Showing posts with label gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gardening. Show all posts

Great British Garden Revival ep.7 - Ponds and Stumperies

Charlie Dimmock campaigns to put ponds back in gardens. She finds out the importance of ponds for wildlife and takes the plunge in a new style of water gardening - the swimming pond. Charlie also finds out how a community in east Yorkshire has come together to breathe new life into their village pond. The lakes, small ponds and water features of Nottingham Trent University are the starting point for her revival, and Charlie gives her step-by-step guide to building a wildlife pond and bog garden, from the initial design stage right through to planting up.


Chris Beardshaw wants to return a Victorian curiosity, the stumpery, to our gardens. Similar to rock gardens but created from upturned tree stumps, logs and roots, stumperies were created to display the spoils of intrepid Victorian plant hunters. On his revival Chris discovers how fern fever swept the nation in the 19th century. He meets a man in north Wales who is as fascinated by ferns as he is and sets off on a woodland trail to see the stumpery as nature intended. Chris bases his campaign at the most famous stumpery in the country, created by HRH the Prince of Wales, in the grounds of Highgrove House. Throughout the show, he creates his own mini stumpery using his favourite ferns to full effect and shows how to grow mushrooms on a log.

Great British Garden Revival ep.7 - Ponds and Stumperies
Great British Garden Revival ep.7 - Ponds and Stumperies

Great British Garden Revival ep.6 - Glasshouses and Shrubs

Diarmuid Gavin wants to use glasshouses to restore a sense of adventure, flair and excitement to gardens. On his campaign, he visits Wentworth Castle in Barnsley to help out with the final stages of the restoration of its elaborate Victorian glasshouse. He gives his guide to greenhouse buying and meets up with passionate allotmenteers in Nottingham who have gone one better and designed and built their own remarkable greenhouses using recycled materials. Diarmuid gives his top greenhouse growing tips, gets to grips with hothouse flowers and explores the wealth of temperate and tropical flora on display at the National Botanic Gardens in Wales.


Matt James thinks that shrubs have been overlooked and ignored for too long. He wants gardeners to rediscover and appreciate the importance of this amazing group of plants. On his journey, he visits a garden in Norfolk where shrubs are the stars of the show and inspires a group of young gardeners at Flatford Mill in Suffolk to plant shrubs in their gardens to encourage wildlife. Matt gives his beginner's guide to shrubs with the focus on colour, flower power and fragrance. And he shares his top pruning tips to help keep shrubs looking at their best year after year.
Great British Garden Revival ep.6
Great British Garden Revival ep.6

Great British Garden Revival ep.5 - Rock Gardens and Herb Gardens

In this episode, plantswoman Carol Klein shares her infectious passion for a style of gardening that she thinks is in much need of a revival - the rock garden. She tracks the history from its pinnacle during the Victorian era, visits a community in Bolton who have pulled back their local rockery from neglect and drops in on an old friend in the Midlands to find out more about this much-maligned gardening style. From her base at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, Carol demonstrates tried and tested techniques for growing success as she shows us how to plant up a trough with some of her treasured rock garden favourites and gives advice on the best alpine bulbs for containers.


Toby Buckland is on the campaign trail for herb gardens. On his revival, he discovers how useful herbs have been throughout history, he learns that there was no such thing as a weed in Tudor times; meets a woman whose garden is overflowing with herbs we've forgotten and a botanist who grows plants to capitalise on their unique fragrances and essential oils. Toby shows us how to get the very best from fresh herbs: harvesting seeds, how to grow and care for them whether you have a garden or not and how to make the most of herbs by storing them in clever and unusual ways.
Great British Garden Revival ep.5
Great British Garden Revival ep.5


Great British Garden Revival ep.4 - Cut Flowers and Trees



Great British Garden Revival continues, as Britain's top television gardening talent inspire us to the save the nation's rich gardening heritage. In tonight's show Rachel de Thame investigates the decline of Britain's cut flower industry. At New Covent Garden she discovers that 90 per cent of our cut flowers are imported; she meets a man who has dedicated his life to growing sweet peas and joins a florist who uses some surprising flowers in the wedding bouquets she creates. Throughout the show from her base at the cutting garden of Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire, Rachel gives us her tips on how to grow, cut and arrange flowers.

Great British Garden Revival ep.4
Great British Garden Revival ep.4 
Also in tonight's show, Joe Swift wants us all to get planting trees in our gardens. On his revival he visits the magnificent elm trees of Brighton, which didn't fall victim to the devastating Dutch elm disease as it ravaged Britain in the 1970s, and he marvels at the national collection of birch trees in Devon, the lifelong work of one man. Based at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Joe shows us some of his favourite trees for small gardens and also gives us his top tips on how to plant and prune trees.



Great British Garden Revival ep.3 - Cottage Gardens and House Plants

As a passionate plantswoman, Carol Klein wants everyone to embrace one of the most iconic and quintessentially British styles of gardening - the cottage garden. She shares her years of experience with her ultimate guide to the best cottage garden plants, along with money-saving tips on how to grow favourite plants from scratch. In the Lake District, she visits the home of Beatrix Potter and a cottage garden which features in some of the most famous children's books ever written. She also encourages the people of Nantwich to get gardening in the Great British Seed Swap.


As a plant hunter, Tom Hart Dyke wants Britain to fall back in love with the house plant. He has a chilling encounter with an orchid he last saw when he was kidnapped in Columbia 13 years ago, discovers that house plants can have a positive impact on people's well-being and productivity at work and shares tips on how to care for house plants and grow them from cuttings.

Great British Garden Revival ep.3
Great British Garden Revival ep.3


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

The Autistic Gardener ep.7

London



Alan looks to Texas and a jumbo jet for inspiration, as he helps two London couples turn their adjoining back gardens into one massive playground for their sons.



Convinced he's not the only autistic gardening genius out there, Alan gathers together a team of autists to take on some challenging projects.

The Autistic Gardener ep.7
The Autistic Gardener ep.7


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

The Autistic Gardener ep.6

Bristol



Alan's in Bristol with £15,000 to restore some order to Ig and Jo's 100 foot garden, that is currently overflowing with weeds and junk. He also visits the Getty gardens in LA.



Convinced he's not the only autistic gardening genius out there, Alan gathers together a team of autists to take on some challenging projects.

The Autistic Gardener ep.6
The Autistic Gardener ep.6

The Autistic Gardener ep.5

Lancashire



Alan Gardner has £10,000 to transform Pinky and Joe's awkward triangular garden



Convinced he's not the only autistic gardening genius out there, Alan gathers together a team of autists to take on some challenging projects.

The Autistic Gardener ep.5
The Autistic Gardener ep.5

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.


The Autistic Gardener ep.4

North East London




Alan and the team tackle a dated plot in north east London, hoping to make a modern garden for just £5,000. But it starts raining and won't stop. Will it scupper their plans?


Convinced he's not the only autistic gardening genius out there, Alan gathers together a team of autists to take on some challenging projects.

The Autistic Gardener ep.4
The Autistic Gardener ep.4

The Autistic Gardener ep.3

South London




Alan and his team take on their biggest garden yet: a 95-foot jungle in south London, where they decide to create a sound garden. Do the clients get what they're trying to achieve?


Convinced he's not the only autistic gardening genius out there, Alan gathers together a team of autists to take on some challenging projects.

The Autistic Gardener ep.3
The Autistic Gardener ep.3

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

The Autistic Gardener ep.2

West London


Convinced he's not the only autistic gardening genius out there, Alan gathers together a team of autists to take on some challenging projects.



Alan and his team of autistic gardeners go to west London, where they tackle a small garden with a big problem - with only one week and a tight budget to make the plot look larger

The Autistic Gardener ep.2
The Autistic Gardener ep.2

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

The Autistic Gardener ep.1

Ashbourne, Derbyshire


Convinced he's not the only autistic gardening genius out there, Alan gathers together a team of autists to take on some challenging projects.


Alan and the team tackle Ben and Rebecca's overgrown wilderness. What the couple really want is a family garden that's low maintenance and fun. But is a budget of £3000 enough to get the job done?

The Autistic Gardener ep.1
The Autistic Gardener ep.1


Love Your Wild Garden: Special

In a special episode of Love Your Garden, Alan Titchmarsh and his team transform a blank outside space at Keech hospice in Luton into a state of the art wildlife garden.


 Alan meets the staff and residents at Keech, a place where many people with life limiting illnesses go to spend their final days. He realizes how much a garden, and in particular a place for nature, could make a difference.
 Assembling his trusty team, he designs a space that's modern in style to compliment Keech's modern architecture. They build insect hotels made from giant circular steel gabions that are filled with organic matter, a "bird city" made up of freestanding tables, a pond, a stunning stumpery and an apartment block for solitary bees.
 Installing cameras that are linked to a room inside the hospice, Alan and his team check the progress of the garden over the year but not all goes to plan, especially when a local set of badgers move in.

Love Your Wild Garden: Special
Love Your Wild Garden: Special