Burke back for summer special

Don Burke will be back for one more bite of the cherry when Nine airs Burke’s Backyard Summer Living.

It will air at 6:30pm Sunday November 25.

The special follows a Spring special by the gardener in September. It snared an impressive 1.5m viewers, although it was aided by an earlier NRL match.

Nevertheless he managed to beat his former stablemate Jamie Durie on Seven.

We watch with interest to see if Burke can land a permanent slate in Nine’s 2008 schedule.

Celebrate the return of the long, hot Aussie summer when Don Burke presents BURKE’S BACKYARD SUMMER LIVING this Sunday, November 25 at 6.30pm on Nine.

Don is back with handy hints on how to create a garden so enticing you’ll feel like you’re on holiday every day of the year, summer and winter. Joining him are Scott Cam, Nigel Ruck, Giaan Rooney and Dr Chris Brown.

Everyone’s favourite handyman, Scott Cam, joins Don on a special makeover to turn a tiny suburban backyard into a holiday at home complete with its own miniature Garden of Eden created with dwarf fruit trees. This is no small feat, so to get the job done the Seven Dwarfs drop in to lend a hand, led by Nigel Ruck.

Don visits what many regard as Australia ’s finest garden, Cruden Farm, near Frankston in Melbourne , and catches up with its spritely 98-year-old owner, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of media baron Rupert, who has cared for the garden for the past 79 years.

Discover how, with a few simple changes, you can create stunning decorative effects with Don’s tips on taking the indoors outdoors when he shows how to light an outside tree with fittings you’d expect to see inside a home.

You can’t buy fresher than straight from the source so Giaan Rooney hits the road to discover the best roadside stalls for fresh flowers, produce, pies, Christmas trees and more.

Scott Cam looks at what products work and what don’t for the age-old summer problem that affects Aussie homes – how to deter nasty mozzies.

And veterinarian Dr Chris looks at one of the hottest new pets around as well as giving advice on how to help wildlife adapt to the city and reducing your pet’s carbon footprint.

Plus the top six all-time best trees for shade and picnicking in summer and Don’s tips on where to get the inspiration you need for your garden – no matter how big or small.

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  1. For now but if it rates as well as the last one I expect 9 will bring Don back on a permenant basis in 2008. Would solve 9s current problem of having a decent lead in for 60 minutes. Plus I want him back as well! Don Burke is a legend!

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