This is a video about an outstanding Australian ground covering plant and how to use and grow it in your garden. Botanically speaking it belongs to the genus Gastrolobium which has also been know in the past as Brachysema. A particularly good form of the plant has been grown by various nurseries under the cultivar […]
This is a video about growing Jerusalem Artichoke, a root vegetable that is closely related to sunflowers. This is an American plant that grows as a perennial, sprouting from its edible roots in spring, growing and blooming through the summer before going dormant again in autumn when the roots are ready to harvest and eat.
This is a video about a prostrate ground covering form of coastal rosemary (Westringia fruticosa). This species has a well deserved reputation as a tough, adaptable and reliable garden plant, especially for coastal areas. “Flat and Fruity’ is perfect for spilling over retaining walls, embankments and rockeries.
This is a video on the practical aspects of propagating plants from seed. It will show you step by step how to sow and look after seed from a variety of plant species and differing seed sizes s well as the after care of the seedlings once they germinate. It is designed for those who want […]
This video is designed to teach you the step by step processes used to propagate plants from root cuttings. The plant demonstrated is the Australian bluebell (Wahlenbergia stricta), but the method is similar to that used to propagate other plants that are amenable to propagation by root cuttings.
This video teaches the viewer how to propagate plants by layering. This technique is like propagation from stem cuttings but the cutting is left on the plant to take root before it is detached and planted into a pot or back into soil. This technique is particularly suitable for home gardeners.
This is a video that shows you step by step how to propagate plants by stem cuttings. A very wide range of plants can be propagated this way, from woody pants to soft stemmed plants such as herbs. Angus Stewart takes you through the basics of the best part of the stem to use, through […]
This video is about the outstanding Australian plant cultivar Banksia Birthday Candes, a dwarf plant that is very suitable for smaller gardens such as courtyards and balconies. It only grows to a height of 30-50 cm which also makes it an outstanding plant for containers. It produces lrge conical flower heads through autumn and winter […]
This video is about a bottlebrush cultivar called All Aglow which features brightly coloured new foliage growth and rather spectacular purple-pink flowers. It grows to several metres in height and makes a great informal screen plant but could also be trimmed into a formal hedge. It adapts well to a range of different soil types […]
This video features an Australian scrub turkey that is trying to join a flock of household chickens. I suspect that the scrub turkey may be trying to knock off one of the new chickens in the flock to eat!