Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts

Great British Garden Revival ep.2 - Topiary and Roof Gardens

Rachel De Thame sharpens her shears to champion topiary, the great tradition of trimming and shaping plants. Rachel charts the rise and fall of topiary from Elizabethan times to the present day, meets a topiary-obsessed woman in Kent who has transformed her entire garden using amazing topiary creations and witnesses the hedge handiwork of a man in north London who is causing a buzz in the local neighbourhood with his living sculptures. Rachel shows that, with a little know-how and confidence, everyone can share in the sense of fun that topiary can bring to Britain's gardens.


James Wong, meanwhile, is up on the roof. He uncovers the hidden horticultural past of the capital's rooftops, visits a woman who has moved her entire garden to her rooftop apartment and heads to Birmingham's new city centre library with an innovative rooftop addition. James shares his tips and shows us that, when it comes to roof gardens, containers are king. He also reveals the best plants that are ideally suited to a rooftop garden.

Great British Garden Revival ep.2
Great British Garden Revival ep.2

Great British Garden Revival ep.1 - Wild Flowers and Front Gardens

Monty Don is on the campaign trail for wild flowers. 98 per cent of wild flower meadows have been lost since the first part of the 20th century, a shocking statistic which he believes all gardeners can do something about. On his revival, he tries his hand at making hay the old-fashioned way in a coronation meadow, visits the largest biodiversity hotspot in the world - Kew's Millennium Seed Bank - and shows how to grow wild flowers, even without a garden.


Meanwhile, Joe Swift is determined to return the nation's front gardens to their former glory. He bases his campaign at the award-winning Rockcliffe Avenue in Whitley Bay and shares his tips on how to transform front gardens in a few simple steps. He also discovers that greener streets reduce pollution and hits the road to get the message across in his Great British Plant Giveaway.

Great British Garden Revival ep.1
Great British Garden Revival ep.1 

Gardening Australia ep.36 2017



Costa restores the herb maze on his verge garden; Sophie visits a beautiful Mediterranean garden perfectly suited to the local climate; Jerry propagates plants & Tino gives his best tips for growing tomatoes.



Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.


1. Tomato Tips and Tricks

It’s tomato time in Tasmania and Tino is sharing his best tips for growing a bumper harvest

2. The Trucculent

Millie makes up an unusual planter

3. Old Meets New

Sophie visits a gardener with a modern Mediterranean garden that compliments the hundred-year-old house beautifully

4. A-maze-ing Verge

Costa is spring cleaning the verge herb maze and with a little help from his friends, he gives the design a playful twist

5. Excess Produce - Fruit Roll-ups

We make a sweet treat from excess fruit

6. Troppo Proppo

Jerry is propagating interesting warm-climate plants .

Gardening Australia ep.36 2017
Gardening Australia ep.36 2017

A Year in an English Garden: Flicker & Pulse



A striking and poignant portrayal of time passing in a beautiful Sussex walled garden. Using real-time and time-lapse footage, the film explores the relationship between the seasons and the plants and people who work within the walls of the garden.


Locked into the clock of the solar system, the garden performs its annual display, guided by those passionately engaged with its soil.

A Year in an English Garden: Flicker & Pulse
A Year in an English Garden: Flicker & Pulse

Gardening Australia ep.35 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.



Costa meets an urban bee keeper; Jerry visits an aquatic plant nursery; Jane visits a garden designer in her eclectic garden, we meet a market gardener who loves his work and the presenters answer your questions.


1. What's the Buzz

Costa meets up with an urban bee keeper

2. Good Enough to Eat

Jerry takes a look at some edible aquatic plants that can be grown at home

3. Watery Wonders

Jerry visits a specialist aquatic plant nursery

4. FAQs - Smelly Compost | Passionfruit Fruit | Non-fruiting Zucchini

Sophie, Josh and Tino answer commonly asked gardening questions

5. A Malmsbury Garden

Jane visits an eclectic plant-filled country garden, designed to thrive in the local climate.

Gardening Australia ep.35 2017
Gardening Australia ep.35 2017

Gardeners' World ep.31 2017



In the last programme of the series, Monty has ideas for pots which will remain colourful throughout winter, gives tips on how to protect tender banana plants and harvests pumpkins.



Frances Tophill helps a viewer whose overgrown pond needs some renovation, Adam Frost visits a garden in Nottinghamshire where the season of winter highlights its design, and we celebrate one of the up-and-coming winter flowers, the snowdrop. We visit great grandmother Eunice Mcghie, who, at 83, still teaches gardening to young people in her back garden in Handsworth, Birmingham, while in Hampshire we meet twins Stuart and Ian Paton, who are hoping to break the world record this year with their giant pumpkin.


Gardening Australia ep.34 2017




Sophie and Costa help restore a piece of the NT; Josh visits a playground that was built in harmony with existing trees; Tino is visiting a spectacular rhododendron garden and Millie propagates plants from her kitchen.


1. Blooming Shade

Jerry visits a spectacular garden where beautiful flowers even bloom in the shade

2. Pangarinda

Sophie explores a native botanic garden for threatened species that’s run entirely by volunteers

3. What to do this Weekend

Find out what the presenters are doing in their gardens this weekend

4. Feathered Friends

Costa visits an aged-care facility where the chooks improve the well-being of the residents

5. Excess Produce - Fruit Smoothie

Here's a great way to use up your excess fruit

6. Poo Power

Tino gives The Patch a healthy dose of manure

Gardening Australia ep.34 2017
Gardening Australia ep.34 2017

Gardeners' World ep.30 2017



As October progresses and nights become colder, Monty advises on what plants need protection and how to protect tender plants over the coming months. He also plants tulips and wallflowers for late spring colour.


Carol Klein celebrates ornamental grasses as her plant of the month, Adam Frost travels to Peterborough to find out about the work of a Children in Need project for disadvantaged and vulnerable children and Nick Bailey gives a step-by-step guide on how to build a cold-frame for a budget price. We visit Mark Diacono in Devon, who shows us how to grow our own szechuan pepper, and we go to Surrey to talk to an enthusiast who grows thousands of South African succulents in his back garden in Surrey.

Gardeners' World ep.30 2017
Gardeners' World ep.30 2017

Gardening Australia ep.33 2017

Costa visits an aged-care facility where chooks improve the well-being of the residents; Jerry visits a spectacular garden where flowers even bloom in the shade; Sophie explores a native botanic garden for threatened species.


1. Blooming Shade

Jerry visits a spectacular garden where beautiful flowers even bloom in the shade

2. Pangarinda

Sophie explores a native botanic garden for threatened species that’s run entirely by volunteers

3. What to do this Weekend

Find out what the presenters are doing in their gardens this weekend

4. Feathered Friends

Costa visits an aged-care facility where the chooks improve the well-being of the residents

5. Excess Produce - Fruit Smoothie

Here's a great way to use up your excess fruit

6. Poo Power

Tino gives The Patch a healthy dose of manure

Gardening Australia ep.33 2017
Gardening Australia ep.33 2017

Gardeners' World ep.29 2017

 Monty plans for next year's fruit harvest when he adds gooseberries to the fruit garden he planted earlier in the year. He also divides and moves herbaceous perennials and advises on the best bulbs to plant now for cut flowers next year.


 Frances Tophill meets a couple who have filled their garden with tender plants and devised a meticulous method of protecting them over the winter, and we catch up with Adam Frost in his own garden when he gives design tips on placing and planting trees. Nick Bailey explores a myriad of colour in leaf, bark and berry when he travels to Bluebell Arboretum in Leicestershire, and Arit Anderson is in Yorkshire, where she finds out about a project using innovative techniques for producing food. We also visit Warwickshire to look at their collection of hardy chrysanthemums and to see how they can bring much-needed late colour into our gardens.

Gardeners' World ep.29 2017
Gardeners' World ep.29 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.26 2017


  It's the final programme of the Beechgrove series, and Jim, Carole, George, Chris and Brian are all battening down the hatches, preparing the garden for winter but with a barrowload of hopeful hints to anticipate spring.
  Jim and Carole have succumbed to a little tulip fever as they go a little crazy with bulbs, planting in containers, in spring displays and naturalising in the lawn. Sandy has a lifetime of experience to impart from how to keep tartan patterns on the lawn, through to keeping your shrubs in beautiful shape.
The Beechgrove Garden ep.26 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.26 2017

Gardening Australia ep.32 2017

Jane visits a gardening club that works with the local primary school; Jerry explores the wonderful world of euphorbias; Millie finds out how to raise the perfect seedling and we meet a nurseryman who restores wetlands.


1. Euphorbia Euphoria

Jerry explores the exciting world of euphorbias, a family that includes plants of all sorts of shapes and sizes

2. Plant Profile - Kalbarri beaufortia

Discover this native beauty from WA

3. Pot Size Matters

Costa shows why it's important to pick the right sized pot for your plant

4. Growing Together

Jane visits a long-running gardening club that works with students at the local primary school

5. FAQs - Secateurs | Aged Manure | Composting wood ash

The Gardening Australia presenters answer your frequently asked gardening questions

6. Bringing up Babies

Millie visits an historical nursery to find out what it takes to raise the perfect seedling.

Gardening Australia ep.32 2017
Gardening Australia ep.32 2017

Gardeners' World ep.28 2017

The beginning of October is a good time to plan for next year and Monty begins the process of taking out plants which are in the wrong place and either moving or dividing others. He also gives advice on making leaf mould from fallen leaves and how to use it.


Frances Tophill helps a gardener whose plants are not thriving where they are planted, and Joe Swift visits a small garden full of great design tips. Nick Bailey meets a soil zoologist to find out about the abundance of life which lives under our feet, Adam Frost is on a community allotment in Manchester where growing food is providing solace and support to refugees, and we travel to Staffordshire to visit a cottage garden which has been planted with a particular emphasis on colour.

Gardeners' World ep.28 2017
Gardeners' World ep.28 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.25 2017

Scotland's favourite gardening programme.


 This week, the whole Beechgrove team head to what has been Jim McColl's adopted home for the last 40 years, the Aberdeenshire town of Oldmeldrum, for the penultimate programme of the series. Jim takes us on a tour of the horticultural highlights of the area, including visiting the magnificent Haddo House, whose gardens have been recently restored to their 1830 heyday. Haddo House is also the venue for a Beechgrove question-and-answer session, where Jim, Carole, George and Brian attempt to answer some of the local gardening queries from the gardeners of Meldrum as it is affectionately called.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.25 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.25 2017

Gardening Australia ep.31 2017

Costa discovers a city oasis; Jane visits a spectacular garden in a harsh climate; Tino is planting natives in The Patch and Sophie visits a gardener raising endangered species in his back garden.


1. Wipeout Wasp

Jerry tells us about the cabbage white butterfly parasite

2. A Hidden Gem

Costa discovers a vibrant oasis filled with lush trees and leafy understorey created from a road closure in inner Sydney

3. What's Your Poison

Millie talks about poisonous plants

4. A Passion for Propagation

Sophie gets native plant advice from a conservationist who propagates endangered species in his back garden

5. A Lush Oasis

Jane meets a gardener who has created a spectacular plant-filled garden in an unforgiving, inland climate

6. Tassie Tucker

Tino supplements the seasonal offerings at the patch by planting a range of true-blue edible Tassie plants


Gardeners' World ep.27 2017

  Monty shows how to prune and train the exuberant summer growth of climbing roses and makes the most of the seasonal warmth by planting perennials and sowing annuals for next year's flowers.


  Frances Tophill visits a viewer's garden to give advice on how to prune unruly shrubs and Nick Bailey investigates a brand new way of combating Himalayan balsam, one of the UK's most invasive weed species. Stourhead in autumn is a horticultural highlight of the year and Alan Power gives us a behind-the-scenes tour while Arit Anderson travels to Yorkshire to find out how scientific research has uncovered the super powers of plants, and we meet a gardener who has dedicated his allotment to growing his own beer.

Gardeners' World ep.27 2017
Gardeners' World ep.27 2017


The Beechgrove Garden ep.24 2017

  The Beechgrove Garden is a blaze of early autumn colour and Jim and Carole show off some of the very best for this time of year from dahlias to hydrangeas. Scone Palace Gardens are overrun with rabbits and deer.


  At the start of the series, we saw head gardener Brian Cunningham setting up an observation to see what methods, if any, work to deter them and to find out if there really are rabbit-proof plants. Brian pulls a rabbit out of a hat with some surprising results.


Gardening Australia ep.30 2017



  Jane visits Australia's newest plant quarantine facility; Costa builds a home for his worms; Millie plants up her side garden; and we meet a couple who have dedicated their lives to Australia's native plants.
Gardening Australia ep.30 2017
Gardening Australia ep.30 2017

Gardeners' World ep.26 2017

It is the autumn equinox and, along with celebrating the season's apple bounty, Monty Don is planning for Christmas, planting bulbs to brighten dark winter days. He also gives advice on planting garlic for next year.


Carol Klein celebrates the sedum, one of the autumn garden's highlights, Adam Frost gives us an update on the development of his Lincolnshire garden, and we travel to Gloucestershire to visit a garden which is a haven for moths and butterflies.

We also catch up with Alan Power, who guides us through the summer work at Stourhead, and Shaish Alam winds up his growing season with a bumper harvest.

Gardeners' World ep.26 2017
Gardeners' World ep.26 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.23 2017



It is hedge-clipping time at Beechgrove and Jim, Carole and George trim their way around the garden. Chris finishes the planting in the heather garden to help create the windswept, top-of-the-mountain look, adding a range of tough grasses and ferns. From prodigious parsnips to dinner plate-sized dahlias, Jim visits the showers and growers at the Dundee Flower and Food Festival. Earlier this year, the Beechgrove team visited some of the entrants to the show to see how preparations were going. Jim catches up with them again at the show to see if their labours have borne fruit.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.23 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.23 2017