LEAVE IT TO THE EXPERTS:Jane Edmanson and Darren James tackle all the latest gardening topics, from plant selection to pest control. On this dedicated gardening page you will find all the program information you may have missed as well as a chance replay the entire show. It is on 3AW every Saturday and Sunday morning from 8am to 10am - don't miss it!
Plant of the Week: Crowea, dwarf evergreen native shrub up to 1 metre high with pink. Waxy flower throughout the year. Suitable for a container or in the front of a garden bed. Prune lightly after flowering.
Singing Gardens: Come and stroll around the beautiful gardens ‘Arden’, home to C J Dennis, Australias’ famous bush poet. Wander among the beautiful mountain ash, and follow the mud map detailing the gardens history.
This week's interviews: Denise Gadd,Gardening Editor, The Age Newspaper. Dean Herald, Landscape Designe, Best in Show Garden. Steve Day, Tree and Shrub Growers Exhibition Garden. Jason Hodges, Gold Medal Winning Garden.
Around the corner from where I live is a huge Angophora (Rusty Gum) with such a huge girth and I understand that a developer wants a car park to be in proximity to its roots. What do we value more, a car park or a beautiful tree?
Colourwave Sun Parasol Mandevilla, an easy growing bushy climber, suitable for containers or trellis and fences in a sunny spot or partial shade. Flowers in crimson, pink or white throughout summer and autumn.
Mixed lettuce bowls - lettuces like cos can be grown in a bowl or pot and harvested by cutting off the top half when it is ready and letting the bottom half grow again that way harvesting greens several times.
Plants for Christmas: Have a look out for fragrant white Christmas lilies, red poinsettias and hydrangeas, perfect for gifts. Have a look out for the oak leaf hydrangea, H. quericifolia, looking beautiful at the moment
This week Jane and Darren bring you the big Backyard live from the Good Guys in Bayswater. Guests on the show include Judy Horton from Yates, Jennifer Stackhouse from Gardening Australia Magazine and Rachael Lowry from the Melbourne Zoo.
This week Jane and Darren spoke to Donna Smith & Tina Clayton from Triffid Park Nursery; Dr Hugh Millar about the apparent locust plague; and Garden Designer Andrew Stark about Australia’s Open Garden Scheme.
This week Jane and Steve spoke to John Arnott, Manager Horticulture, of the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Sandra Pullman of Organic Gardening classes and found out about the Viburnum burkwoodii - a nice little shrub.
This weekend Darren and Jane catch up with friend of the program Tony Kelly to chat about the easing of water restrictions. They also chat to Steve Cole, President of the Turf Producers Association and discover the Petunia Harlequin. (pictured)
This week Jane and Darren chat to landscaper Eugene Gilligan about the latest garden design trends, take an audio tour of the Abbotsford Convent Garden and Jane has some tips to make your garden more fragrant during the winter.
On this week's program Jane and Darren spoke to the Darren Parker from Poyntons Nursery about 20 different varieties of potatoes and Mandy Stroebel, the author of ‘ Gardens of the Goldfields – a central Victorian sojurn’. More here.
On this week's program Jane and Darren spoke to the gardening editor of The Age newspaper Denise Gadd and Australian garden designer Scott Wynd, who featured at this year's Chelsea Flower show. More here.
Steve Murhpy joined Jane in the Big Backyard as Darren enjoyed a week off. This week Jane and Steve spoke to Janie Varkuleuvicius, the author of ‘Pruning for flowers and fruit’, as well as James Wall from Gardenworld. More here,