Gardening 101

Time Schedule

Tue 21:00 | Wed 09:00 | Thu 13:00 | Fri 17:00 | Sat 12:00 & 19:00 | Sun 16:00 & 23:00

Overview

If you’re looking to stay on top of all things gardening, or you’re interested in growing your own organic vegetables, then Gardening 101 is your guide to the fundamentals of gardening. Join presenters Melanie Walker and food gardener Linda Galvad as they give you the confidence to become a thriving gardener.

20 – 26 Jan 2020: Episode 7

In this week’s episode we look at common pests and diseases in the garden, discuss Coral trees and Clivias and give you a beginner’s class in garden design.

Episode 8

In this week’s episode we look at the world of bulbs, focus on grounds covers and show you how to turn an unsightly area in your garden into a focal point.

Episode 9

In this week’s episode we look at Bonsai, how to prune train and repot them and introduce you to fruit trees!

Episode 10

In this week’s episode we address the issue of invasive plants, meet the shady ladies Azalea and Mackaya Bella, and show you how to plant up different containers.

Episode 11

In this week’s episode we talk Koi ponds, look at different types of orchids and explore a rooftop vegetable garden.

Episode 12

In this week’s episode we talk about growing from seed, propagation and show you how to work with levels and plant up a retaining wall .

Episode 13

In this week’s episode we look at those problematic areas in the garden and how to remove grass and plant a meadow.

Episode 14

We look at roses and some other old Fashioned favourite flowers that are making a comeback. Then we get down to the science of propagating succulents and show you how to make a simple fuss free outdoor fire pit.

Episode 15

We give you hints and tips on keeping bugs and birds off your vegetables. Melanie gets a little dizzy with heady scents and tastes in a spiral herb garden; and keeps your kids busy with something fun and fashionable.

Episode 16

We bring you the secrets of healing herbs with Margaret Roberts.  We also show you different ways of dealing with a sloped garden. Then Melanie shows us which trees make the best Christmas trees.

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Episode 1

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, Melanie visits a verge garden that demonstrates the effective use of indigenous grasses. Linda points out the must-love facts of turmeric and shows you how to grow your own. Then Melanie talks soil 101 and shares some insight on low maintenance plants.

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Episode 2

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we start off by visiting a minimal contemporary garden. Raised planters can bring a fresh take on vegetable gardening and we show you how. Knowing when and how to fertilise is vital to ensure a happy healthy garden, so we break it down for you.

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Episode 3

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we visit a garden designed with entertaining in mind. If you’re looking at ways to ensure your plants stay hydrated, then we have a great terracotta pot DIY for you. Every garden comes with the good, the bad and the ugly. We point out some of the pests and disease that you may encounter in your home garden.

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Episode 4

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we visit a garden where the owners have devoted years to restore the garden to its natural state. We show you how to create support for beans and protect your produce from birds. Then we talk trees and look at the infamous shot hole borer.

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Episode 5

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we visit a garden in an estate that creates a sense of endless vista… Then we put weeds to good use and show you how to make a nutritional weed tea, as well as an organic pesticide…. and if you’re looking for instant winter colour, then tune in as we look at the four P’s… Poppies, Primulas, Pansies and Petunias…

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Episode 6

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we look at making more of what you already have.

We propagate from mature plants in the garden, show you how to grow vegetables from seed and

also visit a garden that was designed to display its owner’s bonsai collection.

Special Thanks:

  • Jenny Badenhorst, Just Gardening, 082 371 4663
  • Debbie Smit, Foxglove Landscape Design

Episode 7

In this week’s episode we look at French inspired show gardens curated by Michael Rickhoff… We find out more about what you can do with the non edible parts of your edible plants… and we talk beneficial insects and why you want them in your garden…

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Episode 8

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101 we look at a French inspired town square garden, we get the basics down for creating an organic vegetable garden bed, and we look at the importance of pruning roses.

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Episode 9

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we find out what a lavender and alpine garden has to do with French garden design, find out when and how to harvest your winter crops, and look at some must have lavenders.

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Episode 10

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we look at a rooftop inspired garden design, show you how to grow your own micro greens and talk trending indoor plants.

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Episode 11

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we start off by visiting a boutique school where the scholars get to enjoy a landscaped garden, we grow veggies inside hay bales and give you an introduction into mushrooms…

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Episode 12

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we visit a garden that was designed with Feng Shui in mind… share remedies to rid your veggie garden of some common pests and we look at paving with some permeable paving options…

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Episode 13

In this week’s episode of Gardening 101, we visit a townhouse garden with entertaining in mind… we look at various ways to grow beans from seed and Melanie points out some of her favourite must have daisies…

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