27 episodes

Need a little advice on growing your tomatoes, or not sure how to keep your new houseplant alive for longer than two weeks? Then this podcast is the one for you – we dish the dirt on all things gardening.

Seasonal, and fun, advice for your garden whether it be big or small, indoor or outdoor, thriving or currently struggling to survive – we’ve got tips and tricks by the bucket load!

Plus! You won’t want to miss our ‘Moon Gardening’ segment with Australia’s leading Astrologer, Milton Black – discussing how to use the moon to your advantage!

So, get comfortable and add Garden Better to your playlist – celebrating your passion for gardening with a sense of humour. We’ll be here with a new episode every fortnight.

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Need a little advice on growing your tomatoes, or not sure how to keep your new houseplant alive for longer than two weeks? Then this podcast is the one for you – we dish the dirt on all things gardening.

Seasonal, and fun, advice for your garden whether it be big or small, indoor or outdoor, thriving or currently struggling to survive – we’ve got tips and tricks by the bucket load!

Plus! You won’t want to miss our ‘Moon Gardening’ segment with Australia’s leading Astrologer, Milton Black – discussing how to use the moon to your advantage!

So, get comfortable and add Garden Better to your playlist – celebrating your passion for gardening with a sense of humour. We’ll be here with a new episode every fortnight.

    Norfolk Island Special Part One

    Norfolk Island Special Part One

    In this special bonus episode, host Adam Woodhams takes you to Norfolk Island, home of the famous pine and lots of other amazing flora. He chats with Senior Ranger, Joel Christian and Mark Scott, Native Flora Specialist from Parks Australia about some of the incredibly rare plants of the island and some of the better-known species. Then Rachael Nebauer specialist tour guide, storyteller, history expert and amateur ethnobotanist comes on the show to discuss the plants that have come with each wave of settlement and their significance. To finish, Adam visits with Jane Rutledge, who runs the beautiful and historic Music Valley garden, to talk about the range of bananas on-isle and their significance in both food and culture. Tune in again next week for more on this magical destination.


    For more garden inspiration, visit bhg.com.au and follow us on Instagram. 


    We love to hear from you, so send us an email with 'Garden better' in the subject line. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    Plant names explained and growing bush tucker

    Plant names explained and growing bush tucker

    In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon look at plant names. Are botanical terms like longifloria or japonica all Greek (or Latin) to you? Find out why and how plants are named, including genus, species and cultivars plus common names and what they have to do with Lady Gaga and SpongeBob SquarePants! Then it's time to talk about bush tucker, and all the wonderful things you can grow at home such as lemon myrtle, macadamias, warrigal greens and finger limes – or citrus caviar as it's called. Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu, comes on the show to delve deeper into the topic and discuss Aboriginal agriculture and food production.


    For more garden inspiration, visit bhg.com.au and follow us on Instagram. 


    We love to hear from you, so send us an email with 'Garden better' in the subject line. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    Summer vegie gardening and raised beds

    Summer vegie gardening and raised beds

    In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon look at the vegie garden and what you can grow at this time of year, plus how to care for your crops. Then they explore the different type of raised beds you can use. Mark Noyce from Biofilta comes on the show to share his expertise with water-saving and sustainable wicking beds and how you can use them at your place. Plus Milton Black is back to talk about gardening by the moon.


    For more garden inspiration, visit bhg.com.au and follow us on Instagram. 


    We love to hear from you, so send us an email with 'Garden better' in the subject line. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min
    Soil solutions, garden myths and food-growing tips

    Soil solutions, garden myths and food-growing tips

    In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon look at difficult soils and what you can do if yours is sandy or clay, plus what to plant in those situations. Then they bust one of the oldest gardening tips or myths out there – to pee or not to pee on the lemon tree? Garden writer and radio presenter Phil Dudman comes on the show to share his no-dig tricks and best green-thumb advice on growing all things edible. Plus Milton Black is back to talk about gardening by the moon.


    For more garden inspiration, visit bhg.com.au and follow us on Instagram. 


    We love to hear from you, so send us an email with 'Garden better' in the subject line. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    Christmas plants and outdoor entertaining

    Christmas plants and outdoor entertaining

    In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon talk about their favourite hand tools and how to choose a gift for a gardener, you may be surprised by what isn't on the list! Then they talk Christmas plants from poinsettias to natives and how you can grow them. To celebrate the season, they're joined by Better Homes and Gardens editor, Dora Papas, who gives her top tips for outdoor entertaining. Plus Milton Black is back to talk about gardening by the moon.


    For more garden inspiration, visit bhg.com.au and follow us on Instagram. 


    We love to hear from you, so send us an email with 'Garden better' in the subject line. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    Summer lawns and power tools

    Summer lawns and power tools

    In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon talk about how to care for your summer lawn, from mulch mowing, to feeding, quick green-ups and weed control. All the grass chat leads to lawnmower talk from the cylinder, to the steam and the petrol machines and all sorts of garden power tools. Then they're joined by Wade King from Ryobi to discuss the next gen in garden equipment – battery-powered tools. Plus Milton Black is back to talk about gardening by the moon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min

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