Gardening Australia episode 19 2019: Sophie Thomson meets a caper cultivator, Costa Georgiadis learns about a composting critter, Guest Presenter Hannah Maloney helps a young couple blitz their backyard and Tino Carnevale visits a ‘sub-tropical’ Hobart garden.
Gardening Australia has always provided practical, trustworthy and credible gardening advice to inspire and entertain. Join Costa Georgiadis and the team as they traverse the country unearthing the best gardens.
Gardening Australia episode 19 2019
Sophie Thomson visits a keen caper cultivator to learn all about this Mediterranean garden must have. Tiny, tasty, salty and delicious, capers are a real feature of a number of Mediterranean dishes and platters, and have a big story to tell. Sophie meets Brian Noone – Mr Capers, a man on a mission to understand an amazing food plant with a long culinary history, the caper.
FAQs – Improve soil drainage | Pomegranates in cool climates | Plant tags
Gardening Australia presenters answer frequently asked gardening questions.
Birds on the Brink
Josh meets an expert on one of WA’s most endangered birds to find out how they are adapting to life in the suburbs.
As urban development continues around Australia, the unfortunate side-effect is loss of valuable habitat for our native fauna. But, looking towards our remnant bushland spaces, we may be able to take a number of lessons and queues from successful habitats and biodiverse spaces, and translate them into our own home gardens and public open spaces to further increase the chances for wildlife survival.
All Hands on Deck
Hannah helps a young couple get their garden into the ground with the assistance of a team of hardworking volunteers.
Guest presenter Hannah Maloney takes us to the home of a young Tasmanian couple, and shows us that with great planning, great mates, great ideas and some hard yakka, a barren backyard can be transformed into the beginnings of a food forest, in just one weekend!
Tino visits a Hobart gardener who has packed his garden with his favourite subtropical plants. Tino meets plant collector and palm enthusiast Troy Donovan, and explores his tropical hideaway – in Hobart!
Growing Avocado from Seed
Millie shares an easy (and fun!) tip on growing avocados from seed.
Well, often the answer is “yes you can, but why would you bother”? The reason for this response is that the Avocado (Persea americana cv.) tree grown from seed is unlikely to ever bare loads of fruit, if it fruits at all. But Millie reckons you should, because Avocado trees make fantastic, attractive indoor plants, or potted plants for scattering about the garden! Plus, they’re dead-easy to grow from seed, and we all have a couple of those rolling around!
Love Your Larvae
Costa learns how to build a DIY compositing system to deal with large quantities of food scraps….and it involves an ingenious composting critter – the black soldier fly larvae.
Jane Edmanson joins volunteers in the garden for some winter pruning at one Melbourne’s iconic garden clubs.
Capsicum and Chillies
Jerry explains the difference between chilli’s and capsicums.
Top Tip – Using Rhubarb Leaves
Millie Ross has some nifty ideas for what to do with rhubarb leaves.