Showing posts with label Gardeners World. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardeners World. Show all posts

Gardeners' World ep.10 2017

 There is work to be done around and in the pond this week and Monty Don also begins planting out his dahlias. Adding zing to the month of May is the euphorbia and Carol Klein visits Oxford Botanic garden to view their extensive collection. Mark Lane is in Hackney finding out how a car breaker's yard at the side of a Tudor National Trust property has been transformed into an award-winning garden used by the local community, while Adam Frost explains how to plant for structure in his herbaceous border.


Rachel de Thame visits a garden which has opened to the public every year for 90 years for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme, while Nick Bailey is in Devon where he discovers how a pond plant has now escaped into the countryside and is invading waterways. And we reveal the final candidate for our Golden Jubilee plant and open the vote.


Gardeners' World ep.9 2017

There is a full hour of gardens and gardening from not only Longmeadow but also the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
Monty gets going on planting herbs in his new herb garden and gives advice on how to divide and move ornamental grasses, while Nick Bailey demonstrates a simple and easy way of making a pond.


 We meet the queen of herbs, Jekka McVicar, as she builds a herb garden at the Malvern Show and join Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Frances Tophill as they bring us the best from the floral marquee and show gardens. And Adam Frost explains why he has chosen a rose as his golden jubilee plant.




Gardeners' World ep.8 2017

Monty gets to work in the cutting garden, plants his tomatoes and brings pots of citrus out of the greenhouse and into the garden for the summer. Carol Klein visits another of her gardening heroes, Penelope Hobhouse, and finds out about her lifetime of making grand gardens and how she has now created a low-maintenance haven for herself filled with foliage and colour in her small Somerset garden.



We meet Gill Bagshawe, who has filled her plot in the Peak District with raised beds to grow as many different cut flowers as she possibly can. And Alan Power extols the virtues of the Japanese maple as his choice of plant for the golden jubilee award.

Gardeners' World ep.8 2017
Gardeners' World ep.8 2017

Gardeners' World ep.7 2017

Monty Don continues work in his courtyard, where he gives advice on plants which thrive on shady walls, sows root crops in the vegetable garden and catches up on work in his cottage garden.
Joe Swift pays a visit to a small-town garden to find out how an interior designer has transformed her outdoor space, and gives tips on how to bring elements of design into back gardens. The team meet Charles Dowding who, since the 1980s, has pioneered the practice of 'no dig' organic gardening. Plus Flo Headlam showcases her golden jubilee plant.



1. Planting : Roses
Roses can be expensive plants, but they last for many, many years and are easy to establish if you follow a few simple steps on planting and aftercare.
2. Climbers and wall shrubs for shade
North- or east-facing walls and fences often receive very little direct sunlight, but that doesn't mean you can't grow plants in these places. When choosing a climber or wall shrub for such a spot, choose one that can cope with cold and shady conditions.
3. Carrots
Carrots come in shapes and colours other than long and orange – look out for round carrots, as well as unusual colours such as red and yellow, there are even purple carrots.
Carrots can be grown in containers if you are short on space, or if your soil is heavy clay or very stony. Sow regularly for prolonged cropping.They freeze and store well too, but like most vegetables, carrots taste best freshly picked from the garden.
4. No-dig alternatives
Digging has many advantages; but it can take its toll on your back. Luckily there are 'no-dig' alternatives.
Gardeners' World ep.7 2017
Gardeners' World ep.7 2017

Gardeners' World ep.6 2017

Monty brings you a full hour of gardening for the Easter weekend. From sowing summer vegetables and soft fruit planting to propagating and pruning, as well as jobs to tackle over the long weekend, there is plenty of inspiration.If your gardening plans only extend to tidying up the lawn, Nick Bailey gets to grips with an unpromising patch of grass and gives his tips on how achieve a luscious lawn. We return to Adam Frost's garden as he starts to transform a herbaceous border and gives his advice on how to rid borders of bindweed. And we meet Roger Butler, who grows over one hundred varieties of hydrangea at his nursery in Kent.



Carol continues her series on her gardening heroes when she visits Waterperry Gardens to find out about the legacy of Beatrix Havergal, Frances Tophill selects her golden jubilee plant, and Flo Headlam visits a garden centre in Manchester which is run by the local community.

1. Lawns: spring and summer care
At this time of year, the lawn is actively growing and requires feeding, moss-killing, weeding and regular mowing. Spring is also a suitable time to over-seed sparse areas.
2. Hydrangea
Hydrangeas are popular garden shrubs with delicate heads of flowers in shades of pink, white or blue and pretty autumn colour and leaf shape. The mophead and lace-cap hydrangeas are most well-known for their ability to change colour in different soils.
3. Grow Your Own: Courgettes
Courgettes are so easy to grow – and you get so many courgettes from each plant – expect three or four a week if you grow your own!
Courgette plants do like to spread out (about a square metre/yard each) but you can always plant them in big pots or growing bags if you’re short of space.

Gardeners' World ep.6 2017
Gardeners' World ep.6 2017

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

Gardeners World ep.9 2016

As the growing season picks up a pace, Monty is sowing vegetables and planting out the scented plants which he brought back from the Malvern Spring Festival.


  Carol is delving into the hedgerows and rooting at the bases of walls, fences and trees as she begins her journey to investigate why plants thrive in challenging conditions, and we return to Sissinghurst to find out about the changes Troy Scott-Smith is making to the world-famous white garden.

Gardeners World ep.9 2016
Gardeners World ep.9 2016
Job for the weekend: Edge your lawn
Is your lawn looking a little rough around the edges? If the answer's yes, then now's the time to give it a trim. Monty likes to use a pair of long-handled edging shears, but a strimmer fitted with an adjustable head would be just as effective.

Gardeners World ep.8 2016



 Monty Don visits the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, where he is joined by Carol Klein and Chelsea gold medal winner Adam Frost.
 With over 70 floral displays on show, Monty is on the lookout for scented plants to take back to Longmeadow, Carol advises on plants to buy for problem places in the garden, and Adam Frost takes a tour of the show gardens to find the best take-home design tips.
Gardening show packed with good ideas, tips, advice from experts and timely reminders to get the most out of your garden, whatever its size or type

Gardeners World ep.8 2016
Gardeners World ep.8 2016

1.Start hardening off tender plants
It’s really important to harden off plants that have been raised indoors, including those bought from a garden centre. A coldframe is ideal for this, but if you don’t have one, a sheltered corner will do. For the first week, leave your plants out during the day and bring them in at night. For the second, you can leave them out the whole time. By then, your plants will have acclimatised to life outdoors and can be moved to their final position.

Gardeners World ep.7 2016


  Monty gets his new vegetable garden underway by making raised beds. He also offers advice on how to cut back herbs.
  Tulips arrived in England in the late 1570’s.  Their genetic instability meant that the flowers were immensely variable and as a result quickly became highly sought after.

Gardeners World ep.7 2016
Gardeners World ep.7 2016

Unknown to people at the time tulips also suffered a remarkable effect caused by a virus, which resulted in unpredictably different colour stripes on the flower petals.  This created a huge demand for these ‘rare’ colour stripes, particularly in Holland where the spoils of the Dutch spice trade meant that the rich had so much money they had begun to run out of things to spend it on!

The resulting frenzy became known as ‘Tulipomania’ where people speculated on tulip bulbs, buying and selling many times at ever-increasing prices, the price of the bulbs often tripling by the day.  And this was before anyone had even seen what the flowers would be like!

Tulipomania reached its height in 1637 when one bulb of ‘Semper Augustus’, a white flower with red flames, sold for 20,000 florins, the equivalent of 24 skilled workers’ annual salary.

The market collapsed abruptly in 1637 but tulips remained popular despite the crash. However, they never again reached such frenzied heights.Nick Bailey marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare when he investigates the fact and the fiction behind the bard's potions and poisons at the Chelsea Physic Garden, and we visit Pashley Manor in east Sussex to unearth the story behind the planting of over 25,000 tulips.

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


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

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

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

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

Gardeners World ep.5 2016



 For the first time this season, Monty gets to work in his wildlife garden to ensure that there are plenty of plants in flower for early pollinators.
 Carol Klein meets Stuart Donachie, who has embraced every planting opportunity in his shady garden in Herefordshire, and Frances Tophill invites viewers to grow easy summer vegetables along with her as she trials varieties for taste and productivity at RHS Rosemoor.

Gardeners World ep.5 2016
Gardeners World ep.5 2016

Beechgrove Garden ep.9 2015



  The Beechgrove team will be taking a break from the garden to be at Gardening Scotland. Sometimes called the Chelsea of the north, it is certainly 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.
  The show gardens are an eclectic mix, from a homespun 'knitted garden' to literally a classic, the 'reader's imagination garden'. 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.


Beechgrove Garden ep.9 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.9 2015

The Beechgrove Garden ep.1 2016



 Beechgrove is back despite winter storms, Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, George Anderson and Chris Beardshaw and the Beechgrove garden are all in one piece, looking radishing and ready to grow. Scotland has suffered the wettest winter on record so Jim and the team wade in to find out how that affects growing conditions.

 When Maggie Patience came to live near Aboyne she found winter days short on light and colour. Carole visited Maggie's garden in early winter to experience the unique way she has added year round colour. Plus Chris literally wades in to Beechgrove's newly re-vamped pond.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.1 2016
The Beechgrove Garden ep.1 2016

Beechgrove Garden ep.8 2015



In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim hopes to catch up with the veg planting that he wasn't able to do last week in the torrential rain.
Carole and Jim are also back in their side-by-side 6 x 8 greenhouses pricking out and planting. George helps Josine Atsma in Glendevon to create a new bog garden and plants it up with moisture-loving perennials. Carole visits Peter and Gill Hart in Fife.
They have 20 acres of woodland, the floor of which at this time of the year is carpeted with bluebells, hellebores, trilliums and wood anemones - as well as a collection of rhododendrons.

Beechgrove Garden ep.8 2015
Beechgrove Garden ep.8 2015