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English, Homes/Interior/Gardening, 1 season, 261 episodes, 1 day, 15 hours, 16 minutes
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Adelaide rains bring snails & slugs to home gardens

After one of the driest autumns on record, the rain has arrived. This is great news for home gardeners, but it also opens the floodgates for garden slugs and snails.
6/14/202453 minutes, 23 seconds
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If you can't plant in summer, winter is the next best thing for deciduous plants

If you missed planting a deciduous ornamental in your home garden in summer, never fear, you have another chance to take action, in winter.
6/7/202453 minutes, 11 seconds
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How to identify the right pruning tools for your home garden

"A higher quality secateur, is going to have a higher quality steel", said Sam Dalton, Arborgreen’s Market Development & Quality Control  Adviser. 
5/31/202454 minutes, 55 seconds
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Winter is on the way time to plant deciduous fruit trees

Sam Luke from Balhannah Fruit Tree Nurseries has just completed the herculean task of digging thousands of deciduous fruit trees to be sold to home gardeners just like you.
5/24/202450 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dwarf varieties provide fruit all year round says SA farmer

Is it possible to grow and harvest fruit fresh from your own garden all year round in the 'fruit salad state', South Australia? Mid North cereal farmer, Andy Barr shares his expert advice.
5/17/202452 minutes, 48 seconds
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The biggest selling pot plant in the world

The moth orchid is "possibly, the biggest selling potplant in the world", says orchid grower & breeder, Trevor Garrad.
5/10/202451 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ocean temperatures keep the SA rain away in May

"We're seeing local variations of the ocean temperatures as the El Niño event that we saw over summer breaks down", said Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray.
5/3/202452 minutes, 10 seconds
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Soil and watering the key to potted citrus success

"Many people buy potting mix...put their plants in, and then nothing happens", says citrus expert, Ian Tolley.
4/26/202413 seconds
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Don't get dazzled by pretty flowers, choose what works in your home garden

It's easy to have the best of intentions for your home garden, but if you get distracted by all the pretty flowers, you may be overlooking what works best on your property.
4/19/202452 minutes, 40 seconds
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The best trees to bring autumn colour to your home garden

Horticultural Supervisor at Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, Mark Oborn says, "One of my favourites is the Pin Oak".
4/12/202456 minutes, 32 seconds
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Plant the right vegetables in SA now and enjoy a bountiful harvest in June

If independent climatologist, Darren Ray is correct South Australian home gardeners can expect ideal vegetable growing conditions to continue throughout autumn.
4/5/202452 minutes, 34 seconds
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'Difficult' fruit-growing season impacted by inconsistent SA weather

McLaren Flat fruit & nut specialist, Chris Perry said, "The moist, cool conditions, didn't really aid fruit set". 
3/29/202455 minutes, 13 seconds
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Can you recover your burnt home lawn after the Adelaide heatwave?

With the recent Adelaide heatwave, home lawns are still struggling to deal with the stress. is it possible to return your lawn to a vibrant green again?
3/22/202455 minutes, 16 seconds
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Finger lime - Australia's only native citrus fruit

Mark Henley from the A Rare Fruits Society says, "Finger limes will grow in fairly diverse parts of South Australia".
3/15/202454 minutes, 28 seconds
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Begonias adding colour to shady Adelaide gardens

If your home garden is on the shady side, and you're looking to bringing it to life, President of the Begonia Society, Val Hendy has got just the solution.
3/8/202451 minutes, 51 seconds
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A dry Autumn ahead for South Australia

Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray is predicting a dry March & April and "as we go through Winter, it might start off a touch on the dry side".
3/1/20241 minute, 49 seconds
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Planting herbs for cooking, medicine or pleasure in your home garden

"The only thing you need to be a little bit careful of", said author & herb expert, Penny Woodward. "Is if you're planting them out in exposed positions and we get a couple of really hot days".
2/23/202452 minutes, 46 seconds
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A great 'growing season' in SA means it's time to propagate

"The 28 to 32 degrees, with a little bit of rain early on, it's just been fantastic, plants are booming!", said Adelaide Botanic Gardens' Head propagator, Matt Coulter.
2/16/202453 minutes, 17 seconds
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The connected gardens of Elizabeth creating community in Adelaide's north

"We're connected with our neighbours through gates", said Joe Kielnerowski from Joe's Connected Garden. "There's about 20 gardens connected in three locations".
2/9/202450 minutes, 24 seconds
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Top heat beating plants for SA gardens

What are the best 'heat beaters' for home gardens in SA? "The majority of them would occur in less than 12 inches of natural rainfall", said Eremphilas authority, Ken Warnes.
2/2/20248 minutes, 38 seconds
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How gardeners can ensure SA remains the 'fruit salad state'

"Turning your back on your fruit trees at the end of harvest is probably not a good thing to do", says ABC Talkback Gardening expert, Jon Lamb.
1/26/202452 minutes, 41 seconds
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SA horticulturalists recommend the best heat tolerant plants

Garden centre manager, Brett Draper and Merylyn Kuchel from SA Mediterranean Garden Society offer their tips on heat tolerant plants.
1/19/202416 minutes, 39 seconds
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Drippers, sprays & emitters - the best way to irrigate your home garden

There is nothing like a sudden spike in warm weather to focus home gardeners on the importance of watering.
1/12/202451 minutes, 56 seconds
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More of the same for the rest of summer in SA says independent climatologist

On ABC Talkback Gardening, Independent climatologist, Darren Ray revealed we can expect more of the same for the remainder of summer in South Australia.
1/5/202452 minutes, 21 seconds
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Community gardens thrive & garden clubs fade in SA post-pandemic peak

The Covid-19 pandemic created space for many South Australians to develop a green thumb. Now post-pandemic peak, and normality returning there is a shift.
12/29/202352 minutes, 1 second
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‘New age’ garden products to grow and protect plants, kill pests and keep your pet safe

Horticulturist and Garden Centre Manager, Brett Draper discusses products that can make a difference to your garden and the surrounding environment. 
12/22/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wild summer storms in SA impacts home gardeners

During SA's summer storms, many locations received 60 to 70mm of rain. While the rain was welcome, the weather played havoc with some home gardens.
12/15/202352 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to ensure a big crop of avocados in your home garden

Avocados are easy to grow in South Australia, but producing a large crop of fruit in your home garden, that's a different story.
12/8/202350 minutes, 57 seconds
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Christmas Day weather prediction for South Australia

Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray said there's, "a possible weak change just ahead of Christmas" and revealed his estimated temperature for December 25.
12/1/202352 minutes, 43 seconds
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Summer crops are flourishing in SA but where's the fruit?

Tomato, cucumber and zucchini plants are looking great in SA, but many are not setting fruit. Vegetable agronomist, Dominic Cavallaro has the answer.
11/24/202351 minutes, 57 seconds
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Bees, wasps, bats and possums all capable of pollination

"For every species of bee there are fifty species of wasps, so that's tremendous diversity", said Elisabeth Williamson, Entomologist & Micro-biologist, and PhD student.
11/17/202351 minutes, 26 seconds
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3-month weather forecast for SA reveals Christmas temp predictions

Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray said, "We could see a little bit of heat, maybe around the 20th or so, building up as we lead up to Christmas".
11/3/202352 minutes, 43 seconds
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How to harvest your tomatoes by Christmas

Spring temperatures have been cooler than expected in South Australia. Tomatoes prefer temperatures in the upper 20s, so what can you put in place?
10/27/202350 minutes, 40 seconds
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Beautiful bromeliads delivering colour to Spring gardens in SA

Inspired by the Bromeliad Society's Spring Show, South Australian gardeners are taking to bromeliads, as an opportunity to add colour to a Spring garden with shade.
10/20/202352 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ferns aren't just for the tropics, they can also thrive in SA too

When you think of ferns, you often picture thriving rainforests. So, can they survive in SA's hot, dry climate? They can, says Wayne Richards from the SA Fern Society.
10/13/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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Hot, dry weather forecast for Adelaide late-Spring & Summer

In September Adelaide experienced temperatures 3 .7° C above average. How did it get so hot so quickly? Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray explains.
10/6/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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How to prepare your home lawn for the hot, dry Adelaide Summer

"It'll be more of a case of adapting", said turf consultant, Stefan Palm who provides tips to prepare your lawn for the hot weather ahead.
9/29/202352 minutes, 7 seconds
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Jon Lamb calls it, "Let the 2023 tomato-planting season begin!"

"With two weeks of day temperatures into the 20s you can plant with a fair amount of confidence", said ABC Talkback Gardening expert, Jon Lamb.
9/22/202352 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mulch now to protect your garden from the impending Adelaide Summer heat

Experienced gardeners are already taking action to protect their plants and gardens from the impending summer heat. One of the most effective ways of adding a layer of protection is mulch.
9/15/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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That's a wrap for The Show and Department of Environment Director

Before signing off at the Royal Adelaide Show, outgoing Director of the Department of Environment, John Schultz said, "We need more Jon Lamb's to put out more Good Gardening newsletters".
9/8/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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Spring has sprung for gardeners at the Royal Adelaide Show

ABC Talkback Gardening broadcast live from the Royal Adelaide Show on the first day of spring,  2023. Guests joining Deb Tribe & Jon Lamb included ABC Gardening Australia presenter and Talkback Gardening expert, Sophie Thomson.
9/1/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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Adelaide garden centres report an early run on tomato seedlings and basil

There is nothing like blue skies and sunshine at the end of winter to encourage Adelaide gardeners to start planting and get growing. But, Adelaide Botanic Gardens Head Propagator, Matt Coulter said, "It does need a little bit of help to keep it growing". 
8/25/202351 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to create a berry delicious garden in South Australia

Rubus berries, raspberries, blackberries and dewberries can make for a delicious addition to your home garden.
8/18/202351 minutes, 57 seconds
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Bud burst, leaf curl and managing deciduous fruit trees in South Australia

There are some important management issues facing home gardeners this season including bud burst and leaf curl. Paul James shares his expertise with ABC Talkback Gardening.
8/11/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bud burst, leaf curl and managing deciduous fruit trees in South Australia

There are some important management issues facing home gardeners this season including bud burst and leaf curl. Paul James shares his expertise with ABC Talkback Gardening.
8/11/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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Extreme weather could be normal in SA by 2050

There has been sustained extreme weather over the past two months in the northern hemisphere in countries like Greece and Canada. That could be normal for SA by 2050. Darren:         The weather just experienced in the United States and Europe will be our normal weather by  2050 – that is assuming we can contain global warming to 1.5° C?
8/4/202351 minutes, 41 seconds
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Extreme weather could be normal in SA by 2050

There has been sustained extreme weather over the past two months in the northern hemisphere in countries like Greece and Canada. That could be normal for SA by 2050. Darren:         The weather just experienced in the United States and Europe will be our normal weather by  2050 – that is assuming we can contain global warming to 1.5° C?
8/4/202351 minutes, 41 seconds
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Camelias bring a burst of winter colour to Adelaide gardens

Camellia authority, Camellia judge and Patron of the Adelaide Hills Camellia Society, Jon Hall said, "Camelias thrive in this type of weather".
7/28/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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Camelias bring a burst of winter colour to Adelaide gardens

Camellia authority, Camellia judge and Patron of the Adelaide Hills Camellia Society, Jon Hall said, "Camelias thrive in this type of weather".
7/28/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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White garden snails spreading across the Adelaide suburbs, Hills and Fleurieu

White garden snails are on the increase in South Australia, introduced to home gardens via pea straw mulch.
7/21/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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White garden snails spreading across the Adelaide suburbs, Hills and Fleurieu

White garden snails are on the increase in South Australia, introduced to home gardens via pea straw mulch.
7/21/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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Native plants bringing colour to winter gardens

Native plants are low maintenance, they attract wildlife, and provide a pop of colour during the cold winter months.
7/14/202351 minutes, 17 seconds
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Native plants bringing colour to winter gardens

Native plants are low maintenance, they attract wildlife, and provide a pop of colour during the cold winter months.
7/14/202351 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to control soursobs in your garden

Soursobs are a thorn in the side of gardeners throughout SA. Weed Agromonist, Chris Butler says, "Soursobs dominate the landscape because of the numbers".
7/7/202351 minutes
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How to control soursobs in your garden

Soursobs are a thorn in the side of gardeners throughout SA. Weed Agromonist, Chris Butler says, "Soursobs dominate the landscape because of the numbers".
7/7/202351 minutes
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Adelaide rainfall exceeds June average, as oceans continue to warm

It was a wet June in Adelaide, with 125mm of rain recorded compared to an average 71.6mm. Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray says, "Ocean temperatures globally are off the charts".
6/30/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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Adelaide rainfall exceeds June average, as oceans continue to warm

It was a wet June in Adelaide, with 125mm of rain recorded compared to an average 71.6mm. Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray says, "Ocean temperatures globally are off the charts".
6/30/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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Wet winter weather drives slug and snail increase in gardens

A combination of wet winter weather and increased mulching has provided the perfect habitat for slugs and snails, says 'snug' expert, Michael Nash.
6/23/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wet winter weather drives slug and snail increase in gardens

A combination of wet winter weather and increased mulching has provided the perfect habitat for slugs and snails, says 'snug' expert, Michael Nash.
6/23/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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Covid lessons bear fruit for SA gardeners

Covid-19 kickstarted a renewed interest in home gardening and the opportunity for everyone to grow their own produce.
6/9/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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Covid lessons bear fruit for SA gardeners

Covid-19 kickstarted a renewed interest in home gardening and the opportunity for everyone to grow their own produce.
6/9/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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Warmer, drier winter ahead for SA

Winter has arrived and weather conditions are likely to be considerably warmer and drier than normal according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
6/2/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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Warmer, drier winter ahead for SA

Winter has arrived and weather conditions are likely to be considerably warmer and drier than normal according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
6/2/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dahlias back in fashion in South Australian gardens

For some gardeners, dahlias are a thing of the past. But, Neville Jescke from the South Australian Dahlia Society says they're making a comeback.
5/26/202351 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dahlias back in fashion in South Australian gardens

For some gardeners, dahlias are a thing of the past. But, Neville Jescke from the South Australian Dahlia Society says they're making a comeback.
5/26/202351 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to manage citrus trees throughout Adelaide's cold winter months

Riverland citrus authority, Ian Tolley shares his expertise on ABC Talkback Gardening, to enable you to confidently manage your citrus trees throughout Adelaide's cold winter months.
5/19/202351 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to manage citrus trees throughout Adelaide's cold winter months

Riverland citrus authority, Ian Tolley shares his expertise on ABC Talkback Gardening, to enable you to confidently manage your citrus trees throughout Adelaide's cold winter months.
5/19/202351 minutes, 12 seconds
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The organic value of fallen autumn leaves

For some, fallen autumn leaves can mean a mess. But for those who know, fallen leaves are part of a circular cycle with enormous organic value to trees.
5/12/202352 minutes, 35 seconds
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The organic value of fallen autumn leaves

For some, fallen autumn leaves can mean a mess. But for those who know, fallen leaves are part of a circular cycle with enormous organic value to trees.
5/12/202352 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why has autumn been so wet in SA?

The average rainfall in Adelaide is 44mm in April. So why was last month so wet? ABC Talkback Gardening expert Jon Lamb asks Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray to explain.
5/5/202350 minutes, 16 seconds
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Why has autumn been so wet in SA?

The average rainfall in Adelaide is 44mm in April. So why was last month so wet? ABC Talkback Gardening expert Jon Lamb asks Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray to explain.
5/5/202350 minutes, 16 seconds
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Deciduous trees to add colour to your Autumn garden

You can add spectacular colour to your garden by choosing the best deciduous trees. Amy Woolard from Adelaide Tree Farm shares her expertise.
4/28/202351 minutes, 12 seconds
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Deciduous trees to add colour to your Autumn garden

You can add spectacular colour to your garden by choosing the best deciduous trees. Amy Woolard from Adelaide Tree Farm shares her expertise.
4/28/202351 minutes, 12 seconds
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Weather to blame for slow-growing tomato season

The recent tomato season was better than anticipated, but it wasn't without it's problems, with many gardeners impacted by slow growing and ripening fruit. 
4/21/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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Weather to blame for slow-growing tomato season

The recent tomato season was better than anticipated, but it wasn't without it's problems, with many gardeners impacted by slow growing and ripening fruit. 
4/21/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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Plant bulbs now for a garden full of spring colour

If you want your garden to come alive with colour this spring, it's time to plant your bulbs right now.
4/14/202344 minutes, 58 seconds
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Plant bulbs now for a garden full of spring colour

If you want your garden to come alive with colour this spring, it's time to plant your bulbs right now.
4/14/202344 minutes, 58 seconds
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Landscaping and ornamental grasses create stunning gardens

The Master Landscapers of SA and Open Gardens SA open the gates to some of SA’s most beautiful, privately owned gardens. Ornamental grasses can turn a garden into a show-stopper.
4/7/202347 minutes, 39 seconds
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Landscaping and ornamental grasses create stunning gardens

The Master Landscapers of SA and Open Gardens SA open the gates to some of SA’s most beautiful, privately owned gardens. Ornamental grasses can turn a garden into a show-stopper.
4/7/202347 minutes, 39 seconds
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Seasonal weather predictions for SA gardeners

2023's weather began as predicted, but March temperatures have been a little below average and rainfall a little higher than average. Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray shares his predictions.
3/31/202351 minutes, 16 seconds
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Seasonal weather predictions for SA gardeners

2023's weather began as predicted, but March temperatures have been a little below average and rainfall a little higher than average. Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray shares his predictions.
3/31/202351 minutes, 16 seconds
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Combat the cost of living with bountiful backyard produce

It is possible to transform your backyard into a fruit & veg paradise, providing colour, satisfaction and a source of produce to combat the cost of living.
3/24/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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Combat the cost of living with bountiful backyard produce

It is possible to transform your backyard into a fruit & veg paradise, providing colour, satisfaction and a source of produce to combat the cost of living.
3/24/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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Create your own garden wicking bed

What makes a wicking bed different to a raised garden bed, and what are the advantages?
3/17/202351 minutes, 44 seconds
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Create your own garden wicking bed

What makes a wicking bed different to a raised garden bed, and what are the advantages?
3/17/202351 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to revitalise your flood-affected garden

As River Murray flood waters recede, Riverland residents are back in the garden. Internationally renowned horticulturalist, Ian Tolley has the advice to bring your citrus trees back to life.
3/10/202350 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to revitalise your flood-affected garden

As River Murray flood waters recede, Riverland residents are back in the garden. Internationally renowned horticulturalist, Ian Tolley has the advice to bring your citrus trees back to life.
3/10/202350 minutes, 8 seconds
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Plant winter & spring vegetables early-autumn and reap the rewards

There's big benefits to planting your winter and spring vegetables in early-autumn. Edible garden specialist, Steven Hoepfner shared his expertise on ABC Talkback Gardening. 
3/3/202326 minutes, 16 seconds
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Plant winter & spring vegetables early-autumn and reap the rewards

There's big benefits to planting your winter and spring vegetables in early-autumn. Edible garden specialist, Steven Hoepfner shared his expertise on ABC Talkback Gardening. 
3/3/202326 minutes, 16 seconds
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Shade-loving begonias brighten up your garden

Begonia Society champion, Val Hendy presents a mini-masterclass on colourful, shade loving and easy to grow begonias.
2/24/202352 minutes, 34 seconds
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Shade-loving begonias brighten up your garden

Begonia Society champion, Val Hendy presents a mini-masterclass on colourful, shade loving and easy to grow begonias.
2/24/202352 minutes, 34 seconds
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Soil temperature, water, salinity and the impact on the health of your garden

ABC's Talkback Gardening takes a forensic look at garden soils with a special focus on soil temperatures, water and salinity. 
2/17/202351 minutes, 20 seconds
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Soil temperature, water, salinity and the impact on the health of your garden

ABC's Talkback Gardening takes a forensic look at garden soils with a special focus on soil temperatures, water and salinity. 
2/17/202351 minutes, 20 seconds
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ABC Talkback Gardening live from Harvest Garden Festival

ABC Talkback Gardening broadcast live from Open Gardens SA's Harvest Garden Festival on-site at the stunning ‘Bellevue’ in Unley Park.
2/10/202351 minutes, 50 seconds
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ABC Talkback Gardening live from Harvest Garden Festival

ABC Talkback Gardening broadcast live from Open Gardens SA's Harvest Garden Festival on-site at the stunning ‘Bellevue’ in Unley Park.
2/10/202351 minutes, 50 seconds
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Can your lawn survive a flood?

With the recent Murray River flooding, home gardener's hard work has been submerged. Can you recover your flood-affected lawn?
2/3/202352 minutes, 8 seconds
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Can your lawn survive a flood?

With the recent Murray River flooding, home gardener's hard work has been submerged. Can you recover your flood-affected lawn?
2/3/202352 minutes, 8 seconds
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'Wow plants' for your summer garden

Brett Draper shares 'wow plants' for your garden, both in sun and in the shade.
1/27/202352 minutes, 50 seconds
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'Wow plants' for your summer garden

Brett Draper shares 'wow plants' for your garden, both in sun and in the shade.
1/27/202352 minutes, 50 seconds
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Integrating fruit & veg into your garden landscape

Award-winning South Australian landscaper, Jamie McIllwain gives his advice on how to Integrate fruit & veg into your garden landscape.
1/20/202351 minutes, 15 seconds
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Integrating fruit & veg into your garden landscape

Award-winning South Australian landscaper, Jamie McIllwain gives his advice on how to Integrate fruit & veg into your garden landscape.
1/20/202351 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to water your summer garden effectively

How does a plant use water to keep itself cool in summer? Understanding that will help you determine how to best water your garden.
1/13/202350 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to water your summer garden effectively

How does a plant use water to keep itself cool in summer? Understanding that will help you determine how to best water your garden.
1/13/202350 minutes, 18 seconds
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South Australia's three-month weather outlook

Following a wetter-than-average spring, the rain has stopped in SA. Is La Niña in the Pacific ocean still influencing our weather?
1/6/202352 minutes, 14 seconds
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South Australia's three-month weather outlook

Following a wetter-than-average spring, the rain has stopped in SA. Is La Niña in the Pacific ocean still influencing our weather?
1/6/202352 minutes, 14 seconds
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SA gardeners adapt to climate change

Will climate change mean SA gardeners change the plants we grow, or will we change the way we grow our plants?
12/30/202252 minutes, 22 seconds
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SA gardeners adapt to climate change

Will climate change mean SA gardeners change the plants we grow, or will we change the way we grow our plants?
12/30/202252 minutes, 22 seconds
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Caring for your garden during a heatwave

With South Australia experiencing hot weather post-Christmas, how can you have your garden survive and thrive?
12/23/202252 minutes, 29 seconds
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Caring for your garden during a heatwave

With South Australia experiencing hot weather post-Christmas, how can you have your garden survive and thrive?
12/23/202252 minutes, 29 seconds
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Christmas gift ideas for the gardener in your life

It's Christmas time. What do you get for the green thumb in your family? Talkback Gardening has Christmas gifts for amateurs, collectors and committed gardeners.
12/16/202250 minutes, 6 seconds
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Christmas gift ideas for the gardener in your life

It's Christmas time. What do you get for the green thumb in your family? Talkback Gardening has Christmas gifts for amateurs, collectors and committed gardeners.
12/16/202250 minutes, 6 seconds
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Keep your veggies thriving this summer

Extreme heat is expected in South Australia this summer. How can you ensure your veggies thrive in the harshest of conditions?
12/9/202248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Keep your veggies thriving this summer

Extreme heat is expected in South Australia this summer. How can you ensure your veggies thrive in the harshest of conditions?
12/9/202248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Summer weather prediction for SA

Summer has arrived! Weather-wise, what can South Australians expect for the next three months?
12/2/202252 minutes, 31 seconds
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Summer weather prediction for SA

Summer has arrived! Weather-wise, what can South Australians expect for the next three months?
12/2/202252 minutes, 31 seconds
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Leaf curl rife across South Australia

Due to South Australia's recent weather systems, leaf curl is affecting peaches and nectarines in large numbers across the state.
11/25/202251 minutes, 56 seconds
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Leaf curl rife across South Australia

Due to South Australia's recent weather systems, leaf curl is affecting peaches and nectarines in large numbers across the state.
11/25/202251 minutes, 56 seconds
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Is your lawn weathering the storm?

SA's variable weather is impacting lawns statewide. Talkback Gardening looks at how fluctuating temperatures and soil moisture affects your lawn.
11/18/202251 minutes, 51 seconds
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Is your lawn weathering the storm?

SA's variable weather is impacting lawns statewide. Talkback Gardening looks at how fluctuating temperatures and soil moisture affects your lawn.
11/18/202251 minutes, 51 seconds
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Tips for encouraging a green thumb

Trevor Nottle's 'Short History of Gardening in Australia' and your tips for encouraging a green thumb.
11/11/202252 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tips for encouraging a green thumb

Trevor Nottle's 'Short History of Gardening in Australia' and your tips for encouraging a green thumb.
11/11/202252 minutes, 20 seconds
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Humid weather on the way for SA, not scorching heat

South Australia will experience a "typical La Niña summer", with a humid November and warmer weather expected mid-January.
11/4/202252 minutes, 28 seconds
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Humid weather on the way for SA, not scorching heat

South Australia will experience a "typical La Niña summer", with a humid November and warmer weather expected mid-January.
11/4/202252 minutes, 28 seconds
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Creating a powerful native garden in SA

Live from the Mawson Lakes Park Run, founding member of the Barossa bush garden & author of 'Wild Barossa', Chris Hall shares his tips on native gardens.
10/28/202252 minutes, 44 seconds
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Creating a powerful native garden in SA

Live from the Mawson Lakes Park Run, founding member of the Barossa bush garden & author of 'Wild Barossa', Chris Hall shares his tips on native gardens.
10/28/202252 minutes, 44 seconds
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When to spray your garden for citrus gall wasp

Citrus gall wasps are set to emerge in South Australia's Riverland late-October. When should you spray your garden to prevent an infestation?
10/21/20220
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When to spray your garden for citrus gall wasp

Citrus gall wasps are set to emerge in South Australia's Riverland late-October. When should you spray your garden to prevent an infestation?
10/21/20220
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Native Adelaide Hills bees need gardeners help for survival

SA's Golden Pea bee is only found in the Adelaide Hills. These native bees need native plants to survive and home gardeners can help..
10/14/202251 minutes, 28 seconds
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Native Adelaide Hills bees need gardeners help for survival

SA's Golden Pea bee is only found in the Adelaide Hills. These native bees need native plants to survive and home gardeners can help..
10/14/202251 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to manage possums in your garden

Gardeners refer to possums as pests, but is it possible to cohabitate with the little marsupials and even learn to love them?
10/7/202252 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to manage possums in your garden

Gardeners refer to possums as pests, but is it possible to cohabitate with the little marsupials and even learn to love them?
10/7/202252 minutes, 35 seconds
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A wet Christmas forecast for South Australia

With tropical weather activity on the way, a wet Christmas is forecast for South Australia says Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray.
9/30/202252 minutes, 20 seconds
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A wet Christmas forecast for South Australia

With tropical weather activity on the way, a wet Christmas is forecast for South Australia says Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray.
9/30/202252 minutes, 20 seconds
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Elm Leaf Beetles causing havoc this spring

 Spring will be the season Elm Leaf Beetles seek to damage Elm trees. How can you prepare your trees and what actions can you take if beetles target your garden?
9/23/202252 minutes, 32 seconds
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Elm Leaf Beetles causing havoc this spring

 Spring will be the season Elm Leaf Beetles seek to damage Elm trees. How can you prepare your trees and what actions can you take if beetles target your garden?
9/23/202252 minutes, 32 seconds
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Save time & water growing vegetables in wicking beds

Growing vegetables in wicking beds saves time, water and improves the quality of your produce, but adoption has been slow.
9/16/202251 minutes, 4 seconds
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Save time & water growing vegetables in wicking beds

Growing vegetables in wicking beds saves time, water and improves the quality of your produce, but adoption has been slow.
9/16/202251 minutes, 4 seconds
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Corpse flowers, cacti and succulents you can grow at home

A feature of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens display at the 2022 Royal Adelaide Show, the corpse flower can be grown in your home garden.
9/9/202250 minutes, 42 seconds
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Corpse flowers, cacti and succulents you can grow at home

A feature of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens display at the 2022 Royal Adelaide Show, the corpse flower can be grown in your home garden.
9/9/202250 minutes, 42 seconds
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South Australia's spring weather outlook

Live from the Show, Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray's three-month spring forecast and ABC Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis and Sophie Thomson.
9/2/202250 minutes, 25 seconds
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South Australia's spring weather outlook

Live from the Show, Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray's three-month spring forecast and ABC Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis and Sophie Thomson.
9/2/202250 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tips to grow the best tomatoes in SA

Garden Writer Tim Marshall shares his tips for growing the best tomatoes in South Australia.
8/26/202251 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tips to grow the best tomatoes in SA

Garden Writer Tim Marshall shares his tips for growing the best tomatoes in South Australia.
8/26/202251 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to grow your own Australian plants from seeds

SA native plant author, Neville Bonney is launching his new book, "From One Small Seed a Forest is Born" and it's set to become a 'bush bible'.
8/19/202251 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to grow your own Australian plants from seeds

SA native plant author, Neville Bonney is launching his new book, "From One Small Seed a Forest is Born" and it's set to become a 'bush bible'.
8/19/202251 minutes, 40 seconds
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Revitalise your lawn ready for spring

Turf specialist Stefan Palm provides tips on how to restore and revitalise your lawn for spring.
8/12/202249 minutes, 43 seconds
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Revitalise your lawn ready for spring

Turf specialist Stefan Palm provides tips on how to restore and revitalise your lawn for spring.
8/12/202249 minutes, 43 seconds
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Adelaide's independent three month weather forecast

It looks like the first half of August will be wetter than average, but what will spring look like for Adelaide gardeners?
8/5/202228 minutes, 45 seconds
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Adelaide's independent three month weather forecast

It looks like the first half of August will be wetter than average, but what will spring look like for Adelaide gardeners?
8/5/202228 minutes, 45 seconds
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Soils ain't soils

All potting mixes are not as they appear.
7/29/202228 minutes, 11 seconds
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Soils ain't soils

All potting mixes are not as they appear.
7/29/202228 minutes, 11 seconds
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How to rid your winter garden of rats & mice

Rats and mice are among the many pests that love to prey on your hard work in the garden.
7/22/202235 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to rid your winter garden of rats & mice

Rats and mice are among the many pests that love to prey on your hard work in the garden.
7/22/202235 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to grow fruit easily with winter cuttings

Expert advice to skip the supermarket queue and grow your own fruit at home.
7/15/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to grow fruit easily with winter cuttings

Expert advice to skip the supermarket queue and grow your own fruit at home.
7/15/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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Camellias providing consistent colour in SA gardens

If you want your winter garden to pop, try planting a colourful camelia.
7/8/202238 minutes, 11 seconds
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Camellias providing consistent colour in SA gardens

If you want your winter garden to pop, try planting a colourful camelia.
7/8/202238 minutes, 11 seconds
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South Australia expecting a rainy start to spring

Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray says the months ahead are looking wet.
7/1/202237 minutes, 11 seconds
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South Australia expecting a rainy start to spring

Independent Climatologist, Darren Ray says the months ahead are looking wet.
7/1/202237 minutes, 11 seconds
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Orchids bring winter gardens to life

Winter Gardens don’t have to be cold and colourless like the weather.
6/24/202253 minutes, 30 seconds
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Orchids bring winter gardens to life

Winter Gardens don’t have to be cold and colourless like the weather.
6/24/202253 minutes, 30 seconds
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Everything's coming up roses

When is the best time to prune? This and many other questions are answered when Rosarian Kym Syrus joins Jon Lamb to discuss many aspects of preparing, growing, propagating, and pruning roses.
6/17/202251 minutes, 47 seconds
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Everything's coming up roses

When is the best time to prune? This and many other questions are answered when Rosarian Kym Syrus joins Jon Lamb to discuss many aspects of preparing, growing, propagating, and pruning roses.
6/17/202251 minutes, 47 seconds
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Show stopping plants

Deciduous fruit trees have arrived at garden centres. Jon Lamb is joined by Brett Draper with advice on the trees available in winter & how to enter one of the many horticultural competitions at this year's Royal Adelaide Show. Mark Caldicott explains why lawn grubs are feeding on the roots of potted ornamentals.
6/10/202252 minutes, 36 seconds
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Show stopping plants

Deciduous fruit trees have arrived at garden centres. Jon Lamb is joined by Brett Draper with advice on the trees available in winter & how to enter one of the many horticultural competitions at this year's Royal Adelaide Show. Mark Caldicott explains why lawn grubs are feeding on the roots of potted ornamentals.
6/10/202252 minutes, 36 seconds
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Winter seasonal outlook

Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb with his predictions on rainfall and temperatures for winter ahead. Melissa Bradley of Water Sensitive SA has ideas on how to capture the stormwater produced by the rain to use in your garden.
6/3/202252 minutes, 24 seconds
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Winter seasonal outlook

Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb with his predictions on rainfall and temperatures for winter ahead. Melissa Bradley of Water Sensitive SA has ideas on how to capture the stormwater produced by the rain to use in your garden.
6/3/202252 minutes, 24 seconds
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Adelaide National Park City celebrations

Sheryn Pitman of Green Adelaide explains why the city is only the second National Park City in the world and how to celebrate in June. As the seasons change and the rains arrive, so do the weeds. Chris Butler has advice on how to control them.
5/27/202251 minutes, 20 seconds
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Adelaide National Park City celebrations

Sheryn Pitman of Green Adelaide explains why the city is only the second National Park City in the world and how to celebrate in June. As the seasons change and the rains arrive, so do the weeds. Chris Butler has advice on how to control them.
5/27/202251 minutes, 20 seconds
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Creating a green wall in your garden

Talented landscaper Pam Gurner-Hall joins Jon Lamb with advice on creating a green wall in your garden. Merilyn Kuchell recommends small autumn coloured trees for small spaces.
5/20/202252 minutes, 21 seconds
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Creating a green wall in your garden

Talented landscaper Pam Gurner-Hall joins Jon Lamb with advice on creating a green wall in your garden. Merilyn Kuchell recommends small autumn coloured trees for small spaces.
5/20/202252 minutes, 21 seconds
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What do garden products do?

What's the difference between fertilisers, seaweed products, and soil and plant stimulants? Organic expert Tim Marshall joins Jon Lamb with advice on what these products do and whether you need to use them in your garden.
5/13/202252 minutes, 5 seconds
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What do garden products do?

What's the difference between fertilisers, seaweed products, and soil and plant stimulants? Organic expert Tim Marshall joins Jon Lamb with advice on what these products do and whether you need to use them in your garden.
5/13/202252 minutes, 5 seconds
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End of autumn outlook

Has autumn been replaced by an early winter? Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb with his seasonal outlook for gardeners. Horticulturalist Brett Draper has gift ideas for a green Mother's Day.
5/6/202252 minutes, 33 seconds
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End of autumn outlook

Has autumn been replaced by an early winter? Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb with his seasonal outlook for gardeners. Horticulturalist Brett Draper has gift ideas for a green Mother's Day.
5/6/202252 minutes, 33 seconds
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Roses being harmed

Rosarian Merv Trimper joins Jon Lamb with concerns about the impact of chemical defoliation of roses. Jon discusses the value of growing your own vegetables.
4/29/202252 minutes, 35 seconds
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Roses being harmed

Rosarian Merv Trimper joins Jon Lamb with concerns about the impact of chemical defoliation of roses. Jon discusses the value of growing your own vegetables.
4/29/202252 minutes, 35 seconds
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Banish garden pests

Rats, ants and European wasps are all causing mayhem in our gardens. Pest advisor, Gavin Hutton joins Jon Lamb with advice on the latest and safest control products and strategies .
4/22/202253 minutes, 29 seconds
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Banish garden pests

Rats, ants and European wasps are all causing mayhem in our gardens. Pest advisor, Gavin Hutton joins Jon Lamb with advice on the latest and safest control products and strategies .
4/22/202253 minutes, 29 seconds
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Small space, big yield

How do you maximise your productive yield in a small garden? Roger Carthew, productive garden specialist joins Jon Lamb with advice on how easy it is to increase fruit and vegetable production in small gardens.
4/15/202251 minutes, 18 seconds
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Small space, big yield

How do you maximise your productive yield in a small garden? Roger Carthew, productive garden specialist joins Jon Lamb with advice on how easy it is to increase fruit and vegetable production in small gardens.
4/15/202251 minutes, 18 seconds
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Coming up roses

The roses of the present are very different from those of the past. What will roses of the future look like? Rosarian Merv Trimper joins Jon Lamb to examine trends in roses as the National Rose Trial Gardens of Australia and the Rose Society of SA combine resources to stage the "People's Choice" judging and colourful Annual Autumn Rose Show.
4/8/202250 minutes, 30 seconds
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Coming up roses

The roses of the present are very different from those of the past. What will roses of the future look like? Rosarian Merv Trimper joins Jon Lamb to examine trends in roses as the National Rose Trial Gardens of Australia and the Rose Society of SA combine resources to stage the "People's Choice" judging and colourful Annual Autumn Rose Show.
4/8/202250 minutes, 30 seconds
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April seasonal outlook

When will there be a break in the season? Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb with his April seasonal outlook for gardeners. Jon has more insights to share from the 2022 tomato season survey.
4/1/202251 minutes, 7 seconds
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April seasonal outlook

When will there be a break in the season? Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb with his April seasonal outlook for gardeners. Jon has more insights to share from the 2022 tomato season survey.
4/1/202251 minutes, 7 seconds
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Propagating indoor plants

Indoor plant expert Haidi Sutherland joins Jon Lamb with new ways to propagate house plants. Jon has preliminary results from this season's tomato survey and it's been an excellent one for many South Australian gardeners.
3/25/202251 minutes, 28 seconds
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Propagating indoor plants

Indoor plant expert Haidi Sutherland joins Jon Lamb with new ways to propagate house plants. Jon has preliminary results from this season's tomato survey and it's been an excellent one for many South Australian gardeners.
3/25/202251 minutes, 28 seconds
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Growing Australian bush foods

Bush tucker expert Mike Quarmby joins Brett Draper with his top five Australian native foods to grow in your backyard and advice on how to care for them.
3/18/202251 minutes, 53 seconds
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Growing Australian bush foods

Bush tucker expert Mike Quarmby joins Brett Draper with his top five Australian native foods to grow in your backyard and advice on how to care for them.
3/18/202251 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to grow your veggie yield

When you plant in autumn can determine how much produce you will harvest. Jon Lamb is joined by expert Dominic Cavallaro with tips on growing your veggie yield. Stefan Palm explains why non-wetting soils could be causing the brown spots in your lawn.
3/11/202252 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to grow your veggie yield

When you plant in autumn can determine how much produce you will harvest. Jon Lamb is joined by expert Dominic Cavallaro with tips on growing your veggie yield. Stefan Palm explains why non-wetting soils could be causing the brown spots in your lawn.
3/11/202252 minutes, 14 seconds
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Autumnal seasonal outlook

When will there be a break in the season? Independent Consulting Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb with his autumn seasonal outlook for gardeners. Fruit and nut expert Chris Perry on the rising popularity of mango plants in SA.
3/4/202252 minutes, 7 seconds
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Autumnal seasonal outlook

When will there be a break in the season? Independent Consulting Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb with his autumn seasonal outlook for gardeners. Fruit and nut expert Chris Perry on the rising popularity of mango plants in SA.
3/4/202252 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tropical fruit & climate change

Climate change is altering growing conditions in SA. Joe Keilenowski of Joe's Connected Garden joins Jon Lamb to discuss the impact of climate change and whether it might lead to more tropical fruits in SA home gardens.
2/25/202251 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tropical fruit & climate change

Climate change is altering growing conditions in SA. Joe Keilenowski of Joe's Connected Garden joins Jon Lamb to discuss the impact of climate change and whether it might lead to more tropical fruits in SA home gardens.
2/25/202251 minutes, 3 seconds
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Roses on demand

You can determine when your roses bloom! It's all in the timing says Gavin Woods, one of South Australia's top Rosarians, who joins Jon Lamb with advice on how to ensure your roses are at their best when you want them to be, and how to plant new roses when old ones run out of steam.
2/18/202253 minutes, 15 seconds
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Roses on demand

You can determine when your roses bloom! It's all in the timing says Gavin Woods, one of South Australia's top Rosarians, who joins Jon Lamb with advice on how to ensure your roses are at their best when you want them to be, and how to plant new roses when old ones run out of steam.
2/18/202253 minutes, 15 seconds
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Battling beetles

Jon is joined by arborist Michael Palamountain and fruit and veggie grower Joe Keilenowski to discuss beetles attacking elm and fig trees.
2/11/202250 minutes, 23 seconds
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Battling beetles

Jon is joined by arborist Michael Palamountain and fruit and veggie grower Joe Keilenowski to discuss beetles attacking elm and fig trees.
2/11/202250 minutes, 23 seconds
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February seasonal outlook

Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb and Leigh Radford with his seasonal outlook for gardeners. Jon discusses fuchsia care and the incidence of elm leaf beetles.
2/4/202250 minutes, 53 seconds
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February seasonal outlook

Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb and Leigh Radford with his seasonal outlook for gardeners. Jon discusses fuchsia care and the incidence of elm leaf beetles.
2/4/202250 minutes, 53 seconds
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Summer rain veggie crops

The summer rain provides an opportunity for gardeners. Urban farmer Steven Hoffner joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with tips on making the most of the wonderful planting opportunities for a late crop of summer vegetables. Turf consultant Stefan Palm has advice on the best and most cost-effective pop-up irrigation systems.
1/28/202251 minutes, 11 seconds
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Summer rain veggie crops

The summer rain provides an opportunity for gardeners. Urban farmer Steven Hoffner joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with tips on making the most of the wonderful planting opportunities for a late crop of summer vegetables. Turf consultant Stefan Palm has advice on the best and most cost-effective pop-up irrigation systems.
1/28/202251 minutes, 11 seconds
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Creating productive gardens

What is needed to create a productive fruit and veggie garden? Roger Carthew, landscape construction consultant joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on how to get started and achieve the best results from your effort. Jon has tips for battling downy mildew.
1/21/202252 minutes, 40 seconds
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Creating productive gardens

What is needed to create a productive fruit and veggie garden? Roger Carthew, landscape construction consultant joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on how to get started and achieve the best results from your effort. Jon has tips for battling downy mildew.
1/21/202252 minutes, 40 seconds
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What does the future hold for gardening clubs?

There's a renewed interest in gardening — but it isn't translating into new membership.
1/14/20220
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What does the future hold for gardening clubs?

There's a renewed interest in gardening — but it isn't translating into new membership.
1/14/20220
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Summer Fuchsia Care

Top grower Chris Screas shares a radical way of keeping your fuchsias alive over Summer. John explains how to take advantage of the hot weather (and reduce waste) by solarizing your old potting mix.
1/7/20220
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Summer Fuchsia Care

Top grower Chris Screas shares a radical way of keeping your fuchsias alive over Summer. John explains how to take advantage of the hot weather (and reduce waste) by solarizing your old potting mix.
1/7/20220
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Happy New Year gardeners!

In his seasonal outlook for gardeners climatologist Darren Ray says we haven't seen the last of our dry conditions and Jon Lamb shares some secrets to courtyard gardening.
12/31/20210
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Happy New Year gardeners!

In his seasonal outlook for gardeners climatologist Darren Ray says we haven't seen the last of our dry conditions and Jon Lamb shares some secrets to courtyard gardening.
12/31/20210
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Merry Christmas gardeners!

Christmas for gardeners is celebrated when Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe are joined by special guests Jason Scroop, Chris Perry and Brett Draper. The latest fruit fly information is provided by Nick Secomb of Biosecurity SA.
12/17/202151 minutes, 45 seconds
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Merry Christmas gardeners!

Christmas for gardeners is celebrated when Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe are joined by special guests Jason Scroop, Chris Perry and Brett Draper. The latest fruit fly information is provided by Nick Secomb of Biosecurity SA.
12/17/202151 minutes, 45 seconds
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Harvesting garlic

Special guest Penny Woodward joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on harvesting garlic and other summer herbs. Organic expert Tim Marshall shares his admiration for Peter Cundall, the late great garden innovator and communicator.
12/10/202150 minutes, 19 seconds
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Harvesting garlic

Special guest Penny Woodward joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on harvesting garlic and other summer herbs. Organic expert Tim Marshall shares his admiration for Peter Cundall, the late great garden innovator and communicator.
12/10/202150 minutes, 19 seconds
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Harvesting garlic

Special guest Penny Woodward joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on harvesting garlic and other summer herbs. Organic expert Tim Marshall shares his admiration for Peter Cundall, the late great garden innovator and communicator.
12/10/202150 minutes, 19 seconds
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Harvesting garlic

Special guest Penny Woodward joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on harvesting garlic and other summer herbs. Organic expert Tim Marshall shares his admiration for Peter Cundall, the late great garden innovator and communicator.
12/10/202150 minutes, 19 seconds
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Summer seasonal outlook

Horticulturalist and garden centre manager Brett Draper joins Deb Tribe as guest gardener with advice on how to care for your garden in the warm weather ahead. Climatologist Darren Ray gives his summer seasonal outlook for gardeners and his prediction for the weather on Christmas Day.
12/3/202142 minutes, 54 seconds
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Summer seasonal outlook

Horticulturalist and garden centre manager Brett Draper joins Deb Tribe as guest gardener with advice on how to care for your garden in the warm weather ahead. Climatologist Darren Ray gives his summer seasonal outlook for gardeners and his prediction for the weather on Christmas Day.
12/3/202142 minutes, 54 seconds
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Indoor plants in summer

Plant enthusiast Linda Niemann joins Deb Tribe as guest gardener. Indoor plant expert Haidi Sutherland has advice on how to care for your plants as the season changes from spring to summer.
11/26/202149 minutes, 40 seconds
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Indoor plants in summer

Plant enthusiast Linda Niemann joins Deb Tribe as guest gardener. Indoor plant expert Haidi Sutherland has advice on how to care for your plants as the season changes from spring to summer.
11/26/202149 minutes, 40 seconds
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Banish weeds for green lawn

The mild weather has been great for weeds but not for lawns. Turf consultant Stefan Palm joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on how to remove weeds and bring your lawn back to its green glory. Jon has advice on the late arrival of citrus gall wasps.
11/19/202151 minutes, 56 seconds
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Banish weeds for green lawn

The mild weather has been great for weeds but not for lawns. Turf consultant Stefan Palm joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on how to remove weeds and bring your lawn back to its green glory. Jon has advice on the late arrival of citrus gall wasps.
11/19/202151 minutes, 56 seconds
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Top tomato crop

You've planted your tomatoes, now what should you do? Expert Penny Woodward joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with great advice on how to get a top crop this season.
11/12/202150 minutes, 49 seconds
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Top tomato crop

You've planted your tomatoes, now what should you do? Expert Penny Woodward joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with great advice on how to get a top crop this season.
11/12/202150 minutes, 49 seconds
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Hot or humid ahead?

Independent Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with his seasonal outlook for gardeners. The winners of the Powerful Plant Photographic competition are announced (pic above by Lyn Schneider) and Jon discusses promiscuous pumpkins!
11/5/202152 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hot or humid ahead?

Independent Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with his seasonal outlook for gardeners. The winners of the Powerful Plant Photographic competition are announced (pic above by Lyn Schneider) and Jon discusses promiscuous pumpkins!
11/5/202152 minutes, 42 seconds
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Colourful camelias

How should you care for your camelias after the flowers fade? Camelia expert John Hall joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on how to keep your plants in top shape. Alex Chalupa of PIRSA warns about an invasive weed found in an Adelaide garden. Don't forget to enter the Powerful Plant Photo Competition by Tuesday 2 November 2021!
10/29/202150 minutes, 54 seconds
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Colourful camelias

How should you care for your camelias after the flowers fade? Camelia expert John Hall joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on how to keep your plants in top shape. Alex Chalupa of PIRSA warns about an invasive weed found in an Adelaide garden. Don't forget to enter the Powerful Plant Photo Competition by Tuesday 2 November 2021!
10/29/202150 minutes, 54 seconds
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Blooming beautiful roses

No wonder Adelaide is the rose capital! Dianne vom Berg of the SA Rose Society joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe. The Powerful Plant Photographic Competition is launched and we hope you enter.
10/22/202151 minutes, 19 seconds
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Blooming beautiful roses

No wonder Adelaide is the rose capital! Dianne vom Berg of the SA Rose Society joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe. The Powerful Plant Photographic Competition is launched and we hope you enter.
10/22/202151 minutes, 19 seconds
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Re-greening small gardens

With suburban block sizes decreasing, what are the right trees to plant? Landscaper Jamie McIllwain joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with plenty of ideas. Jon has advice on when citrus gall wasps may emerge and how to tackle them.
10/15/202152 minutes, 16 seconds
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Re-greening small gardens

With suburban block sizes decreasing, what are the right trees to plant? Landscaper Jamie McIllwain joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with plenty of ideas. Jon has advice on when citrus gall wasps may emerge and how to tackle them.
10/15/202152 minutes, 16 seconds
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Talkback gardening helps you prepare your garden for summer

The temperature is rising, pollen is in the air, and it's a great time to get out in the garden.
10/8/202114 minutes, 5 seconds
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Talkback gardening helps you prepare your garden for summer

The temperature is rising, pollen is in the air, and it's a great time to get out in the garden.
10/8/202114 minutes, 5 seconds
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Talkback Gardening

Talkback gardening with Leigh Radford and John Lamb. John answers your hot gardening questions as we all prepare for warm weather.
10/1/20214 minutes, 56 seconds
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Talkback Gardening

Talkback gardening with Leigh Radford and John Lamb. John answers your hot gardening questions as we all prepare for warm weather.
10/1/20214 minutes, 56 seconds
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Back to basics citrus

We’ve had citrus masterclasses from international expert Ian Tolley before but today it’s back to basics – citrus for beginners! Ian joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with all the information you need to plant your citrus right first time. Jon has advice on fertilising tomatoes.
9/24/202151 minutes, 27 seconds
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Back to basics citrus

We’ve had citrus masterclasses from international expert Ian Tolley before but today it’s back to basics – citrus for beginners! Ian joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with all the information you need to plant your citrus right first time. Jon has advice on fertilising tomatoes.
9/24/202151 minutes, 27 seconds
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Spring plants for wow gardens

What's new and exciting to plant in your garden in spring? Brett Draper, horticulturalist and garden centre manager joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with loads of great ideas. Jon discusses how the season's weather may play out.
9/17/202152 minutes, 1 second
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Spring plants for wow gardens

What's new and exciting to plant in your garden in spring? Brett Draper, horticulturalist and garden centre manager joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with loads of great ideas. Jon discusses how the season's weather may play out.
9/17/202152 minutes, 1 second
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Introducing mycorrhiza

Organic gardening expert Tim Marshall joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe to discuss the importance of mycorrhiza in the soil and how it helps plants grow.
9/10/202151 minutes, 43 seconds
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Introducing mycorrhiza

Organic gardening expert Tim Marshall joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe to discuss the importance of mycorrhiza in the soil and how it helps plants grow.
9/10/202151 minutes, 43 seconds
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Spring seasonal outlook

Spring is here & so is Darren Ray's seasonal outlook for gardeners. Darren explains the conditions which will affect the South Australian climate this season with Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe. Ecologist Dr Nimrod Israely discusses the new fruit fly lure he has developed and which is being used here in Adelaide.
9/3/202152 minutes, 8 seconds
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How fungicides affect bees

As we move into spring, bee expert Dr Katja Hogendoorn from the University of Adelaide joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe on the impact of home gardening products on bee populations. Nick Secomb, Manager of Plant Health Operations of Bio Security SA discusses the different fruit fly zones and the rules that apply. Thanks to Emily of Port August for the photo.
8/27/202151 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fun gadgets for home gardeners

Gardeners love trying new gadgets to improve their skills. Independent horticultural products supplier Phillip Smoult joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with ideas on how to best use them. Rob Andrewartha of Open Gardens SA previews the spring season ahead. Thanks to Lesa for the lovely flower photo.
8/20/202151 minutes, 36 seconds
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Controlling citrus gall wasp

There is some confusion about the different methods to control citrus gall wasp. Dr Greg Baker of SARDI joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with advice on how to keep this bug in check. Brett Draper discusses the impact of the cancellation of this years Royal Adelaide Show. (Thanks to Catherine Skene for the photo)
8/13/202152 minutes, 6 seconds
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August & beyond outlook for gardeners

As we enter the last month of autumn, we look ahead to August. Will it be wet? What about spring? Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with his seasonal outlook for gardeners for August and beyond. Propagation expert Matt Coulter discusses the importance of soil temperature when planting crops.
8/6/202150 minutes, 25 seconds
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Repairing damaged trees

We’ve had a fair bit of weather in our State in the past few weeks. How hard is it to repair storm-damaged trees? One of the State’s top arborists, Michael Palamountain, joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe to talk through the process of repairing the trees you love.
7/30/202151 minutes, 36 seconds
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Fabulous ferns

Ferns are fabulous additions to gardens. Wayne Richards, President of the SA Fern Society, joins Jon Lamb & Deb Tribe with loads of advice on what ferns to plant and how to care for them. Turf consultant Stefan Palm tackles moss and algae in pavers.
7/23/202151 minutes, 5 seconds
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Roses for beginners

Rosarian Maureen Ross joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with expert advice helpful to gardeners wanting to choose the right roses. Brett Draper, Deputy Chair of the Horticulture Committee, encourages home gardeners to enter the Royal Adelaide Show competitions.
7/16/202152 minutes, 3 seconds
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Organic compost magic

Organic expert Tim Marshall joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe to discuss soil health, compost and the fundamentals of organic gardening. Trevor Garard discusses orchids for beginners.
7/9/202150 minutes, 47 seconds
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July seasonal outlook for gardeners

Climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with his seasonal outlook for July and beyond. Jon discusses what to plant and what not to plant in July.
7/2/202151 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pruning deciduous fruit trees

Brenton Kortman, President of the Rare Fruit Society of South Australia and Jon Lamb discuss how to prune deciduous fruit trees. Jon discusses the best chemicals to have in your cupboard when it comes to gardening.
6/25/202151 minutes, 46 seconds
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Safety & effectiveness of manure

Organic gardening authority Tim Marshall joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe to discuss the safety and effectiveness of manures and how to treat them. Tim and Jon answer your gardening questions.
6/18/202151 minutes, 16 seconds
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Gardens of Government House

His Excellency The Governor Hieu Van Le AC and Mrs Le take Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe on a tour of the gardens of Government House on North Terrace in Adelaide. Discover what vegetables, tropical fruits, trees and roses are growing in the grounds.
6/11/202152 minutes, 50 seconds
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Winter seasonal outlook

It's the first weekend of winter and independent climatologist Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with his seasonal outlook for gardeners. Jon discusses what is available to plant as the seasons shift.
6/4/202151 minutes, 14 seconds
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Budding & grafting masterclass

In the last weekend of autumn, Brenton Kortman, President of the Rare Fruit Society of SA joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with a budding and grafting masterclass.
5/28/202149 minutes, 54 seconds
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Easy to plant natives

Whether you want a conga line of wildlife, or just a butterfly or two, native plant enthusiast Linda Niemann joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with her suggestions on simple ways to add natives to your garden to attract local wildlife.
5/21/202151 minutes, 57 seconds
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Keep indoor plants perky

As the seasons change we need to consider our indoor plants. Expert Haidi Sutherland joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with a house plant masterclass and the plants that face the most common problems.
5/14/202152 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wow mum on Mother's Day

Horticulturalist Brett Draper joins Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe with great green gift ideas for mum and how to look after them. Ashley Burn discusses new varieties of the traditional flower of Mother's Day, the chrysanthemum.
5/7/202150 minutes, 48 seconds