What’s On The Show Today?Which scented rose for your garden in Design Elements, a rundown of what produce to plant in summer in Vegetable Heroes, and a walk through a prize winning garden in this feature interview special plus, the king of hiding and sleeping in Talking Flowers?
All that spraying, pruning and fertilising.
But gee, whizz, it still would be nice to have one or two?
You may have even discounted have a rose because of the climate you live in.
Here’s a selection to suit different climates.
Let’s find out.
I'm talking with Peter Nixon of Paradisus Design www.peternixon.com.au
Peter mentioned R. (sanguinea) chinensis ‘Miss Lowe’s Variety’ or Bengal Crimson
R. chinensis mutabilis
R. chinensis ‘One Thousand Lights’
|Rosa General Schablikine|
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VEGETABLE HEROESWhat will you grow in your garden this summer?
Same as last year or do you have no idea?
Well here’s a rundown of what can be planted in the produce garden around Australia.
Just a little note; this is not a definitive guide and if you grow something year after year in summer that I don’t mention, why not write in or email me?
Subtropical districts which includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW, can plant the following.
HERBS – plant basil, chives, coriander, fennel, gotu kola, heliotrope, lemongrass, mint, parsley, tarragon and winter savoury.
FRUIT & VEGETABLES – plant artichoke, beans, capsicum, celery, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, melons, okra, onion, potato (tubers), rosella, silver beet, spring onion, squash, sweet corn, sweet potato and tomato.
Wet & Dry Tropical districts which includes: North Queensland, NT & WA
HERBS – plant basil, coriander, lemongrass, mint and tarragon.
FRUIT & VEGETABLES – plant artichoke, beetroot, capsicum, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, pumpkin, radish, shallots, spring onion and tomato.
Dry Inland zones which includes: Arid or Outback areas.
Take a load off because technically there’s no sowing or planting throughout summer due to hot and dry conditions.
But hey, maybe your growing something anyway.
Temperate Areas which includes: Sydney, coastal NSW & Victoria.
HERBS – plant basil, chives, coriander, fennel, gotu kola, heliotrope, lovage, mint, parsley and tarragon.
FRUIT & VEGETABLES – plant beans (dwarf and climbing), beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chicory, chilli, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, endive, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, okra, parsnip, potato (tubers), radish, rhubarb (crowns), shallots, silver beet, spring onion, sweet corn, sweet potato and zucchini.
Cool & Southern Tablelands which includes: Melbourne, Tasmania & cool highlands.
HERBS – plant basil, chives, coriander, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon and thyme.
FRUIT & VEGETABLES – plant beans, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, English spinach, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, onion, parsnip, pumpkin, radish, silver beet, spring squash, swede, sweet corn, tomato, turnip and zucchini.
Mediterranean zones including: Adelaide & Perth.
HERBS – Keep picking the flowers of parsley and basil to prevent them bolting.
FRUIT & VEGETABLES – Plant tomatoes, zucchini and capsicum by the end of January. Spray apples and pears against codling moth.
THAT WAS YOUR VEGETABLE HERO FOR TODAY
Feature InterviewPrize Winning Garden in the Large Garden category of Ryde Spring Garden Competition.
Have you ever wonder what makes a prize winning garden?
Recently I was master of ceremonies for the gala awards night for a spring garden competition and boy, there were plenty of prize winning gardens.
However, I was invited to one to take a stroll.
Let’s listen in to the conversation.
I'm talking with Anne Johnsons’ garden which won best large garden in the Ryde Spring Garden competition. Anne is of course an avid gardener
As you can see from the photos, the garden is really stuffed with plants that are lovingly tended.
|Begonia metallica is a standout feature in Anne's garden.|
Anne has added personal touches everywhere with whimsical pot features and ornaments.
If you have any questions about Anne’s garden either for me or Anne why not write in to email@example.com