Presented by Tanya Visser, editor of The Gardener magazine; this practical and informative gardening show tackles everything to do with gardening. You’ll be able to pick up some useful tips on the best way to prepare the soil, planting the correct plants, dividing perennials, keeping your garden pest free as well as how to maintain a healthy garden throughout the year.
So let Tanya guide you through how to look after your own!
Episode 1 – Bulbs
This week’s programme is all about bulbs as we visit a garden that showcases the versatility of these flowering plants. She then meets up with Robyn Mckenzie from Nurseriwilde who shows us how we can make more of the bulbs we already have. Then last but not least get this week’s tips to ensure your garden stays beautiful
Episode 2 – Bonsai
Tanya visits a stunning Bonsai garden and chats to avid collector Martin about his passion and love for these miniature plants. Then talks Bonsai care with Lynne Theodore from the Bonsai society. To end off – what you need to do in your garden this week.
Episode 3 – Proteas
Tanya brings at the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical garden sand discovers wonderful species of proteas as well as fynbos. She travels up the west coast to meet up with Hans Hettasch from Arnelia Farms to find out how Proteas are grown. Last but not least this week’s tips to keep your garden looking good
Episode 4 – Veggies & herbs
Tanya is in heart of Cape Town to visit the Oranjezicht City Farm project to see how a group of individuals have brought the community together to grow veggies and herbs and transformed a once neglected part of the city into edible greens. She also takes a short trip to Shadowlands nursery to see how veggies and herbs are propagated. Then get some practical advice of what to do in the garden this week.
Episode 5 – Grasses
This episode is all about grasses; how they can be used to give a garden a desired certain look and as well as some of the new varieties available. Tanya is at bristlecone nursery to meet with owner and grower Leon Scholtz who show her how one can grow grass in their own garden. To end off the show it’s the weekly garden tips.
Episode 6 – Perrenials
Tanya talks perennial as she visits a colourful garden to show you how these plants can bring spectacular colour to every corner of then garden. She then chats to Jen from Blackwood nursery about the propagation of perennials. Then Tanya gives shares some gardening tips that are sure to keep your garden in perfect shape.
Episode 7 – Succulents and Cacti
Tanya visits cacti and succulent garden where they’ve made use of the qualities and beauty of these hardy plants and transformed the place into a slice Mexico. She then visits Blommestein Nursery just outside of the Brits to find out how cacti are propagated. Last but not least this week’s practical tips to keeping you garden healthy.
Episode 8 – Orchids
We take a peak at the world of Orchids as Tanya visits specialist nursery, Plantae Orchids. She meets up with an orchid expert & grower, Tinus who share his knowledge and passion of orchids and the show us how he goes about making more of them. To round up the show; some important activities to in your garden this week.
Episode 9 – Air Plants
Tanya takes us through the world air plants – such tillandsia to find out how they thrive without actually being planted in the soil. Tinus from Plantae Orchids let us in on the secret of how to grow and multiply them for the garden. Lastly, what you need to do in your garden this week.
Episode 10 – Bromeliads
Tanya visits a Pretoria garden that showcases the beauty and versatility of the tropical Bromeliad. She then chats to a collector and grower about these plants and finds out what makes them special and a favorite with many gardeners. Last but not least, what you need to do in your garden this week
Episode 11 – Planters and sorts
Tanya shows us how to make a rustic mobile planter which she plants up with hardy winter flowering perennials then creates a funky hypertufa ornament to bring a bit of heart into the garden. Last but not least – this week’s tips for keeping the green space healthy and looking well.
Episode 12 – Aloe garden
Tanya takes a closer look at the world of aloes, how they can be used in the garden as well as some companion plants. Then she makes leaf imprinted pavers which can also be used as garden ornamentation. And off course some useful tips to maintain a good garden
Episode 13 – Garden accessories
Tanya shows how to accessorise the garden space by making a funky planting bench that would be perfect of a patio or a courtyard garden. Then she up cycles a doormat and some cement to create a unique ornament that could place on the ground or hung on wall. Lastly, this week’s practical tips to a great garden.