Merv Trimper from the National Rose Trial Garden in Adelaide joins Jon Lamb & ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe to discuss the great news for Australian rose grower Bruce Brundrett who is the first to win the Best Rose award. Jon also has some timely advice on how to avoid the dreaded elm leaf beetle.
Roses grow incredibly well in South Australia and we love them! Jon Lamb and ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe are joined by Maureen Ross of the Rose Society of SA who answers a range of tricky rose questions. Jon also has advice on how to avoid target spot on tomatoes and how to mulch to capitalise on the moisture in your soil.
It's tempting to plant as much as possible on the October long weekend. Mark Caldicott tells Jon Lamb and ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe what plants are available in nurseries and are ready to plant right now. Jon has some advice on what to look for when buying tomato seedlings.
Special guest Talkback Gardener Brett Draper joins ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe to answer the full range of spring gardening questions. The big issue of the moment is how to beat citrus gall wasp and Mark Doecke, a commercial citrus grower from Waikerie, gives his perspective on the problem.
Jon Lamb and ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe broadcast live from the Royal Adelaide Show with special guests Troy Hancox on gardens of the future, Alethia Quick on floral art, and Brett Draper on citrus gall wasp. Veteran of seventy Shows Walter Duncan also drops by to say hello.
Jon Lamb and ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe broadcast live from the Royal Adelaide Show. Darren Ray has his seasonal outlook for gardeners. Horticulture at the Show, feature gardens, camellias and orchids are all discussed by a cornucopia of guests.
Camelia is the feature flower of this year's Royal Adelaide Show. Rob Hatcher joins Jon Lamb and ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe to discuss this beautiful frost-resistant bloom. Jon provides great advice on how to ensure your citrus survives curl leaf fungus.
Special guest talkback gardener Brett Draper gives ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe his prediction of when spring will begin. Darren Ray from the BOM gives his seasonal outlook for gardeners, and it seems that warm and dry are the words to apply for the next few months.
Figs are very popular and special guest Joe Keilenowski joins Jon Lamb and ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe with great advice on how to plant, prune and care for these trees. Also Sam Luke looks at the pros and cons of planting a triple grafted fruit tree or three trees in the same hole.
Many gardeners enjoy the fruits of their labour due to the popularity of fruit and nut trees. Specialist Chris Perry explains how to give them the best start and how to manage their growth. Jon Lamb warns of the recent arrival of the varroa mite to Australia, which has devastated bee populations in New Zealand, the US and Europe.
Indoor plants are very popular right now. But how can you ensure they survive the cold winter conditions? Haidi Sutherland joins Jon Lamb & ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe with tips on potting, watering and caring for your indoor plants.
The days are getting longer now that the Winter Solstice is behind us. Special guest Geoff Prettijohn discusses the three factors that affect plant growth - the time of sowing, daylight and temperature. Jon Lamb has great advice on how to protect your plants from frost damage on these very cold winter mornings.
Want to bring colour to your courtyard garden? You've come to the right place! Camellia expert Jon Hall joins Jon Lamb and ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe with advice on how to prepare, plant and care for colourful camellias.
Orchids offer glorious flowers which last for months. Orchid expert Trevor Jacobs joins Jon Lamb and ABC Radio Adelaide's Deb Tribe with advice on bringing these gorgeous blooms into your home. Jon asks for your score on dwarf fruit trees and similar trends start to emerge.
The first weekend of winter has arrived and we all want to know when the rains will come. Darren Ray joins Jon Lamb with his seasonal outlook for gardeners and it sounds like winter will be drier and warmer than average.