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Gardening Australia

Season 28 2017

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  • 2017-03-04T16:30:00+08:00 on ABC
  • 30 mins
  • 19 hours, 0 mins (38 episodes)
  • Australia
  • English
  • Documentary
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Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining all Australian gardeners around the nation. Presented by Australia's leading horticultural experts, Gardening Australia is a valuable resource to all gardeners through the television program, the magazine, books, DVDs and extensive online content.

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38 episodes

28x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2017-03-04T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

People behind 'The Patch' - Tino | Tomato Pests and Problems (FAQs) - Jerry and Sophie | A Creative Escape - Costa | Silver Foliage Plants - Sophie | Propagating from Seed - Tino | Excess Produce - Tomato Passata | What is a Flower? - Jerry | The Weatherman (Rain Gauges and Thermometers) - Josh

28x02 Episode 2

  • 2017-03-11T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Wicking Works - Sophie | Pumpkin Pickin' - Tino | New Digs - Costa and Millie | Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' | Growing Goodness - Jane | Beuaty in the Bush - Jerry

28x03 Episode 3

  • 2017-03-18T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Autumn Veg - Tino | Amazing Anthuriums - Jerry | My Garden Path - Greg Moore | FAQs | Living Mulch - Sophie | A Planted Paradise - Costa | Silver Senna - Angus | A Smashing Garden - Josh

28x04 Episode 4

  • 2017-03-25T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Outside In - Jane | What to Do This Weekend | The Caretaker - Angus | Marlborough Rock Daisy - Tino | The Leafy Lounge - Millie | Propagating Coleus - Jerry | Splitting the Hive - Costa

28x05 Episode 5

  • 2017-04-01T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Harbourside Perfection - Costa | FAQs | Autumn Means Action - Sophie | Herb Cubes | Spirit of Japan - Jerry | Inorganic Mulch - Jane | The Sweetest Strawberries - Tino | April Fool's Prank

28x06 Episode 6

  • 2017-04-08T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Be Our Guest - Costa | Training Trees - Tino | Excess Produce - Chilli Powder | Stunning in Spring - Sophie | Three Years On - Josh | Worlds Within Worlds - Jane

28x07 Episode 7

  • 2017-04-14T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

EASTER SPECIAL: Sophie's Flock - Sophie | Easter Daisy | A Egg-cellent Idea - Costa | What to Do This Easter | A Thriving Community - Josh | Deterring Pets | The Sweetest Plant - Costa | Holiday Herbs - Millie | Feeding the Animals - Tino | Sowing the Seeds - Sophie | Dahlia 'Moonfire' | Tino's Carrot Tips - Tino | A Second Chance - Costa

28x08 Episode 8

  • 2017-04-22T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Gardens of Parliament - Costa | Planting Under Palms - Jerry | Camawald - Sophie | FAQs | Roots and Shoots - Tino | On Rocky Ground - Jane | Urban Oasis - Indira

28x09 Episode 9

  • 2017-04-29T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Carrick Hill - Strawberry Patch Update - A Garden for Everyone - Multiplying Plants - Barangaroo - Planty Shanty

Carrick Hill: Sophie visits one of Adelaide's favourite historic garden properties, Carrick Hill.

Strawberry Patch Update: Tino gives an update on his strawberry patch experiment.

A Garden for Everyone: Costa and Jane visit a group home and help create a garden that is accessible to everyone.

Multiplying Plants: Josh shows how to divide grasses and clumping perennials.

Barangaroo: Angus visits a former industrial site in Sydney that's been transformed into a naturalistic foreshore reserve.

Planty Shanty: Millie shows how plants can be used to build a cubby house.

28x10 Episode 10

  • 2017-05-06T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Going Up - Indira | Kiwi Fruit - Tino | Mt Penang - Costa | Excess Produce - Zucchinis | Hot Compost - Tino | Chilean Jasmine - Sophie | Urban Elegance - John

28x11 Episode 11

  • 2017-05-13T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Helping Hands - Chilli Spray - Autumn Alliums - Tree Echium - Native Nibbles - FAQs - My Garden Path

Helping Hands: Josh meets a group of volunteers in Perth who do gardening maintenance for the elderly and physically disabled, allowing them to stay in their homes and continue to enjoy their gardens.

Chilli Spray: Tino shows how easy it is to make a chilli pesticide using chillies and some everyday products from around the house.

Autumn Alliums: Sophie plants a variety of autumn alliums and gives some great tips on how to prolonging your harvest.

Plant Profile - Tree Echium: We profile a gorgeous plant that towers four metres high and is a great magnet for bees.

Native Nibbles: Costa visits the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens to explore the surprising diversity of native plants that are edible.

FAQs - Easy seeds to save | Leaves as mulch | Tip Pruning: Tino demonstrates an easy seed to save; Millie gives some tips on how to use fallen leaves for mulch; and Josh tells us why to tip prune.

My Garden Path - Jerry Coleby-Williams: Gardening Australia presenter, Jerry Coleby-Williams, talks about how every facet of his life has become focused around plants and gardening.

28x12 Episode 12

  • 2017-05-20T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Renters Rule - Millie | Plant Profile - Archillea 'Moonshine' | Compact Formality - John | Excess Produce No-wilt Leafy Greens | Wasteland to Wetland - Indira | Clean and Green - Jerry | Waste Not, Want Not - Costa

28x13 Episode 13

  • 2017-05-27T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Picking a Palm - Jerry | FAQs | Tight Spaces - Josh | A Canberra Gem - Costa | Horticultural Haircuts - Sophie | Green Manure - Tino | Soup and Salad - Jane

28x14 Episode 14

  • 2017-06-03T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

A Plethora of Proteas - Jane | FAQs | Beautiful Bark - Tino | Winter Work - Millie | Excess Produce - Preserved Lemons | A Garden Salon - Costa | My Garden Path - Dr Bryan Lessard

28x15 Episode 15

  • 2017-06-10T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Tricks of the Trade: John visits a suburban garden and shares hints and tips for designing for small spaces.

Edible Flowers: Costa shows us some of his favourite edible flowers.

Rooftop Respite: Guest presenter Indira Naidoo visits a rooftop garden purpose built for the patients and staff at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.

Propagating Cassava: Jerry gives some tips on how to propagate cassava.

Gorgeous Gourds: Sophie makes a cute succulent planter out of a gourd she has grown in her garden.

Happy Birthday Peter: Tino joins the celebrations for Peter Cundall's 90th birthday in "Pete's Patch" at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

28x16 Episode 16

  • 2017-06-17T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Growing Home - Jerry | Lime and Gypsum - Tino | A Colourful Collaboration - Jane | Filling the Gaps - Josh | Nifty Netting - Costa | Winter Cheer - Sophie | My Garden Path - David Fripp

28x17 Episode 17

  • 2017-06-24T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Gardening on the Inside - Tino | FAQs | Mixing It Up - Millie | Excess Produce - Kale Chips | Indoor Inspiration - Josh | Wayside Bondi - Costa and Indira

28x18 Episode 18

  • 2017-07-01T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Queen of the Shadows - Jane | FAQs | Be Our Guest - Costa and Carolyn | Feeding Roses - Sophie | Having It All - Jerry | My Garden Path - Adam Shipp

28x19 Episode 19

  • 2017-07-08T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Bring in the Bees - Costa | Raspberries and Rhubarb - Millie | Silver Princess | A Small Water Garden - John | Excess Produce - Chilli Oil | Cycle Recycle - Sophie | Persian Carpet - Josh

28x20 Episode 20

  • 2017-07-15T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Andrew's Apples - Tino | FAQs | Training a Climber - Millie | Tea Thyme - Costa | Hooker's Banksia | Getting Started - Carolyn | Saving Eggplant Seed - Jerry | Bee Hotel - Sophie

28x21 Episode 21

  • 2017-07-22T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Double Delight - Jerry | Coriander for Life - Tino | Low Maintenance Zone - Josh | My Garden Path - Jane | Fruitful Planting - Millie | Aloes - Sophie | An Unconventional Garden - Costa

28x22 Episode 22

  • 2017-07-29T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Walking with Giants - Potting Up Prickles - Principles of Pruning - Josh's Sauerkraut - Future Forests - Poor Man's Capers - A Design for Life

Walking with Giants: Josh visits a very special forest of ancient and beautiful tingle trees in WA's Walpole Wilderness Area.

Potting Up Prickles: Millie shows us how to pot up a cactus without getting hurt.

Principles of Pruning: Sophie gets some essential pruning advice from a young rose pruner.

Excess Produce - Josh's Sauerkraut: We show you how to make sauerkraut from excess cabbage.

Future Forests: Costa joins a revegetation team for National Tree Week to help restore some former farmland.

Poor Man's Capers: Tino gives us an idea for nasturtium seed pods.

A Design for Life: Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman gives us her top tips for designing a garden for an active family.

28x23 Episode 23

  • 2017-08-05T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Nuts about Nuts: Jane visits a beautiful chestnut and hazelnut grove in Victoria's high country.

FAQs - Daffodils | Feeding Lemon Trees | Persimmon: Josh, Sophie and Tino answer some frequently asked gardening questions.

Local Colour: Costa takes a look at an impressive array of winter flowering natives.

Edible Perennials: Jerry propagates some of his unusual food plants.

Why is pH so Important?: Millie checks the pH of her soil and shows why it is such an important test to do.

Pruning Fruit Trees: Tino shows us how to prune a pomegranate, a youngberry and a quince tree.

Cooking Chestnuts: Jane learns how to make chestnut flour.

28x24 Episode 24

  • 2017-08-12T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Sticks and Stones: Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman explores the materials available for creating gorgeous gardens.

Olives Galore: Tino helps out an olive-growing couple with their harvest in beautiful northern Tasmania.

The Backyard Laboratory: Costa is in Canberra to visit a scientist whose research into water and productive gardening is changing the world.

The Sacrificial Plant: Jerry Coleby-Williams shows us a novel method of pest control.

Stripping the Garden: Millie shows us how to move plants successfully whilst helping a friend renovate their garden.

Pruning Olives: Tino shows how to prune an olive tree.

28x25 Episode 25

  • 2017-08-19T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Back to the Verge: Costa gets stuck back into his verge garden after building work temporarily halted progress.

Plant Profile - Algerian Iris: We profile the beautiful Algerian Iris.

Smoke King: Josh meets a scientist unlocking the relationship between fire and native plants in a wonderfully diverse area of Western Australia.

Perfect Seed Bed: Jerry shares his grandmother's technique for preparing the perfect seed bed guaranteed to lead to success.

FAQs - Fertilising in Winter | Cherry Tree | Leaf Curl: Answers to commonly asked gardening questions.

My Garden Path: We meet a passionate young conservationist and learn about the process of repopulating the wild with threatened orchids.

Smoke Your Own: Josh learns how to smoke native plant seeds to aid germination.

28x26 Episode 26

  • 2017-08-26T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

All Creatures Great and Small: Jerry visits a wildlife-friendly garden in the Brisbane suburbs designed with the resident wild and domestic animals in mind.

A Great Little Spot: Josh profiles two hard-wearing water-wise plants.

Small Spaces, Big Ideas: Guest presenter Carolyn explores a small urban garden that’s full of great ideas for how to make small spaces seem larger.

FAQs – Grafted Trees | Orange Peel in Compost | Lime and Manure: Tino, Jane and Jerry answer your frequently asked questions, including whether or not to compost citrus peel.

Pretty and Productive: Costa helps a family plant an attractive blueberry hedge fringed with strawberries.

Underground Riches: Millie and Squid go hunting for the delicious and valuable underground fungus, the black truffle.

28x27 Episode 27

  • 2017-09-02T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Sowing for Spring: Tino springs into action in The Patch, explaining his secret to summer crop success including Australia's favourite, the tomato!

What to Do This Weekend: Our presenters reveal their must-do tasks in their own garden this weekend.

A Quirky Collection: Jane explores a collector's garden full of unusual, architectural beauties and gets his expert tips for growing them at home.

Flower Power: Costa explores the stunning displays in The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, and discovers the power of the flower.

Propagating Succulents: Jane is visiting a succulent collector who demonstrates how easy it is to propagate these hardy plants.

A Spring Stunner: Sophie Thomson visits a true spring garden, bursting at the seams with colourful blossom and bulbs.

28x28 Episode 28

  • 2017-09-09T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Winning Natives: Jerry explores a magnificent garden in Toowoomba that combines formality and Australian natives to create an award-winning sensation.

FAQs - Growing Bamboo | Liver under Passionfruit | Teasing Out Roots: The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.

The Mulch Pit: Costa takes Sophie to visit one of his favourite gardens - a community project in Darwin that grows food, skills and friendships.

Wait for the Butterfly: Millie explains why it’s not always a good idea to remove caterpillars from plants.

Designing With Plants: Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman visits a spectacular nursery and gives us her top tips for planting design.

Perfect Drainage: Jerry picks up a great tip on achieving perfect drainage for plants in any garden.

A Helping Hand: Josh lends Millie a hand to build a frame for climbing plants that will create a beautiful small-garden screen

28x29 Episode 29

  • 2017-09-16T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Miniature Marvels: Jane explores the fascinating new world of native Australian bonsai.

Protecting Maples: Tino shows us how to protect maples from aphids.

FAQs – Moving trees | Camellia buds dropping | Coriander: The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.

Friends and Foes: Josh learns about an exciting and modern tool to help identify insect visitors in home gardens.

Excess Produce - Lemon Slices: Too many lemons? There’s no such thing!

A Riot of Roses: Sophie visits a couple in the Barossa Valley who have thousands of roses in their beautiful collection.

Taking Cues: Jerry talks about being alert to garden timing.

Starting Out: Jane gets expert tips on creating native bonsai at home.

28x30 Episode 30

  • 2017-09-23T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Worms on the Verge: Costa repurposes an old bath tub to make a palace fit for soil royalty - worms!

What to do This Weekend: Gardening Australia presenters share their gardening plans for this weekend.

Protecting our Plants: Jane visits Australia's newest quarantine facility to find out what happens to plants when they're imported into the country.

Plant Profile - Cherry Plum: Sophie profiles an old-fashioned favourite - the cherry plum.

Every Space Counts: Millie plants up a challenging narrow space at the side of her house with some of her useful and ornamental favourites.

My Garden Path - Gwen Elliot AM & Rodger Elliot AM: We meet a couple who have dedicated their lives to growing and advocating for Australia's amazing native plants.

28x31 Episode 31

  • 2017-09-30T17:00:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Tassie Tucker: Tino supplements the seasonal offerings at the patch by planting a range of true-blue edible Tassie plants.

Wipeout Wasp: Jerry tells us about the cabbage white butterfly parasite.

A Lush Oasis: Jane meets a gardener who has created a spectacular plant-filled garden in an unforgiving, inland climate.

What's Your Poison: Millie talks about poisonous plants.

A Hidden Gem: Costa discovers a vibrant oasis filled with lush trees and leafy understorey created from a road closure in inner Sydney.

A Passion for Propagation: Sophie gets native plant advice from a conservationist who propagates endangered species in his back garden.

28x32 Episode 32

  • 2017-10-07T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Euphorbia Euphoria: Jerry explores the exciting world of euphorbias, a family that includes plants of all sorts of shapes and sizes.

Pot Size Matters: Costa shows why it's important to pick the right sized pot for your plant.

Growing Together: Jane visits a long-running gardening club that works with students at the local primary school.

FAQs: The Gardening Australia presenters answer your frequently asked gardening questions.

Bringing up Babies: Millie visits an historical nursery to find out what it takes to raise the perfect seedling.

Plant Profile - Kalbarri beaufortia: We profile a beautiful native shrub from the sandplains of north Perth.

My Garden Path: We meet a passionate nurseryman who grows plants to build and restore wetlands.

28x33 Episode 33

  • 2017-10-14T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Pangarinda: Sophie explores a native botanic garden, for threatened species, run entirely by volunteers.

What to do this Weekend: Find out what the presenters are doing in their gardens this weekend.

Feathered Friends: Costa visits an aged-care facility where chooks improve the residents' well-being.

Excess Produce: Here's a great way to use up your excess fruit.

Poo Power: Tino explains how to choose the right manure for your plants.

Blooming Shade: Jerry visits a spectacular shade garden.

28x34 Episode 34

  • 2017-10-21T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Beachside Beauties: Tino is visiting a spectacular vireya rhododendron garden, an unusual sight in cool-climate Tasmania.

Pruning Cardoons: Jane shows us how to prune a cardoon.

Playing with the Trees: Josh visits a new playground that was built in harmony with the existing trees.

Fuss Pots: Jerry tells us a tale of wayward plants.

Kitchen Cultivation: Millie propagates plants from the contents of her kitchen cupboards.

Top Rhodie Tips: Tino shares some top tips for growing rhododendrons.

Larrakia Rangers: Sophie and Costa head out bush to meet the Larrakia Rangers working to restore a piece of the NT landscape.

28x35 Episode 35

  • 2017-10-28T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

What’s the Buzz?: Costa meets up with an urban bee keeper.

FAQs: Sophie, Josh and Tino answer commonly asked gardening questions.

Watery Wonders: Jerry visits a couple of professional plant growers to explore their shared passion for aquatic plants.

A Malmsbury Garden: Jane visits an eclectic plant-filled country garden, designed to thrive in the local climate.

Good Enough to Eat: Jerry takes a look at some edible aquatic plants.

My Garden Path: We meet market gardener Andrew McFarland - a compulsive grower of flowers and vegies.

28x36 Episode 36

  • 2017-11-04T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Tomato Tips and Tricks: It’s tomato time in Tasmania and Tino is sharing his best tips for growing a bumper harvest.

The Trucculent: Millie makes up an unusual planter.

Old Meets New: Sophie visits a gardener with a modern Mediterranean garden that compliments the hundred-year-old house beautifully.

A-maze-ing Verge: Costa is spring cleaning the verge herb maze and with a little help from his friends, he gives the design a playful twist.

Excess Produce: We make a sweet treat from excess fruit.

Troppo Proppo: Jerry is propagating interesting warm-climate plants.

28x37 Christmas Family Special

  • 2017-12-22T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Aussie Christmas Feast
Costa cooks up a very Australian Christmas feast with chef Mark Olive

Victoria State Rose Garden
Sophie shows us around the stunning Victoria State Rose Garden

Christmas Wreaths
Sophie demonstrates how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath using Australian natives

FAQs - Passionfruit | Eggshells | Lime | Avocado | Fruit Trees | House Plants | Compost
The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions

Playing Tricks
Jane discovers horticultural tricks used to get perfect poinsettias for an Australian Christmas

Pitch Perfect
Jane learns the secrets of lawn care from the caretakers of a very special lawn – the MCG

Subtropical Festive Colour
Jerry shows us his favourite sub-tropical plants for festive colour

Excess Produce - Cherry Syrup
Put your excess cherries to good use!

Feeding the Animals
Tino and Millie visit the nearby Werribee Open Range Zoo where the plants are as important as the animals

Local Produce - Werribee
Tino meets a local Werribee vegie grower to find out why this area is called the 'Broccoli Belt'

28x38 New Year's Family Special

  • 2017-12-29T16:30:00+08:00 — 30 mins

Miniature Wonderland: Costa visits a miniature garden that is full of surprises.

Werribee Park Community Garden: Jane revisits the Karen refugee vegetable garden at Werribee Park.

News Year's Garden Plans: The Gardening Australia presenters share their garden plans for 2018.

My Garden Path: Flies are one of the most unwanted visitors over summer but to entomologist Dr Bryan Lessard, they're welcome!

Possum Proof Gardens: Tino gives some practical tips on possum proofing your garden.

The Wolery: Josh visits an innovative ecological community who share their gardens.

Summer-Proofing the Garden: Sophie shares some tips on how to prepare your garden for the hot summer ahead.

Summer Beverage Basket: Millie shows how you can take a bit of your garden with you on holidays by creating a summer beverage basket.

Tropical Delights: Jerry shows off the beautiful fruit that the north of the country has to offer.

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