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How To Use A Compost Mate – video

    Angus demonstrates a nifty tool…..a very effective way to aerate your compost or worm farm. With just a few minutes of light work each week you’ll create the perfect conditions to encourage rapid decomposition. You can also use it to quickly bring rich, finished compost from the bottom of your bin to the […]

Hairpin banksia (Banksia spinulosa) to attract small nectar feeding birds to your garden video

This video is all about how to attract small nectar feeding birds to your garden. The hairpin banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is one of the best Australian plants for this purpose. There are many variations of hairpin banksia available with respect to flower colour and height. The dwarf cultivars such as ‘Birthday Candles’ and ‘Coastal Cushion’ […]

Trench Layering of Callistemon -video

How to do trench layering on a bottlebrush plant step by step. This is an incredibly simple method of plant propagation that requires very little equipment. The basis is that you dig a trench next to a young plant and bend over a rapidly growing shoot and bury it in the trench. New shoots arise […]

Kangaroo paw cut flower tip video

This is a video about how you can use kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos species and hybrids) for indoor decoration as cut flowers. If you cut the flowers halfway up the stems when the flowers first start to open you can encourage a second flush of flowers from the dormant flower buds that sit at the bottom […]

Banksia ‘Giant Candles’

This video introduces one of the largest flowering of all the banksias, and one that is fabulous for the garden in temperate regions that are free of heavy frost. It is reputedly a hybrid between the hairpin banksia (B. spinulosa) and the heath-leafed banksia (B ericifolia) and grows into a fairly dense medium sized shrub […]

Long Stem Cutting of Rosemary -video

This is a video about a specialised type of stem cutting that I refer to as a long stem cutting because it is made much longer than a normal stem cutting. The technique is great for planting cuttings straight out into the garden which eliminates a lot of the fuss of doing cuttings into a […]

Creating an Australian Garden book -video

This is a video about Angus Stewart’s book Creating an Australian Garden. This book is a guide for people who would like to create  garden based on Australian plants. It covers all the basics of how to create the garden from scratch as well as an extensive listing of Australian plant cultivars that allow the gardener […]

Banksia plagiocarpa – Hinchinbrook Island Banksia

This video describes the Hinchinbrook Island Banksia (Banksia plagiocarpa), a fantastic medium sized shrub that grows well in Australia in coastal areas from Queensland to Victoria. One of its most beautiful features (which is shown in the video) is the steely grey metallic flower buds that make a great cut flower in their own right. […]