Gardening Australia episode 33 2019: Costa Georgiadis visits a traditional Italian family farm, Millie Ross builds a strawberry tower, Sophie Thomson shares tips for seedling care and Clarence Slockee visits a school with gardening on the curriculum.
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 33 2019
A Slice of Italy
Costa discovers a slice of Italy on a family farm in the western suburbs of Melbourne.
FAQs – Choosing pots | Drought-tolerant natives | Dying eremophila
Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.
Sophie shares tips for looking after baby seedlings in the garden. Like most of us, Sophie has a busy life, and doesn’t always have the time to grow her own seedlings from seed. Luckily, seedling punnets bought from your local nursery are generally a really good way to get growing. Here are her top tips to help your seedlings survive and thrive.
Honey for Health
Jerry meets a researcher who is discovering the hidden potential of many native tea trees to produce a highly prized medicinal honey. Tea Trees or Leptospermums are a popular spring flowering plant within many Australian gardens, but Jerry discovers there is more to these sweet native shrubs than one may bee-lieve.
Top Tip – Bananas
Josh Byrne explains how he grows a bounty of bananas in a southern climate. Can you grow bananas in cooler southern climates like Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne? Well, yes you can, but the key is to selecting the right varieties, and putting them in the right position. Josh has several banana trees fruiting at his home near Freemantle in Western Australia, and his secret is a suitable microclimate.
Sweet Use of Space
Millie finds a spot for one of the sweetest little crops, strawberries – perfect for pots or unusual spaces. In Millie’s garden, nothing goes to waste. With a bit of left-over timber and a wasted sunny spot, it’s time for something sweet – strawberries.
A Place to Reflect
Jane visits the Springvale Botanical Cemetery to talk with the team behind the design and maintenance of the stunning and unusual public space.
Clarence visits a high school that uses gardening as an integral part of the curriculum, gaining local connections on the way.
Re-purposed Garden Tools
Millie gives an old, broken garden tool a new life and purpose!
Preparing Coir Bricks
Jerry Coleby-Williams shares a tip on preparing a coir brick.
Sharing Your Space
Tino shares his favourite tips for stopping wildlife from getting to your fruit and veg before you do.