Gardening Australia episode 40 2019: Millie Ross is at a sprawling garden bursting with spring colour, Josh Byrne visits a winery living the paddock to plate dream, Tino Carnevale plants pulses and grains at The Patch and Sophie Thomson makes natural confetti.
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 40 2019
Finger on the Pulse
Tino is at The Patch planting his favourite protein-packed pulses and grains. Pulses are the edible dried seed of legumes – that is peas beans – and they’re a great source of plant protein. To grow them, choose an open, sunny position with protection from strong winds. Only broad beans are frost hardy, so only plant them when the danger of frosts is over.
A Passion for Plants
Costa explores the home garden of a native plant propagator and collector. Gardening Australia first visited Brian in 2006, so Costa was keen to see how it’s developed since then. Brian says he didn’t realise he was a gardener until he married and bought a home. He joined the Australian Plants Society and became hooked on native plants, so he excavated the paths around his land, using the soil to raise up the garden beds to provide the good drainage that many native plants need.
FAQs – Where to water | Local natives | Yellow camellia leaves
Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.
Patch to Plate
Josh is at an award-winning winery near Perth, where the kitchen garden supplies all the greens for the onsite restaurant.
Propagating Basil and Watercress
Jerry Coleby-Williams shares his favourite plants to propagate.
Sophie gets crafty exploring some natural home-grown alternatives to store-bought confetti.
Plants and Pollies
Jane visits Victoria’s Parliament House where a brand-new rooftop garden of Australian native plants celebrates history and horticulture.
David takes us through his incredible collection of ferns and explains why these living fossils inspired his passion for plants.
Keeping up with the Jones’
Millie calls in on two horticultural experts whose 30-year-old garden is living proof that hard work, patience and thoughtful plant choice bring beautiful results.