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Garden Better — All Episodes

Welcome to ‘Garden Better’, the new podcast from Better Homes and Gardens. In each episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon will be dishing the dirt on all things gardening, guiding you through the season and taking a look at what’s hot, what’s not, and how you can keep things thriving in your own little patch of paradise. Plus, Milton Black gives you gardening by the moon.

The late summer garden

In this episode, we’ll be wandering around the late summer garden, putting the spotlight on several of its signature flowers, and offering tips on what to do in the vegie patch. Plus we're joined by Angie Thomas from Yates to discuss solutions to one of the season’s biggest challenges – pests and diseases. And we talk to astrologer Milton Black about gardening by the moon.

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The early autumn garden

In this episode, we’re going to look at one of the most common challenges faced by gardeners – shade – plus we give you the low-down on autumn feeding for your garden. We’ll also chat to horticulturist Matthew Carroll about ways to save water in the garden. And later, we check in with Milton Black, Australia’s favourite astrologer, for his tips on gardening by the moon.

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Autumn flowers and vegies

In this episode, we’re going to check out the best flowers for autumn colour and what you can plant in your vegie patch this season. We'll also talk to Grahame Rowe, garden designer with Better Homes and Gardens TV show, about how to get the tropical look in your garden. And later on, don’t miss our chat with Milton Black, Australia’s favourite astrologer, on gardening by the moon.

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Cool weather gardening

In this episode, we’re going to look at lawns and what you can do to keep them in top shape through the cool months, as well as offering ideas for countering one of the most challenging of garden pests – the possum! And we’ll also talk herbs with Ellie Vernon, food Editor at Better Homes and Gardens magazine. And later on, don’t miss our chat with Milton Black on gardening by the moon.

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Autumn trees and spring bulbs

In this episode, we’re going to take a look at two classic autumn gardening themes – the best trees for seasonal foliage colour, and how to create stunning bulb displays by planting them in pots. Plus, we’ll also talk to horticulturist Matthew Carroll about vertical gardening. And later on, don’t miss our chat with Milton Black, Australia’s favourite astrologer, for his tips on gardening by the moon.

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Flowering natives and indoor plants you can't kill!

In this episode, we’re going to have a chat about which native plants to choose for flower colour through winter. We’ll also set you straight on compost making – it’s not hard to do and you make your own plant food! Plus, we’ll also talk with Angie Thomas about the best – and hardest to kill – indoor plants. And later on, we chat with Milton Black on gardening by the moon.

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Winter vegies and how to plant bare-root roses

In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon take a look at the winter vegie patch and what you can harvest and plant right now. Roses are under the spotlight and Rachael Matuschka from Treloar Roses drops by to talk about how to grow them from bare-root plants in winter. Plus, Milton Black shares his tips on gardening by the moon.

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Winter blooms and backyard tidy-ups

In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon take a look at their favourite winter bloomers and the jobs you can do around the garden during winter. Nicola Cameron from PEPO Botanic Design joins the show to talk about the latest outdoor trends and how to improve your outdoor area. Plus, Milton Black shares his tips on gardening by the moon.

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Pruning roses and caring for citrus

In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon talk about the best way to prune roses, one of the most important winter jobs in the garden. It's also the season to harvest citrus fruit. Winter is the time to transplant trees, so Maroun Maait from Alpine Treemovals joins the show to talk about moving mature specimens. Plus, Milton Black shares his tips on gardening by the moon.

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Winter lawns and garden myth busters

In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon talk about how to care for your winter lawn, including fertilising and weed control. On the topic of lawns, Lisa Walton from Victa joins the show to share top mowing tips for the season. Then Jenny and Adam bust common garden myths around succulents, composting and pot plants. Plus, Milton Black shares his tips on gardening by the moon.

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Summer bulbs and water features

In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon share their favourite summer bulbs to plant right now. They also talk about water features, from preformed shells to dig-it-yourself ponds and how to care for them, chatting to Jason Geldart from Aquatec Equipment about what you need to do to get a backyard pond you'll love. Plus, Milton Black shares his tips on gardening by the moon.

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Prep for spring and plant fruit trees

In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon share their top tips for tidying up the garden before spring and rejuvenating outdoor furniture. They also talk about how now is the time to plant fruit trees, chatting to Jake Fleming from Fleming's Nurseries about what to grow in any garden big or small. Plus, Milton Black shares his tips on gardening by the moon.

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Spring blooms and pollinators

In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon share their favourite blooms from bulbs to flowering fruit trees and share their insight on pollination. Then, they're joined by Sarah Hamilton from Bee Yourself, to talk about native –and stingless! – bees, and how you can attract them to your garden. Plus, Milton Black is back to share his gardening by the moon tips.

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