DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
GARDENING AUSTRALIA, ABC1, 6.30pm,
PLENTY of shots of flowers in the new credits I notice. Better be a flippin’ omen. Did they devote an episode to getting in your sweetpeas last month? I missed it. Costa uses child labour to put in some fine looking rosemary tonight — an Anzac project — and adds a few lemon verbena, an underused plant in my view. He gives them a line about using it as tea, but it’s lost on them. Tell them to make it in a creme brulee, I feel like telling him, but I don’t care enough. John Patrick does a Black Saturday story and that’s some impressive fruit and veg he’s looking at.