A passionate Gardener and Horticulturist with 17 years experience, Vivien continues to be inspired and fascinated by the wonderful world of plants. Vivien believes that “Gardening offers a positive impact on our lives both mentally and physically, for good health and the greater environment.”
With a strong lean toward organic garden practices, including companion planting and biological control methods, Viv’s Garden Gig program features …
Veggie of the Week – How to grow, natural pest control, their health benefits, with discussions outlining unusual or interesting uses. Vivien loves healthy food and often shares a recipe or two incorporating her Greek heritage.
Highlight Garden Topic – pet safe plants, edible hedges, how to create a butterfly garden, gardening with allergy sufferers, healing herbs, the health benefits associated with indoor plants and more green stuff.
Interviews – with celebrity gardeners, special guests, local enthusiasts and community gardeners.
Seasonal Garden Tips – To keep your gardens looking healthy
And a Garden Doctor segment – Send your garden enquiries, bug problems or success stories to Vivien at email@example.com for her on air advice.
Every month all garden enquiries go into the draw to win a garden hamper or product – just to make your gardening experience a little more enjoyable!
Vivien conducts “Grow your own Veggie and Herb Garden” seminars through the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College. Phone (02)9482 1189 or visit www.hkcc.nsw.edu.au to enroll in the course.The Garden Gig is proudly sponsored byPLANTCORP GARDEN SUPACENTA
107 Seven Hills Rd, Baulkham Hills
Phone (02)8678 4810
…For plants at the right price with great advice.
Join Vivien every Friday from midday …”FOR A PIECE OF MY GARDENING MIND.”
Viv's Garden Gig 10 May, 2013, Hour One Fragrance for inspiration, plus the 'sweet olive' or Osmanthus fragrans. Phone chat with Judy Horton: Mother's Day gift ideas for green thumb Mums plus Orchids, Jonquils and Cyclamen. Judy's garden tip for the weekend - deadheading. Veggie of the week - Florence Fennel.
Viv's Garden Gig 10 May, 2013, Hour Two The fragrant and edible charm of the 'aniseed tree' or Backhousia anisata. Chrysanthemums for Mum. Garden Doctor segment - maple leaves to the compost and something silvery please!
Viv's Garden Gig 3 May, 2013, Hour Two Studio guest Jim Cunningham from the NSW Rose Society: How to care for your Roses in Autumn. Garden tips.
Viv's Garden Gig 3 May, 2013. Hour One Yellow leaves on Gardenias. Phone chat with Judy Horton: May is the month for composting ..and worm farms. Veggie of the week - Radish.
Vivien's Garden Gig 26 April, 2013, Hour One Thanks to my listeners for your emails, photos and poems!
Phone chat with Judy Horton: Remembrance Day with Rosemary and Field Poppies. Judy's garden tip - keep an eye out for caterpillars on the march.
Veggie of the week - Carrots.
Vivien's Garden Gig 26 April, 2013, Hour Two Phone chat with Allan Eagle from Hawkesbury Harvest: we sample the flavours of the Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Markets. Hydrated lime v's Garden lime. Your recycling tips and potting mix recipe. What does 'part shade' mean?
Vivien's Garden Gig 19 April, 2013, Hour One - From cafe to garden ..we put Coffee grounds to good use. Phone chat with Judy Horton: the Mayfield gardens and more. Judy's garden tip - keep an eye out for mealybugs in strappy leaf plants. Veggie of the week - Spinach and Silverbeet
Vivien's Garden Gig 19 April, 2013, Hour Two Garden news around the world with New Guineas biodiversity. Big brother silverbeet plus pest and disease. Garden doctor segment - advice for the birdless birdbath. 6 ways to stir a compost.
Vivien's Garden Gig 5 April, 2013, Hour One Meet the very talented Beech tree or 'Fagus'. Phone chat with Judy Horton: dealing with weeds like Privet, Moth vine, Lantana and Cassia. Veggie of the week - Edible Flowers.
Vivien's Garden Gig 5 April, 2013, Hour Two Edible flowers for fragrance, flavour and good looks. Garden doctor segment: citrus scab. Time to repot your Cyclamen for winter colour
Vivien's Garden Gig 29 March, 2013, Hour One Fresh ideas for garden fillers. Six herbs for a speedy compost. Phone chat with Judy Horton: details of MIFGS (Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show) and Judy's Garden Tip for growing parsley. Veggie of the week - Healthy Herbs
Vivien's Garden Gig 29 March, 2013, Hour Two Gardening with Rosemary, Sage and Thyme. Autumn delights with Easter bulbs. Phone chat with Happy Jack: what's cooking at the Easter Show in the Flower and Garden Pavilion.
Vivien's Garden Gig 22 March, 2013, Hour Two Deciduous tree clever survival techniques. Magnolia tree recipe for bigger, better blooms. A garden tip to keep your lawn out of trouble.
Vivien's Garden Gig 22 March, 2013, Hour One Colour your garden with Easter Daisies. Celebrate Palm Sunday (March 24). Veggie of the week - Fruiting Figs
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Garden Gig 15 March Hour One The best Spring gardens are prepared and planted in Autumn. It's Sweet Pea time, and the traditional day for sowing seeds is St Patrick's Day (March 17). Say "bug off" to silverfish and pantry moths with herbal posies. Veggie of the week - Snowpeas (plus the benefits of legume crops)
Garden Gig 15 March, Hour Two Why do Autumn trees lose their leaves? March is magic for Camellias. March garden pest watch with Citrus Leaf Miner.
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