Gardening Australia episode 29 2019

Gardening Australia episode 29 2019

Gardening Australia episode 29 2019: Clarence visits a state park managed for its cultural value, Tino learns some top care tips for Begonia’s, Millie Ross meets a man who crafts his own gardening tools and Sophie Thomson makes seed tape.



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 29 2019


History and Horticulture

Tino catches up with a begonia expert to learn some top care tips inside the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens iconic conservatory.

Nestled in the centre of the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens in Hobart is an historic conservatory, a stunning sandstone structure that showcases the gardens cold sensitive plants. This grand dame has been a favourite of visitors for over eighty years, this conservatory is an unregulated environment, meaning it isn’t heated, so this limits what can be grown in the space successfully.

FAQs – Variegation | Fertilising Natives | Lemon Skin

Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.


Clarence visits Killalea State Park to learn how it is being managed for its environmental and cultural value. Killalea State Park is the jewel in the crown of the Illawarra. The park is about 30 minutes south of Wollongong and spans over 265 hectares and includes some of the most pristine beaches on the NSW South Coast. The park is a magical coastal reserve with vegetation communities including Banksia scrub/ woodland, Westringia closed heath and sub-tropical rainforest.

Growing Herbs Indoors

Jane shows how you can grow herbs indoors. Living in a smaller space shouldn’t prevent you from having a grow at some edibles. Heaps of them do really well in pots, and there are a few that will even enjoy a stint inside!

A light windowsill in a kitchen is the perfect patch to place some pots and planters of herbs you are most likely to use.

Cactus King

Jerry visits a cactus grower to marvel at his vast array of cacti and succulents and to learn how to graft cactus. Jerry catches up with Merv Whitehouse, the cactus king, to look at his impressive collection of these beautiful, structural, resilient plants.

Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Costa explores the Muogamarra Nature Reserve just north of Sydney on the stunning Hawkesbury river.

Raking It In

Millie visits a green woodsmith who shuns power tools and makes his own sustainable gardening utensils by hand.

DIY Seed Tape

Sophie demonstrates how to make your own seed tape.

Not everyone is a garden perfectionist, but with some crops, you just have to be. Take carrots for example – if they aren’t well-spaced in their beds, we end up having to thin crops, or, even worse, we end up with stunted and deformed crops that haven’t had sufficient space to do their thing.

Let’s Get Physio

Josh gets a lesson from a physiotherapist on how to avoid injury in the garden.

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