Showing posts with label gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gardening. 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 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 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.

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

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 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 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


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

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)

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

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

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

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)


Gardening Australia ep.27 2016

Tropical Delights
Jerry explores an expansive Far North Queensland garden that's a veritable arboretum of weird and wonderful tropical plants
Elizabeth Farm
Angus visits Elizabeth Farm, a historic house and garden in western Sydney where a number of important horticultural ideas were cultivated
A Place to Drop In
Josh check out an innovative and award winning green space in Fremantle that is delighting all ages in the community
Succession Vegies
To keep the vegies coming, Sophie's always planting something; this time it's Asian greens and spring onions
Easy As
Costa multitasks in the garden and creates the perfect compost ingredient
Garden Gang
The Garden Gang give some tips on seasonal jobs to do in the garden this weekend


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.27 2016
Gardening Australia ep.27 2016

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)