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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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Nick Bell and Tony Demasi are two lawn legends of Western Australia, and together they walk us through a range of benefits that turfed areas can offer to humans and the wider ecosystem, they share wisdom that they have inherited from first nations people, and they offer a number of handy design and installation tips. EPISODE LINKS Sign the Uluru St…
 
John Parker is the Technical Director for the Arboricultural Association in the UK, as well as a Stonehouse Town Councillor. He's back again, and this time we speak about trees in mythology - including people being forced to repay the bark stolen from sacred trees with their internal organs. EPISODE LINKS Check out the Arboricultural Association's …
 
Calle is a friend of mine on Twitter who's doing a PhD in molecular biology, focusing on macro algae. In this episode, he helps us understand some of the basics of the primordial plants that we call algae. If you've always wondered what's the deal with algae, or you've never really thought about it until reading the title of this episode, give it a…
 
Blaise Vinot is back for a second episode! This time we speak about maintaining your pruners, which includes looking after them, sharpening them and cleaning the rust and sap off them as well as a range of other tips and tricks. We also speak about how FELCO pruners make your life easier than other cheaper brands. Don't forget to follow us on socia…
 
Blaise Vinot is the retired Managing Director of FELCO Australia, and has come onto the show to explain how to choose the right pruners for our hands, as well as for the type of pruning that we intend to perform. He walks us through what factors we need to consider as well as some of the most popular options that the famous FELCO brand (easily the …
 
Mark Valencia is someone you'll probably recognise from his excellent organic backyard veggie gardening YouTube channel called Self Sufficient Me, or maybe you've read some of his blog posts - he's been doing it for over a decade! We had planned to speak about backyard gardening, but we ended up having a personal chat where we speak about his journ…
 
Dr Samantha Grover is back! This time she teaches us about soil carbon including how it gets out of the air and into the ground, and why we want it there in the first place. It turns out carbon isn't evil, in fact it forms the basis of life on earth for all of us carbon-based life forms! EPISODE LINKS Here's a link to that carbon cycle diagram that…
 
Randal Breen is a farmer that raises beef, chickens and pigs on the same farm for a number of reasons which we discuss during our interview, as well as the importance of biodiversity, native vegetation not only to the overall ecosystem but also to an animal's health and the nutritional density of its meat. EPISODE LINKS The Echo Valley Farm website…
 
Ros Gleadow is a professor of plant sciences at Monash University, President of the Global Plant Council and a board member at Eucalypt Australia, and in this episode she walks us through some of the basics of plant biology, including the 4 different types of plants, where the meristematic tissue (a.k.a. stem cells) are located, and plant reproduct…
 
Thomas J. Elpel is a personal hero of mine - I've learnt so much from his resources, both before I began my formal training and then again during my plant identification unit during Tafe. In this episode, I'm so excited to introduce all of you to the work he's best known for, which is identifying plant families using flower patterns. Make sure you …
 
Andre Pedroli is the managing director for Perth Materials Blowing (PMB), which is a company that moves mulch with a giant reverse-cycle vacuum on a truck, but make no mistake: he's done his hard yards when it comes to moving mulch by hand. In this episode he walks us through some of the benefits of mulch, some of the different types, and how to mo…
 
Kevin Folta is the host of the Talking Biotech Podcast and a professor of the Horticulture and Sciences department at Florida University. In this episode, he takes us through some of the pros and cons of monoculture crops, which get a bit of a beating in many circles, but there might be more to the story than you've heard. EPISODE LINKS Check out t…
 
Gary Moran is back for a second episode! You guys loved him in Episode 22. Trees, Etc. and this time he's here to speak about some of the signs of a risky tree. Is the tree in your backyard safe for children to play beneath? What is the likelihood of being crushed by a branch while you're sleeping in your bed? Are all eucalypts "widow makers"? Find…
 
Dr Peter Ridland is an Honorary Fellow in the Bio Sciences department of Melbourne Uni and an Aussie leader in the field of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In this episode, he walks us through 6 broad methods of IPM and gives us a number of real-world examples of strategies that have worked in his experience working with all sorts of pests, espec…
 
Russell and Theri are a couple of urban foresters from the UK who are really excited about community-led urban forestry projects, and in this episode we speak about how local people could be more involved in urban forestry projects, including watering new trees and formative pruning, as well as why it's important to seriously take stock of trees be…
 
Paul and Linda Mitchener are back, and this time they're walking us through the 12 principles of permaculture. You might be surprised just how deep this philosophy runs beyond the garden and into our life and the relationships we have with others. EPISODE LINKS Permaculture Design Course (PDC): https://permaculture.com.au/pdc-permaculture-design-co…
 
Linda and Paul Mitchener are two passionate gardeners and the owners of a fabulous Perth-based soil company appropriately called Green Life Soil Co., which is organically certified. In this episode, they help us understand what the term "organic" actually means, why we might think about making the switch to an organic gardening approach, and some o…
 
Michael Guerin is the CEO of Agforce, a peak organisation representing Queensland's rural producers, and in this episode he explains how Aussie farmers are using sustainable and regenerative methods when using their most precious resource: their land. He speaks about cover crops, rotations, no-dig, the value of carbon in the soil, and he also defin…
 
In our second episode with Dr John Martin of the Hollows As Homes project with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney ( transitioning to the Wildlife Assist project in partnership with a range of organisations around Australia including Taronga Conservation Society), we're releasing a chat John and I had before our Trees As Habitat interview actually …
 
Dr John Martin manages the Hollows As Homes project with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, which is transitioning to the Wildlife Assist project in partnership with a range of organisations around Australia including Taronga Conservation Society. In this episode, we speak about the importance of tree hollows, why native miner birds are more ecol…
 
Adam Shipp is the creator of Yurbay, an organisation in Canberra which introduces people of all walks of life to traditional Aboriginal wisdom and helps them reconnect to the beautiful nature of his area. He speaks about his roots as a proud Aboriginal man, some of the uses of native plants, and explains how the dreamtime isn't something that happe…
 
Amanda Brezzell is a co-founder and CEO of Fennigan's Farms, an organisation in Detroit that helps people set up farms in small spaces in Detroit. In this episode, I was lucky enough to speak with her about how the conditions in her city make for interesting opportunities to grow food and connections with other human beings, different small garden …
 
Gavin Davis is the owner and creator of the soil amendment Soil Solver, which adds substance to light sandy soils using kaolin clay. He educates us on how this product helps free-draining soils hold moisture and nutrients, how much we should be using, and how it actually adds nutrients into the mixture. EPISODE LINKS Check out the Soil Solver websi…
 
Ben Sims is the other half of the Plants Grow Here podcast, as well as a successful landscape business owner and a board member for the Landscape Industry Association of Western Australia. This time, he's popped on to help us understand some of the basics of garden maintenance; we talk about pruning, feeding native plants, and what he looks for whe…
 
Gary Moran is a consulting arborist from South Australia, originally from the USA, that runs the famous Trees etc. Twitter account, and he's provided an incredible episode that helps us understand trees a little bit better. We talk about the power of social media, what he sees when he looks at a tree, and epicormic growth on trees among many other …
 
Ben Kendrick is one of the leading mushroom enthusiasts on Twitter (@FungiwithBengi), and in this episode we're lucky enough to have him on to blow our minds with some fungal facts that are out of this world. Some of the topics we touch on are how dangerous it is to forage your own mushrooms, porous mushrooms as opposed to gilled mushrooms, and tho…
 
Gillian Fennell is a cattle farmer sitting on a million acres in central Australia. In this episode, she speaks about looking after the land so the right plants can grow that will feed her livestock, why she runs only 5000 head of cattle on her massive property, and why branding the hide of animals is necessary. You might ask, "is a cattle episode …
 
Reece Irrigation & Pools is probably Australia's leading irrigation specialising shop, and in this episode, Andrew Webb a retic specialist from Canning Vale that assists people with designing irrigation systems and choosing the right parts for their project. We discuss some of his favourite products on the market, some of the ways in which Reece ca…
 
John Parker is the Technical Director for the Arboricultural Association in the UK, as well as a Stonehouse Town Councillor. He's a serious tree hugger and the perfect guest to help us understand what urban forestry means in this modern day and age. We talk about the concept of an "urban forest", planting the right tree in the right place for the r…
 
Joshua Styles is an ecologist and science communicator from the UK that's doing some very interesting work, and in this episode, he entertains, educates and inspires us with information that he's picked up on his journey. We talk about carnivorous plants, peat bog environments and even sexually transmitted plant diseases! EPISODE LINKS Check out Jo…
 
APACE is a not-for-profit multi-faceted environmental nursery with a social conscience that offers educational resources, training for socially disadvantaged people and has a community garden among many other things. Jo inspires us in this episode by explaining how they are operating in the space. EPISODE LINKS Make a donation to APACE: https://apa…
 
There's more to irrigation than might meet the eye. Luckily for us, Darren Senior (that's his actual last name, by the way) walks us through his favourite systems and some advice for newbies and professionals alike, including his favourite products, automated systems, and the benefits of joining organisations like Irrigation Australia and Waterwise…
 
Dan Flynn is a small engine mechanic and owner of the Stihl shop in Redcliffe, Western Australia. He gives us some of his best advice when it comes to machine operation, maintenance, repairs and buying new gear for home gardeners and gardening business owners alike. There are no paid advertisements on this episode. EPISODE LINKS Check out the Redcl…
 
Stuart Williams is a landscape architect and horticulturist, as well as the owner of one of the best Twitter accounts that I know. He posts a range of exotic and native plants, and I personally especially love regularly learning about new Aussie plants that I've never seen before. In this episode, we talk about plant scientific names, how they work…
 
Matthew Lunn is the CEO of the Nursery & Garden Industry of WA (NGIWA), as well as the Executive Officer for the Landscape Industry Association of WA (LIAWA). In this episode, we talk about how to differentiate yourself from the crowd by becoming a professional landscaper, as opposed to an ordinary one. Some of the topics we touch on include being …
 
Renee Rose is the creator of The Big Green Project which is an urban farming initiative in Delaware that provides food for the community including for the disadvantaged. We talk about some of her work farming organic food for her local hospital, whether or not to wear shoes in the garden, and plant hardiness zones, which some of our Aussie listener…
 
Eric Beza is my current boss and is the right guy to get on the show to teach you how to mow like a pro. In this episode, we discuss trade secrets related to cleaning up with a blower and the difference between two-stroke and four-stroke fuels. Check out the Acre website, and Facebook page, especially if you’re in the North-East suburbs of Melbourn…
 
Eric Beza is my current boss and is the right guy to get on the show to teach you how to mow like a pro. In this episode we discuss trade secrets related to mowing, including catching, side throwing, mulching and cylinder mowing. Check out the Acre website, and Facebook page, especially if you’re in the North-East suburbs of Melbourne. I’ve written…
 
Eric Beza is my current boss and is the right guy to get on the show to teach you how to mow like a pro. In this episode we discuss trade secrets related to whippersnipping, brushcutting, edging or weed-whacking, whatever you like to call it. Check out the Acre website, and Facebook page, especially if you’re in the North-East suburbs of Melbourne.…
 
Brenton See is a Western Australian artist that creates incredible murals of native wildlife. We chat about his journey, and the connection between art and nature, which we agree is spiritual. Check out his website, to read his backstory and view his art. Also take a look at his Facebook and like it if you like it. I’ve written an article on the re…
 
David Jeffries heads a conservation group known as the "friends" at Reg Seal Reserve in the city of Melville, Western Australia. We talk about the importance of wildlife corridors, the benefits of smoke water for germinating seeds, and how mutilating trees can be beneficial when done by a trained professional. Here’s an interesting video on smoke w…
 
Andrew Christie is a lecturer at Melbourne Polytechnic and is also president of the Landcare group Marine Care Point Cooke. We speak about what marine ecology actually is, aquatic weeds, and wetland environments. Zen out by watching some of the underwater videos of the marine life at Point Cooke on their Facebook page. Visit our website, where you’…
 
James Njuguna is the founder and executive director of Happy Community Organisation in Kenya, and is doing some very interesting rehabitation work with the “Adopt a Hive Program”. We speak about that, as well as some of the ecological issues in the area including two lakes, one saltwater and one fresh, in the Baringo county that are in danger of me…
 
Ben Sims is the other half of Plants Grow Here, and in this episode we talk about native landscaping, which he has extensive training and experience in. We speak about reticulation setups, the similarities and differences between bird-attracting and insect attracting flowers, as well some benefits of choosing natives over exotics. Check out his web…
 
Dr Sam Grover is a lecturer at RMIT university and is president of the Victorian branch of Soil Science Australia. We go through some of the basics of soil science that every gardener, professional or amateur, really does need to know. Check out this soil ribbon test, and this soil structure test on YouTube. Also check out this Manutec soil pH test…
 
We’re excited to be launching our brand new horticultural podcast! This short episode explains who we are and what we’re all about. Visit our website, where you’ll find heaps of educational blog articles on the topics of pruning, plant biology, identification and much more. Follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our email li…
 
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