Garden Talk

Garden Talk

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From pruning, to pest control, to balcony gardening, Here and Now host Gill Deacon and Toronto Botanical Garden horticulture director Paul Zammit help solve your gardening problems every week throughout the warm months.


Apple trees, caterpillars, figs, and what to do over winter
Sep 21, 2018 • 16 min
In the final episode of Garden Talk’s first season, Gill and Paul take questions about protecting plants over winter, apple tree blossoms, protecting plants from caterpillars, getting a head start on next spring and more.
Rose of Sharon, Russian Sage, How to Move Plants and Grass
Sep 14, 2018 • 11 min
Rose of Sharon, Russian Sage, How to Move Plants and Grass
‘Indooring’ plants, tomato blight, service berries and more
Sep 7, 2018 • 11 min
Questions about bringing plants indoors for the fall, tomatoes, magnolias, clematis and more.
Gardening with kids, hydrangeas, sweet grass and more
Aug 31, 2018 • 16 min
Questions about getting young students gardening, hydrangeas that just won’t bloom, overgrown lilacs, transplanting sweet grass and more.
African Blue Basil, Jade, Flowering Trees and Grape Leaves
Aug 24, 2018 • 17 min
African Blue Basil, Jade, Flowering Trees and Grape Leaves
Indoor plants, ferns, zucchinis, brown grass and more
Aug 17, 2018 • 17 min
Questions about growing in a condo, brown tips on ferns, white film on zucchini plants and more.
Raspberries, beans, mushrooms, and morning glories
Aug 10, 2018 • 20 min
Questions about cutting raspberry cane, forging for mushrooms and getting ride of morning glories
Trees, trees and avoiding weeds
Aug 3, 2018 • 15 min
Questions about Vimy Oaks, watering, lilacs, tomatoes, seeding grass and tips for late planters.
Milkweed, blueberries, low sunlight, Swiss chard snatchers and more
Jul 27, 2018 • 13 min
Questions about milkweed, blueberries, low sunlight, Swiss chard and more… plus a piece of the origin story of Paul Zammit is uncovered.
Dry trees, lavender, raspberries, carrots, peonies and more
Jul 20, 2018 • 14 min
Gill Deacon and Paul Zammit take gardening questions about watering trees, lavender, raspberries and more.
Sumach, spider mites, rose clippings, hydrangeas and more
Jul 13, 2018 • 13 min
Gill Deacon and Paul Zammit take gardening questions about sumach, spider mites, rose clippings, hydrangeas, Japanese Maples and more.
Potato beetles, Japanese knotweed, container gardening and more
Jul 5, 2018 • 14 min
Gill Deacon and Paul Zammit take gardening questions about potato beetles, Japanese knotweed, container gardening, raccoons, tomato rot and more.