Home & Garden: In case you missed it

Home & Garden 25/03/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at RadioLIVE's Home & Garden with Tony Murrell for March 24th & 25th, 2018.

Saturday 24th March

The season's first juicy limes

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The season's first juicy limes are hitting fruit stores now. In Paeroa, at Omahu Valley Citrus, Simon and Caroline Marriott grow lemons, limes and other citrus and make a gorgeous range of preserves.

Tony talks with Simon Marriott from Omahu Valley Citrus Paeroa.

Supermarket sleuth

Yet another New World opens in the Lower North Island. Is Countdown owner Woolworths going to have a new major competitor across the Tasman? And fruit and vegetables are healthy for us, but some are more healthier than others.

Tony finds out more from supermarket sleuth John Winters.

How to preserve with lactic ferments

Lactic acid bacteria perform an essential role in the preservation and production of wholesome foods. The lactic acid fermentations are generally inexpensive, and often little or no heat is required in their preparation.

Tony talks with Sharon Flynn, leading fermentation practitioner, author and owner of The Fermentary in Daylesford just outside of Melbourne.

Growing ginseng

Ginseng is an herbaceous perennial that prefers well drained, humus rich soils. In the southern hemisphere south or east facing slopes and permanent shade are required.

Tony is joined by Stuart Mirfin Co Director Ginsenz Nelson.

The power of UV

The role of visible light in the growth of plants is very well known. Red and blue light are utilized by plants for photosynthesis, and many artificial lighting systems for plant growth exploit one or both of these colours.

Dr Jason Wargent, Creator Researcher and Founder BioLumic Associate Professor from the School of Agriculture at Massey University explains.

The Queen of Clean

Photo: Supplied.

Shannon Lush is an Australian best-selling author who specializes in titles that simplify tasks such as cleaning and household management.

Sunday 25th March

Figs the retirement project

Figs Hawke's Bay is a family owned business based in the sunny Hawke’s Bay.  

They began their orchard of 600 trees in 2011. Tony Murrell talks with owners Susan & John Emmerson.

Aesthetic versus affordability

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Affordability is a hot topic in perpetuity and there is a popular debate right now about whether you can find a happy medium between affordability and aesthetics.

Medium density housing is progressively being recognised as a benchmark for success.

Tony Murrell talks with James Whetter of Jasmax Auckland and Leonie Freeman of Crest Consultancy.

The Avon welcomes everyone back

Following the Christchurch Earthquakes, the Avon River’s gentle flow told a different story and many thought that flow might have been disrupted.

Today the river welcomes everyone back and reminds us that it never went away.

Tony Murrell talks with landscape architect Henry Crothers.

The Christchurch east frame

The Christchurch east frame's $30 million public area is on track to open early in the new year.

Contractors have completed most of the underground infrastructure water services, power and telecommunications.

Tony Murrell gets the latest from Andrew Trevelyan, general manager of communications and stakeholder engagement at Otakaro Ltd.

The future of wood

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As well as being a good thermal insulator wood is also an excellent noise absorber, making woodenhouses warm, relaxing and peaceful.

Abodo Wood craft timbers with lasting beauty that are safe for people and the environment.

Tony Murrell is joined in studio by Daniel Gudsell from Abodo Wood Ltd.

Home and Garden with Tony Murrell, 7am - 10am Saturday and Sunday mornings on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.