Wyatt digs the dirt
North Burnett’s green thumbs gather to meet gardening guru
FORGET about a lamb roast with Tom Cruise, the flavour of the month in Biggenden is TomWyatt and his recipes for getting rid of the bugs in your garden.
The ABC gardening guru was in town on Saturday and delighted and entertained his audience with his sense of humour and his practical answers to their questions.
Councillor LoftyWendt was over the moon after the visit.
“It was a great day,” he said.
“What impressed me was the number of people who turned up from Gayndah and Mundubbera.
“Tom had the crowd absolutely enthralled.
“When Tom left Saturday afternoon he said to me ‘I’ll be back’.”
MrWyatt said it was great to meet such enthusiastic gardeners during the visit.
“I was surprised at the wide range of plants grown in the area and how well they tolerated the elements,” he said.
“You don’t know what will grow until someone tries it.”
Of the rose gardens in the main street, MrWyatt said their biggest problem was they needed “a prolific feeding program”.
“Everyone has an opinion but I wouldn’t be pulling the rose bushes out,” he said.
“Instead I would be fertilising them and pruning them back to get more prolific growth for flowering and then sit back and enjoy the colour.
“I’m after the wow factor for people to talk about.”
On Saturday afternoon MrWyatt helped the businesses in Edward St plant up their adopted pots.
“In eight to 10 weeks they will be at their magnificent peak,” he said.
“I see Biggenden as one of the future lifestyle centres in Queensland.”
ENTERTAINING: ABC gardening guru Tom Wyatt addresses the crowd in Biggenden.