Real World Gardener Designs for Awkward Areas in the Garden

April 4th, 2013

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


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

The new opening music is by singer
songwriter Harry Hughes from his CD songs of the Garden. You can find out more
about Harry and his gardening songs by going to

What sort of gardener are you?

I read this definition in a
fictional book called Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by a MC Beaton.

She writes that a real gardener is
one that has a green house, and strikes their own plant or grows them from
An instant gardener is one that buys
plants that are near their mature size.

So I did a bit of research and of
course found the beginner gardener, but how long do you stay a beginner

I’m sure no listener can be called
the Clueless gardener, although we might have thought that about some-one.
Probably that contractor that whipper snipped the plants in the front garden
when doing the edges. He would fit into that title.

Are you a zone challenger? A
gardener that’s growing plants, sometimes from mail order, but plants that
really should be grown in a green house that you don’t own. Like a Vanilla bean
orchid, that struggles even in temperate districts, outdoors.

What about the Collector Gardener?
Are you one of those? You have one of almost everything and are searching for
more of maybe one or two specific genus, like Bromeliads, or Begonias or even

Anyway write in with more ideas for
types of gardeners, I’d love to hear your thoughts? email

Design Elements

with Landscape Designer Louise McDaid
This month, Design elements
is fixing your garden design problems
that are based on how much or how little light or sun your garden’s getting.

Is your spot in the garden just a
narrow strip down the side of the house or garden shed where nothing much seems
to grow? Never fear, all is not lost because here’s a solution for that awkward
spot in your garden?

Not all solutions have to be
entirely about plants, but you’re a gardener so something with plants is always
going to be the way to go.
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