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Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining all Australian gardeners around the nation.
2021 | SERIES 32 | Episode 10
Toowoomba Treasure – Jerry | FAQs: Weeds in pavers - Green potatoes - Gymea lily | Waste to Wonderful – Sophie | Asparagus – Tino | Container Combos – Millie | Secret Life of Spiders – Costa | Park for ...
Jerry meets a Toowoomba couple who have transformed a bare garden into a wildlife wonderland that looks lovely too!
Josh advises on weeds around pavers, Jane explains why - and how - to avoid potatoes turning green and Clarence gives some tips on how to encourage a Gymea lily to flower.
Sophie shows how to treat different green ‘waste’ in your garden so that it all goes back to making your soil healthier and more productive.
Tino Carnevale shows how to care for asparagus in autumn.
Millie experiments with a range of different plant companions sharing a host of different container homes.
Costa meets an arachnid expert who shows how lovable these much-maligned invertebrates are - and how useful they can be for gardeners.
Josh visits the new Perth Stadium and discovers the plantings making the place an oasis of calm where families can spend time.
Clarence shows how - and when - to transplant different plants to get the best from your garden.
We meet the first family of Bromeliad growers, including the next generation taking over the reins.
Seasonal advice on jobs to do in the garden this weekend
Friday, 9th April 2021
Costa plants out a new verge garden at his place, perfectly enclosed by a home-made woven fence.
Millie explains why a feijoa might not be fruiting, Clarence explains endemic plants and Jerry shares his favourite tomato variety for the subtropics.
Tino demonstrates the different ways you can stake, support and structure plants so they will fit your space and thrive.
Millie meets a ceramicist whose creations are strongly influenced by her love of plants and gardening.
Herbs can bring fragrance and flavour to a garden, but Jane looks at another of their attractions – the colourful flowers they produce, some for many months.
Josh discovers a collection of rare and unusual plants that aficionados once travelled for days to see in the wild – and which are now on show in central Perth.
Jerry investigates an issue with his lime tree.
Sophie meets a mad-keen backyard gardener, whose love of exotic philodendrons has seen him become a global expert on them.
Jane has a smart, simple tip for avoiding garden spills by replacing a fertiliser bottle lid with a sauce one!
Guest presenter Luke Mitchell shows how to sharpen and restore every gardener’s favourite tool – your secateurs!
Friday, 2nd April 2021
Costa visits a project to provide pollinator super-highways by planting insect-friendly gardens in schools right across Sydney.
Josh gives examples of plants that are functional and productive, Sophie deals with broody chooks and Tino prepares for a busy easter in the garden – planting a green manure crop and cutting back his perennial herbs.
Millie shares all her expert tips on growing great garlic - even if you only have room for a pot of it!
Josh Byrne creates a half-way house where greenhouse plants can adjust to being outdoors.
Tino shows how to revive a patch of marjoram in the garden.
Jane explores a wellbeing garden and learns how clever design can create a calming space for quiet reflection.
Guest presenter Hannah Moloney shows how to make your own beeswax wraps.
Jerry comes face-to-face one of the world’s most ancient creatures and discovers how one plant is critical for its survival.
Clarence meets a gardener who has slowly recreated a slice of Sydney bushland in what used to be a cottage-style garden.
Sophie revives an old-fashioned floristry style that combines living plants with colourful cut flowers.
Friday, 26th March 2021
Costa visits a nursery that connects new migrants to the community through gardening.
Millie gives tips on killing couch grass without chemicals, Tino explains when and why he adds lime to vegie beds and Josh explains what can affect pot drainage.
Sophie shares some tips for buying the right plants in the nursery – the ones that are best suited to your garden and most likely to survive!
Clarence meets a Wollongong family who transformed their backyard lawn into a productive garden during lockdown.
Millie Ross shares her smart system for keeping track of seedlings.
Josh shows how to take soft and hardwood cuttings.
Jane explores a farm growing fields of delicious, delicate flowers that taste as good as they look.
Tino shares some tips on growing buckwheat – a nutrient-packed, gluten-free grain source.
Jerry introduces a few of his garden plants that sometimes live indoors - and some indoor plants that are happy to spend time outside.
Guest presenter Hannah Maloney has some tips on preparing eggshells for worm farms, for composting, or to use in chicken feed.
We meet biodiversity director Annette Rypalski, who looks after the rare and endangered animals living at Victoria’s Mt Rothwell sanctuary.
Friday, 19th March 2021
Josh reveals the benefits of sowing seeds directly into the vegie patch and how to harvest a successful crop.