Showing posts with label horticultural. Show all posts
Showing posts with label horticultural. 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

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 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

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.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

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.26 2016

It's the final programme of the series and Jim, Carole, George and Chris are battening down the hatches, preparing the garden for the winter but also making plans for spring.


Carole is starting her Christmas wrapping early as she shows how to wrap up tender plants around the garden that need extra protection.
George and Jim are in the fruit cage, where it's a good time to take stock and do some remedial fruit work.
Carole also visits Huntly Cot, a unique garden near Temple in Midlothian. At its centre is a heart-shaped heather garden, with a natural spring burn, perfectly in tune with the garden's moorland setting.
The Beechgrove Garden ep.26 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.26 2016

The Beechgrove Garden ep.25 2016

Leaves are falling in the Beechgrove Garden but that's not necessarily a bad thing as Jim uses them to make lovely leaf mould. He also shows the steamy secrets of his new hot box composter.


Carole makes her last visit to Mieke and family in rural Aberdeenshire where they are gardening on a budget and this week they learn how to shred material to make economical but pretty paths.

Jim knows very well that gardening is good for you but this week it's especially so as he marks the 10th anniversary of Trellis, which is designed to support therapeutic gardening as he visits a really restorative nursery and garden, Solstice, in Banchory-Devenick.

Welcome to the Beechgrove Garden for an autumnal penultimate programme as days are shorter and we have already seen some ground frosts in our area. Across the country these first frost dates can vary by up to two months - for example gardens in the glens of the Highlands may have been experiencing these since the end of September but in Blackpool these don’t happen normally for another month. The Scilly isles, Cornwall West Wales and the smaller Scottish islands may not experience these conditions till December.
A month ago Jim repeated a little exercise we did last year in the polytunnel – planting overwintering veg for harvest in late winter and spring next year. They did very well last year but last winter was quite mild at Beechgrove.
The Pak choi did particularly well, so this year again we have a range of vegetable plants which
have been planted both in the polytunnel and in raised beds outside to see how they do.
The varieties included brassicas such as red cabbage and kale as well as leeks and chard. What progress they have made in the last month, because of the cover over the top of them which is a giant cloche acting as a giant umbrella to allow us to grow them as hard as we possibly can. For those who don’t have a tunnel they can be grown outside as they are sold as hardy, but they should be protected against pigeons and rabbits by fleece. Do remember to put slug bait down and water well.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.25 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.25 2016

The Beechgrove Garden ep.24 2016

Jim, Carole and George are on the road again as they visit Strathkinness, the Best Kept Small Village in Fife, for the final Beechgrove Roadshow of the series.


The villagers invited Beechgrove to enjoy the horticultural highlights of one of the sunniest places in Scotland. In the village hall the community gathers to try and test the gardening know-how of Jim, Carole, George and Brian Cunningham (head gardener at Scone Palace), as they find out what grows and possibly what doesn't in the area and answer as many questions as possible in a Beechgrove Gardener's question time.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.24 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.24 2016