September 18, 2011

gardening australia s22e32 2011.

This week Clarence Slockee looks at some rare and threatened plants and explains how they're being protected, In the Veg patch its Potatoes: Seed vs Seedlings. Tino Carnevale also plants spring crops including red onion, garlic and lettuce and a range of traditional and unusual potato varieties.
Jane Edmanson visits comedian and musician Rusty Berther, from The Scared Weird Little Guys, to help him prepare for the competitive marrow growing season, and Jerry Coleby-Williams gets stuck into his succulents and cacti, doing some much needed maintenance before the hot weather arrives.

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September 16, 2011

tales from the green valley s01.

This is a repack of previously published individual articles.

A 12 part series which was the predecessor to “The Edwardian Farm” and “The Victorian Farm”. It might well be subtitled “The Jacobean Farm”. The same archaeologists – Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and historian Ruth Goodman work without modern conveniences to try and turn theory into practice, rediscovering how things were done in the year 1620, with each episode following the tasks of a calendar month.

To begin, the team use oxen to plough, sow seeds by hand, try to bake bread and prepare a Jacobean feast.

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September 13, 2011

gardeners’ world s39e17 2006.

Air Date: Friday 25th August 2006.

Monty, Joe, Rachel, Sarah and Carol visit the people of Sheffield for the GW Roadshow.

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September 11, 2011

gardening australia s22e31 2011.

Jerry Coleby-Williams is in his vegie garden harvesting spices, saving seed and planting early season crops celery, celeriac, lettuce and radish. Stephen Ryan updates the Vegie Guide - looking at what's good to plant in vegie gardens, around the country and Sophie Thomson looks at some of the weird and wonderful plants at The Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.
Also, Jane Edmanson returns to see how novice gardener and comedian Dave Lawson has got along with his garden since her last visit, while Tim Carnevale visits one of Hobart's oldest gardens to explore its plant collection and history.

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September 10, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e21 2011.

With bees in mind, Monty Don plans for spring by planting some early nectar sources for them, using bulbs which flower early in the year, namely crocus and winter aconites. He also selects some asters which will not only give colour for autumn but will also help bees build up their nectar reserves to help them survive the winter. Carol Klein is in Norfolk at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve taking a look at the borders designed by the renowned plantsman Piet Oudulf. She finds out how he has combined over 100 different types of perennials and over 20 types of grasses to produce some stunning combinations which are also good for the insect population.

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September 8, 2011

gardening with woodland plants.

Woodland plants add magic to any garden, with lush carpets of color, foliage at the middle level, and majestic height. Contrary to myth, large spaces and special soil are not required. Drawing on her own experience running a thriving woodland nursery, the author provides seasoned advice on the unique challenges of woodland gardening, including managing light levels, choosing the right plant for the right place, and achieving the well-balanced soil structure that is often key to growing a variety of woodland plants. Extensive planting suggestions will endow gardeners at all levels of experience with the confidence to experiment, and the extensive plant directory will inspire all.

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September 8, 2011

gardeners’ world s39e16 2006.

Air Date: Friday 18th August 2006.

Joe Swift goes on a journey looking at our relationship with public parks, finding out about these great Victorian creations and what they inspired around the world, including a visit to one of the world's most famous urban green spaces, Central Park. He discovers who is looking after and looking out for our parks as they struggle to recover from serious decline. He also meets the next generation of park apprentices and our most famous former parks apprentice of all, Alan Titchmarsh.

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September 4, 2011

gardening australia s22e30 2011.

Stephen Ryan drops in on a passionate gardener with a singular obsession - wattles. Jane Edmanson visits a young family to find out how they created their beautiful and productive garden in the middle of the desert, and Josh Byrne shows how to builds a homemade hot house to raise seed.
Also this week, Jerry Coleby-Williams shows how to control weeds organically and Josh Byrne plants fast growing spring crops lettuce and Asian greens while John Patrick visits the RBG Melbourne to see Guilfoyle's Volcano, a spectacular new project that has restored an original part of the garden, hidden from view for nearly a century.

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September 3, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e20 2011.

Monty Don shows what to do now to maximise next year's soft fruit crop by pruning his summer raspberries and planting on the strawberry runners he potted up a few weeks ago. As Monty harvests September's abundance in the vegetable garden he makes notes of the tastiest varieties he has grown this year which he would grow again next year, as well as sowing some quick growing crops to harvest in the autumn. At Glebe Cottage, some of the mainstays of the late summer garden are from South Africa and Carol Klein is propagating them by sowing agapanthus seeds and demonstrating an unusual method of increasing eucomis.

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September 1, 2011

your own cottage garden.

The cottage garden is a form that became popular just over a century ago predominantly in the British Isles, and is gaining an increasing following in Australia. The video covers all aspects of growing a cottage garden eg, standard roses, a grassy path, foxgloves, an archway, candytuff, columbines, lupins and St Johns wort. Its a practical guide to growing your own cottage garden consisting of selected segments taken from the ABC flagship gardening programme "Gardening Australia". The Gardening Australia team, led by Peter Cundall and including Mary Moody, Malcolm Campbell, Jane Edmanson, Colin Campbell and Neville Passmore, demonstrates planting techniques and design ideas that will show you how to plan, plant and maintain a cottage garden.

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