Gardening Australia episode 38 2019

Gardening Australia episode 38 2019

Gardening Australia episode 38 2019: Costa Georgiadis visits a young couples rooftop garden, Sophie Thomson explores wild roses, Jane Edmanson visits a family’s hobby farm, Millie Ross goes bird watching and Tino Carnevale is planting his favourite tomatoes.



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 38 2019



Costa meets a young gardening couple who have created a habitat haven and productive paradise four storeys up.


Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.

Where the Wild Roses Grow

Sophie is at Mt Lofty Botanical Garden to explore the wild rose collection in full spring bloom. Sophie Thompson visits a collection of wild roses at the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide Hills. Many of the roses we grow in our gardens today have been bred from these original species roses. Horticulturist Tina Miljanovic looks after the collection of about 40 roses. Some of them are very vigorous and can take over – to counter this they are often grafted onto less vigorous rootstock, which limits their growth.

Permeable Surfaces

Josh explains how having permeable surfaces in your garden can help your plants access more water. Permeable surfaces – that water can move through – are important. For example a gravel path will allow rain to percolate through the rocks to the soil below, allowing it to reach the roots of trees and shrubs growing alongside.

Taking the Leap

Jane meets a blended family who have left life in the suburbs behind to set up a hobby farm. Melany and Rodney are both educators so the steep learning curve that comes with moving from city to a hobby farm was something they coped with well. They moved to have more space for their blended family of four children to enjoy.


David Fripp shares his collection of intriguing rhipsalis cacti and explains some ways to grow and propagate them. Plant expert David Fripp explains his fascination with Rhipsalis. He became interested in them about eight years ago. Their nickname is jungle cactus because they often grow at altitude throughout Central America and up in trees but have adapted to be cactus-like.

The Hobart Weave – Tomato planting and staking

Tomato planting and staking
Tomato planting and staking

It’s finally tomato season in Hobart and Tino is sharing his favourite varieties, plus his tips on how to stake them.

Edible Bamboo

Jerry Coleby-Williams shares his tips for growing edible bamboo.

Birds of a Feather

To celebrate National Bird Week, Millie visits one of the most popular bird watching spots in Australia.

My Garden Path – Angela Moles

We meet Professor Angela Moles, a plant ecologist who is questioning the definition of a weed. Angela Moles is a professor in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of NSW. She’s been leading a team of plant ecology students in looking at a range of introduced weeds and how they have evolved to adapt to Australian conditions.

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