Real World Gardener Weeding Tools for Lawns in Tool Time

August 10th, 2017



Weeding Lawns

Did you know that knee problems start with gardening on your knees for long periods of time?

But you don’t have to get down on your knees to do weeding these days if you’ve got the right tools.

Even weeding lawns is possible without spraying and kneeling.

So let’s find how to make that weeding job  in the lawn a little bit easier.

I'm talking with Tony Mattson General Manager of

PLAY: Weeding Tools part 1_26th July 2017



The Weed Hoe (pictured right)  is exclusive to Cut Above Tools. 

Operation is by a foot pedal to lever out the weed and the two handles to take the weed out of the lawn or garden bed. 


Real World Gardener's Tip for Lawn Weed Control.

Get to know your grass type and the ideal cutting height for good health and strong growth.


When cut no lower than that height, and when cut before it gets too long, the grass will usually out-compete weeds as long as it’s also fertilized and watered properly. 

If you have any questions about weeding tools why not email us or write in to 2RRR PO Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675





Real World Gardener The House and Garden at Glenmore Book Review

November 18th, 2016


The House and Garden at Glenmore

author Mickey Robertson.

Imagine a ramshackle set of buildings dating back to the 1850’s set way out on the outskirts of a big city.

No garden, but plenty of land.


Imagine also your partner or husband coming home and telling you that he’s just bought such a property.

What would you do?

Let’s find out ..'[m speaking with author of The House and Garden at Glenmore Robertson

Glenmore House was once a dairy farm and when Mickey's husband came across it 28 years ago, it was a collection of once dilapidated buildings.

These buildings took time to restore and in the book, Mickey describes the long process.

Mickey wrote the book in 1 month, working every day fro 10 hours.

Being an inveterate compiler of lists she was able to draw on them for the names of plant material and order of things.



Ideas for the garden came from notable famous gardens like Sissinghurst in England but the garden isn't entirely English.






Not only does Mickey provide heaps of plant information in this book but there are gardening tips along with 30 seasonal recipes, including that recipe for cumquat Ice-cream.

Next time there’s an open day at Glenmore, we should make an effort to go and visit. You won’t be disappointed.

You can catch up that segment by listening to the podcast

If you have any questions Glenmore house, drop us a line to or write in to 2RRR PO Box 644 Gladesville NSW



Real World Gardener The Essential Edible Pharmacy Book Review

November 3rd, 2016

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.

The complete CRN edition of RWG is available on , just click on 2RRR to find this week’s edition.


ESSENTIAL%2BEDIBLE%2Bpharmacy.jpg With a plethora of gardening books being constantly published RWG has steered away from book reviews, until now that is.  

This following feature interview is sort of a book review because I’m talking with the author and her ideas about why she wrote the book in the first place.Let’s find out what it’s all about.
I'm talking with Sophie Manolas, nutritionist and author of The Essential Edible Pharmacy.

essential%2Bedible%2Bpharmacy%2Bpage.jpg Sophie’s aim  was to quote from her book, “ to simplify the process of making the best dietary choices and to show you that whole foods in their own way, are superfoods.
Use it as bed time reading, a recipe book, or just advice on what nutrition you get from certain veggies, fruit or nuts.

But what you don’t get is how to exactly grow everything, there wasn’t enough room.
That’s where Vegetable Heroes fills the gap.
Maybe I need to write a gardening book.