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Best Marianne Cannon podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Marianne Cannon podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Radio program Sydney, Australia. Garden Design, Growing Vegetables Trees and Flowers, Garden Tools, Plant Care and Plant Health, Attracting Wildlife to your Garden.
 
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PLANT OF THE WEEK Pycnosurus globusus: Billy Buttons Do you like the sound of a plant that has flowers like buttons the size of your thumb but on stalks, with grey strappy leaves? What if I tell you it’s an Australian native, a perennial and loves dry weather, would you be interested then? I'm talking with Adrian O’Malley native plant expert and ho…
 
DESIGN ELEMENTS So You Think You Need A Landscaper part 2 You may have seen two- dimensional garden designs and wanted something similar for your garden, but is that kind of thing totally necessary? Could a free hand sketch be just as good as long as it was to scale? Let’s find out. I'm talking with Peter Nixon Project manager and landscape designe…
 
SPICE IT UP Allspice vs Cloves How well do you know your spices? Would you think for instance, that allspice and mixed spice are the same? Pimenta doica_allspice tree with berries. Would cloves be a good substitute to save you running to the store, if you ran out? Let’s find out. I'm talking with Ian Hemphill from www.herbies.com.au Even the Spania…
 
GROW YOUR HEALTH Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale I’ve talked about weeds on this program, not just controlling weeds but eating weeds. It’s not something that I’ve got my head around yet, but one weed that is being showcased today has been used in herbal medicine and nutrtition for quite a while. Apparently it’s good for your liver. Let’s find out …
 
PLANT OF THE WEEK Banksia robur: Swamp Banksia Here we have a small tree that’s gnarly and twisted but its scientific name suggests that it will grow into a strong upright tree, possibly an English oak. Regardless of the fact that the tree is nothing like an English oak, even though it is robust, the botanical name still remains. Banksia robur phot…
 
DESIGN ELEMENTS Pruning 101 After Care You’ve pruned the branches on that tree so you can walk underneath it, but what do you need to be careful of? Are there trees that don’t really need much pruning at all? What care should be taken when you finished all that pruning? All these questions answered and more. I'm talking with Jason Cornish from www.…
 
SPICE IT UP Cassia vs Cinnamon part 2 Last week in part 1 of this segment about cinnamon and cassia, Ian the herb and spice expert talked mainly about where and how, each of these spices are produced. One thing to note: in America, Cassia Cinnamon is just called cinnamon and Sri Lankan cinnamon is called Mexican cinnamon. Keep this in mind when rea…
 
PLANT OF THE WEEK Hakea petiolaris; Sea Urchin Hakea There are many reasons to like a particular plant which affects our choices. For some it’s the flowers or the perfume, for others it’s the colour of the leaves. But for something completely different, others like a plant because of the sound the wind makes through the leaves of that particular pl…
 
DESIGN ELEMENTS Pruning 101: Deciduous vs Evergreen. Deciduous and evergreen plants have different pruning needs. Have you ever had a shrub, say philadelphus that you thought wasn’t performing-no flowers for several years, so you transplanted it or pulled it out? Perhaps you weren’t timing it right? I'm talking with Jason Cornish from www.urbanmead…
 
SPICE IT UP Cinnamon and Cassia part 1 Most if not all, cooks or chefs would’ve used cinnamon in their cooking at some time or other. However, most likely the powdered form was used mainly. What about the cinnamon sticks? Cinnamomum zeylanicum Is that where the powdered from comes from? If it's the bark of a tree, how does cinnamon get harvested? W…
 
TALKING FLOWERS Bluebells There are English (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) and spanish bluebells. (Hyacinthoides hispanica). Family: Asparagaceae Flowering in Spring, the bluebell is blue. but, there are also bluebells that have a creamy colour or an off white hue and even pink. It might not look like it but bluebells has six petals. These petals are …
 
When To Prune Pruning is one of those jobs that eventually every gardener that grows anything will undertake. Now that you’re committed to pruning that tree or shrub or hedge, what is the most important consideration do you think? Do you know the name of the species of plant? Do you know when it’s about to flower or set fruit? So when should you pr…
 
PRUNING SAWS There comes a point in your pruning when secateurs, and loppers just won’t do the job. Do you strain, grit your teeth and pull faces when cutting large branches in your garden that your garden loppers can’t handle? Let’s face it, the size of the branch is too big but not big enough to call an arborist, so what do you do? Get a pruning …
 
KEEPING BEES Part 2 Last week part 1 of this two-part series about bee-keeping went to air, so I’ll revise a little of that in the interview. If you are considering keeping bees, don’t just get a bee hive and hope for the best. Don’t be like some people that have put Flow Hives in the backyard and not put any bees in and wondered why they don't get…
 
PLANT OF THE WEEK Rock Isotoma: Isotoma axillaris Family: Lobeliaceae Fancy a shrubby ground cover plant with purple starry flowers that’s a real standout? Of course, we all want those in our garden because they fit into any bare spot. Let’s find out why we should grow it. Isotoma axillaris I'm talking with Adrian O’Malley, horticulturist and nativ…
 
DESIGN ELEMENTS Series: Pruning 101 Pruning is one of those jobs that eventually every gardener that grows anything will undertake. Except of course if you’ve only got a lawn and nothing else, but those gardeners are probably not listening to the radio show or reading this blog. So over the next 4 weeks, Jason and I will be talking about various pr…
 
BEE KEEPING part 1 Thinking about keeping bees but didn’t know where to start? Is keeping bees a lot of hard work? Marianne & John Scott Are you wondering why keep them in the first place? Well there’s the pollination of flowers, both ornamental and on vegetables in your garden as well as neighbouring gardens, plus the reward of honey by the kilo, …
 
PLANT OF THE WEEK Angophora hispida: Dwarf Apple Here’s a much smaller relative of one of Australia’s native giant trees, Angophora costata. The genus name is the same but this tree fits into a small garden and with the profusion of flowers in summer that will attract all manner of bees and nectar feeding birds. How do angophoras differ from eucaly…
 
DESIGN ELEMENTS Living Path Edges. Continuing the series on lawn alternatives but this time we’re throwing in those plants that will suit growing along a path like a living edge. Lirope Stripey White What do you have growing along your path? Perhaps you have terracotta or brick borders or maybe even a steel edge. But what about a living path edge? …
 
DESIGN ELEMENTS Lawn Alternatives for Low Foot Traffic Areas Continuing the series on lawn alternatives but this time we’re throwing in those plants that will only take light foot traffic, rather than say constantly walking on the area or playing cricket or football. So what sort of plant alternatives are there for low foot traffic areas in part sh…
 
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