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Garden Radio Round Up October 1 - 2

Garden Radio Round Up October 1 - 2

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, and 4BC Brisbane from 5 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

 



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How to create an orchid tree

How to create an orchid tree

Inspired by a trip to Singapore and the gorgeous Gardens of the Bay, Graham decided to create an orchid tree.

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Garden Radio Round Up September 24 - 25

Garden Radio Round Up September 24 - 25

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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Meet Claire Bickle

Meet Claire Bickle

Meet Claire Bickle, Garden Clinic's newest expert. Claire Bickle writes, talks and lives horticulture and sustainability. An expert on subtropical gardening, she’s also a self-confessed ‘poultry tragic’ and the Garden Clinic go-to for advice on backyard birds. Claire will be running a Jump Into Spring Class at this years Brisbane International Garden Show. Book now and come join in the fun.


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Spring at Bronte House

Spring at Bronte House

Bronte House does not open to the public often. So when the opportunity arises gardeners line up to catch a glimpse of this Sydney treasure. Catch Sandra Ross there at the Spring Open Day, September 18 2016. Carla Petit has been looking after the garden for four years, continuing a tradition of highly skilled gardeners who have cared for this histric house and garden. Here she tell us what's happening.


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Garden Radio Round Up September 10 - 11

Garden Radio Round Up September 10 - 11

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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Bee friendly lavender

Bee friendly lavender

Bees love lavender. Long used for its aromatic and healing properties, it is also a very versatile and beautiful herb well worth the space it deserves in your garden.

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Better Homes and Gardens Live is back

Better Homes and Gardens Live is back

Better Homes and Gardens Live returns to offer creative inspiration to Sydney and Melbourne in 2016.The event will be held 16-18 September at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, and 14-16 October at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Garden Radio Round Up September 3 - 4

Garden Radio Round Up September 3 - 4

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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4 key tips for awesome azaleas

4 key tips for awesome azaleas

Azaleas bring in spring with a blaze of glory. We love them in hot pinks and bold magentas, in pale pastels and in pure clean white. But in warm subtropical areas these are not set-and-forget plants. Here are the 4 keys to get the most from your azaleas this spring.

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Garden Radio Round Up August 27 - 28

Garden Radio Round Up August 27 - 28

What did Linda talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

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Casablanca lilies

Casablanca lilies

Casablanca lilies symbolise elegance, grace and glamour. They’re easy to grow, or you can simply buy a bunch and arrange them for long lasting colour. Linda Ross shares how.


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Garden Radio Round Up August 20 - 21

Garden Radio Round Up August 20 - 21

What did Sandra talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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Garden Radio Round Up August 13 - 14

Garden Radio Round Up August 13 - 14

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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3 must-see gardens near Havana Cuba

3 must-see gardens near Havana Cuba

World travellers have descended upon Cuba in recent years tempted by her palm-fringed turquoise beaches, the flavour of a good dark rum and the sound of joyfully rhythmic afro-cuban music. Nostalgia-inducing vistas of her pastel toned architecture and old American cars, rumbling slow down cobbled streetscapes are some of the images we all associate with Cuba. But it’s not all classic Chevies and cigars. Here Dan Wheatley gives the garden traveller something to get excited about.


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Arno's South East QLD Report

Arno's South East QLD Report

Today at my place, its 25 degrees with 60% humidity and we’ve just had a summer hunderstorm, and this week the temps have been in the mid 20s with nights in mid teens. Its all come a month early. However I wouldn’t be surprised if we have another cool spell over the next month.

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Garden Radio Round Up August 6 - 7

Garden Radio Round Up August 6 - 7

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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Radio Round Up July 30 - 31

Radio Round Up July 30 - 31

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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Myrtle rust - a threat to the Australian landscape and plant industries

Myrtle rust - a threat to the Australian landscape and plant industries

The Australian Myrtaceae family of plants, including eucalypts, tea tree and paperbark, and associated plant industries are under threat from a devastating disease called myrtle rust.

 

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6 frequently asked questions about rose pruning

6 frequently asked questions about rose pruning

How hard should one prune a rose? Much harder than most gardeners expect! Here are some of the other frequently asked questions answered about pruning roses


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Radio Round Up July 23 - 24

Radio Round Up July 23 - 24

What did Linda & Sandra talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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5 awesome ideas from Hidden Garden Design Festival

5 awesome ideas from Hidden Garden Design Festival

If it's awesome garden ideas you want this years Hidden Garden Design Festival did not disappoint. Robin Powell shares some tips and trends from the professionals who showed gardens in 2016.


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Radio Round Up July 16 - 17

Radio Round Up July 16 - 17

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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Radio Round Up live from the QLD Garden Expo

Radio Round Up live from the QLD Garden Expo

What did Graham talk about live from the QLD Garden Expo on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

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4 of the best NSW Spring flower festival regions

4 of the best NSW Spring flower festival regions

Winter may be in full swing. But most gardeners can barely contain their excitement about the promises of the spring to come. Sandra Ross will give you something to look forward to. She traveled the NSW spring festival circuit last year and lists here her favourite destinations.

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Radio Round Up July 2 - 3

Radio Round Up July 2 - 3

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

 


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Radio Round Up June 25 - 26

Radio Round Up June 25 - 26

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

 


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Radio Round Up June 18 - 19

Radio Round Up June 18 - 19

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

 


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Tiny Fairy-Wand Camellias

Tiny Fairy-Wand Camellias

Fill your winter garden with the fragrance of the miniature flowering camellia family. Often overlooked, we love them for their romantic habit, fairy -wand flowers and exquisite perfume. Oh and it’s the flowers that are miniature not the shrub!

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Radio Round Up June 11 - 12

Radio Round Up June 11 - 12

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

 


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Radio Round Up June 4 - 5

Radio Round Up June 4 - 5

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

 


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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Chelsea Flower Show

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Chelsea Flower Show

Who knew the Chelsea flu existed? Or one year it was renamed The Chelsea
Shower Flow. Here are some little known facts about the greatest garden show on
earth.

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Radio Round Up May 28-29

Radio Round Up May 28-29

What did Linda talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

 


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Australia’s 5000 Poppies hits the International Stage

Australia’s 5000 Poppies hits the International Stage

Graham Ross reports on the roll out of hundreds of thousands handmade poppies which have arrived at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in tribute to those who have served in war

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Radio Round Up May 21 - 22

Radio Round Up May 21 - 22

What did Linda talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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Radio Round Up May 14 - 15

Radio Round Up May 14 - 15

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney
from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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In Wendy's Garden

In Wendy's Garden

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How to: Strike your own Queen of the Night cuttings

How to: Strike your own Queen of the Night cuttings

For stunning contrast of texture and form, huge repeat flowering and fragrance to die for there is nothing quite like the Queen of the Night orchid cactus, a plant that is as easy to propagate from cuttings as it is to grow.


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Radio Round Up April 30 - May 1

Radio Round Up April 30 - May 1

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday


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Radio Round Up April 23 - 24

Radio Round Up April 23 - 24

 

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney from 6 to 9am, and 4BC Brisbane from 6 to 8am, every Saturday and Sunday

 



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Radio Round Up April 16 - 17

Radio Round Up April 16 - 17

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB Sydney, and 4BC Brisbane every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am.


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Radio Round Up April 2 - 3

Radio Round Up April 2 - 3

What did Linda talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on 2GB every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, and 4BC 5 to 8am in Brisbane.


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Radio Round Up March 26 - 27

Radio Round Up March 26 - 27

What did we talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, 5 to 8am in Brisbane.


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Radio Round Up March 19 - 20

Radio Round Up March 19 - 20

What did we talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB
app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, 5 to 8am in Brisbane.


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Hot Off the Press - Drum Roll Please

Hot Off the Press - Drum Roll Please

Drum roll please for Gold Medal Garden and Best in Show - check out all angles of this lovely show garden at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

 


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Radio Round Up March 12 - 13

Radio Round Up March 12 - 13

What did we talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, 5 to 8am in Brisbane.


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South East Queensland Garden Report March 2016

South East Queensland Garden Report March 2016

The days are starting to cool off and it's a very pleasant time to get stuck into the garden. Before you know it, the day has gone. We’ve been waiting patiently for the ‘wet’ to finally arrive and, and moisten the soil. Now that it’s started to rain, there has been a great surge of growth.


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Radio Round Up March 5 - 6

Radio Round Up March 5 - 6

What did we talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, 5 to 8am in Brisbane.

 


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Radio Round Up February 13 - 14

Radio Round Up February 13 - 14

What did Sandra talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, 5 to 8am in Brisbane.


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Radio Round Up February 6 - 7

Radio Round Up February 6 - 7

What did Graham talk about on radio this weekend? Listen online 2gb.com or download the free 2GB app on your smart phone or tablet. We are on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, 5 to 8am in Brisbane.


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