Real World Gardener, Basic Garden Design Coastal Garden Styles

November 24th, 2011

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm Sat. 12noon, 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network. email realworldgardener.@gmail.com

Design Elements:Maybe your plants are yellowing, burnt or stunted, or possibly you can't even get them established in the first place. If this sounds familiar, we'll give you some ideas on how to overcome common problems in growing plants by the coast. Listen here to Lesley simpson And Marianne (host) discuss Coastal Designs.

Real World Gardener, Basic Garden Design Tropical Garden Styles

November 17th, 2011

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm Sat. 12noon, 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.wwwl:realworldgardener.com

Design Elements:In the 17th Century Europeans interest in tropical gardens grew largely because people equated tropical gardens with their idea of paradise and perhaps the ‘garden of eden.’

Listen to Lesley Simpson, garden designer and Marianne (host) talk about how you can create your own paradise.

Real World Gardener, Basic Garden Design Country Garden Styles

November 11th, 2011

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm Sat. 12noon, 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network. www.realworldgardener.com

Design Elements: Country garden style began in England in the 18th Century and was also called English landscape park. This style of garden spread across Europe, replacing the more formal, symmetrical Garden à la française of the 17th century as the principal gardening style of Europe.

Listen to garden designer Lesley Simpson and Marianne discuss how country garden styles can suit your garden.

Real World Gardener, Wildlife in Focus is Grey Shrike Thrush

November 11th, 2011

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm Sat. 12noon, 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network. www.realworldgardener.com

Wildlife in Focus:The Grey Shrike-thrush is best known for its lovely song. Birdwatchers call this bird the "GST". Grey Shrike-thrush. Find out what this songbird sounds like, what it feeds on and how you can attract the GST to your garden.

To hear the full segment with Kurtis Lindsay and host Marianne click on the player.

Real World Gardener, Garden Design-Town Garden Styles

November 5th, 2011

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm Sat. 12noon, 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network. www.realworldgardener.com

Email: realworldgardener@gmail.com

Design Elements:At first gardens were just vegetable plots in front of the town walls, and the produce was sold in the horticultural markets. It was quite a few centuries before the town garden evolved to what it is today. Listen here to garden designer, Lesley Simpson and host Marianne discuss what's needed in designing today's "Town Garden." Broadcast 2nd November 2011