
Colouring In
Sophie fills in the gaps in her garden beds
A Productive Paradise
Josh explores a Margaret River property with a sustainable house and garden that have been designed to blend into the surrounding landscape


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

Gardening Australia ep.29 2016
Gardening Australia ep.29 2016

Gardening Australia ep.28 2016

Jane visits Melbourne Zoo's butterfly house; Costa explores a quirky garden; Angus explains how to establish plants and Tino gets inspired by small-scale farming.


1. Bountiful Butterflies
Jane visits Melbourne Zoo's butterfly house and discovers how important plants are in their lifecycle
2. The Right Start
Angus explains the best methods for establishing new plants
3. Wulfen Spurge
Sophie profiles the popular euphorbia Wulfen Spurge
4. FAQs - Picking Pears | Ginger | Organic Slug Control
Jerry talks about growing greengrocer ginger, Josh explains the best time to pick pears and Jane offers ideas for slug and snail control
5. Bits & Bob's
Costa visits a quirky collector's garden that's packed to the rafters with bric-a-brac, antiques, tools, and of course, plants
6. Garlic Flowers
Tino shares a tip for using garlic flowers
7. Living the Dream
Tino gets inspired by a horticulturist-turned-farmer who offers tips on how to make a good living from small scale farming
8. Pricking Out
Jerry shows how to prick out seedlings

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.28 2016
Gardening Australia ep.28 2016

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

Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.5

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


One is a tiny urban courtyard in Hackney. Its owners, Karla and Stuart, dream of transforming it into a miniature urban jungle, inspired by Karla's childhood in the Philippines. With Monty's encouragement and a visit to tropical garden in Leeds their hopes run high. But can they ever squeeze all their ideas into their tiny space?

Monty is also called in to help a whole community create the outdoor area of their dreams. It's the play area for a local primary school in Bury, Lancashire. Three mothers with children at the school are keen to make the most of this valuable asset, dreaming of a play space, a wildlife area and a place to grow vegetables and herbs. But with no serious gardening experience, and the hopes of the children and village at stake, can they every create something which will please everyone?

Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.5
Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.5

Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.4

Monty Don travels around the country helping amateurs to create the garden of their dreams. This week, he comes to the rescue of two couples in need of help transforming their rubble-filled back gardens into havens of peace and tranquillity.


In north London, Ian and Rose have recently moved into their new basement home and are hoping to create a wildlife-friendly space. Currently it is a building site - neglected by previous owners. They also need expert advice since their plot is surrounded by four large trees blocking a lot of natural sunlight. Even if they manage to clear their space, can they ever create the garden of their dreams? They are in serious need of help and advice, but can Monty set them on the right track?

Meanwhile in Stockport, Jo and Steve's equally large garden has become a dump as they build a new extension. The couple lead busy working lives with Jo travelling the globe as an air hostess and Steve working long night shifts at a bakery. Their longed-for dream is a haven to relax and get away from it all in. The problem is Jo has so many exciting ideas about what she wants to do and Steve is rather more pragmatic. Can Monty help the couple work out the best of their ideas and give them the advice they need to get going?

Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.4
Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.4


Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.3

Monty Don travels around the country helping amateurs to create the garden of their dreams. This time, Monty meets two sets of gardeners who have unimaginable ambitions for their outdoor spaces.
In Essex, Denise has never ventured beyond the decking area behind her house.


But she dreams of having an altogether dreamlike garden, including building the ruins of a mill to remind her of her childhood. Her husband Dave isn't quite as enthusiastic about any of it, not least the amount of work involved, so Monty is called in to mediate.
Meanwhile in Ipswich, father-and-daughter team Rob and Jo run a family charity together and are no strangers to hard labour. It's just as well, because their plan to build a productive terraced allotment on a treacherously steep slope in the middle of a wooded wasteland leaves Monty lost for words. But with a bit of advice and the help of an army of volunteers, can they go from mad to possible?

Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.3
Big Dreams Small Spaces ep.3 


Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 3 Ep.2

Monty Don travels around the country helping amateurs to create the garden of their dreams. This time, Monty meets two sets of ambitious amateur gardeners who have huge ambitions for their outdoor spaces.


In Leyton, Tariq and Sairah want to turn their dumping ground of a back yard into a sumptuous award-winning garden, suitable for entertaining friends and family. Both have competitive jobs in the banking sector and are used to winning at work but when it comes to gardening, they don't know where to begin. With an inspirational trip to the gardening event of the year, the Chelsea Flower Show, Monty tried to put them on the fast track to developing their own personal style but can they put the work in to earn the approval of the country's top gardener?

Meanwhile in Bath, Ant and Jake want to replicate the Japanese gardens they have visited all over the world and set themselves the added challenge of creating three very different sections in their L-shaped plot. However, after a visit from Monty, events take a dramatic turn when they discover an underlying problem with their soil that calls for an extreme solution. Will they be able to complete their dream garden on time and on budget?

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 3 Ep.2
Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 3 Ep.2 

The Beechgrove Garden ep.22 2016

In the Beechgrove Garden Jim is in the veggie plot still managing to crop late veg and it's also hedge cutting time of year and Jim sets about the conifer hedge and the pleached lime.


Carole is with Mieke Guijt and family in rural Aberdeenshire helping her once again to garden on a budget. This week Carole encourages Mieke to lift and divide plants from friend's gardens and in this case, the friends are Beechgrove.
Continuing the budget theme, Carole then visits Mari Reid in Ardersier, whose whole garden is full of money-saving ideas while still managing to be penny-pinching pretty.

On a blue sky autumn day, Jim and Carole were admiring the late flowering Hydrangea which
Carole thought looked like raspberry ripple ice-cream.
It is called Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’.Moving into the Vegetable plot there was lots of
lovely veg to admire there.The chard was looking good in different colors. The courgettes and marrows were also continuing to crop well.
The runner beans were still cropping like mad and bonus of different colour flowers.
Moving onto the tattie patch, Jim was keen to come to a conclusion with this year’s tatties and
the blight story. He has been growing some varieties that are said to be resistant to potato blight. Jim and Carole dug up the new blight resistant variety ‘Carolus’. The shaws did show symptoms of blight but there was a decent crop underneath and that’s of course what matters. That and the taste. Amongst the other crops, they looked at the beetroot. The leaves were looking a bit scabby probably because of the dry weather recently but there was a heavy crop in the ground. The carrots were also looking good with lots of healthy foliage. These were covered to keep off the carrot fly. There were different color varieties including – ‘Yellow Bunch’, ‘Sweet Candle’ and ‘Scarlet Horn’. We have been trying growing some carrot fly resistant varieties which in order to test the resistance, had not been covered. Unfortunately there weren’t rabbit resistant and the rabbits had eaten all the tops.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.22 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.22 2016

Gardening Australia ep.19 2016

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.


Get the Lowdown
Angus profiles a number of hardy native plants that are perfect groundcovers
Rejuvenating Potting Mix
Josh shows how to put life back into potting mix
A Colourful Character
Tino visits a large garden northwest of Hobart that's designed to be bursting with colour and interest throughout the year
Just Prune It!
Sophie gets stuck into vigorous pruning of a number of shrubs in her garden
A Winning Garden
Costa explores a suburban garden overflowing with greenery that won a local council award for best native garden
A Problem Plant
Jerry explains why he won't grow blackberry nightshade
My Garden Path - Renata Buziak
Artist Renata Buziak shows us how she creates works of art from decaying plants
Gardening Australia ep.19 2016
Gardening Australia ep.19 2016

Gardening Australia ep.18 2016

Sophie visits an organic apple farm; John explains what to look for in a plant pot; Costa meets Sydney University's community garden students; and Jerry explores a Queensland heathland.


Cuttings 101
Jane shows how to propagate cuttings
Growing Knowledge
Costa visits Sydney University's community garden and meets students who use the garden as their laboratory
Sulfur Cosmos
Jerry profiles a variety of cosmos
The Perfect Pot
John shows us what to look for when selecting the perfect pots for our plants
Working with Nature
Sophie visits a couple who are harnessing the services of nature to grow bounteous, delicious organic apples
FAQs - Feeding Natives | Pruning Wisteria | Staking Trees
Angus, Jane and Tino answer questions frequently asked by viewers
Wallum Heathland
Jerry explores an botanical wonderland within Noosa National Park on the Sunshine Coast that is close to his heart
The Garden Gang
Find out what to do in your garden this weekend from the Garden Gang


Gardening Australia ep.18 2016
Gardening Australia ep.18 2016


The Beechgrove Garden ep.19 2016

A sparkling summer bedding display dazzles the eye this week in the Beechgrove Garden. More colour comes from Calla lilies and Black Eyed Susans in Carole's 6 x 8ft greenhouse, and it is tasting and testing time for Jim's tomatoes. Chris dons his waders and is planting in the pond.


On his second visit to Tillycoultry allotments Jim looks at the communal greenhouses on the site, and finds out about the tuition sessions which help the 'plotters' use a range of garden machinery.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.19 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.19 2016


The Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2016

In the Beechgrove garden, Carole takes a look at and tastes both peas that are sweet and sweet peas. Carole has been running an observation on varieties of peas and their support systems, and it's time for harvest and analysis. George returns to his roots as he visits Athelstaneford village near North Berwick. Twelve village gardens are gearing up for an open day, and George takes a tour around as many gardens as he can.


Jim visits Douneside House in Tarland to meet head gardener Stephen McCallum, who leads a progressive horticulture apprenticeship scheme in the stunning surroundings of Douneside House gardens.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2016

Gardening and Horticulture ep.18 2016

As summer gets into full swing, there is plenty for Monty to be doing at Longmeadow, and this week he gets to grips with summer pruning as he tackles his espaliered pear trees.



Nature's bounty is very much in evidence at Lord Rothschild's garden at Waddesdon Manor, where we get an exclusive look behind the scenes, and Joe Swift ponders ways of putting a contemporary twist on traditional bedding plants.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.18 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.18 2016

The Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2016

Jim brings us up to date on how the crops in the veg plot are doing, whilst Carole checks up on the progress of more tender veg inside.


Chris battles with the bog garden at Beechgrove, replanting this previously overgrown area with wet soil loving plants. At North Kessock, just north of Inverness overlooking the Moray Firth, Carole marvels at a virtually vertical rock face lying on bedrock, which David and Penny Veitch have transformed over almost 30 years into a haven for alpines and scree plants.

Thank goodness for a decent day weather wise at Beechgrove this week.  Jim, Carole and George were looking at the flower scatter seed mixes.  Last year there was a colourful display provided by
a commercially available scatter mix – which was sown over the whole bed in successive months over the season. The results inspired each of the presenting team to create their own scatter mixes this year.  They each chose 6 seed varieties (see below) and these were sown onto 6 individual plots including the control in mid - May (Programme 7).  There have been mixed results in the plots but
each of the plots had been invaded by an extremely invasive weed – spurge.Brian’s plot looked
a little sad with very little flowerother than the spurge. Carole’s plot was not supposed to have any pink flowers in it.However she thought that Silene from last year’s mix had overwintered and germinated in her plot and a couple of the other species toodue to the wet weather this year.
Jim’s had a Scottish theme with lots of blues and whites in it.
The Control was Miracle-Gro 1kg Flower Magic Flower Seeds with Feed and Coir Mix Jug
Seed mixes
Jim –
Agrostemma, Echium ‘Blue
Bedder’, Linaria ‘Fairy Bouquet’, Reneta
odorata (Mignonette), Papaver rhoeas,
Nemophila ‘Baby Blue Eyes’
Brian –
Zinnia elegans ‘Benary’s Giant
Lime’, Verbena bonariensis, Nigella
papillose ‘African Bride’, Antheum
graveolens,
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Prairie Sun’,
Pennisetum rippelanium.
Chris –unidentified secret mix
Carole–
Poppy ‘Ladybird’, Eschscholzia
‘Golden Values’, Gypsophila ‘Monarch
White’, Lagunis ovatus, Limnanthes
douglasii, Lineria ‘Flamenco’.
George –
Chrysanthemum
carinatum
‘Sunset’, Larkspur ajacis ‘Sublime Mixed,
Amberboa muricata, Calendula ‘Citrus
Cocktail’, Californian Poppy ‘Sun
Shades’, Bupleunum rotundifolium ‘
Green Gold’

The Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2016