Showing posts with label gardentips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gardentips. Show all posts

The Beechgrove Garden ep.9 2017

It's bedding plant time and Jim, Carole and George are planting out a bevy of beautiful bedding in the Beechgrove Garden. Scotland's number one bedding plant is the begonia, and Carole checks on the progress of her fertiliser observation using begonias as the test plant.



Brian Cunningham responded to a cry for help from Susan Bulleid in Newton Mearns, who has a problematic dry shady spot under a mature beech tree. Brian uses the beech to its best advantage and creates a new woodland garden fit for purpose.

Carole visits Hamish and Sue MacIntosh in Balnabuel, near Dalcross airport. The couple have carved this one-acre mixed garden full of choice plants out of a fissure of land to create many growing environments.


Gardeners' World ep.3 2017

Monty starts his plans for his revamped courtyard garden when he plants bare root trees and gives advice on climbers which will thrive on east-facing walls.Nick Bailey explores the strange world of lichens and finds out how these plants grow and thrive on trees, wood and stone, and Frances Tophill meets the enthusiastic gardeners of Barbados who fill their gardens, however small, with colour, foliage and world-class flowers.And as part of the programme's 50th anniversary, Rachel de Thame reveals the plant she thinks has had the most impact on British gardens over the last half century.



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.

Gardeners' World ep.3 2017
Gardeners' World ep.3 2017

Gardeners' World ep.2 2017

Monty Don is mulching the borders in preparation for spring and potting up dahlias for the year ahead.Carol Klein celebrates her plant of the month - the daffodil - while Frances Tophill is brushing up on her horticultural skills as a volunteer at Andromeda Botanic Gardens in Barbados.
As part of the programme's 50th anniversary, Nick Bailey reveals the plant he thinks has had the most impact on British gardens over the last half century.


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.

Gardeners' World ep.2 2017
Gardeners' World ep.2 2017

Gardeners' World ep.1 2017

  Over the year, Gardeners' World is celebrating 50 years of broadcasting timely advice and inspiration to the nation's gardeners.
Monty kicks off the gardening year from Longmeadow as he shares his tips for pruning, planting up pots for spring colour and sharing his plans for the coming year.


 At Packwood House, the extraordinary herbaceous borders come under Adam Frost's scrutiny as he finds out how they have been planted for maximum colour and impact.
Over the series, Carol Klein shares with us some of her heroes of gardening, the people who have impacted the way we garden for the last 50 years. She begins with Beth Chatto.



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.

Gardeners' World ep.1 2017
Gardeners' World ep.1 2017

Cinnamon For Garden Use

Cinnamon...Yes the powder we all have in our kitchen has practically universal application for use in our garden to stop the growth of harmful fungus that can kill our plants. When planting seeds sprinkle it lightly on top of the seed tray and it will greatly deter Damping Off Disease caused from fungus attacking our seed or young seedlings. Here an Irish gardener uses Cinnamon to combat fungus in her garden.



Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.21 ( Series 1 ep.9)

Is your house making you sick? Costa explores how damp in and around your house can cause health concerns before spending a day with the Worimi Nation in Forster as they transform local bushland back to its former glory. Jill Cockram is an expert chicken fancier and the perfect person who gives us the essential guide to chicken keeping.


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.21
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.21

How to start spinach seed



For those living in northern latitudes this is the time that many gardeners, whether gardening on a patio or a large allotment, begin to plant cool season crops such as spinach. We all are often frustrated when we do not attain the results we hoped for. There is a way to greatly improve the germination rate and speed up the growth of your spinach plants. This young woman living in Florida, USA reveals her method.

How to start spinach seed
How to start spinach seed

Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.20 ( Series 1 ep.8)

Costa takes us inside the Sydney Flower market to meet Domenico Mezzacuva, a flower grower and merchant who provides us with an insiders take on this unique community. Every house in Australia should recycle their organic matter, and so Costa meets Alley Rutherford to find the recipe for the perfect compost.


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.20 ( Series 1 ep.8)
Costa's Garden Odyssey ep.20 ( Series 1 ep.8)

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 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

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

Gardening Australia ep.26 2016

From Plot to Plate

Jane travels to rural Victoria to visit one of Australia's largest kitchen gardens

Call That a Yam?

Jerry demonstrates a couple of easy techniques for propagating Elephant's Foot Yam, an unusual tasty tuber

My Garden Path - Sophie Thomson

Sophie shares her story from a childhood surrounded by plants and gardens to Gardening Australia presenter, and introduces us to her family

Feed Your Food

Tino shows how to keep plants healthy and thriving by applying the right fertilisers at the right time

The Sweetest Plant

Costa is at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney to discover more about the intriguing cacao tree!

What a Tool! - The Holster

Josh's favourite tool is his holster!


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.26 2016
Gardening Australia ep.26 2016

Gardening Australia ep.25 2016

Raising the Roof
Costa meets residents of an old block of flats who have worked together to create an amazing rooftop garden
My Garden Path - Dr Damon Young
Philosopher and author Dr Damon Young shares his intriguing views on the different ways gardens influence us
Get Grafting
Tino shows how easy it is to have a go at grafting fruit trees at home
Nature Play
John explores a groundbreaking natural playground set in Melbourne's historic Royal Park
Time for TLC
Josh gives his indoor plants a bit of winter TLC, giving them a new lease on life



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 this television program.

Gardening Australia ep.25 2016
Gardening Australia ep.25 2016

Gardening Australia ep.24 2016

Love Your Lawn
Tino gives his lawn some winter love to ensure that it rockets off at the first sign of warm weather
Hardwood Cuttings
Jane shows how to propagate hydrangeas from cuttings
Cycad
Jerry explains why a cycad has a strange growth
South African Style
John meets a South African garden designer to talk about her work, and compare the two countries' plants and landscapes
Dwarf Feather Grass
Tino profiles one of his favourite ornamental grasses
Life in the Hills
Josh visits a couple who have transformed a bush block in the Perth hills with a diversity of plants
Hello Aloe
Sophie explores the Adelaide Botanic Garden's collection of diverse and tough aloes
Cut the Camellias
Costa gets stuck into pruning two overgrown camellias that each need a different approach


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

Gardening Australia ep.24 2016
Gardening Australia ep.24 2016


Gardening Australia ep.23 2016

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


1. Yellow Swamp Orchid
Jerry demonstrates a simple and gentle way of propagating the Yellow Swamp Orchid
2. Anna's Garden
Sophie meets a gardener in the Adelaide Hills whose Greek heritage is reflected in her colourful and eclectic Mediterranean-style garden
3. Outsmarting Slaters
Josh shares a great tip on how to get the upper hand on slaters
4. A Likin' for Lichen
Coinciding with Science Week, Costa explores a unique garden the Australian Botanic Garden in Mt Annan that showcases the amazing world of lichen
5. Daylily
Tino shows how there is more to the daylily than just good looks
6. Art of Glass
Tino has a great DIY project to create a beautiful glass cloche to protect vulnerable seedlings
7. FAQs - Attracting Bees | Suckering Trees | Planting Strawberries
Jane gives a tip on how to attract bees to the garden, Josh shows what to do when trees shoot from the trunk base and Tino talks about when to plant strawberries
8. Magic in the Mangroves
Jerry meets an everyday lover of nature who has discovered the existence of a new species of mangrove in Far North Queensland
Gardening Australia ep.23 2016
Gardening Australia ep.23 2016

Gardening Australia ep.22 2016

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


1. Choosing Cuttings
Tino explains what cuttings to take at what time of year
2. Pocket City Farm
Costa visits an old bowling club that has been transformed into a new community hub complete with kitchen garden, food forest and restaurant
3. FAQs - Watering Indoor Plants | Ripe Bananas | Pots for Citrus
John explains when to water indoor plants in winter, Jerry explains how to tell when bananas are ripe and Josh shows what sized pots are best for citrus
4. Cold Frame
Tino shows how to build one of the niftiest things to have in the garden through the colder months
5. Clematis
In this plant profile, John takes a look at the Clematis
6. The Garden Gang
Find out what to do in your garden this weekend from the Garden Gang
7. Kokedama
Jane gets her hands dirty making kokedama - Japanese moss balls
8. Cup and Saucer Vine
In this plant profile, John takes a look at the Cup and Saucer Vine
9. A Creative Combination
Josh drops in on a couple to check out their secluded, private garden that cleverly mixes artistry and plants
Gardening Australia ep.22 2016
Gardening Australia ep.22 2016

The Beechgrove Garden ep.18 2016

Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, George Anderson and Chris Beardshaw are on the road to Gairloch to find out what grows and possibly also what doesn't in wonderful Wester Ross.


Challenged to come to Gairloch by local resident, Helena Bowie, the Beechgrove team are ready to answer Helena's and the Gairloch community's gardening problems in a Beechgrove Gardener's question time event.
To set the scene for gardening conditions in the area Jim also visits the world renowned Inverewe gardens where the Gulf Stream is used to such advantage. Despite its northerly location it boasts a range of exotic plants from around the world right there in wild Wester Ross and is the epitome of gardening on the edge.
Carole also visits self-sufficient, vegetarian octogenarians, Chrissie Rennie and Bob Mapstone who garden in idyllic South Erradale.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.18 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.18 2016

Gardening and Horticulture ep.20 2016

Whether you are staying at home or going away on holiday, Monty has plenty of tips for how to keep the garden looking good and remaining productive during August.



Joe Swift pays a visit to the Northumberland garden of Chris Mullin who, after over 20 years as a member of parliament, has turned his attention to the renovation of his walled garden.
And National Trust head gardener Alan Power catches up with the transformation of Shakespeare's New Place garden in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.20 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.20 2016

Gardening and Horticulture ep.17 2016

Earlier in the year, Monty put aside a patch of his garden to grow his own cut flowers, and this week he returns to assess the results and harvest his first crop of colourful blooms.



We pay a visit to an organic flower farm to find out how, from seed to harvest, the process of growing plays a large part in improving wellbeing, and Joe Swift explores the Savill Garden in Windsor to see how the traditional rose garden has been reimagined into a contemporary design.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.17 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.17 2016

Gardening and Horticulture ep.16 2016

Monty demonstrates that it is not too late to start growing vegetables by showing which types to sow now, and he adds some summer color to the Spring Garden by sinking plants in pots into the borders.A hosta National Collection holder shares the secrets of his propagating success, and Rachel de Thame pays a visit to the garden of theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh.



Gardening show packed with ideas and timely reminders to get the most out of your garden.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.16 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.16 2016