Garden Clinic Blog

Keep in touch with what we're doing, there's always something going on. Our team has been busy gathering interesting, helpful and exciting stories for you to enjoy. Seasonal inspiration from our garden to yours.

Radio Round Up December 12 – 13

Radio Round Up December 12 – 13

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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Radio Round Up December 5 - 6

Radio Round Up December 5 - 6

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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It's Time To: December

It's Time To: December

The silly season in the garden means more champagne and less work. Ensure you have some comfortable seats in leafy shade and toast to the year’s horticultural successes

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Radio Round Up November 28 - 29

Radio Round Up November 28 - 29

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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Pot Shots

Pot Shots

To celebrate the first heatwave of the season we delve into what plants will survive today and what designers are doing to show them off.


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50 Shades of White

50 Shades of White

Whether you dream of an all-white affair or just love having a mass of snow-white flowers to fill your garden, the Ross family garden is a white-out, alluring drifts of bleached blossoms are everywhere. And white flowers have the added benefit of cooling you down - essential on a day like today. 


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Radio Round Up November 21 - 22

Radio Round Up November 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 every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, 5 to 8am in Brisbane.

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Protect your plants from sunburn: Put on the shades

Protect your plants from sunburn: Put on the shades

With temperatures predicted to soar during the next few days, many gardeners need to give their gardens some instant shade! 

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Radio Round Up November 14 - 15

Radio Round Up November 14 - 15

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 every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, 5 to 8am in Brisbane.


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Radio Round Up November 7 - 8

Radio Round Up November 7 - 8

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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Tis the Season for Purple Haze

Tis the Season for Purple Haze

To me, the arrival of summer means thunderstorms, cicadas, beach nippers, mango Weiss bars and streets awash with the magnificent purple-blue haze of Jacaranda. But did you know the Jacaranda wood is used for the body of acoustic guitars? Practical and pretty, we celebrate the Jacaranda season.

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Radio Round Up October 31- November 1

Radio Round Up October 31- November 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 every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am eastern daylight savings time, 5 to 8am in Brisbane.

 

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Tomato Tragic's 3 Golden Rules

Tomato Tragic's 3 Golden Rules

I want to inspire you to grow tomatoes, but I’d be fibbing if I told you it was going to be easy. But it’s definitely worth the effort! Here are the tomato-tragic’s three golden rules.

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Radio Round Up October 24-25

Radio Round Up October 24-25

Broadcasting live from Parliament House in Canberra the Garden Clinic is in the ACT this week at the Canberra Home Show. Here’s what we talked about.

 

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The Wrap Up: Brisbane International Garden Show 2015

The Wrap Up: Brisbane International Garden Show 2015

The Brisbane International Garden Show 2015 has exceeded expectations and offered the gardening public loads of inspiration with new plants, talented young designers, and words of wisdom from the experts.

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You've Got Mail (Order) The Plant Collector

You've Got Mail (Order) The Plant Collector

Our dear friend, Peta Trahar has a few confessions to make.She has inherited the 'plant-loving gene', and try as she might, cannot resist the allure of rare and unusual plants. Peta's magnificent garden in the Blue Mountains of NSW is full of botanical beauties inspired by her childhood and background in landscape design.   

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Radio Round Up October 17 - 18

Radio Round Up October 17 - 18

Graham has been visiting gardens this week from Mittagong, Blue Mountains to Brisbane. Sandra has been travelling from Bermagui to Berry Garden Festival. Linda was at Mermaid Beach. If there was a week that celebrates spring – this was it. We hope you got to see something special

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Sandra's favourite roses

Sandra's favourite roses

Roses are at their swooning best this week. But are you growing the right ones? Here are some we think you should become acquainted with, for old fashioned elegance and knockout fragrance.

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Radio Round-Up October 10 - 11

Radio Round-Up October 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 every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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The Wrap Up: Victorian Spring Garden and Lifestyle Show

The Wrap Up: Victorian Spring Garden and Lifestyle Show

In person on the beautiful Mornington Penninsula, Graham Ross and the Garden Clinic team hit the road to bring you a window onto the Victorian Spring Garden & Lifestyle Show for 2015.

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Radio Round Up October 3 - 4

Radio Round Up October 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 every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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Radio Round Up September 26-27

Radio Round Up September 26-27

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!

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Wisteria Hysteria

Wisteria Hysteria

To sit or stand underneath a flowering wisteria vine in full bloom, gazing through the mauve veil of flowers, inhaling the scent, and listening to the bees is bliss. A wisteria in full beautiful bloom escaping up a random tree will stop traffic, but as we mention here you don't need a garden to grow one.

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Radio Round Up September 19-20

Radio Round Up September 19-20

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!

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Ditch Short-Lasting Daisies for Everlasting Daisies

Ditch Short-Lasting Daisies for Everlasting Daisies

Leave seed sown meadows of paper daisies to the experts. We have much more successful daisies for you to grow.  

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Radio Round Up September 12-13

Radio Round Up September 12-13

What did the Ross girls, Sandra & 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 every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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You've Got Mail (Order) - the Cottage Garden

You've Got Mail (Order) - the Cottage Garden

Find yourself checking the mailbox several times a day for the latest Spring plant catalogues? Sandra Ross is going postal with mail-order fever, and she has shared some of her favourite catalogue listings for this season with you 

 

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6 Steps for Spring Success

6 Steps for Spring Success

Grab your trusty shovel and your wheel barrow - its time to feed the soil with lovely rich nutrients like a big delicious chocolate layer cake. It's the secret to a beautiful healthy garden.  

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Radio Round Up September 5 - 6

Radio Round Up September 5 - 6

What did the Ross girls, Sandra & 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 every Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9am!

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In Michael’s Garden

In Michael’s Garden

Landscaper Michael Bates gardens on a steep shady block in North Sydney. In spring’s warmer weather the paths and terraces invite the family outdoors and the fun doesn’t stop when the daylight fades. Night lighting and fire pits extend the use of the garden well into the evening.

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Radio Round Up August 29 -30

Radio Round Up August 29 -30

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!

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You've Got Mail (Order) - the Kitchen Garden

You've Got Mail (Order) - the Kitchen Garden

Mickey Robertson is feeling mildly panicked. There are gaps in her plant collection that she still needs to fill (and time is marching on, eeek!). Here she shares her go-to mail order nurseries for the kitchen gardener.

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5 reasons not to settle for your average Magnolia

5 reasons not to settle for your average Magnolia

Magnolias may be a dime-a-dozen.  But look closer and you'll find superior hybrids from across the ditch well worth pride of place in your garden. 

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Radio Round Up August 23

Radio Round Up August 23

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!

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Star of the Season: Flowering Wattle

Star of the Season: Flowering Wattle

The bush was grey a week today, orange, green and brown and grey but now the spring has come my way, with blossoms for the wattle…

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Radio Round Up August 22 - Barangaroo

Radio Round Up August 22 - Barangaroo

The moment Sydney has been waiting for has finally arrived. The gates of the Barangaroo Reserve open this morning, and we talked on air this morning to some of the key people whose efforts have made this landmark both possible and public.

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7 Signs Spring is Here

7 Signs Spring is Here

It's been a long, cold winter and we're putting out an APB for the signs of spring in our gardens. Linda Ross describes her main suspects.

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Make Your Blueberry Burst

Make Your Blueberry Burst

Just two blueberry bushes will give enough fruit for a couple to eat blueberries every day through summer. Need we say more? Time to get planting.

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Radio Round Up August 15-16

Radio Round Up August 15-16

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!

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Radio Round Up August 8 and 9

Radio Round Up August 8 and 9

Sandra's leading the charge on the Garden Clinic radio show this weekend. Here is what she had to say.

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3 fragrances you need to grow this winter

3 fragrances you need to grow this winter

When it comes to winter perfume in plants, you are spoilt for choice. Linda gives you her three favourites

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Radio Round-up 2 August 2015

Radio Round-up 2 August 2015

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!

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Radio Round-up 1 August 2015

Radio Round-up 1 August 2015

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!

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9 Resilient Plants That Have Disappeared From Gardens

9 Resilient Plants That Have Disappeared From Gardens

Where are the plants from our childhood? Why are our gardens looking so boring?

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5 Healthy Hang Ups

5 Healthy Hang Ups

Hey you without a garden. Hanging plants are all the rage. Here are our favourite ways to get plants up to eye-level.

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Beating the French at their own game

Beating the French at their own game

Is Tasmania the new Provence when it comes to producing the world's best lavender? Sacrebleu!

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6 Ways Gardening Improves Your Life

6 Ways Gardening Improves Your Life

Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes! Today we reveal the science behind the claims.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Roses

5 Things You Need To Know About Roses

It’s time to get those unruly roses under control. Winter is all about roses. Planting them, pruning them and disinfecting them with lime sulphur. Sandra Ross shares the 5 things you need to know to make them happy, healthy, fragrant and fabulous.

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The Wrap Up: Queensland Garden Expo 2015

The Wrap Up: Queensland Garden Expo 2015

Live from the Queensland Garden Expo in Nambour, the Garden Clinic hits the road to bring you the good oil on what's growing in Queensland at everybody's favourite garden show. 

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Holiday Project: Make a Coral Reef Garden

Holiday Project: Make a Coral Reef Garden

If you happen to have a couple of kids running round the joint and you need to occupy/entertain/drench-them-in-much-needed-Vitamin-D during these school holidays, we have little project for you that will get them outdoors and chomp through a day, max.

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