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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.

View some of our gardening tips!

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Fuchsia

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Border Plants

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Teepee for Climbing Beans

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Great Plants for Ponds

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser –  Companion Plants for Roses

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Bougainvillea

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Bromeliad Tower

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Compost Heap

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Fragrance Plants

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Herbs and Vegetables

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Indoor Plants

Gardening Tips with Tanya Visser – Summer Garden

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