Monday, March 4, 2024


Enhance your urban yield

Angelo Eliades is an urban permaculturist that’s able to harvest significant yields from his 60m2 of garden beds. In this episode, he explains how we can use the power of nature to grow more food with less land. We discuss Integrated Pest Management (IPM), companion planting, layering plants and much more. … Continue reading

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Connecting The Horticultural Industry – Karen Smith (Sponsored by Hort Journal Australia)

As a horticulturist working in the maintenance sector, I can appreciate the importance of connecting people from different sectors so we can all learn from each other. In this episode, the editor of the best and only Aussie horticultural industry magazine, Karen Smith explains why this is so important, and how Hort Journal Australia has aimed to be the conduit connecting industry people since it began in 2008.… Continue reading

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Biodiversity: Dr Richard Bate -North West Rare Plant Initiative , Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, @Wildflower_Hour, @ TheNewGalaxy

Dr Richard Bate is a dental surgeon and botanist that works with Joshua Styles (from episode 17) at the North-West Rare Plant Initiative (NWRPI) he’s involved with the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) and is also active on twitter as part of the @Wildflower_Hour team and his own orchid-obsessed handle @TheNewGalaxy.… Continue reading

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Australian Ecosystems

Australian Ecosystems established plant nursery located in Bangholme propagates over two million plants per year with over 800 different natives, indigenous and aquatic plant varieties.

Our provenance-listed plants are significant for use in biodiverse, wetland and habitat restoration projects, WSUD council projects and our native landscaping and PBR lines are popular with the general landscaping market.… Continue reading

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Pest and Diseases

Denis Crawford is a legendary Australian entomologist, and in this episode he was generous enough to walk us through some of the biggest offenders with regards to insect pests. We discuss sucking, chewing, boring, leaf-mining and gall-producing pests as well as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the importance of biodiversity.… Continue reading

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Trees as habitats

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 ecologically destructive than introduced miner birds, and his best tips for building habitat in your backyard (which surprisingly don’t necessarily include habitat boxes or bee hotels).… Continue reading

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Understanding Biosecurity: Jeanette Severs

Jeanette Severs is a journalist and writer that I am friends with on Twitter, Jeanette is 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.… Continue reading

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