Real World Gardener Feature Plants for Potted Gardens

September 28th, 2012

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with Louise McDaid

How is the potted garden makeover
going? Have you decided to do away with some of the pots, perhaps even
re-potted others. Well in the last of the series on the potted garden, Louise
and I are looking at what makes a feature plant suitable for the potted garden? Listen here for more...

Real World Gardener What Plants Go in What Pots in Garden Design

September 21st, 2012

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Design Elements:with Landscape Designer Louise McDaid

The potted garden is great for all
types of reasons, but there are some pitfalls that make the overall look messy,
top-heavy and just downright awful?

Here’s some tips to get you on
your way for potting up your potted garden.

After listening to the podcast, go out into your garden and decide which plants in pots need re-potting
or just moving out of their pots altogether and into the garden.
Make a list
of what you would like to see and over the coming weeks, see if you can meet
the target of renewing some, most or even all of your pot plants.

 

 

Real World Gardener, Figbirds are Wildlife in Focus

September 21st, 2012

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Wildlife in Focus:with ecologist Sue Stevens

There are a number of fruits that
are only seeded by being eaten by these and other fruit eating birds, being
geminated when they are passed through their digestive system and then excreted
onto the ground in a fertilized pool of droppings.

If you want to attract Figbirds to
your garden you need to plant native fruit bearing trees and shrubs .(such as Persoonia, Quandong and other rainforest trees) and
encourage your neighbours and council to do the same.

Sue mentions that the nest of the Figbird is quite flimsy and information from Wires in the Northern Rivers Area says that the young chicks are often blown out of their nest in the strong spring winds,which is how they end up in the care of Wires. Let's hear more.....

Real World Gardener, Design with Pots in Garden Design

September 14th, 2012

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Design Elements:

with Louise McDaid from Eden Gardens. You’ve decided to makeover your potted garden one way or another, now how do you put them together? Grouping the pots differently will give you a different look. Trying adding or subtracting just one or two pots to see if it looks better. Another tip, si to change the plant that’s in the pot altogether and next week the Potted Garden discussed different plants for different pots. You can’t go wrong if you listen into Design Elements’ Potted Garden Series. Find out more.....

Real World Gardener Spice It Up with Allspice

September 14th, 2012

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Spice It Up

with Ian Hemphill from www.herbies.com.au
span lang="EN-AU" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-AU;">The name Allspice is because the flavour makes you think that you’re tasting nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Did you know that the fruit and leaf oil are also used in men’s toiletries? Ever heard of “Old Spice, I used to buy that for my father for his birthday when I was going to school. Any men’s fragrance that contains the word ‘Spice’ apparently has some allspice oil in it.
You can buy this tree online from a Fruit Tree nursery in NSW that has just about every exotic tree around. Just remember it’s not drought or frost tolerant. They will also send you a mail order catalog for free if you ring or write to them www.daleysfruit.com.au
I’ll put the link to the nursery on my website. By Phone: (02) 9034 4626
By Fax: (02) 66 322 585 By Mail: P O Box 154, Kyogle NSW 2474
Allspice is mainly grown in Jamaica and for some reason, no-one has be able to successfully grow it much as a plantation crop, anywhere else. That’s a pity because the bark and leaves are very aromatic.
So what is Allspice exactly and why is it so difficult to grow? Let’s find out…

Real World Gardener- Potted Garden Part 1 in Design Elements

September 6th, 2012

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Design Elements:The Potted Garden Series-1. Choosing Pots

with Landscape Designer, Louise Mc Daid from Eden Gardens.
So you have this array of pots which um…could like a bit better instead of being a hodge podge of colour and texture.Where does one start in the potted garden?
Lots of factors to consider and in the coming weeks Louise and I will be discussing how to design with pots, what pots are best suited for pots and feature plants for pots.
You can’t go wrong if you listen into Design Elements’ Potted Garden Series.

Real World Gardener, Black Shouldered Kite is Wildlife in Focus

September 6th, 2012

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Wildlife in Focus: Black shouldered Kite

with Ecologist Sue Stevens.
From a distance you might mistake this bird for a seagull, and wonder what’s a lone gull doing in the open field? But in actual fact you would be looking at a Black-shouldered Kite, in other words an entirely different bird.
Most certainly a farmer’s or even gardener’s friend if you have a garden big enough.
Like all the elanid kites, it is a specialist predator of mice and rats, which it hunts singly or in pairs by hovering in mid-air above open land.
Black-shouldered Kites form monogamous pairs, breeding between August and January. Though reported across Australia, they are most common in the south-east and south-west corners of the country..
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Real World Gardener Espaliered Gardens are Design Elements

September 2nd, 2012

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Design Elements

with Garden Designer Lesley Simpson.
The word espalier is French, and it comes from the Italian spalliera, meaning “something to rest the shoulder against.”
During the 17th Century, espalier meant only the actual trellis or frame on which a plant was trained to grow, but it’s now used to describe both the practice and the plants themselves.
Espalier seems difficult but looks great. I went to a friends house when I was filming a segment for Better Homes& gardens some years ago and he’d espalieredCamellia Sasanqua plants on the south side of his garage.
He tells me they’re still there today, and looking fabulous, so why not give it a go. I know I should!

. Let’s find out more….