The Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2016

In the Beechgrove garden, Carole takes a look at and tastes both peas that are sweet and sweet peas. Carole has been running an observation on varieties of peas and their support systems, and it's time for harvest and analysis. George returns to his roots as he visits Athelstaneford village near North Berwick. Twelve village gardens are gearing up for an open day, and George takes a tour around as many gardens as he can.


Jim visits Douneside House in Tarland to meet head gardener Stephen McCallum, who leads a progressive horticulture apprenticeship scheme in the stunning surroundings of Douneside House gardens.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2016

Gardening Australia ep.16 2016

Jerry visits an orchid show; Costa constructs a wicking bed; Sophie explores Beaumont House gardens; and Tino shows how to nurture citrus over winter in cold climates.


Cold Climate Citrus
Tino shows how to nurture citrus plants over winter in cold climates
Orchids on Show
Jerry visits the Eastern District Orchid Society's 50th anniversary show to find out what makes a winning bloom
Winter's Joy Tree
Jerry profiles a gorgeous small tree
To Hell with Harlequins
Jane shows how to deal with a particularly pesky plant pest
Step by Step
Costa helps construct a wicking bed food garden on the front steps of Sydney TAFE
Planting Under Eucalypts
John profiles a couple of native plants that thrive under eucalypts
FAQs - Mixing Concentrates | Fertilising Bulbs | Garden Mushrooms
Josh shows a nifty tip for mixing liquid fertiliser, explains how often to fertile potted bulbs and Tino talks mushrooms in the garden
Oasis in Suburbia
Sophie explores the beautiful National Trust property of Beaumont House, near Adelaide, where they have created a historically accurate 19th Century garden

Gardening Australia ep.16 2016
Gardening Australia ep.16 2016

Gardening Australia ep.15 2016

Costa visits a historic garden in the Blue Mountains National Park; Josh checks out a compost making facility; Angus offers native alternatives to exotic favourites and Jerry visits an orchid grower.


Road to Ribbons
Jerry visits the president of the Eastern District Orchid Society. Tensions are high during preparation for their annual autumn show
Rose Relocation
Jane shows how to move a rose from the ground into a pot
Native Alternatives
Angus recommends reliable native plant favourites that can be used instead of similar exotics
A Sleeping Beauty
Costa visits an historic hilltop garden, set within the Blue Mountains National Park, and meets the designer who is lovingly bringing it back to life
FAQs - Crocks | Staghorns | Blackbirds
John answers the age-old question of whether to use crocks, Jerry discusses why people put banana skins in staghorns and Tino shows how to dissuade blackbirds from eating your seedlings
Big Compost
Josh checks out a massive commercial operation that's transforming food waste into compost, potting mix, power and plants

Gardening Australia ep.15 2016
Gardening Australia ep.15 2016

Gardening Australia ep.14 2016

It's the first week of winter! Costa shows how to keep backyard chooks happy; Jane visits a stunning Victorian garden; Tino shows winter weeding strategies and Sophie preps plants for frosty weather.


FAQs - Feeding Lawns | Gardenia | Watering in Winter
Josh explains when we should fertilise our lawns; Jerry answers a common question about gardenias and Tino tells us whether or not we should water our lawn in winter
Frost Protection
Sophie shows how to get plants ready to survive the onset of Jack Frost, preparing, protecting and preening her most vulnerable plants
An Achievement of a Lifetime
Jane visits a stunning garden in Victoria that is a triumph of colour and design, complete with a generous helping of rare and unusual plants
The Garden Gang
Find out what to do in your garden this weekend from the Garden Gang
Winter Weeding
Tino has some great strategies for staying on top of winter weeds, including one method that's sure to get your fire burning!
Keeping the Girls Happy
Costa shows how to keep backyard chooks happy and healthy, feathering their nests so they stay comfortable no matter how cold the weather gets
My Garden Path - Pino Narduzzo
We meet Pino Narduzzo and family, purveyors of Melbourne's finest produce for over 50 years
Gardening Australia ep.14 2016
Gardening Australia ep.14 2016

Gardening and Horticulture ep.20 2016

Whether you are staying at home or going away on holiday, Monty has plenty of tips for how to keep the garden looking good and remaining productive during August.



Joe Swift pays a visit to the Northumberland garden of Chris Mullin who, after over 20 years as a member of parliament, has turned his attention to the renovation of his walled garden.
And National Trust head gardener Alan Power catches up with the transformation of Shakespeare's New Place garden in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.20 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.20 2016

Gardening and Horticulture ep.19 2016

Now that rambling roses have finished flowering, Monty turns his attention to pruning and tying in new growth for a good display next year.



On the 20th anniversary of the death of Geoff Hamilton, Adam Frost returns to the famous G' W location, Barnsdale, to pay tribute and to revisit some of his own early gardening memories.
And we travel to Abergavenny to visit the garden of a sweet pea enthusiast, to get her top tips for growing the best blooms.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.19 2016
Gardeners World

Gardening and Horticulture ep.18 2016

As summer gets into full swing, there is plenty for Monty to be doing at Longmeadow, and this week he gets to grips with summer pruning as he tackles his espaliered pear trees.



Nature's bounty is very much in evidence at Lord Rothschild's garden at Waddesdon Manor, where we get an exclusive look behind the scenes, and Joe Swift ponders ways of putting a contemporary twist on traditional bedding plants.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.18 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.18 2016

Gardening and Horticulture ep.17 2016

Earlier in the year, Monty put aside a patch of his garden to grow his own cut flowers, and this week he returns to assess the results and harvest his first crop of colourful blooms.



We pay a visit to an organic flower farm to find out how, from seed to harvest, the process of growing plays a large part in improving wellbeing, and Joe Swift explores the Savill Garden in Windsor to see how the traditional rose garden has been reimagined into a contemporary design.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.17 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.17 2016

The Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2016

Jim brings us up to date on how the crops in the veg plot are doing, whilst Carole checks up on the progress of more tender veg inside.


Chris battles with the bog garden at Beechgrove, replanting this previously overgrown area with wet soil loving plants. At North Kessock, just north of Inverness overlooking the Moray Firth, Carole marvels at a virtually vertical rock face lying on bedrock, which David and Penny Veitch have transformed over almost 30 years into a haven for alpines and scree plants.

Thank goodness for a decent day weather wise at Beechgrove this week.  Jim, Carole and George were looking at the flower scatter seed mixes.  Last year there was a colourful display provided by
a commercially available scatter mix – which was sown over the whole bed in successive months over the season. The results inspired each of the presenting team to create their own scatter mixes this year.  They each chose 6 seed varieties (see below) and these were sown onto 6 individual plots including the control in mid - May (Programme 7).  There have been mixed results in the plots but
each of the plots had been invaded by an extremely invasive weed – spurge.Brian’s plot looked
a little sad with very little flowerother than the spurge. Carole’s plot was not supposed to have any pink flowers in it.However she thought that Silene from last year’s mix had overwintered and germinated in her plot and a couple of the other species toodue to the wet weather this year.
Jim’s had a Scottish theme with lots of blues and whites in it.
The Control was Miracle-Gro 1kg Flower Magic Flower Seeds with Feed and Coir Mix Jug
Seed mixes
Jim –
Agrostemma, Echium ‘Blue
Bedder’, Linaria ‘Fairy Bouquet’, Reneta
odorata (Mignonette), Papaver rhoeas,
Nemophila ‘Baby Blue Eyes’
Brian –
Zinnia elegans ‘Benary’s Giant
Lime’, Verbena bonariensis, Nigella
papillose ‘African Bride’, Antheum
graveolens,
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Prairie Sun’,
Pennisetum rippelanium.
Chris –unidentified secret mix
Carole–
Poppy ‘Ladybird’, Eschscholzia
‘Golden Values’, Gypsophila ‘Monarch
White’, Lagunis ovatus, Limnanthes
douglasii, Lineria ‘Flamenco’.
George –
Chrysanthemum
carinatum
‘Sunset’, Larkspur ajacis ‘Sublime Mixed,
Amberboa muricata, Calendula ‘Citrus
Cocktail’, Californian Poppy ‘Sun
Shades’, Bupleunum rotundifolium ‘
Green Gold’

The Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2016

Gardening and Horticulture ep.16 2016

Monty demonstrates that it is not too late to start growing vegetables by showing which types to sow now, and he adds some summer color to the Spring Garden by sinking plants in pots into the borders.A hosta National Collection holder shares the secrets of his propagating success, and Rachel de Thame pays a visit to the garden of theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh.



Gardening show packed with ideas and timely reminders to get the most out of your garden.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.16 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.16 2016

The Beechgrove Garden ep.15 2016

Chris has been left to his own devices in the Beechgrove garden and he is planting up an exotic border with plants that are surprisingly hardy and yet look like they have just arrived from the jungle. Jim and Carole aren't far away and yet could also be on safari as they are involved with a big game garden at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.



Jim and Carole track the progress and ultimately the finish of this therapeutic garden designed especially for children. A no-water water feature surrounded with large architectural and exotic planting and making their way to the dry river bed are some life-size giraffes and a family of elephants that are rooted to the spot and available to touch as they are made in box hedging.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.15 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.15 2016


Gardening and Horticulture ep.15 2016

Monty is reaping the rewards of the summer when he begins to harvest crops from the vegetable garden and gives tips on extending the flower season in the borders.

 

Carol takes a trip to the seaside to discover why some plants thrive despite being assaulted by salt-laden winds and we make a final visit to Sissinghurst to catch up with Troy Scott-Smith and see the changes that have been made to the garden.

Gardening and Horticulture ep.15 2016
Gardening and Horticulture ep.15 2016

The Beechgrove Garden ep.14 2016

The whole Beechgrove team are taking the road to the ancient Highland fishing port and market town of Nairn. Taking advantage of the particular microclimate of the Moray Coast, the gardeners of Nairn have much to show to the Beechgrove team.


To set the scene for this special programme the team will be visiting some glorious gardens and finding out what conditions are like horticulturally in Nairn. Jim, Carole, Chris and Brian will also be hosting a Beechgrove Gardeners' Question time and attempting to answer as many Nairn gardening queries as possible.

Jim, Carole, and Chris were not in the garden this week but were on the road infirst of three 
special Beechgrove Roadshow programmes this summer.  
It was the beginning of Julywhen the team visited Nairn and the first stop on their tour was 
The Bandstand to admire the stunning views across the Moray Firth to the Sutors of Cromarty and to the hills of Sutherland behind, and to give some background as to where they were.
People still come to Nairn for holidays nowadays but in the 19th century Victorians flocked to the town as they believed that the sea water here had medicinal properties.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.14 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.14 2016