Gardening Australia episode 22 2020

Gardening Australia episode 22 2020

Gardening Australia episode 22 2020: Costa Georgiadis meets an inspiring gardener, Tino Carnevale sows spring crops indoors, Josh Byrne visits a landscape designer, Jane Edmanson visits a stunning garden in rural Victoria and Millie Ross builds a garden bench.



Gardening Australia has always provided practical, trustworthy and credible gardening advice to inspire and entertain. Inspiring, entertaining and full of practical advice, join Costa Georgiadis and the team as they unearth gardening ideas, meet avid gardeners and look at some of the most inspiring gardens from across the country.


Gardening Australia episode 22 2020


An Achievement of a Lifetime

Jane visits a stunning garden in Victoria that is a triumph of colour and design, with a generous helping of rare and unusual plants. Jane visits a stunning garden in Victoria that is a triumph of colour and design, complete with a generous helping of rare and unusual plants. Former art teacher David Musker chose the 120-hectare property – formerly two dairy farms – 20 years ago, because he knew it had good soil and reliable rainfall. Broughton Hall is in Jindivick, in Gippsland, about an hour east of Melbourne.


FAQs – Daffodils | Feeding Lemon Trees | Persimmon

Josh, Sophie and Tino answer some frequently asked gardening questions.

Daffodils have long been considered one of the heralds of spring. Planted in autumn, they spend several months developing roots before the flowers burst forth in spring. They can be planted in borders and containers. Daffodils are one of the most popular spring bulbs, typically with yellow or white flowers rising above long slender leaves. The distinctive flowers have six petal-like tepals, surrounding a central trumpet or corona.

They mainly originate in southern Europe and North Africa, although there is a native British species. Daffodils have been widely cultivated for centuries, resulting in the vast range now available, with various flower shapes, sizes and colours. Most are hardy, low maintenance and long lived, and they suit almost every style of garden, growing well in containers as well as in the ground.

Citrus are not hardy in Britain but can be grown in pots outdoors in summer and brought inside for winter. Of all citrus, most gardeners grow lemons; kumquats are the most cold tolerant; others, like limes and grapefruits, need more warmth. The fragrant flowers can appear all year round, but are especially abundant in late winter. Fruit ripens up to 12 months later, so they often flower and fruit at the same time.

More Than a Garden

Costa meets a woman whose life changed just days after her 30th birthday, with the simple act of gardening. Costa meets a woman whose life forever changed a couple of days after her 30th birthday, with the simple act of getting her hands into soil.

Picture this – a sloping backyard on quarter acre block, compacted, sandy, shallow soil covered in couch grass with the centrepiece of the garden being a 20m tall established Eucalypt. To many gardeners, this sounds like a bit of a nightmare scenario, but to Manu, this was her reality. “We moved into this block in Lapstone, at the foot of the Blue Mountains, and the tiered garden was just a sea of couch grass and not much else” explained Manu. But, not being a gardener, Manu gave her backyard very little thought.

Sowing for Spring

Tino springs into action in The Patch, explaining his secret to summer crop success including Australia’s favourite, the tomato! It’s still a bit chilly in the cool climate zones, but Tino has some tips on sowing some great crops for spring. Many plants need a warm, consistent soil temperature to germinate well and in cool climates, it’s still too cold to sow tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum cv.) outside – which is why Tino is raising them indoors.

Having It All – Gardening Australia episode 22 2020

Jerry explains the layout and thought behind the design of his suburban garden.

Playful Planting

Guest presenter Steven Wells visits a sensory garden where the owner regularly welcomes children from a nearby specialist school to come for a play.

A Simple Seat

Millie Ross shows a simple way to build a temporary garden seat. Millie Ross makes a relocatable, de-constructible garden bench using blocks and pre-cut timbers. It’s the perfect solution for renters who want some greenery and a place to sit.

First you will need to level the site. Next cut some timber to the length you want your bench. Millie was lucky enough to be given some recycled hardwood. Cement blocks, breeze bricks or Besser bricks are garden gold for renters and temporary solutions, because they can be used and abused in all kinds of ways. You can buy them new, but keep your eyes peeled at the tip shop for them – they never last long! They vary in the size of both the bricks and the cavities, so for this project, try to match them in pairs.

Strawberry Patch Update

Tino gives an update on his strawberry patch experiment.

Every Component Counts

Josh visits the home garden of designer Janine Mendel, whose series of courtyards shows how to get a lot out of a series of small spaces. Before meeting Janine, Josh has a look around the garden. Walking through the gate is like walking through the front door of a home, he says, with lush, green plantings for walls. A water feature adds sound and movement and leads to the first of the outdoor spaces – a relaxed seating area.

Angled timber boardwalks and paving link all the garden spaces, surrounded by beds planted with layers of foliage adding fragrance and texture to each ‘room’. The next space has a cool feel. Another water feature – a deep, clear pool this time – is a key element. Sandy flooring and structural plantings of yucca, agave and dracaena create a clear reference to its coastal location.

My Garden Path – Dr Noushka Reiter

We meet a passionate young conservationist and learn about the process of repopulating the wild with threatened orchids.

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