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

Gardening Australia ep.30 2017



  Jane visits Australia's newest plant quarantine facility; Costa builds a home for his worms; Millie plants up her side garden; and we meet a couple who have dedicated their lives to Australia's native plants.
Gardening Australia ep.30 2017
Gardening Australia ep.30 2017

Gardening Australia ep.29 2017

Josh shows us a tool to help gardeners identify pests; Sophie visits a couple who have thousands of roses in their beautiful collection; and Jane explores the world of native bonsai and shows you how to create one at home.


1. Excess Produce - Lemon Slices
Too many lemons? There’s no such thing!
2. Riot of Roses
Sophie visits a couple in the Barossa Valley who have thousands of roses in their beautiful collection
3. Taking Cues
Jerry talks about being alert to garden timing
4. Starting Out
Jane gets expert tips on creating native bonsai at home
5. Friends or Foes
Josh learns about an exciting and modern tool to help identify insect visitors, beneficial or not, in home gardens
6. Miniature Marvels
Jane explores the fascinating new world of native Australian bonsai
7. Protecting Maples
Tino shows us how to protect maples from aphids
8. FAQs - Moving trees | Camellia buds dropping | Coriander
The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.

Gardening Australia ep.29 2017
Gardening Australia ep.29 2017

Gardening Australia ep.28 2017

Jerry visits a formal native garden in Toowoomba; Costa and Sophie are at a community garden in Darwin; guest presenter Carolyn explains the importance of plants in design, and Josh helps Millie with a project in her garden.


1. A Helping Hand
Josh lends Millie a hand to build a frame for climbing plants that will create a beautiful small-garden screen
2. Winning Natives
Jerry explores a magnificent garden in Toowoomba that combines formality and Australian natives to create an award-winning sensation
3. Designing with Plants
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman visits a spectacular nursery and gives us her top tips for planting design
4. Perfect Drainage
Jerry picks up a great tip on achieving perfect drainage for plants in any garden
5. The Mulch Pit
Costa takes Sophie to visit one of his favourite gardens, a community project in Darwin that grows food, skills and friendships
6. FAQs - Growing Bamboo | Liver under Passionfruit | Teasing Out Roots
The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions

Gardening Australia ep.28 2017
Gardening Australia ep.28 2017

Gardening Australia ep.27 2017

Costa explores the power of the flower; Jane discovers a collector's garden; Sophie explores a garden bursting with spring bulbs; Tino gets stuck into spring sowing and we find out what to do in the garden this weekend.


1. Sowing for Spring
Tino springs into action in The Patch, explaining his secret to summer crop success including Australia's favourite, the tomato!
2. What to Do this Weekend
Our presenters reveal their must-do tasks in their own garden this weekend
3. Propagating Succulents
Jane is visiting a succulent collector who demonstrates how easy it is to propagate these hardy plants
4. A Quirky Collection
Jane explores a collector’s garden full of unusual, architectural beauties and gets his expert tips for growing them at home
5. Flower Power
Costa explores the stunning displays in The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, and discovers the power of the flower
6. A Spring Stunner
Sophie Thomson visits a true spring garden, bursting at the seams with colourful blossom and bulbs

Gardening Australia ep.27 2017
Gardening Australia ep.27 2017

Gardening Australia ep.26 2017

Jerry visits a wildlife-friendly garden; guest presenter Carolyn explores a small garden that is big on ideas; Costa plants an edible hedge and Millie and Squid go hunting for truffles.


1. Pretty and Productive
Costa helps a family plant an attractive blueberry hedge fringed with strawberries
2. Underground Riches
Millie and Squid go hunting for the delicious and valuable underground fungus, the black truffle
3. A Great Little Spot
Josh profiles two hard-wearing water-wise plants
4. All Creatures Great and Small
Jerry visits a wildlife-friendly garden in the Brisbane suburbs designed with the resident wild and domestic animals in mind
5. Small Spaces, Big Ideas
Guest presenter Carolyn explores a small urban garden that’s full of great ideas for how to make small spaces seem larger
6. FAQs - Grafted Trees | Orange Peel in Compost | Lime and Manure
Answers to frequently asked gardening questions

Gardening Australia ep.26 2017
Gardening Australia ep.26 2017

Gardening Australia ep.25 2017

Josh meets a scientist unlocking the relationship between fire and native plants; Costa replenishes his verge garden; Jerry shares his technique for a perfect seed bed and we meet a passionate young orchid conservationist.


1. Smoke Your Own
Josh learns how to smoke native plant seeds to aid germination
2. Back to the Verge
Costa gets stuck back into his verge garden after building work temporarily halted progress
3. Plant Profile - Algerian Iris
We profile the beautiful Algerian Iris
4. Smoke King
Josh meets a scientist unlocking the relationship between fire and native plants in a wonderfully diverse area of Western Australia
5. Perfect Seed Bed
Jerry shares his grandmother's technique for preparing the perfect seed bed guaranteed to lead to success
6. FAQs - Fertilising in Winter | Cherry Tree | Leaf Curl
Answers to commonly asked gardening questions

Gardening Australia ep.25 2017
Gardening Australia ep.25 2017

Gardening Australia ep.24 2017

Costa visits a scientist with an experimental garden; Tino helps out at an olive grove; guest presenter Carolyn explores the materials available for creating a garden & Millie salvages some second-hand plants.


1. Plant Profile - Bell-fruited Mallee
This beautiful native can fit in even the smallest of gardens!
2. Pruning Olives
Tino shows how to prune an olive tree to maximise yield
3. Sticks and Stones
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman explores the materials available for creating gardens
4. Olives Galore
Tino helps out an olive growing couple with their harvest in beautiful northern Tasmania
5. The Backyard Laboratory
Costa is in Canberra to visit a scientist whose research into water and productive gardening is changing the world
6. The Sacrificial Plant
Jerry Coleby-Williams shows us a novel method of pest control
7. Stripping the Garden
Millie shows us how to move plants successfully whilst helping a friend renovate their garden.

Gardening Australia ep.24 2017
Gardening Australia ep.24 2017

Gardening Australia ep.23 2017

Jane visits a chestnut grove in the Victorian high country; Costa shows us some winter-flowering natives; Tino prunes some fruit trees and Jerry propagates some unusual edible perennial plants.


1. Cooking Chestnuts
Jane learns how to make chestnut flour
2. Why is pH so Important?
Millie checks the pH of her soil and shows why it is such an important test to do
3. Nuts about Nuts
Jane visits a beautiful chestnut and hazelnut grove in Victoria's high country
4. FAQs - Daffodils | Feeding Lemon Trees | Persimmon
Josh, Sophie and Tino answer some frequently asked gardening questions
5. Local Colour
Costa takes a look at an impressive array of winter flowering natives
6. Edible Perennials
Jerry propagates some of his unusual food plants
7. Pruning Fruit Trees
Tino shows us how to prune a pomegranate, a youngberry and a quince tree

Gardening Australia ep.23 2017
Gardening Australia ep.23 2017

Gardening Australia ep.22 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world. Josh visits a magnificent forest; Sophie gets some rose-pruning advice from an expert; Costa helps out with some tree planting and guest presenter Carolyn Blackman shows us a garden designed for multiple uses.


1. Potting up Prickles
Millie shows us how to pot up a cactus without getting hurt
2. Principles of Pruning
Sophie gets some essential pruning advice from a young rose pruner
3. A Design for Life
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman gives us her top tips for designing a garden for an active family
4. Walking with Giants
Josh visits a very special forest of ancient and beautiful tingle trees in WA's Walpole Wilderness Area
5. Excess Produce - Josh's Sauerkraut
We show you how to make sauerkraut from excess cabbage
6. Future Forests
Costa joins a revegetation team for National Tree Week to help restore some former farmland
7. Poor Man's Capers
Tino gives us an idea for nasturtium seed pods

Gardening Australia ep.22 2017
Gardening Australia ep.22 2017

Gardening Australia ep.21 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Jerry meets a couple passionate about cycads; Costa visits an unconventional suburban garden; Millie plants some fruit trees and Jane shares her gardening story.


1. An Unconventional Garden
Costa visits a suburban garden with plenty of personality and quirk
2. Double Delight
Jerry visits a couple who meld their passions for cycads and bromeliads in one beautiful garden
3. Coriander for Life
Tino shows us how we can have coriander forever!
4. Low Maintenance Zone
Josh plants some natives that will do well in a hot, dry spot in his garden
5. My Garden Path - Jane Edmanson
Jane shares her gardening story with us, from shy school girl to Gardening Australia presenter
6. Fruitful Planting
Millie makes the most of winter and plants a variety of fruit trees
7. Plant Profile - Aloes
Sophie profiles some of her favourite Aloes

Gardening Australia ep.21 2017
Gardening Australia ep.21 2017

Gardening Australia ep.20 2017

Tino gets some tips on growing organic apples; Sophie builds an unusual home for native bees; Costa grows a tea garden and guest presenter Carolyn tells you where to start when creating a garden from scratch.


1. Plant Profile - Hooker's Banksia
This native shrub produces magnificent flowers that look great in the garden or as a cut flower
2. Getting Started
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman shows us where to start when planting a garden from scratch
3. Saving Eggplant Seed
Jerry gives us a useful seed-saving tip
4. Bee Hotel
Sophie turns an old television into a home for native bees
5. Andrew's Apples
Tino get some tips from an organic apple grower
6. FAQs - Lumpy Lemon Tree | Indoor Herbs
Jane and Sophie answer two commonly asked gardening questions.
7. Training a Climber
Millie shows us how to train a climber to properly cover a wall
8. Tea Thyme
Costa plants a garden for making different types of tea

Gardening Australia ep.20 2017
Gardening Australia ep.20 2017

Gardening Australia ep.19 2017

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.


1. A Small Water Garden
John creates a water garden using native aquatic plants
2. Plant Profile - Eucalyptus caesia
Want an elegant native tree for the garden? It's hard to go past the Silver Princess
3. Bring in the Bees
Costa recommends some flowers that are sure to attract pollinating bees
4. Excess Produce - Chilli Oil
Find out how to use excess chillies to flavour olive oil
5. Persian Carpet
Josh visits an enthusiastic gardener who has transformed his suburban block and adjoining verge into an eclectic mix of plants
6. Raspberries and Rhubarb
Millie gets stuck into some seasonal propagating in her vegie patch

Gardening Australia ep.19 2017
Gardening Australia ep.19 2017

Gardening Australia ep.18 2017

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


Jane visits a clivia enthusiast and gets some propagating tips; Jerry shows us how he transformed his suburban block into a productive garden; and we join a young indigenous leader inspiring others to get to know the bush.

Gardening Australia ep.18 2017
Gardening Australia ep.18 2017

Gardening Australia ep.17 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Tino visits an inspirational prison garden; Millie shows us how to fine-tune our potting mix; Josh fills his office with indoor plants; and Costa and guest presenter Indira visit a small but special community garden.


1. Indoor Inspiration
Josh fills his new office space with plants to create a healthy, happy and plant-filled indoor space
2. Wayside Bondi
Costa and Indira visit a community group that grow food in a challenging garden for use in their kitchen
3. FAQs - Dividing Salvias | Lime or Dolomite? | Wisteria not Flowering
Jane tells us when to divide salvias, Jerry gives his citrus some calcium and Josh offers solutions for a non-flowering wisteria
4. Mixing It Up
Millie serves a bag of potting mix three ways to cater for the needs of different plants in her garden
5. Excess Produce - Kale Chips
Here's a great way to use up any excess kale you've grown in the vegie Garden!

Gardening Australia ep.17 2017
Gardening Australia ep.17 2017


Gardening Australia ep.16 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Jerry visits a PNG inspired garden; Jane meets a young couple with the gardening bug; Costa protects some plants with wildlife friendly netting; and a plant collector shows us some of his favourites.


1. My Garden Path - David Fripp
We meet plant collector David Fripp who shows us around his nursery filled with interesting and beautiful plants
2. Lime and Gypsum
Tino talks us through the differences between lime and gypsum
3. Growing Home
Jerry visits a friend and neighbour who grows food plants from her homeland of Papua New Guinea
4. A Colourful Collaboration
Jane visits a young couple who have transformed a garden on a sloping block
5. Filling the Gaps
Josh demonstrates how you can fill gaps in the garden
6. Nifty Netting
Costa uses wildlife-friendly netting to protect a vegie patch
7. Winter Cheer
Sophie profiles a winter flowering Kniphofia that will add colour to the garden in the winter months.

Gardening Australia ep.16 2017
Gardening Australia ep.16 2017

Gardening Australia ep.9 2017

Sophie visits an historic garden property in the Adelaide Hills, Costa and Jane help build a garden that is accessible to everyone, Angus explores Sydney's Barangaroo reserve, and Millie makes a cubby out of plants.
Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining Australian gardeners around the world.


1. Barangaroo
Angus visits a former industrial site in Sydney that's been transformed into a naturalistic foreshore reserve
2. Planty Shanty
Millie shows how plants can be used to build a cubby house
3. Carrick Hill
Sophie visits one of Adelaide's favourite historic garden properties, Carrick Hill
4. Strawberry Patch Update
Tino gives an update on his strawberry patch experiment
5. A Garden for Everyone
Costa and Jane visit a group home and help create a garden that is accessible to everyone
6. Multiplying Plants
Josh shows how to divide grasses and clumping perennials.

Gardening Australia ep.9 2017
Gardening Australia ep.9 2017

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

Gardening Australia ep.8 2017

Costa explores the gardens of Parliament House; Sophie visits a stunning garden in the Coonawarra region; Tino plants autumn root vegetables & guest presenter Indira Naidoo sees a carpark transformed into a botanical paradise.



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

Gardening Australia ep.8 2017
Gardening Australia ep.8 2017