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Join Jane and Darren each Saturday and Sunday

Join Jane and Darren each Saturday and Sunday

Gardening with Jane Edmanson

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!

The Big Backyard, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, May

crowea 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.

The Big Backyard, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th, May

Oasis 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.

The Big Backyard, Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st, May

Mammy Interviews this week: Landscaper Eugene Gilligan and Wes Fleming of Flemings Nursery- Chelsea Exhibit

The Big Backyard, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th, April

Tomato Interviews this week: Clive Larkman and Andre Obradovic of Herbs2home.com.au

The Big Backyard, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th, April

KEw Interviews: Jim Fogarty, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne - Chelsea Exhibit. Plant of the week: Dianthus Whetman Pinks.

The Big Backyard, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, April

Eucalyptus Join us in celebrating Australia’s most iconic plant during the Eucalypt Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

The Big Backyard, Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, April

Cyclan 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.

The Big Backyard, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th, March

Frost plant This week Jane interviews Roz Hill from the Friends Geelong Botanic Gardens Plant Sale and Bob Magnus from Woodbridge Fruit Trees.

The Big Backyard, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th, March

Flamingo What’s On: Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute’s Open Garden Day At Cruden Farm, enter from Cranhaven Rd, Langwarrin, Sunday 20 March from 10am.

The Big Backyard, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th, March

Rose This week's interviews: Derelle Cherry, Daniel Mansfield, Lindy Harris, Jason Hodges. Plant of the week: Tucker Time

The Big Backyard, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th, March

Lawn Mower This week's interviews: Brigid Robertson, Martin Semken, Peter Marquard, and David Daly. Plant of the week: Agonis ‘After Dark’ from Warner’s Wholesale Nursery

The Big Backyard, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th February

Crepe Myrtles 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?

The Big Backyard Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd, January

cranbourne botanical gardens 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.

The Big Backyard, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th January

cos lettuce 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.

Big Backyard, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th January

garden Plant of the Week: Hybrid Impatiens, recent breeding has lead to these beautiful vibrant tropical looking impatiens being much improved in flowering ability, range of colours and length of flowering.

Big Backyard, Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd January

Lake This week on the program Jane spoke to Jean Lucy Sargent about the Lavender Conference in Launceston Tasmania and Jenny Phillips about the Hidden Meaning of Plants.

Big Backyard Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th December

Chillies Success with beans: You can still plant bean seeds directly where you want them to grow. Water them in with one teaspoon of Epson salts into five litres of water and moisten the soil.

Big Backyard Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December

Rose 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

Big Backyard, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December

Flower This week on the show Jane and Darren spoke to Myles Baldwin, author: ‘Rural Gardens Australia’; and Nicky Barry from Spring Hill Peony Farm.

Big Backyard: November 27 & 28

Maple 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.

Big Backyard: November 6&7

Wallflower This week on the show Jane and Darren chat with famous Australian garden designer Paul Bangay and Tomato expert James Wall from Gardenwall.

Big Backyard, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October

Flower 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.

Big Backyard, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October

Botanical Gardens This week Jane and Darren speak to Judy west from Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, Adele Palmer from Australia’s Open Garden Scheme and much more.

Big Backyard, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September

Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 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.

Big Backyard, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August

Petunia 'Harlequin' 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)

Big Backyard, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August

Abbotsford Convent Garden 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.

Big Backyard - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August

Open Gardens This week Jane and Darren spoke about the Australian Open Garden Scheme with Cassie Johnston; as well as the Junior Landcare Sunflower Challenge; and Jane gave some tips on camellias.

Big Backyard - Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August

Flinders Street Station This week Jane and Darren celebrated 100 years of Flinders Street Station; plus all of Jane's gardening handy hints, including transplanting roses.

Big Backyard, Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August

Potatoes 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.

Big Backyard - Saturday 24th &Sunday 25th July

Bromiliad This weekend Jane and Darren spoke to Leigh Bienvenu about growing indoor plants and Don Coles from Valley Seeds about the latest in lawn.

Big Backyard - Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July

Bronze Haze 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.

Big Backyard - Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July

Papua New Guinea This week Jane and Darren spoke to the Director of the Botanical Gardens, Port Moresby, PNG; discussed gardening in Marysville and talked about various varieties of Liliums. More here.

Big Backyard - Saturday 3rd July & Sunday 4th July

Orchids This week on the program Jane and Darren discussed all things orchid related. If you missed any of the information from the show, you can view it here.

Big Backyard - Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June

Fruit Tree 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,

Win an invite to Darren and Jane's Garden Party!

Win your invitation to Darren and Jane's Garden Party, thanks to Earth Choice. Show us a creative photo of you or your family in your garden setting! And be in to win an invitation to Darren and Jane’s Garden Party at Madame Brussels, Thursday October 30, plus an Earth Choice gift basket.

Our Global Community at Dandenong Market

Join the Global Community celebrations during Market Week at Dandenong Market  PLUS 3AW will be broadcasting live from the market this Saturday! Join in the celebrations with good food and creative culture as Dandenong Market celebrates Our Global Community PLUS 3AW will be broadcasting live from the Dandenong Market this Saturday!

Jane's Gardening Tips

Jane Edmanson's top MIFGS gardening tips! 3AW's resident gardening expert, Jane Edmanson, offers up her top tips ahead of this year's Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Saturday 4th December

Flower REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.

Saturday 23rd October

Greenhouse REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.

Saturday 16th October

Open Gardens REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.

Saturday 14th August

Open Gardens REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.

Saturday 7th August

Broadbeans REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.

Saturday 31st July

Blushing Bride REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.

Saturday 24th July

Lawn REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.

Saturday 17th July

Tamarillo REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.

Saturday 10th July

Kniphobia REPLAY: If you missed the show this week, you can listen to it again in full here.

Saturday 3rd July

Orchid Big Backyard REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.

Saturday 26th June

Forest Lily REPLAY: If you missed the show you can listen to it in full here.