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

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.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.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

Gardening and Horticulture ep.15 2016

Monty is reaping the rewards of the summer when he begins to harvest crops from the vegetable garden and gives tips on extending the flower season in the borders.

 

Carol takes a trip to the seaside to discover why some plants thrive despite being assaulted by salt-laden winds and we make a final visit to Sissinghurst to catch up with Troy Scott-Smith and see the changes that have been made to the garden.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.15 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.15 2016

Gardening and Horticulture ep.13 2016

As the longest day of the year approaches, there is more time for everyone to be outside and enjoy the garden and Monty is no exception.



Although some vegetables do not respond well to a late sowing, there are others that do and Monty gives his tips on late croppers to sow now.

Carol Klein and Joe Swift make a visit to GW Live in Birmingham to revel in the hundreds of summer flowering plants on display and to find design tips for small gardens.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.13 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.13 2016

Biennials
A biennial takes two years to complete its life cycle. In its first year, it grows and stores energy so that it can flower and set seed in its second. Many are easy to raise from seed – the problem is remembering to sow them in June! Here are 10 you might like to try:
Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William)
Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)
Erysimum cheiri (Wallflower)
Hesperis matronalis (Sweet rocket)
Lunaria annua (Honesty)
Matthiola incana (Brompton stock)
Myosotis sylvatica (Forget-me-not)
Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose)
Onopordum acanthium (Cotton thistle)
Verbascum bombyciferum


Gardening and Horticulture 06-2015

As the weather begins to warm up, there's plenty to be getting on with in the garden. Monty Don welcomes us to Longmeadow and cracks on with some timely tasks.


Gardening and Horticulture how to's:

1. Sow lawn seed

April is an excellent time to sow grass seed. Whether you are repairing a patch or creating a new lawn, the technique is the same. Make sure the soil is smooth and even, and sow half the seed over the whole area by working in parallel rows lengthways. Then, repeat the process with the remaining seed, working in parallel rows widthways. Lightly rake to cover the majority of the seeds with soil and, in dry weather, water gently with a fine spray of water.

2. Pinch out sweet peas

If you remove the growing tips of sweet pea seedlings, you will encourage them to branch and produce more flowers. Pinch out when they are about 10cm (4in) high or if they are too long and leggy.

3. Cut back dogwood

If you grow dogwood and willow for their colourful stems in winter, now is the time to cut them back. Pruning hard encourages vigorous new growth which, in turn, will produce a better stem colour.

Gardening and Horticulture 06-2015
Gardening and Horticulture 06-2015


Gardening and Horticulture 05-2015

At Longmeadow, Monty Don breaks ground for his new pond, and Carol Klein pays Geoff and Sally Davis another visit in their Somerset garden. Their overgrown shrubs are in need of a jolly good haircut, but they haven't a clue where to begin.



Horticulture and Gardening how to :
1.Plant potatoes
It’s traditional to plant potatoes at Easter. If you have raised beds, you can plant them in a grid 15cm (6in) deep, 30-45cm (12-18in) apart. But if you have an area of open ground, you’ll first need to dig a V-shaped trench, adding plenty of well-rotted organic matter as you go. Place the tubers along the bottom, spacing them 30-45cm (12-18in) apart, then backfill with soil to create a mound over them.
2.Plant lilies in pots
Lilies hate wet soil and poor drainage so it’s worth growing them in pots if you can. Plant the bulbs in a free-draining compost - John Innes No.3, ideally with extra grit mixed in. Plant the bulbs about 15cm (6in) deep, ensuring that they are not touching each other, cover with compost and water. Place somewhere sheltered to grow and guard against slugs and snails. Just before they flower, move them to a prime location in your garden where the blooms and their scent can be fully appreciated.
3. Give lawns their first cut
As the weather warms up, it’s time to give your lawn its first cut of the season. Don’t forget to raise the blades of your mower to their highest setting as you only want give your grass a light trim. This tidies the lawn and removes winter debris, but still leaves it long if the weather goes cold again.

Gardening and Horticulture 05-2015
Gardening and Horticulture 05-2015

Gardening and Horticulture 03-2015

If there's one flower that's fallen foul of fashion in recent times, it's the once-popular chrysanthemum. Monty Don thinks that they're well worth revisiting and shows us how to get them off to a flying start. And if you're thinking of giving your garden a bit of a spring revamp, Joe Swift has some helpful suggestions to get things going.



Gardening how to's :

1.Prune shrub roses

Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, this is your last chance to prune your shrub roses. Remove any damaged or crossing stems and cut back hard any weak shoots. The main framework of the plant should only be trimmed back by a third. The biggest mistake with shrub roses is to overprune.

2. Lift & divide snowdrops

As the flowers start to fade, it’s a good time to lift and divide snowdrops. With a trowel or spade, gently lift a clump of bulbs and carefully divide into smaller clumps and spread around your garden. It’s worth giving them a good drink too.

3. Clear your pond of duckweed and leaves

It’s time to give your pond a quick spring clean. Using a net, simply scoop out any winter debris such as fallen leaves that have accumulated in the water, along with any duckweed. If you already have frog spawn, gently move around it, but do this job before the pond is filled with tadpoles. Leave any debris or weed you remove by the side of the pond for a couple of days to allow any creatures to crawl back in before taking to the compost heap.

Gardening and Horticulture 03-2015
Gardening and Horticulture 03-2015


Gardeners World ep.9 2016

As the growing season picks up a pace, Monty is sowing vegetables and planting out the scented plants which he brought back from the Malvern Spring Festival.


  Carol is delving into the hedgerows and rooting at the bases of walls, fences and trees as she begins her journey to investigate why plants thrive in challenging conditions, and we return to Sissinghurst to find out about the changes Troy Scott-Smith is making to the world-famous white garden.

Gardeners World ep.9 2016
Gardeners World ep.9 2016
Job for the weekend: Edge your lawn
Is your lawn looking a little rough around the edges? If the answer's yes, then now's the time to give it a trim. Monty likes to use a pair of long-handled edging shears, but a strimmer fitted with an adjustable head would be just as effective.