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Homegrown Horticulture podcast helps solve your gardening dilemmas with a focus on growing plants in the Intermountain West. We offer tips on everything from great heirloom tomatoes to awesome trees and shrubs for the yard that do well in our unique climate. For the latest researched based information relevant to you, listen to the Homegrown Horticulture Podcast, a production of Utah State University Extension.
 
Come along with horticulturist Daniel Fuller as we enter a hidden world of horticultural, ecological and landscape gardening knowledge with featured experts, industry professionals and enthusiasts. We inform and inspire you with weekly episodes to help you become an unstoppable plant whisperer.
 
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Amanda Brezzell from Fennigan's Farms in Detroit is back and this time she's brought her co-founder Claire! In this episode I chatted with them about the wonderful different types of pollinators out there, why they're so important, and how we can help them thrive especially in urban environments. It's more than just insects that pollinate plants yo…
 
DESIGN ELEMENTSWarm Bulbs What Are They?Spring flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, freesias, bluebells, to name a few are all bulbs from the northern hemisphere. They do best in cool climates and once the main spring show is over, there's nothing left to excite. It's time to changeup or simply extend the flowering season to what garden designer…
 
"Our aim ...is to have an apprentice on every contract that we maintain", says Countrywide Grounds Maintenance managing director Paul McKeown. Having worked in horticulture his entire working life, a desire to give back to the 46 local communities where the firm has a presence led to 'community first' - an initiative which aims to train and recruit…
 
DESIGN ELEMENTSWarm Bulbs What Are They?Spring flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, freesias, bluebells, to name a few are all bulbs from the northern hemisphere. They do best in cool climates and once the main spring show is over, there's nothing left to excite. It's time to changeup or simply extend the flowering season to what garden designer…
 
Warm Bulbs pt. 2-Harsh Western Aspect Every garden has an aspect that’s hard to plant out because it’s either too shady or too harsh and dry or even spot that receives hot western sun . Today I’m focusing on bulbs that can give you a long display in the warmer months but have evolved to withstand hot and dry months. Haemanthus coccineus photo M Can…
 
DESIGN ELEMENTSWarm Bulbs What Are They? Spring flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, freesias, bluebells, to name a few are all bulbs from the northern hemisphere. They do best in cool climates and once the main spring show is over, there's nothing left to excite. It's time to changeup or simply extend the flowering season to what garden designe…
 
PLANT DOCTORWhat's Wrong With My Dahlias? Dahlias are collectible in that once you start growing them, it's hard to not to want more every time you look at a plant catalogue. If you want more proof, then look no further than the dahlia societies www.dahliasaustralia.org.au which exist in four states, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South …
 
Growing Real Food For Nutrition (GRFFN) is a UK Community Interest Company testing and trialling ways to grow and measure the nutrition density of our food. Elizabeth Westaway and Matt Adams answer the question "is a carrot a carrot?" in this episode and explore the benefits of growing in an agroecological and permacultural environment as opposed t…
 
Adrian Wickham, Glendale corporate development director, and Tessa Johnstone, Johnstones Landscapes' director, give a fascinating insight into their work on promoting greater diversity in the industry for the British Association of Landscape Industries. They discuss routes into the industry, how to break through cultural conservatism in recruitment…
 
Biogenic Amorphous Silica is a natural product that offers an impressive array of benefits when added to any soil type or potting medium. Nick Clayton is a Co-Founder of a company called Mineral Magic which is mining and distributing BAS in Australia, and in this episode he helps us understand why we might consider purchasing some to help give our …
 
The Bird Emergency podcast is an Aussie show run by a fellow Melbournian, Grant Williams. I was lucky enough to be invited on the show, along with Dr Holly Parsons, to speak about something I'm particularly passionate about which is building habitat in the garden. We speak about building layers into the garden for habitat, having a variety of food …
 
A fixture of the turf management sector calendar, and after a year's hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, GMA Saltex show is back. Saltex operations manager Derek "Mr Saltex" Walder and Grounds Management Association CEO Geoff Webb join Horticulture Week technical editor Sally Drury to discuss Saltex's long and eventful past, present and future.…
 
Jeanette Severs is a journalist and writer that I'm friends with on Twitter who's a bit of a trailblazer in the agricultural journalism space. In this episode, she explains why biosecurity is so important, how Australia is well situated for defence against pests and diseases, and some of the outbreaks that have given us a good scare in the past. EP…
 
Jekka has gone from playing at the first Glastonbury Festival to hosting her own "Herbfest", a celebration of her passion for growing herbs and a major achievement after a year of pandemic trials and Brexit tribulations.על ידי Horticulture Week
 
Tom Wall is a guitarist in a band that plays music with plants called Cosmic Knot. They use a device that translates a plant's electromagnetic output using a node each in the root zone and clipped onto a leaf. In this episode, Tom explains how he plays music with plants, and how they play back to him which is the closest thing I've ever seen to two…
 
TOOL TIMEBlower Vacs: Leaf Blowers: You Know You Hate them. For many years I resisted buying a blower or blower vac because not only the noise emitted by these devices is deafening, but I felt that sweeping leaves would be more productive, not to mention quiet. You can just imagine the 'swoosh, swoosh' of the rake as it sweeps up piles of leaves. B…
 
Growing Bananas part 2Harvesting your bananas Now it's time to get down to the pointy end of growing bananas. It is really easy to grow those banan plants so don't be discouraged. You may remember that the banana plant is actually the world’s largest herb and the stem is known as false stem or pseudo stem because it consists of compact cluster of o…
 
KITCHEN GARDENBanana Growing parts 1 & 2 Did you know that bananas are the world's largest herb. Have you ever wondered if it would be possible to grow your own bananas? You may have seen the plants for sale in a couple of plant catalogues and thought to give it a try, but never got around to it. Would it help if I told you that a number of gardene…
 
Burton is candid about recent, current and future challenges including cost pressures hitting the grower 'from all angles' import and export constraints, the move to peat-free and labour issues affecting the Love Orchids grower.על ידי Horticulture Week
 
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Gary Moran has recently gone viral because of a Facebook post he did on putting his bin out for the first time in over 3 years. In this episode, he teaches us how we can practically minimise the amount of waste we produce, both in the garden and in other areas of our lives. EPISODE LINKS If you aren't following Gary on Twitter, go and do so now: ht…
 
The Hugh Lowe Farms owner also discusses current labour challenges and how she is embracing new technologies such as LED growing, solar energy and the future of horticultural R&D.על ידי Horticulture Week
 
Joe Timar is a Twitter friend of mine from the US who's living a "half homestead" life, where he and his wife produce a decent amount of food on their land, but they aren't fully self sufficient. We speak about why the black walnuts on his land make it impossible to grow most things, what his soil is like, and finding first nations' arrowheads that…
 
PLANT OF THE WEEK Banksia ericifolia and Banksia spinulosa: what's the difference? Scientific Name: Banksia spinulosa Common Name: Hairpin Banksia Family: Proteaceae Plant height: Mostly a multi-stemmed lignotuberous shrub. Varies greatly in height 1 -3 m Position: Full sun, frost hardy including Canberra winter frosts. Leaves:long and narrow, 3-8 …
 
PLANT OF THE WEEK Winter flowering Grevilleas Scientific Name: Grevilliea Common Name: Grevillea Family: Proteaceae There’s a lot to choose from but before you run out to the nursery to buy up all the winter flowering ones for your garden. Let’s look at what conditions Grevilleas need to thrive. Red soil is too heavy for many grevilleas. So if you …
 
PLANT OF THE WEEK Scientific name: Alyogyne heugeli Common Name:Blue Hibiscus or Lilac Hibiscus Family: Malvaceae Flowering: late spring to summer Position: Full sun to part shade. Fertiliser; low phosphorus (P) or native fertiliser only. As in all Hibiscus, the flowers open in the morning and last one day. huegilii is a prolific flowerer-lots of f…
 
PLANT OF THE WEEK Correa glabra and other correas. Scientific name: Correa species- Correa Glabra, Correa reflexa, Correa alba, Correa nummularifolia Common name: Native Fuchsia Family: RutaceaeDistribution: Mainly eastern Australia from southeast South Australia, through Victoria to eastern New South Wales and continues into south-east Queensland;…
 
GINGER AND GALANGAL What's the difference? Are you into Asian cooking? Not with the pre-made pastes but starting from scratch. Even if it’s just a stir fry, you may be wondering about two items you can buy in the supermarket. Both are used in Asian cooking but one is a more reddish brown colour and the other a sort of light brown. Both are rhizomes…
 
SHADY GARDENS Part 4Plants for a Shady Side Passage Often there's one side of the house which is quite neglected because it's cold and not much light gets there, and and as much as you've tried, no plants have survived.It's time to re-look at that side passage, usually the south side of the house, and give it another red hot go.Steve thinks these a…
 
SHADY GARDENDS PART 3 Plants for a Shady Balcony, Porch or Verandah This series is about what you can grow in a shady area around your house or garden. Balconies or verandah’s look better with plants, but what if they’ve got shade for most or a good part of the day? This situation is a bit of a challenge , Steve says he gets customers into his nurs…
 
SHADY GARDENS PART 2What to plant under the shade of trees. Shade trees are great, but what can you plant under them that can cope with the root competition and low levels of sunlight throughout the year. You want something attractive of course and not just a bare area. In one of my shady spots I've attached a birds nest fern (pictured) to the trun…
 
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