Fact sheets & Links

View gardening fact sheets by clicking on the below links.


Stephen’s garden:

ABC fact sheet on Stephen’s garden

Burke’s Backyard fact sheet on Stephen’s garden

Stephen’s perennial border

Stephen’s woodland garden


Tips and how to fact sheets:

Bamboo maintenance with Stephen

Clematis pruning

Climbers through trees

Creating a pond.

Dividing globe artichokes

Dividing ornamental grasses

Filling gaps in garden beds with Stephen

Growing small bulbs in pots with Stephen

Growing tomatoes

Moving a shrub

Ornamental Grape pruning

Planting bulbs

Planting in ferns

Planting steps with herbs

Propagating cuttings with Stephen

Protecting plants in extreme weather

Pruning winter flowering shrubs

Replanting a drought effected garden bed

Root propagation

Serpentine layer

Spring pruning

Top 10 gardening summer tips

Tree dahlia propagation

Winter lawn maintenance


Plant profiles and selection:

Acanthus mollis

Albuca spiralis

Autumn Cherry

Babiana ringens

Brugmansia sangui

Canary Island Euphorbias


Convallariaceae (Lily of the Valley family)


Chaenomeles japonica

Gladiolus odoratus

Large leaf plants to give a tropical feel in a cool climate

Miner’s lettuce

Pencil plants

Pseudopanax crassifolius

Small fruit trees

Snowdrops and snowflakes

Tree Peonies

Winter colour

Variegated foliage


Stephen can be heard on radio 3CR every fortnight on Sunday mornings from 7.30am.

To hear his latest podcast, click on the below link.

3CR Podcast


Listen to Stephen’s Interview on Vocational reading for Gardeners (ABC Radio National Book Show) 

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