The Beechgrove Garden 2016 ep.4



 In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim is attempting to turn yellow into green as he tackles the lawn, which has turned a washed-out yellow after all the rains of winter. And continuing the theme of upgrading the 20-year-old Beechgrove Garden, Jim takes on an unloved corner of the low-maintenance garden, removing a rotting fence and pruning a wayward quince.
 Brian Cunningham visits the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, which is home to one of the most impressive alpine collections in the world, for inspiration as to how to recreate that in miniature back in Beechgrove.
 This week Jim, Carole and Chris started off the programme on the Main Lawn. It was a cool spring day and it was all hands to the pump to make over the lawn after the wet winter. The first job was to get rid of the moss which was clogging up the lawn. Chris was scarifying the lawn by machine and Carole used an open tine wire rake to do the job by hand. The left over moss and mess can make great compost if used sparingly and also as a lining material for hanging baskets.
Having got rid of ‘all the muck’ as Jim said, and because some lawns are still very waterlogged after the winter, he illustrated some hollow tining using a fork to make the holes to aid drainage.
 After all of this work the lawn will then need to be fed. Jim explained that he would use a moss and weed killer on the lawn later in the season when it was growing but at the moment he was just using just a spring lawn food (Scotts Lawn Builder) to build up the grass.
 The wet winter weather that we have had at Beechgrove has definitely affected the spring bedding display in the trials plot.Things like the Violas and pansies used as ground cover have suffered although in the planters they were doing better because they were slightly better protected. The smaller daffodils were looking stunning however. Carole liked the variety ‘Rip Van Winkle’Jim was not so keen. The cyclaminieus varieties ‘Warbler’ and ‘Tracey’ were looking good.
 Carole pointed out that according to the catalogue they should be the same height and they definitely weren’t at Beechgrove. ‘Jack Snipe’ was also looking stunning. For ground cover last year Myosotis did so well at Beechgrove however thus far this year it has not performed, yet – however there were lots of lower buds – so only time will tell. Polyanthus had not really bulked up this year yet. They have been combined with early flowering tulips which will flower in May. There were also tulips under planted with wallflowers which will hide the tulip stems as they flower. We will come back in May to check on progress. The Beechgrove Garden is a gardening magazin.


The Beechgrove Garden 2016 ep.4
The Beechgrove Garden 2016 ep.4

Beechgrove Garden ep.18 2015



 Everything is blooming rosy in the Beechgrove Garden as Jim, Carole and Chris catch up with progress of Beechgrove's new/old rose garden.
And finding out a bit more about the science of plant genetics, Jim is at Dundee Botanic Garden taking a walk through plant history in their Evolutionary Garden.George is with Lee Street in Bonchester Bridge creating an edible, fruiting hedge as a windbreak to protect her existing productive raised beds.
 They admired one of the annuals, Calendula (Pot Marigold) ‘Indian Prince’ with its vivid orange flowers. Jim, Carole and Chris were taking a look at the new standard weeping roses, which Chris had planted here earlier in the series. They are beginning to flower and are looking good. Rosa ‘Super Fairy’ has delicate pink flowers and was under planted with herbaceous perennials in Programme 12 (18th June 2015). The roses although flowering are not quite taking on a weeping shape as yet, which is normal. Chris said that this would start to happen in their second year. Chris had also transplanted some old roses from the original Rose Garden. Some of these are now starting to recover despite being transplanted at the wrong time of year. In passing, they noted that the new standard weeping rose ‘Super Excelsa’ is also looking good. Less of a success is one of the other old transplanted roses which has lanky bare shoots. Chris suggested pruning this later in the year and giving it some TLC to help it recover. Weeping standard ‘Gardenia’ has beautiful white flowers and is complemented with an under planted of Hydrangea and Leucanthemum. This is an example of a combination you can grow in a small space.
 Cauliflower Comparison Jim was in the Main Vegetable Plot admiring the brassicas which have done well in the cool, wet conditions we’ve had this summer so far. In one part of the brassica beds, Jim has been growing two types of cauliflower – F1 hybrid vs open pollinated. ‘Clapton’, is an F1 hybrid which is described as club root resistant. The beautiful heads are all forming at the same time which is typical behaviour of an F1 hybrid. Whilst this produces good quality, uniform cauliflowers it means that you end up with a glut as they are all ready to harvest and eat at the same time. On the other hand, the open pollinated variety ‘Snowball’ are not all ready to harvest at the same time and can be picked and enjoyed over a 2-3 week period. Jim also explained that if you are not quite ready to pick the caulis you can protect the curds by bending over a leaf or two covering the head to prevent discolouring.

Beechgrove Garden ep.18 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.18 2015

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 5



 Alan Titchmarsh and his team come to the aid of nonagenarian Roberta and her 86-year-old best friend and carer Enid, who live together in a retirement bungalow in Wiveliscombe, Somerset. Originally from Liverpool, the two plucky pensioners have helped each other out countless times throughout the course of their friendship, which has lasted seven decades. However, they now find themselves trapped in their home by a treacherous slope in their garden, so Alan plans to set them free by designing a future-proofed garden in a vintage style

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 5
Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 5
 Love Your Garden is a British lifestyle gardening programme that was first broadcast on ITV on 10 June 2011. The show is hosted by Alan Titchmarsh alongside co-presenters David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill and sees the team visit locations around the United Kingdom helping people to transform their gardens.The first series saw Alan visiting themed gardens around the United Kingdom, specific to the topic of the episode, and advising viewers on how to transform their gardens. However, since the second series Alan and the team have transformed the gardens of people who are described as "deserving them the most".

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.6 - Teddington



 In Teddington, Jennifer enlists the help of her sisters to create an Italian-themed garden in memory of their parents. She has great ideas and a budget to match, but growing citrus trees, olive trees and vinesin a leafy London suburb is easier said than done. Will Monty be able to guide the sisters to a Mediterranean-style success?
 Meanwhile, in Billericay, Monty offers advice to Karensa, who wants to turn an unkempt strip of back garden into a fantasy for her daughter, inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. With a tiny budget but plenty of enthusiasm, she wants to create a chessboard patio, a heart-shaped lawn and a teapot water feature.

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.6 - Teddington
Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.6 - Teddington

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.7 - Prep Now Eat Later



 Chef James Martin proves that a hectic lifestyle is no bar to delicious home-cooked food with a menu of meals that can be prepared in advance. Recipes include a slow-cooked chicken chasseur and the perfect pork loinstuffed with chestnuts and sage. There is also a visit to former French chef Thomas Maieli, who has said goodbye to his LA lifestyle cooking for the rich and famous to pursue his personal passion - creating the very best homemade duck confit.

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.7 - Prep Now Eat Later
James Martin: Home Comforts ep.7 - Prep Now Eat Later
1. Salmon and watercress pan bagnat
- Once prepared this rustic bread stuffed with salmon, peppers, red onions and watercress pesto will keep for days. Perfect for a large picnic party.
2. Chocolate truffles with cinder toffee
- Chocolate truffles seem so indulgent, but are simple to make. Try them with cinder toffee, also known as honeycomb toffee, for a truly sweet treat.
3. Chestnut, sage and onion stuffed pork loin with dauphinoise potatoes
- Slow roasting a huge joint of pork gives you time to get on with other things while this feast prepares itself - crispy crackling, tender pork and creamy potatoes.
4. Chicken chasseur with creamy mash
- Chicken and tarragon is a winning combination of flavours. Cook up dinner for four with chicken pieces in rich sauce served with creamy mash potatoes.

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 5



 Nurse Maggie Simkiss cares for end of life patients and treats their emotional well-being as well as their direct medical needs. To say thank you for her hard work, Alan Titchmarsh and his team of green-fingered experts arrive at her Hull home and help transform the unkempt garden into a grown-up Mediterranean hideaway

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 5
Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 5
Love Your Garden is a British lifestyle gardening programme that was first broadcast on ITV on 10 June 2011. The show is hosted by Alan Titchmarsh alongside co-presenters David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill and sees the team visit locations around the United Kingdom helping people to transform their gardens.
The first series saw Alan visiting themed gardens around the United Kingdom, specific to the topic of the episode, and advising viewers on how to transform their gardens. However, since the second series Alan and the team have transformed the gardens of people who are described as "deserving them the most".

Gardeners World ep.6 2016



 Monty starts a new project - a cutting garden - and gives advice on what to grow to provide plenty of cut flowers for gorgeous summer bouquets.



We visit Cumbria to meet Jack Gott, who has been passionate aboutthat most flamboyant of flowers, the dahlia, for more than 40 years and has over a thousand plants in his garden.
James Alexander-Sinclair celebrates a harbinger of spring, the ephemeral cherry blossom, at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

Gardeners World ep.6 2016
Gardeners World ep.6 2016


Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2015



   In the Beechgrove Garden the air is filled with scented sweetpeas. Jim grows his strictly standing to attention in cordon fashion while Carole's blue collection are left to scramble.
Carole returns to Newport-on-Tay, where she has been helping first-time gardeners Mark and Aileen Snowden tame their mature garden. This is the last visit this season and Carole catches up with the family's progress, harvests some of the new fruit and suggests some final tidying up.
Carole is also back in Orkney for the second of her visits. This week Carole visits the Community Garden at Finstown where appropriately for the weather she's looking at damp but inspirational planting.
  Jim and Carole were in the Cutting Garden on a lustery day that felt more like autumn than August. Jim was looking at his chrysanthemums, which are protected and supported by a net positioned horizontally across the bed. This does the job well supporting the stems as they grow protecting them from gusts of wind. Jim was disbudding the side shoots from the bloom varieties to ensure large flowers.Jim explained that you should do this from the top down on the stem. If the main stem is broken whilst disbudding then there is a shoot lower down to take its place. If this was done from the bottom up then the whole stem would be lost if you got to the top and then knocked that off by mistake.
 There are different types of chrysanthemums planted here – bloom, spray and Korean and Rubellums. The dahlias are beginning to flower and we have a lovely selection.Carole is growing a range of blue-coloured sweet peas that are also delightfully fragrant. There were several cut varieties display in a vase.‘Blue Shift’ is a variety which changes colour as it matures from blue to violet.Carole really likes ‘Frances Kate’.‘King Size Navy Blue’ was a bit disappointing. It was a lovely blue but the flowers are not king size. Jim’s favourite is the pale blue variety ‘Our
Harry’, which was very similar to the oldfashioned variety ‘Lake Windermere’. It’s important to keep cutting sweet pea flowers to encourage more. Carole is growing her sweet peas up a rigid plastic netting system allowing them to scramble freely, whereas Jim is growing his up canes trained as cordons.Carole’s system is far easier to maintain and gives good results with flowers with long straight stems.
The Beechgrove Garden is gardening magazin.

Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2015



Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.5 - Worthing



 A couple in Worthing want a family garden for their young son who has Down's syndrome. Monty pitches in with clearing the site before leading an expedition to RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey where the family learn about different types of sensory plant.
 In the town of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Monty offers advice to Aletheia who wants to create a community garden for her neighbourhood. They take a trip to Cranbrook Community Garden in London to see how the scheme might work.

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.5 - Worthing
Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.5 - Worthing

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 5



 Alan Titchmarsh and the team are in Hemel Hempstead, where they meet deaf couple Asif Iqbal and wife Sabina. The green-fingered experts attempt to turn a boring lawn and crumbling patio into a Bollywood dream garden with an outdoor kitchen for Asif, Sabina and their family
Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 5
Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 5
 Love Your Garden is a British lifestyle gardening programme that was first broadcast on ITV on 10 June 2011. The show is hosted by Alan Titchmarsh alongside co-presenters David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill and sees the team visit locations around the United Kingdom helping people to transform their gardens.
 The first series saw Alan visiting themed gardens around the United Kingdom, specific to the topic of the episode, and advising viewers on how to transform their gardens. However, since the second series Alan and the team have transformed the gardens of people who are described as "deserving them the most".


James Martin: Home Comforts ep.6 - Pick Me Ups



 There's nothing like the taste of home when you're feeling a bit under the weather, and in this episode chef James Martin serves up his own pick-me-ups, including a nourishing squash and lime soup and a vitamin-packedpoached haddock with egg.
 Wild pig farmers Roy and Sarah Hunt visit the kitchen with a selection of their New Forest bacon for James to create his own take on a comforting cheese, tomato and bacon snack. And historian Ivan Day recreates our ancestors' answer to convalescence food - an alcoholic posset.

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.6 - Pick Me Ups
James Martin: Home Comforts ep.6 - Pick Me Ups
1. Bacon rarebit with apple chutney
- James whips up a quick chutney to make a meal of cheese on toast.
2. Butternut squash soup with flowerpot bread
- Make a simple vegetable soup feel special by making your own bread to enjoy with it.
3. Waffles with strawberry compôte and ice cream
- An indulgent dessert that children will love. Swap the ice cream for yoghurt if you prefer your waffles as a breakfast dish
4. Poached haddock and poached egg with mustard sauce
- Flaky poached smoked haddock in white sauce flavoured with a spoonful of mustard, served with poached egg and spinach.

The Queens Garden



With permission from Her Majesty the Queen, this documentary reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the center of London. This film uncovers a wonderland with a five century history, an urban oasis of wildlife where the Queen has lived with her family and a ‘living museum’ where almost every plant (and many of the animals!) have a royal story to tell. With unprecedented access we will follow the garden’s transformation across all four seasons uncovering rare flowers specially bred for the Queen, extraordinary wildlife captured using hidden cameras, a vast lake with an island in the middle where the royal bees make honey, and a giant 15 feet marble urn that once belonged to Napoleon, to name but a few of the treats in store.

The Queens Garden
The Queens Garden
  Using cutting-edge natural history film-making methods, this film explores and captures the garden from every angle to offer viewers a rare, rich and intimate insight into a 39 acre oasis in the center of London (equivalent to 30 American football fields). The techniques used include aerial photography, time-lapse, thermal imaging and remotely-operated motion-sensitive cameras positioned around the garden that will capture animal activity when no one is around.
  We will witness the striking transformation as each season brings different sights, sounds, smells and visitors to the garden. Surprises, delights, and unusual and unexpected discoveries abound as wildlife and plantlife are filmed in all their forms, both commonplace and rare, both by day and by night. And we will discover how the garden is used inside the Palace: from the mulberries that are used by the royal kitchens to cook dishes for the Queen to the foliage collected from the garden to decorate the Palace at Christmas.
  And the expertise, organization, craft and graft required to meet the challenge of maintaining a garden fit for a Queen is shown as senior garden staff share their approach and unique trade secrets — such as the use of the invaluable ‘arisings’ (Buckingham Palace argot for fertilizer from the Royal stables).
  Over the year spent at the garden, The Queen’s Garden yields stories and spectacles rarely heard or seen beyond its secure walls. Royal historian Dr. Lucy Worsley describes the garden’s origins as part of a much bigger hunting ground for Henry VIII and its evolution to its present day dimensions via its role as a playground for the Queen and Princess Margaret during their childhood. And the Royal   Family’s attachment to the garden is brought to life with rare archival footage.
  From its wildest corners, where it functions as one of the most important havens for wildlife in London to its role as the sumptuous venue for an 8,000 strong Royal Garden Party, The Queen’s Garden will offer viewers privileged access and a unique perspective into a special place.

Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2015



 In the Beechgrove Garden, the greenhouses and the polytunnels are pregnant with produce to come.
Jim is minding his tomatoes while Carole in the polytunnel is dealing with her spaghetti squash and noticing hopeful tassels on the sweetcorn.
Carole makes the first of two forays away up north to Orkney. She visits Caroline Critchlow's garden, which is a historic walled garden a stone's throw from the sea and completely restored in 2008.
The garden is planted to withstand winds in excess of 100mph and the planting reflects its coastal location and is done in cottage style with towering alliums, many varieties of geranium and plants collected from around Europe.
Jim, Carole and George were walking through the greenhouse area admiring the hanging baskets and the lovely corridor of summer colour. They noticed that there were not many cherries left in the Fruit House. The sun hats had disappeared as it was a cool summer’s day, however, there was plenty to be getting on with. Jim took a look at the tomatoes in the Robinsons

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.5 - Meals for One



James devises perfect recipes to replace those ready meals for one. On the menu is an easy-cook steak and chips with homemade bearnaise sauce, and a quick salted caramel cheesecake. Historian Ivan Day recreates kippered salmon, a dish popular with single scholars who relied on quick and easy meals in their university lodgings. And cake maker Serena Whitefield explains how her love of making healthy flourless cakes has grown into a flourishing business.
1.Chocolate and salted caramel banoffee cheesecake
 - A ten minute dessert that combines salted caramel, banana and cheesecake flavours. This is a truly indulgent dessert for the lone diner.
2.French onion soup with Gruyère croûtons
 - Don't be tempted to rush frying the onions - giving them time to caramelise is what gives the soup its delicious flavour.
3.Thai crab risotto with lemongrass and kaffir lime
 - Making your own crab oil and stock may seem like a lot of work but the results speak for themselves. Although there doesn't seem to be much rice here, by the time you've added everything else it makes a very rich filling dish.
4.Yorkshire fillet steak with fries and béarnaise sauce
 - Whip up a sumptuous meal for one, with the finest steak, chips and a classic French sauce. Because you're worth it.

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.5 - Meals for One
James Martin: Home Comforts ep.5 - Meals for One 

Hidcote A Garden for All Seasons



  Documentary telling the story of Hidcote - the most influential English garden of the 20th century - and Lawrence Johnston, the enigmatic genius behind it. Hidcote was the first garden ever taken on by theNational Trust, who spent 3.5 million pounds in a major programme of restoration. This included researching Johnston's original vision, which in turn uncovered the compelling story of how Johnston created such an iconic garden.
  Until recently, little was known about the secretive and self-taught Johnston. He kept few, if any, records on Hidcote's construction, but current head gardener Glyn Jones made it a personal mission to discover as much about the man as possible to reveal how, in the early 20th century, Johnston set about creating a garden that has inspired designers all over the world.
One of the country’s great gardens, Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts masterpiece in the north Cotswolds, a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major         Lawrence Johnston.The garden is divided into a series of ‘outdoor rooms’, each with its own character. The formality of the ‘rooms’ melts away as you move through the garden away from the house.
 Lawrence Johnston created the garden at Hidcote and was passionate about plants. He went to endless trouble and expense to find unusual varieties that would bring colour, scent, shape and texture to the garden.He travelled a lot, visiting faraway places like the Alps, South Africa and China. He also exchanged plants with gardeners in far-flung countries from Australia to Japan. He carefully selected only the finest varieties to bring back to Hidcote.Over the years many plants have been named after Johnston or Hidcote – in recognition of his talent and plantsmanship. Keep a look out for;
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Hypericum 'Hidcote Gold'
Dianthus 'Hidcote Red'
Fuchsia 'Hidcote Beauty'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Pink'

Hidcote A Garden for All Seasons
Hidcote A Garden for All Seasons 

The Beechgrove Garden ep.3 2016



  In this edition of the gardening magazine, Jim investigates digging. He grows two sets of vegetables side by side to compare how digging affects them.
Brian Cunningham, head gardener of Scone Palace, is redesigning the alpine garden at Beechgrove, while George takes a tour of 19th-century Braco Castle garden with head gardener Jodie Simpson.
Carole was on a mission to save the Mahonia in the calendar border from being pruned by George (after recent week’s pruning frenzy). As George pointed out however, it was flowering right at the top of the plant, so could be encouraged to flower lower down by giving it a prune.
  At Beechgrove Jim is always on the look-out for a ploy to trick Mother Nature to extend the growing season. The soil in the main veg plot is too cold and wet to sow seeds or plant into at the moment so Jim wanted to gain some time by planting onions sets (variety ‘Sturon’) into pots. This means that whilst the ground is warming up outside, the onion setts will have started growing in pots and be around 4 -6 weeks ahead. The result will be that we will have an earlier or even bigger crop, we hope. In the same vein Jim also sowed vegetable seeds into small cell pots including beetroot, turnip, carrot and radish (10 pots per variety). 3 seeds were sown into each pot and a thin layer of compost was sieved on top. These will then be watered and put into a greenhouse, cold frame or on a window sill. These would be compared with those that are directly sown into open ground. In the next few weeks garden centres will also start getting in vegetable plug-plants for the same reason – you are putting them out already half grown – however Jim explained that it was much cheaper to grow your own plugs at home yourself and then plant them in the vegetable garden when the conditions were right.  
   Last year George had great success with growing crops in a very small space – he called it hissquare foot garden, this year he is going torepeat this observation.In this bed the soil was warm, friable and dry soit was time to get sowing more crops. George explained that the slabs here absorb the heat during the day and dissipated it at night. This leads to the ‘edge effect’ where seeds sown next to the slab edge should be quicker to germinate.To prove this, George was sowing 2 rows of lettuce – one against the slab edge and one further away – to see which row germinated quicker. It also meant that there would be a succession of crops if one was slower to germinate.He made a shallow drill with a trowel, sprinkled the seed into each drill and then covered it over and labelled each row. The aim this year was to grow lots of leafy veg.The site had been base dressed with fertiliser,when the crops start to slow, George will be showing us a secret to keep the plants cropping.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.3 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.3 2016

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.4 - Dressed to Impress



  James shows how anyone can impress their dinner party guests with some simple home-cooked recipes that look like restaurant dishes. He cooks a stylishly simple beef wellington, a show-stopping passion fruit delice, and a clever custard souffle using ready-made custard as a cheat.
  Historian Ivan Day looks at macedoine jelly, a Victorian dessert with the real wow factor. Norwegian artisan producer Ole Hansen explains how his family's passion for perfect smoked salmon led him to start his London-based business.

Recipes:

1. Teriyaki mushroom risotto with red mullet and lime leaf foam
- Jazz up a mushroom risotto with a fried fillet of red mullet and some Japanese flavours.
2. Cinnamon madeleines with winter caramel sauce
- Delight your guests with a cinnamon twist on the usual dainty madeleine, served with aniseed flavoured caramel.
3. Tarragon stuffed crown of lamb with duchess potatoes
- It might be a 70s throwback, but it's no less delicious for it. If you want the full effect but don't have the white caps for the bone ends you can use foil instead.
4. Lemon tart
- The classic lemon tart served with a glazed top and a dollop of crème fraîche.

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.4 - Dressed to Impress
James Martin: Home Comforts ep.4 - Dressed to Impress

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.4 - Oxford



 Monty Don helps create gardens for people with little space.Monty Don travels around the country helping amateurs to create the garden of their dreams. This week, he helps to fulfil the ambitions of two very different groups of people.
 In Oxford, neighbours Anne and Fliss are set on breaking down boundaries. They want to combine the front gardens of their semi-detached houses into one wonderful space filled with all their favourite grasses and perennials. The big question for Monty is whether two gardening enthusiasts, with definite ideas of their own, can work together to achieve one goal. With conflict looming, will Britain's favourite garden expert be able to bring his calming influence and garden know-how to the Oxford neighbours and achieve horticultural harmony?
 Meanwhile in Pewsey, former army officer Sally has a tarmac and rubble-covered area that she wants to convert into a cosy, scented, wildlife-friendly haven for her daughters Georgina and Caitlin - and she wants it ready in time for the summer. All three have a lot of different ideas and Monty can see that there is a great deal to achieve in a short timeframe. Fortunately for Sally, she has an army of friends willing to get involved. Can Monty take command of Sally and her troops to complete this ambitious project before the summer is over and the girls go back to school?

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series Monty Don
Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.4 - Oxford

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 5



  Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Chessington to create a car-themed garden for hospital worker and automobile fan Alan Rendall. In July 2014, he managed to rescue his unconscious neighbour, Roy Whiteway, from his burning house, but was unable to save Dorothy, Roy's wife, as the fire was so intense. To recognise his bravery, Alan and the team surprise the whole Rendall family and turn their featureless plot into an automobile-inspired haven.
  Love Your Garden is a British lifestyle gardening programme that was first broadcast on ITV on 10 June 2011. The show is hosted by Alan Titchmarsh alongside co-presenters David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill and sees the team visit locations around the United Kingdom helping people to transform their gardens.
 The first series saw Alan visiting themed gardens around the United Kingdom, specific to the topic of the episode, and advising viewers on how to transform their gardens. However, since the second series Alan and the team have transformed the gardens of people who are described as "deserving them the most".
Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 5
Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 5

Beechgrove Garden ep.15 2015



 The Beechgrove team take the high road to the beautiful Howe of Cromar on the edge of the Highlands for a special Beechgrove Roadshow.
 Along the road we host a Q&A evening with no shortage of questions from the audience and an abundance of fascinating answers from Jim, Carole, George and Chris.
 George visits Anne Harper's beautiful garden, close beside the river in Aboyne, to see her collection of Scottish cooking apples and a huge border of architectural plants for people to admire from the bridge.
 Jim goes to the Tarland Community Garden, an exciting new venture, to find real community spirit with gardeners generous with their time and eager to help others.
 The Beechgrove Garden is a gardening programme, which started on 14 April 1978. The original plot of land used was the small area of garden attached to the BBC studios in Beechgrove Terrace, Aberdeen. Due to its small size, the programme's popularity and the fact the garden had been transformed several times over, a new area of ground to the west of Aberdeen was acquired for the programme by Tern Television who have produced the series since 1992.

Beechgrove Garden ep.15 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.15 2015

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.3 - Childhood Favourites



James shares the recipes that remind him of his Yorkshire childhood, including his grandmother's roast shoulder of pork and her indulgent classic pud of parkin served with rhubarb. Historian Gerard Baker delves into the history of another childhood favourite - gingerbread. Plus, we meet the award-winning producers of Yarty Cordials.
1.Slow roast shoulder of pork with roasties and apple sauce with hispi cabbage
- when roast pork is combined with duck fat roasties and homemade apple sauce you really can't go wrong.
2.Granny’s bacon sarnie
- James Martin shares his grandma's secret to the perfect bacon butty.
3.Raspberry jelly with lime syrup and vanilla ice cream
- James Martin turns his childhood favourite, jelly and ice cream, into a grown up dessert.
4.Baked ginger parkin with rhubarb
- there are a few elements to this recipe but every one of them would benefit from being prepared in advance so it's a great one for feeding a crowd.

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.3 - Childhood Favourites
James Martin: Home Comforts ep.3 - Childhood Favourites

River Cottage Australia ep.3 2016



 Tonight on River Cottage Australia, Paul hits the road to test his food for a city market for the very first time.After ironing out some of the food van fumbles, Paul drives it over the mountains and into the “big smoke”. In Canberra, he’s overwhelmed by the urban growers he meets along the way and challenges the van to its ultimate test.

 River Cottage Australia is an Australian adaption of the English franchise of the same name. The series sees former chef Paul West showcase local produce and farming while attempting to live in a self sufficient manner.Watch Aussie Chef Paul West as he follows in the steps of his mentor Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.This week, Paul had the pleasure of working with the hard-working team from OzHarvest to help 'nourish our country'.

River Cottage Australia ep.3 2016
River Cottage Australia ep.3 2016

Beechgrove Garden ep.14 2015



Back at Beechgrove, Jim checks up on the progress of his tomatoes and there's lemons for gin and tonics up in the conservatory. It's all looking very rosy when Jim meets the Duchess of Northumberland at the spectacular Alnwick Garden, one of the world's most ambitious new gardens.
There's plenty to catch up on at the Beechgrove Garden and a bountiful harvest to enjoy too. At Cove allotments, near Aberdeen, the small plots are packed in cheek-by-jowl making it easy for the plotters to socialise and of course, learn from each other. As Jim says, 'every day is a school day'.
How to achieve amazing amaryllises and productive pepper plants.

Beechgrove Garden ep.14 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.14 2015

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.2 - Cheap and Cheerful



Delicious home-cooked recipes don't have to break the bank, as James proves by creating three meals from a single ham hock and prepares his personal take on tartiflette, a popular Alpine dish. Artisan jam maker Jennifer Williams shares the secrets of her foraged fruit preserves and joins James to share some traditional teatime treats made with the help of her jam.

Dishes from this episode:

1. Pumpkin pickle with fried chicken breast
2. Tartiflette with bacon fat salad
3. Frangipane tart with custard
4. Ham hock and pea soup
5. Ham, fried egg, beer mustard and homemade chips
6. Wilted red cabbage with ham hock

Pumpkin pickle with fried chicken breast
Pumpkin pickle with fried chicken breast

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.3 - Bromley



Monty Don helps two pairs of amateur gardeners who want to create dream gardens in very different urban spaces.

In Bromley, Mei an and Gerard have ambitious plans to turn their narrow, split-level garden into a Japanese paradise. Their attention to detail means they will stop at nothing to create the perfect Eastern retreat, complete with a mountain stream, mossy boulders and traditional Japanese plants. But with tons of soil to move and the budget running out, have they bitten off more than they can chew?

Meanwhile in Stoke, artists Anna and Andrew want to transform their tiny concrete yard into a haven of tranquillity with something beautiful to look at in every corner. They are going to have to use all their creative flair to turn this blank canvas into something amazing, but with ambitions for a green roof, living wall and elaborate vertical gardening, are they in danger of overcrowding this very small space?
Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.3 - Bromley
Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.3 - Bromley

Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 5



Alan Titchmarsh and the team head for rural Cornwall, where they create a spectacular contemporary garden for Chris Finney, a former serviceman who was awarded the George Cross in 2003. A space age-inspired area - complete with solar dome - will test Chris's knowledge as a novice gardener, and provide a stimulating haven for his young family.

Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 5
Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 5

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.1 - Homemade Takeouts



James proves that fast food does not need to cost a fortune, as he prepares a menu of must-have, home-cooked takeaway meals. These include cod and chips in a beer batter with homemade mushy peas, a Thai chilli beef classic, and chicken in black bean sauce.

Historian Annie Gray cooks the curry that delighted Victorian dinner tables, and husband and wife team James and Nicola Adedeji reveal how they turned their family recipe for African sauce into an award-winning business.

1. Beer battered hake with mushy peas and tartare sauce
2. Chicken and black bean sauce with bok choi
3. Chilli tomato pizza and lobster calzone
4. Chilli beef with sticky rice omelette

James Martin: Home Comforts ep.1 - Homemade Takeouts
James Martin: Home Comforts ep.1 - Homemade Takeouts

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.2 - Clapham



Monty Don helps two sets of amateur gardeners with very definite ideas and very different approaches to creating their dream gardens.

In Clapham, young couple Jack and Chris want to turn their tiny urban back space into a Victorian-inspired plant collector's paradise with a hi-tech twist. The super-organised duo know exactly what they are after - a special dahlia collection, a fern wall and lots of modern gardening gadgets. But as Monty discovers, their timing is not perfect - they are trying to combine making a new garden with totally refurbishing their home.

Meanwhile in Hereford, Frankie is trying to renovate her cottage garden with the help of her mother Pat, in memory of Frankie's sister who died in a tragic accident. Frankie has an ambitious, if rather chaotic, approach to gardening and wants to include some unusual elements like a Roman-style pond and a gigantic head made from mud. Monty is stunned by Frankie's plans, but can he persuade her to follow his practical advice?


Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.2 - Clapham
Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.2 - Clapham

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.7



Rick Stein's culinary odyssey has brought him from historic Venice to the legendary city of Istanbul, where he arrives in time for the bluefish season and catches a few himself while fishing on the Bosphorus. He also cooks lavish kofte kebabs with pistachios and the much-loved Black Sea dish kapuska.


Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.7
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.7

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.1 - Salisbury



Monty Don travels around the country helping amateurs to create the garden of their dreams. In this episode, he is asked to rescue two nightmare outside spaces.

In Salisbury, newly engaged Glenn and Zoe want a brand new garden and most of all they are desperate to produce flowers for their wedding. Currently, their steeply sloping garden is completely unusable. Armed with advice from Monty and plenty of enthusiasm, they set about creating the garden of their dreams. But with their wedding looming, can they get the planting done in time? A trip to Sarah Raven's garden in Sussex might provide them with the inspiration they need.

Meanwhile in Barnet, Monty gets to work on an overgrown allotment which is being turned into a site for keeping bees. The owner Nighat wants to grow her own fruit and veg as well as bee-friendly plants, but currently all that's there are weeds and overgrown trees. After a trip to a stunning forest garden, Nighat is determined to turn this site around. But can Monty persuade her to leave her worries at the garden gate and just go for it?

Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.1 - Salisbury
Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2 Ep.1 - Salisbury

Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 5



Alan Titchmarsh and the team present the makeover show, transforming unloved spaces into dream gardens for some very special people. In the second episode, they visit Moorland in Somerset - an area which was devastated by the floods of 2014. There they surprise a couple whose lives - and garden - were turned upside down by the disaster. Sheila Colquhoun and her husband Alex were looking forward to retirement that year, but instead it turned out to be one of the worst in their lives. Firstly, Sheila was diagnosed with breast cancer. Then, as she returned from hospital, she woke up to find their house knee-deep in flood water. Now they are finally able to move back into their home, Alex is about to retire and they are looking forward to celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, so Alan and his gang have come to their rescue. Inspired by the classic American white picket fence style, the team set about transforming Sheila and Alex's stormwrecked garden into a picture perfect paradise.

Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 5
Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 5

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.6



Rick Stein's epic journey from Venice to Istanbul is nearing its completion as he leaves southern Greece for the shores of western Turkey. On the Cesme Peninsula, he enjoys creamy Armola cheese matured in goat skins, Urla's famous red wine and the ultimate Turkish breakfast. He also cooks Turkey's iconic dish of sultan's delight - mouthwatering lamb stew on a bed of aubergine puree.

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.6
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.6

Beechgrove Garden ep.13 2015



In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim and George are in the fruit cage while Carole starts off new collections of odd aubergines and small sweet peppers. Staying on a small scale, George is also back in his 'square metre' plot attempting to be constantly productive in the tiniest space.
Chris is in mid-build of new garden for Euan and Jenny Maclean in Linlithgow, trying to take a nightmare site and turn it into a dream garden.
Meanwhile Carole is helping to tame a more mature garden with Mark and Aileen Snowden in Newport-on-Tay.


Beechgrove Garden ep.13 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.13 2015

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.5



Continuing his journey from Venice to Istanbul, Rick Stein arrives in the Greek Peloponnese and samples memorable dishes like rooster stew hilopites with mizithra cheese and the best homemade moussaka he's ever had. In his Symi island kitchen he cooks galaktoboureko, Greece's all-time favourite dessert.

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.5
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.5

Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 5



Alan Titchmarsh travels around the country seeking out some of Britain's loveliest domestic gardens. He will be focusing not on celebrated public gardens, but on the wonderful outdoor living spaces created by ordinary Britons. Alan looks at how these beautiful gardens - from cottage gardens to traditional rose gardens - have been created, and helps viewers understand how they can get a similar effect in their own spaces. He is helped along the way by a team of experts who will be passing on their own particular wisdom. Food expert Valentine Warner has tips for those who are hoping to grow their own, wildlife expert Charlotte Uhlenbroek reveals how to encourage (or discourage) insects and animals into the garden, garden designer Matt James has ideas on getting the look right and Laetitia Maklouf demonstrates how to get the most out of the tiniest of spaces, whether they be a conservatory or a single window box.

Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 5
Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 5

Beechgrove Garden ep.2 2016

The Beechgrove Garden: Episode 2 - 2016



 In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim admires the colourful camellias which are conservatory confined to prolong flowering and fragrance. Meanwhile, looking at colour in stems rather than blooms, George creates an inspirational winter-interest border on a slope in Beechgrove.
 Carole begins a new mini-strand - Garden on a Budget. Meike and Jan Guijt and their young family moved into their new home in Kennethmont in 2015. Throughout the series, Carole will help new gardener Meike mould a garden out of almost nothing.

Beechgrove Garden ep.2 2016
Beechgrove Garden ep.2 2016

Beechgrove Garden ep.12 2015



  It all starts with sunflowers, summer bedding and scatter seed mixes in this episode of Beechgrove Garden. Carole visits Kirsten Walker in Scone to advise her on how to rescue an old, scabby apple tree. Carole adds a crab apple and an understory of pretty wildflowers.
  Carole also heads off to find Hamish Martin in the Secret Herb Garden; a paradise of nature. It's a place to relax and enjoy, and to learn all about herbs.
  Back at the Beechgrove Garden it's all coming up roses in the Cutting Garden where Chris updates us on the progress of the standard roses and adds some colourful herbaceous underplanting.


Beechgrove Garden ep.12 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.12 2015

River Cottage Australia ep.2 2016



Paul gets important advice on how to transform the farm's future. Digger is reunited with someone very special and Paul bravely takes his food truck for its first test run at the local farmers markets but he's a little unprepared!


Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.4



Rick's gastronomic road trip brings him to northern Greece where he enjoys traditional dishes including veal stiffado and kotopita - which Rick declares to be the best chicken pie he has ever tasted. In the coastal city of Preveza he goes out prawn fishing and follows in the footsteps of poet Lord Byron visiting Messolonghi, a city where seafood is a highly regarded commodity. Rick also rolls up his own sleeves to cook his favourite Greek dishes of stuffed peppers and tomatoes and souvlaki.
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.4
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.4

Mary Berry Cooks ep.6 Summer Lunch



Mary has shown us how to cook Sunday lunches, afternoon teas and dinner parties. Now, in the final episode of the series, it's a summer party.
For Mary's outdoor party, the dishes are best served cold: salmon fillets with herb sauce, ham with homemade chutney, and fillet of beef with garlic and mustard cream.
To accompany the cold meats and fish there are two salads: fiery red rice, and broad bean and little gem. And what better way to finish off a summer lunch, and the series, than Mary's summer pudding.

Mary Berry Cooks ep.6 Summer Lunch
Mary Berry Cooks ep.6 Summer Lunch

River Cottage Australia ep.1 2016



River Cottage Australia is an Australian adaption of the English franchise of the same name. The series sees former chef Paul West showcase local produce and farming while attempting to live in a self sufficient manner.

River Cottage Australia ep.1 2016
River Cottage Australia ep.1 2016

Beechgrove Garden ep.11 2015



 In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim is observing different types of watering systems for tomatoes and this week he begins the feeding regime.
 Carole shows how to rejuvenate winter interest shrubs by pruning. George visits Jean Knox who has a hidden treasure of a garden in Hunter's Tryst in Edinburgh. This is a secret town garden packed with plants that are survivors.
 Carole has alpine expert Ian Young with her in Beechgrove's own alpine garden. Ian shows how to take some pretty uninspiring materials normally discarded and turn them into a convincingly old stone-looking alpine troughs with rocky mini-mountain alpine landscapes that would grace any size of garden.

Beechgrove Garden ep.11 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.11 2015

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.3



 Rick Stein continues his gastronomic road trip from Venice to Istanbul through the countries of the former Byzantine Empire.
 In this episode, he travels through Croatia and savours the famous native oysters of Ston. He then crosses the border to Albania, a country loved by Lord Byron. Rick and his son Jack move through a land that time forgot, visiting shepherds in remote mountain expanses and meeting the country's groundbreaking chefs.
 In his own kitchen on the Greek island of Symi, Rick cooks traditional Albanian dishes like lepur comlek and tave kosi.
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul 

Mary Berry Cooks ep.5 Weekday Supper



 Mary Berry is throwing a casual weekday supper. With lots of clever tips for making life easy in the kitchen, she reveals dishes made for sharing around the kitchen table with a few close friends.
 Her Mediterranean platter of houmous, bread sticks, roasted vegetables and a tomato and mozzarella salad is perfect food for sharing on a summer's evening. For hungry guests Mary offers lamb dhansak, or the ultimate in comfort food, cottage pie with dauphinoise potato topping. And for those occasions when you need to get food on the table fast, Mary has a pasta dish which takes just 15 minutes to make. She also shows how to make elderflower cordial and a crunchy apple crumble.
Mary Berry Cooks ep.5 Weekday Supper
Mary Berry Cooks ep.5 Weekday Supper

Mary Berry Cooks Ep.4 For a Crowd



Mary Berry is cooking dishes for a family celebration and that means having enough to go round for a crowd of hungry guests. Mary makes cooking a buffet supper for a special occasion seem almost effortless,with recipes for beef and mushroom stew with mustard mash, salmon en croute with a foolproof salad, and chocolate and orange panna cotta. Plus her meringue tranche with berries and cream is guaranteed to impress your friends and family.

Mary Berry Cooks Ep.4 For a Crowd
Mary Berry Cooks Ep.4 For a Crowd

Beechgrove Garden ep.10 2015



 It's June and even in the Beechgrove Garden it should be time to remove the vest and finally plant out the bedding plants. Jim, Carole and George urge caution and protection as they plant out a traditional summer bedding scheme.
 Carole is taking no chances with her tender veg and does a little undercover work in the polytunnel. Jim is with the Woodend Barn allotmenteers at Banchory. Every day is a school day even for Jim as he learns new recipes for successful compost.
 This is our second visit to Scone Palace garden. Head gardener, Brian Cunningham carries on with his plans for a tribute to plant hunter David Douglas.


Beechgrove Garden ep.10 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.10 2015