The Beechgrove Garden ep.14 2017

 In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim is investigating the mysterious death of a hedge. He suspects foul play, and has a water diviner on hand to search for clues.


Carole is in Ardersier for the second visit to see how Mari Reid and her friends are getting on in Vegetable Gardening on a Budget. Recent research suggests that we could all save £1,500 a year by growing our own. Mari and her friends are putting that theory to the test.
Jim takes the high road to Ballinluig, where Ian and Christine Jones have created a hidden gem of a garden at 600ft above sea level.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.14 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.14 2017


Gardening Australia ep.17 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Tino visits an inspirational prison garden; Millie shows us how to fine-tune our potting mix; Josh fills his office with indoor plants; and Costa and guest presenter Indira visit a small but special community garden.


1. Indoor Inspiration
Josh fills his new office space with plants to create a healthy, happy and plant-filled indoor space
2. Wayside Bondi
Costa and Indira visit a community group that grow food in a challenging garden for use in their kitchen
3. FAQs - Dividing Salvias | Lime or Dolomite? | Wisteria not Flowering
Jane tells us when to divide salvias, Jerry gives his citrus some calcium and Josh offers solutions for a non-flowering wisteria
4. Mixing It Up
Millie serves a bag of potting mix three ways to cater for the needs of different plants in her garden
5. Excess Produce - Kale Chips
Here's a great way to use up any excess kale you've grown in the vegie Garden!

Gardening Australia ep.17 2017
Gardening Australia ep.17 2017


The Beechgrove Garden ep.13 2017

 In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim takes a look at progress of his favourite cutting flowers and adds an easy staking system to the beds to keep flower heads up.


Last week, Brian visited Pitmedden Gardens to see how they deal with the threat of box blight on their six miles of hedging. This week he is experimenting with a range of slow-growing, small-leaved evergreens as potential alternatives to using box.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.13 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.13 2017

Carole visits David and Laura Gill in Dunblane to see the garden that David has created from scratch over the last eight years. The garden's centrepiece is a beautiful pond that provides a floral oasis of calm in a busy life.

Gardeners' World ep.14 2017

 Monty Don adds a touch of the exotic to the damp garden by planting a tree fern and protects his new soft fruit garden from feathered predators with netting.


Carol Klein selects hardy geraniums as her June Plant of the Month, Flo Headlam visits a church garden in Lewisham that feeds both the mind and body, while Nick Bailey gets a fascinating insight into parasitoid wasps and their positive impact on our gardens.

Gardeners' World ep.14 2017
Gardeners' World ep.14 2017

Adam Frost continues to explore the intricacies of innovative garden design by looking at a small town garden in London, and we meet the husband-and-wife team behind the glorious, 25-year-long restoration of West Dean Gardens in Sussex.

        

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.4 - Pudding

Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc invites the cameras into his kitchen to share his treasured cooking secrets. Filmed in the lively surroundings of his working Oxfordshire kitchen, this programme features a range of inspirational and achievable recipes for cooks of all abilities.


This episode is a treat for the taste buds as Raymond celebrates his passion for puddings, sweet and savoury. To kick off there is a French childhood favourite, riz au lait, a velvety vanilla rice pudding with a crunchy caramel topping and a tangy fruit compote. Next is another French classic, tarte tatin. Glossy caramelised apples embedded in golden puff pastry create a sumptuous dessert and comforting finale to any meal.

Moving on to savoury, Raymond prepares a heart-warming dish perfect for a chilly night, a suet pudding filled with succulent steak, juicy kidneys and creamy oysters all drenched in a rich red wine gravy. To round off, Raymond gives a French twist to a British institution - fruit crumble. Juicy red fruits laced with caramel are topped with a lid of golden crumble and a refreshing raspberry sorbet.

Raymond visits cookery writer and chef Sophie Grigson who teaches him how to make a traditional English Sussex pond pudding and top sommelier Jonathan Ray shows him how to match the perfect wine with the perfect pudding.

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.4 - Pudding
Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.4 - Pudding

Gardening Australia ep.16 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Jerry visits a PNG inspired garden; Jane meets a young couple with the gardening bug; Costa protects some plants with wildlife friendly netting; and a plant collector shows us some of his favourites.


1. My Garden Path - David Fripp
We meet plant collector David Fripp who shows us around his nursery filled with interesting and beautiful plants
2. Lime and Gypsum
Tino talks us through the differences between lime and gypsum
3. Growing Home
Jerry visits a friend and neighbour who grows food plants from her homeland of Papua New Guinea
4. A Colourful Collaboration
Jane visits a young couple who have transformed a garden on a sloping block
5. Filling the Gaps
Josh demonstrates how you can fill gaps in the garden
6. Nifty Netting
Costa uses wildlife-friendly netting to protect a vegie patch
7. Winter Cheer
Sophie profiles a winter flowering Kniphofia that will add colour to the garden in the winter months.

Gardening Australia ep.16 2017
Gardening Australia ep.16 2017

Gardeners' World ep.13 2017

 Gardeners' World celebrates its 50th anniversary with a full hour of gardening from Gardeners' World Live at the NEC.


Monty kicks off the party and is joined by the whole team, who will be bringing you all the show has to offer. Joe Swift and Adam Frost take a look at the show gardens and we meet garden designer David Stevens, who has created a garden showcasing 50 years of changing trends in our back yards.
Carol Klein is in the floral marquee looking at the plants which have defined the decades, whilst Rachel de Thame, Flo Headlam, Alan Power, Nick Bailey and Mark Lane explore the show features including the Gardeners' World-themed borders and other floral displays.


Monty and Alan Titchmarsh meet to talk about their experiences as the nation's head gardener and Mary Berry reveals the winner of the golden jubilee plant award.

Gardeners' World ep.13 2017
Gardeners' World ep.13 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.12 2017

  In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim is growing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers side by side in his domestic-sized greenhouse. They shouldn't work together, but with limited space you have to make it work, and Jim is determined to find a way.


With pruning saws at the ready once again, Carole and George take the Woodland Garden in hand as, at the moment, you can't see the wood for the trees.
 Brian visits the meticulous Pitmedden Gardens in Aberdeenshire to find out how head gardener Susan Burgess tackles the problem of box blight, with the six miles of clipped box hedging to maintain.
The Beechgrove Garden ep.12 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.12 2017


Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.3 - Lamb

Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc welcomes the cameras back into his working Oxfordshire kitchen to share the culinary secrets he has collected and cherished over the past 35 years. The programme features a variety of recipes for cooks of all abilities that are inspiring and achievable.


In this episode Raymond shares his favourite mouth-watering lamb dishes. To start, succulent lamb's liver with caramelised potatoes and a dusting of traditional French seasoning. Shoulder of lamb is slow-roasted with garlic and herbs and served with an earthy potato and turnip gratin to create a hearty but melt-in-the-mouth meal.

Next Raymond returns to his roots with a truly French-inspired dish. Lamb Provencal sees a vivid, herb-encrusted rack of lamb accompanied by a juicy ratatouille. To finish, each tender cut of lamb comes together on one plate surrounded by lively vegetables and a rich tapenade to create a show-stopping finale.

Along the way Raymond travels to Hampshire to visit ex-Formula One champion Jody Sheckter who runs one of the country's only organic and biodinamic farms where he rears 800 sheep on his unique pastures. Raymond is invited to enjoy a feast of spit-roast lamb basted in his own harissa dressing.

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.3 - Lamb
Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.3 - Lamb

Gardening Australia ep.15 2017

Costa tries some tasty flowers; guest presenter Indira visits a rooftop hospital garden; John shares some tips for small gardens; Sophie makes a cute planter from a gourd; and Peter Cundall celebrates his 90th birthday. Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.


1. Edible Flowers
Costa shows us some of his favourite edible flowers
2. Tricks of the Trade
John visits a suburban garden and shares hints and tips for designing for small spaces
3. Propagating Cassava
Jerry gives some tips on how to propagate cassava
4. Georgeous Gourds
Sophie makes a cute succulent planter out of a gourd she has grown in her garden
5. Rooftop Respite
Guest presenter Indira Naidoo visits a rooftop garden purpose built for the patients and staff at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre
6. Happy Birthday Peter
Tino joins the celebrations for Peter Cundall's 90th birthday in "Pete's Patch" at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Gardening Australia ep.15 2017
Gardening Australia ep.15 2017

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.2 - Cakes and Pastries

Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc welcomes the cameras back into his working Oxfordshire kitchen to share the culinary secrets he has collected and cherished over the past 35 years. The programme features a variety of recipes for cooks of all abilities that are inspiring and achievable.
In this episode Raymond pays tribute to the sweetly satisfying extravagance of cakes and pastries. To kick off, a feather-light lemon tea cake, generously coated in sticky apricot jam and a tangy lemon glaze.


Next pure chocolate indulgence - crisp, fluffy choux pastry filled with a cooling chocolate cream and covered with a glossy chocolate icing. The secrets of the perfect macarons - the fashionable and delectable almond based pastries - are shared and used to decorate a flourless chocolate cake.
For the finale, Piece Montee Croquembouche: the quintessential French celebration cakes that stand a metre tall. Raymond also goes to Paris to visit protege and world famous patisserie Laurent Duchene.

Cakes and Pastries
Cakes and Pastries

Gardening Australia ep.14 2017

Jane explores a protea collection; Tino looks at trees with beautiful bark; Millie gets stuck into some winter jobs; Costa visits a Bondi garden verge; and we learn why flies are so important in the garden.


1. My Garden Path - Dr Bryan Lessard
CSIRO Entomologist and fly enthusiast Dr. Bryan Lessard explains why flies are so incredibly important not only in the garden but for our global ecosystem
2. A Plethora of Proteas
Jane is at the National Rhododendron Garden in Victoria to check out their stunning Protea collection
3. Excess Produce - Preserved Lemons
Here's a great way to use up any excess lemons
4. Winter Work
Millie gets stuck into some winter gardening jobs
5. Beautiful Bark
Tino shows us some tree species that have gorgeous bark, providing beauty all year round
6. A Garden Salon
Costa is in Bondi visiting an eclectic garden verge that has been established with nothing more than cuttings and the hard work of a hairdresser and his two sons
7. FAQs - Kitchen Scraps Under Mulch | Watering in Winter
Jerry tells us whether it's possible to put kitchen scraps under mulch and Josh gives some tips on watering the garden in winter.

Gardening Australia ep.14 2017
Gardening Australia ep.14 2017

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.1 - Shellfish

Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc welcomes the cameras back into his working Oxfordshire kitchen to share the culinary secrets he has collected and cherished over the past 35 years. The programme features a variety of recipes for cooks of all abilities that are inspiring and achievable.


In this episode Raymond shares his love of seafood, celebrating the best of British shellfish. To begin, a French favourite using a very British ingredient, moules mariniere made with sweet, plump mussels from Devon bathed in a heady garlic, wine and herb broth.

Next a spicy, seared squid salad served with colourful Provencal vegetables and crisp fennel. Sweet, juicy scallops are given an exotic twist, resting on a bed of silky cauliflower puree with spiced cauliflower bhajis and an aromatic curry oil.

For a finale fit for a king, Raymond prepares a feast of perfectly succulent Scottish lobster with a rich red pepper and cardamom jus and exquisite caviar pearls. And it's a first for Raymond as he visits a fishing village in Fife to join local fishermen on board as they trawl for lobsters.

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.1 - Shellfish
Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.1 - Shellfish

Gardeners' World ep.12 2017



There is an hour of gardens and gardening tonight, not only from Longmeadow but also the brand new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Set against a majestic backdrop, Joe Swift, Carol Klein and Adam Frost bring an exclusive look at the show. We meet leading designer Jo Thompson as she prepares her show garden with a difference.



In the Floral Pavilion, Carol finds pioneering plants that have shaped the gardens of today and garden designer Arit Anderson looks to the future - meeting the team behind a garden built for the changing climate. Back at Longmeadow, Monty provides the ubiquitous jobs for the weekend.

Gardeners' World ep.12 2017
Gardeners' World ep.12 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.11 2017

In the Beechgrove Garden it's fire and water as Carole and George don waders and climb into the pond to clear the blanketweed, while Jim also wages war on weeds with a new flamethrower.
Brian and George plant up a new alpine wall with blue and white plants that will create sky beyond the alpine mountains. Carole is in the water again as she visits Julia Young's unique garden in a quarry at Blebo Craigs, near Strathkinness, as Julia has a small rowing boat to weed and plant around the quarry.


What a beautiful summer’s day at Beechgrove this week and in the low maintenance garden, Jim, Carole and George were admiring the Viburnum and Azalea both flowering at once, illustrating what Carole had remarked on earlier in the season that there seemed to be a concertina effect with everything flowering at once.
At the start of the series we remarked on the concertina effect of bulbs – crocuses, daffodils and
some tulips all flowering at the same time. In the Driveway Garden, George claimed bragging
rights for the beautiful Meconopsis flowering there which he had planted last year. As well as the more common ‘Lingholm varieties’, there was also Meconopsis ‘Slieve Donard’ of Irish origin named after the mountains there. The variety ‘Mildred’ which is a slightly paler blue form has a number of different flower heads on one stem.
‘Marit’ is a white variety. George explained that after flowering they need to be fed. A thick layer of wellrotted farmyard manure or leaf mould should be put around the base of the plants to a depth of at least 4” They like cool, moist conditions. The seed heads should also be removed as we don’t want them to set seed. This means they will bulk up and flower for next year.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.11 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.11 2017

Gardening Australia ep.13 2017

Jerry gives tips on picking a palm; Josh shows how to make the most of tight garden spaces; Costa visits a stunning Canberra garden; Sophie gives some horticultural haircuts and Tino grows a green manure crop.


1. Picking a Palm
Jerry gives some great advice on how to pick the right palm for your garden
2. Soup and Salad
Jane plants some delicious winter treats - a soup pot and a salad bowl - to go by her back door for easy access to ingredients
3. FAQs - Worms in Compost | Best Mulch | Premium Potting Mixes
Millie tells us whether we should add worms to the compost, Tino explains what makes the best mulch and Jane tells us whether we should spend money on premium potting mix
4. Tight Spaces
Josh gives some clever planting tips on how you can make the most of small, tight spaces in the garden
5. Horticultural Haircuts
Sophie gives some of her grassy-leaved plants a bit of a post-summer haircut
6. Green Manure
Tino demonstrates a cheap, easy and fun way to improve soil quality - using a green manure crop
7. A Canberra Gem
Costa drops in on a gorgeous Canberra garden that is chocked to the brim with plants - truly a collector's delight!

Gardening Australia ep.13 2017
Gardening Australia ep.13 2017

Gardening Australia ep.12 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Millie shows how renters can quickly grow an established garden; John visits a garden with striking formal design; Indira explores a constructed wetland in Sydney; and Costa visits a community compost group.


1. Clean and Green
Jerry demonstrates why lifting, dividing and propagating a ginger in his garden helps to keep his hair shiny and manageable!
2. Excess Produce - No-wilt Leafy Greens!
We show you a great tip on how to keep greens like spring onions fresher for longer
3. Compact Formality
John visits a low maintenance garden in Melbourne that is striking for its formal, minimalistic, design
4. Wasteland to Wetland
Indira explores Sydney Park Wetlands, which has been transformed from a disused industrial site into an ecological heartland
5. Renters Rule!
Millie gives some tips on how renters can quickly grow a gorgeous, established garden even if you're on a short lease and a shoestring budget
6. Plant Profile - Archillea 'Moonshine'
We profile a gorgeous plant that suits all soil types and flowers all summer long
7. Waste Not, Want Not
Costa visits a volunteer-run, not-for-profit composting group who are turning community waste into community gold.

Gardening Australia ep.12 2017
Gardening Australia ep.12 2017

Gardening Australia ep.11 2017

Josh meets some volunteer gardeners who help the elderly; Tino makes a chilli pesticide; Costa explores native plants that are edible; Jerry Coleby-Williams talks about how his life revolves around plants.


1. My Garden Path - Jerry Coleby-Williams
Discover how plants have influenced every part of Jerry's life
2. Autumn Alliums
Sophie plants a variety of autumn alliums and gives some great tips on how to prolonging your harvest
3. Native Nibbles
Costa visits the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens to explore the surprising diversity of native plants that are edible
4. Helping Hands
Josh meets a group of volunteers in Perth who do gardening maintenance for the elderly and physically disabled, allowing them to stay in their homes and continue to enjoy their gardens
5. Plant Profile - Tree Echium
We profile a gorgeous plant that towers four metres high and is a great magnet for bees
6. Chilli Spray
Tino shows how easy it is to make a chilli pesticide using chillies and some everyday products from around the house
7. FAQs - Easy seed saving | Leaves as mulch | Tip Pruning
Tino demonstrates an easy seed to save, Millie gives some tips on how to use fallen leaves for mulch and Josh tells us why to tip prune.

Gardening Australia ep.11 2017
Gardening Australia ep.11 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.10 2017



The Beechgrove team take a break from the garden to be at Gardening Scotland, the biggest gardening show north of the border. The cream of British growers will be there, with everything from pansies to pelargoniums, and cacti to clematis in a stunning floral frenzy. We will see those who are growing for gold including those exhibits showing off their medals from last week's Chelsea Flower Show. Beechgrove will be concentrating on the Scottish talent and Scottish plants but we'll join them all for a sneak preview, as well as sampling the unique atmosphere of Gardening Scotland.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.10 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.10 2017

Gardeners' World ep.11 2017

 Monty gives advice on herbs which will grow happily in shade and has an unusual choice for his summer containers - bananas. Earlier this year, Monty paid a visit to Chatsworth House to find out about the history of the extensive grounds and gardens and also about the challenges of putting on its first RHS flower show in June 2017.


Flo Headlam visits a school where gardening is high on the curriculum and Nick Bailey shows us how we can build a pond in a weekend. We also meet the head gardener who manages a garden situated on a barge and discover how and what plants thrive in such extraordinary conditions.

Gardeners' World ep.11 2017
Gardeners' World ep.11 2017

Dream Gardens ep.8

Paul & Zoe want a garden to match their fabulous art deco home in Melbourne. But project managing the ambitious build themselves will take courage. Loved ones think they are crazy, can they prove their doubters wrong?



Join leading landscape designer Michael McCoy as he showcases some of Australia’s most lavish and magnificent gardens from the first spade hitting the ground to the incredible end result.
 What does it mean to make a garden? What longings do gardens fulfil; what dreams do they satisfy? These are the question at the heart of a new show, Dream Gardens, launching on ABC TV this week. Eschewing how-to tips on growing plants (done so well by ABC's other garden offering, Gardening Australia), this is a show that looks instead at what we want from gardens and how clever garden design can deliver it.
 The host is the ebullient Michael McCoy, a garden designer and writer. McCoy has a degree in botany, long experience as a hands-on gardener and sought-after garden designer, and a passionate curiosity about what makes good garden design work. He's empathetic, enthusiastic and opinionated - the perfect guide to lead viewers around eight gardens-in-the-making.

Dream Gardens ep.8
Dream Gardens ep.8