As temperatures fall and gardens dry out, dareI say, we are approaching a near ‘normal’ season, perfect for planting. For the first time in memory, we have continued planting right through summer because of the rain. And because drainage was assured, we’ve had success. As I write this, we’re scanning bulb catalogues, ordering tulips, daffodils, and ranunculus!
We hope you will enjoy the stories in this issue as it focuses on legendary gardeners and their efforts establishing masterpieces. Sandra meets Mike Henry, the creator of New Zealand’s magical ‘Chantecler’ and she takes awalk around ‘Windyridge’, Mount Wilson, with Rodger Davidson.
Graham chats with multi-talented garden designer and artist extraordinaire, Colleen Southwell, The Garden Curator. Also, we revisit Angus Stewart, who outlines his stunning new kangaroo paws.
Libby Cameron takes us on a tour of Tasmania and Colin Barlow shares his secrets to success with growing sweet peas.
For kitchen gardeners, Lee Sullivan explains what she is growing in her veggie garden and Graham explains his potato growing tips. Apple time is here, so we share how to grow. Plus, a delicious recipe from Stephanie Alexander’s new cook book, Home.
This Easter celebrates 40 years of the Garden Clinic Club, suggested by legendary Goon, Spike Milligan during an outdoor broadcast of our 2GB Show. It remains focused on sharing knowledge and supporting gardeners.