Gardening Australia episode 36 2022: Costa meets an inspiring young person who has translated his love for a local creek into a passion for bush revegetation and ecology. Josh demonstrates an easy way to propagate woody herb plants, keeping them fresh so you can enjoy them in your garden and kitchen all year round. Jerry meets a retired nursery-owning couple who have turned their attention and expertise to their stunning exotic and eclectic plant collection. Tammy shares solutions to some of the most common indoor plant problems—overwatering, fungal problems, pests, and more! Hannah protects fruit trees and we meet a Lebanese chef who grows traditional ingredients.
Gardening Australia is a popular Australian television program that focuses on gardening and gardening advice. It is broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and has been airing since 1990. The show is presented by a team of expert gardeners and horticulturalists, who provide tips and advice on a wide range of gardening topics, from choosing the right plants for your garden to dealing with pests and diseases. Each episode also features segments on different gardens and gardening projects around Australia, showcasing the diverse and beautiful gardens found in the country.
Australia is a diverse country with a wide range of climatic conditions, which can make gardening challenging in some areas. However, with the right knowledge and techniques, it is possible to create a beautiful garden in Australia. Overall, gardening in Australia can be rewarding and enjoyable, as long as you choose the right plants and use good gardening techniques. 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 36 2022
Prop it When it Drops
Josh demonstrates an easy way to propagate your woody herb plants, to keep them fresh so you can enjoy them in your garden as well as your kitchen. ‘We all love a trip to the garden centre, but if you have woody herbs in your garden, you already have plants in stock!’
Woody herbs are staples in most productive gardens. Being woody herbs, it’s not much of a surprise that they can grow woody as the supple young plants you put into the ground become tough and mature. They also can lose their vigour as they become woody, after a few years not bouncing back quite as well as they once did after a hard prune. This is a great opportunity to create new plants by taking cuttings for propagation. Cuttings are the most common way to propagate plants for home gardeners as well as large-scale propagation nursery. Get this technique down, and you can apply it to almost all plants in your garden!
This can be done any time of year, except for the dead of winter. Undertaking it in spring will yield the fastest results.
Garden of Aidan
Aidan Ameer is just 15 years old, but the impact he’s already had on his local environment is huge. Growing up in the Brisbane suburb of Bardon, on Turrbal and Yuggera Country, Aidan has always enjoyed the local Ithaca creek as his playground, but as he got older he realised that many of the plants growing along the creek were weeds, and that the health of the creek was suffering.
He asked his local council for permission to start some replanting of native species, and “it’s kind of grown from there,” he says. About three years ago he started his own community bushcare volunteer group to clean up and revegetate the creek area.
A chance meeting with GA presenter Jerry Coleby-Williams helped solve a problem he had with one particular weed – an enormous camphor laurel tree. Rather than cut the tree down, it was killed and left in place to provide habitat, with Jerry introducing Aidan to a tree surgeon who specialises in crafting nesting hollows into trunks and branches. A range of habitats was created, with 11 different hollows and a small bee hotel. Aidan’s knowledge of local plants and animals is already phenomenal, and if his creek work wasn’t enough, he volunteers at a local native plant nursery. After exploring the creek area, Costa visited Aidan’s home garden to see what was growing there.
Indoor First Aid – Gardening Australia episode 36 2022
Tammy shows us how to bring our neglected indoor plants back to life with a few quick tricks! Are sad looking leaves and recurring pests a common part of your indoor plant collection? There are a few easy things you can do to give them a fighting chance to survive and thrive!
Calathea leaves are rarely perfect, they need a warm, humid environment with just the right amount of light which can be hard to provide. There are two possible reasons for brown leaves though – too much sun or not enough water and humidity. Direct sun can burn the leaves causing unsightly brown spots, and it can fade the leaf colour. Low humidity often shows up as crispy brown tips and leaf edges.
Palms that have been neglected or in the wrong spot can harbour scale insects. These sap suckers are often congregated at the base of the stems under the leaf sheaths, but they can also be found along the stems or on the underside of leaves.
Plants are often attacked by pests like scale when they are already struggling. Tammy’s Alexandra Palm has been cleaned up but there are roots sticking out the bottom of the pot – this is a clear sign that it’s pot bound.
Rocoto Tree Chilli – Gardening Australia episode 36 2022
The chillies most commonly grown in Australia are varieties of Capsicum annuum, and they all have smooth, hairless leaves – but there is another type that some adventurous gardeners grow – the Rocoto Tree Chili, or Capsicum pubescens, which has hairy leaves! These ‘pubescent’ – or hairy – chillies originate from Bolivia and Peru and cope well with a cool climate, but still like a sunny, moist position. They live for many years and can reach 2 metres tall. The fruit is flesh, juicy, very hot and makes a stunning salsa.