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

Gardening Australia ep.21 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world.
Jerry meets a couple passionate about cycads; Costa visits an unconventional suburban garden; Millie plants some fruit trees and Jane shares her gardening story.


1. An Unconventional Garden
Costa visits a suburban garden with plenty of personality and quirk
2. Double Delight
Jerry visits a couple who meld their passions for cycads and bromeliads in one beautiful garden
3. Coriander for Life
Tino shows us how we can have coriander forever!
4. Low Maintenance Zone
Josh plants some natives that will do well in a hot, dry spot in his garden
5. My Garden Path - Jane Edmanson
Jane shares her gardening story with us, from shy school girl to Gardening Australia presenter
6. Fruitful Planting
Millie makes the most of winter and plants a variety of fruit trees
7. Plant Profile - Aloes
Sophie profiles some of her favourite Aloes

Gardening Australia ep.21 2017
Gardening Australia ep.21 2017

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park ep.2 2017

   More highlights from the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, as Monty Don, Joe Swift and the team review the gardens created by the finalists in the RHS Young Designer of the Year competition and reveal the winners of the prestigious Best Show Garden and Best Back to Back Garden.


  Arit Anderson looks at a garden designed to adapt to our changing climate, whilst Carol Klein investigates the rise of cacti and succulents as the must-have house plants. And Monty and Joe take a fun trip down Bus Stop Boulevard to choose their favourite of the revamped bus shelters making their debut at this year's show.
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park ep.2 2017
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park ep.2 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.15 2017

 Life is a way more than a bowl of cherries at Beechgrove this week as Jim and Carole harvest bucketfuls of ripe cherries in the fruit house.


Carole visits two passionate showers and growers who are entering the Dundee Flower Show. Alistair Gray in Brechin is a show vegetable grower and winner of the 2016 World Potato Championship, while Bruce McLeod in Meigle grows champion chrysanthemums.
Jim visits Philip and Marianne Santer at Langley Park near Montrose. With little previous gardening experience, they have reclaimed the long-neglected garden to create a haven of colour. To their amazement and delight, the garden has been attracting visitors to what they call their little piece of paradise.
The Beechgrove Garden ep.15 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.15 2017

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park ep.1 2017

Monty Don and Joe Swift host the first of two visits to the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park in Cheshire, with Carol Klein, Toby Buckland and Arit Anderson.


 The team explore the diverse range of show gardens including the ingenious designs for the compact 'back to backs'. Carol celebrates the late summer flowering displays in the floral marquee and shares her guide to getting the best out of your hydrangeas. Monty hails horticulture's next generation of planters and landscapers and Joe quizzes champion growers for the secrets to producing perfect summer fruit and veg.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park ep.1 2017
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park ep.1 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 7 2017

 This week Alan and the team create a garden like no other they've done before.
 The team head to Shrewsbury in Shropshire to meet Air Ambulance heroine Gina Constable.  The former nurse's dedication to this vital life-saving service is unprecedented. For over 21 years she has helped raise more than a quarter of a million pounds - a figure which works out at over 100 life-saving air ambulance missions.


  To this day, despite crippling arthritis, she remains one of the Services most dedicated fundraisers and will often take her mind off her painful joints by knitting charity soft toys - even through the night.Inspired by the wishes of her late husband Tony, who was equally dedicated to fundraising for the Air Ambulance, the Love Your Garden team build her a breathtaking Japanese garden.
 The team share the tricks to creating a little piece of Japan in your own back yard - from transforming a run-down summerhouse into an authentic Japanese Tea House, to creating cloud-pruned trees and the low down on planting and caring for Japanese maples. The attention to detail is exceptional.

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 7 2017

Gardeners' World ep.17 2017

 Monty visits a floral paradise just outside Dublin to discover how plantsman Jimi Blake fills his garden with flora for free. Monty also gives advice on what to sow now in the veg garden.


 Adam Frost is on the hunt for some clever design ideas in a garden in Littlehampton, while Nick Bailey shows how to transform a bland patio into a space that looks and smells incredible at twilight. Mark Lane travels to Oldham to visit a newly opened Maggie's Centre and Carol Klein reveals her highly fragrant plant of the month.

     

1. Vegetables in containers
Planting vegetables in containers is a versatile way of growing edible crops in the garden, particularly where space is limited.
2. Cut and come again salads
Produce your own mixed salads by growing a range of leafy salads and vegetables that can be cut and will then sprout (come) again. Harvesting the young leaves when you need them prevents plants from maturing and ensures several harvests of small, tender, mild-flavoured leaves over a long period of time.
3. Trees for smaller gardens
There are many trees widely available for smaller gardens, in all shapes and sizes, evergreen and deciduous. Given that many of us have limited space in which to garden, it becomes important that any trees chosen are right for their surroundings, in terms of proportion as well as for their decorative value.
4. Grapes: indoor cultivation 
Although some varieties of dessert grapes can be grown successfully outdoors, they are more successful under glass, even in warmer locations. With a little attention to watering, feeding, pruning and training, it is possible to get a good crop year after year.

Gardeners' World ep.17 2017
Gardeners' World ep.17 2017






 

Gardening Australia ep.20 2017

Tino gets some tips on growing organic apples; Sophie builds an unusual home for native bees; Costa grows a tea garden and guest presenter Carolyn tells you where to start when creating a garden from scratch.


1. Plant Profile - Hooker's Banksia
This native shrub produces magnificent flowers that look great in the garden or as a cut flower
2. Getting Started
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman shows us where to start when planting a garden from scratch
3. Saving Eggplant Seed
Jerry gives us a useful seed-saving tip
4. Bee Hotel
Sophie turns an old television into a home for native bees
5. Andrew's Apples
Tino get some tips from an organic apple grower
6. FAQs - Lumpy Lemon Tree | Indoor Herbs
Jane and Sophie answer two commonly asked gardening questions.
7. Training a Climber
Millie shows us how to train a climber to properly cover a wall
8. Tea Thyme
Costa plants a garden for making different types of tea

Gardening Australia ep.20 2017
Gardening Australia ep.20 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 7 2017



 The team head to Chandlers Ford in Hampshire to help the Richardson family, who are facing a very difficult future. Father of two Jason survives only by the means of a portable external machine which keeps his heart working and three weekly sessions of kidney dialysis. The whole family are now tied to their home and desperately need an outdoor space on their doorstep that can become an escape.

Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.3 - Series 7 2017

Gardeners' World ep.16 2017



As the garden reaches its peak of summer perfection, Monty gives advice on how to prune summer flowering shrubs, maintain the floral display and plans for autumn flowers. He also makes a return visit to Dublin to find out how world-renowned plantswoman Helen Dillon is progressing in her new garden.

Gardeners' World ep.16 2017


Joe Swift shows how good design should not hinder challenging conditions when he visits a garden in Kent, Rachel de Thame explores the vital role of scent in wild flowers and the insects that visit them, and we find out about the work of one extraordinary dahlia enthusiast. Nick Bailey has designs on a weekend project which will transform a front garden into a beautiful and practical space, and we meet a passionate gardener who has filled her small Cumbrian garden with 40 different varieties of wisteria.

         

Gardening Australia ep.19 2017

Tino visits a colourful garden, Sophie gets stuck into pruning, Costa visits an award winning garden, Angus profiles native groundcovers and we meet a botanical photographic artist.


1. A Small Water Garden
John creates a water garden using native aquatic plants
2. Plant Profile - Eucalyptus caesia
Want an elegant native tree for the garden? It's hard to go past the Silver Princess
3. Bring in the Bees
Costa recommends some flowers that are sure to attract pollinating bees
4. Excess Produce - Chilli Oil
Find out how to use excess chillies to flavour olive oil
5. Persian Carpet
Josh visits an enthusiastic gardener who has transformed his suburban block and adjoining verge into an eclectic mix of plants
6. Raspberries and Rhubarb
Millie gets stuck into some seasonal propagating in her vegie patch

Gardening Australia ep.19 2017
Gardening Australia ep.19 2017

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ep.3 2017

Monty Don, Joe Swift and the team continue their tour of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Arit Anderson and Mark Lane take a look at the show gardens designed to deliver powerful messages, whilst Montymeets the designer who is greening up Britain's brownfield spaces. Nick Bailey investigates how best to care for orchids and Toby Buckland showcases the best house plants at the show. 


Carol Klein reveals the pollinators best suited to British gardens, whilst Rachel de Thame meets the team putting Australasian plants on the map here in the UK. Adam Frost concludes his masterclass on how plants can maximise your own garden's design credentials.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ep.3 2017
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ep.3 2017

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ep.2 2017

Monty Don and Joe Swift are joined by Carol Klein, Rachel De Thame, Adam Frost, Toby Buckland and Nick Bailey at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Monty tours the new RHS Kitchen Garden and Joe takes a look around a garden designed for blind veterans.


Carol explores the Rose Marquee to uncover the new varieties on display. Adam continues his series looking at how to best use plants when designing your dream garden, whilst Nick reveals the science behind scent.
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ep.2 2017
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ep.2 2017

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ep.1 2017

Monty Don and Joe Swift take a first look at the Royal Horticultural Society's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. In the first of three programmes, Monty, Joe and a team of experts review the diverse range of show gardens and discover how multi award-winning designer Andy Sturgeon is recycling Chelsea Flower Show gardens of the past.


Arit Anderson reveals the stories behind the conceptual gardens, and Adam Frost begins his nightly guide on how best to use plants in the design of his own garden. Carol Klein is in the floral marquee, looking at the best of the high summer exhibits, while Rachel de Thame demonstrates how to get the most out of your flowering border plants for the rest of the summer.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ep.1 2017
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show ep.1 2017


Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 7 2017

This time Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Manchester to turn a concrete patch of dismal cracked pavers and hard edges in to a beautiful classic cottage garden. The transformation is for Salford born identical twins Rita and Betty Mills (87).


The twins have lived together in Salford for all of their lives, and since surviving some of the worst WWII bombings this country has seen, as lifelong parishioners of Salford Cathedral, they have never wavered in devoting their lives to helping others.

It was their friends and family from the Cathedral that got in touch with the programme.  They felt that when the sisters moved to their new bungalow for health reasons – the one thing they really deserved and desperately needed was an outdoor space on their doorstep – to match their own outgoing and sunny personalities.  Alan believes this was the worst gardens he’d ever seen in the series and therefore, couldn’t resist the challenge. He and the team share all the tips and tricks that will help you turn even the most modest of urban yards into a cottage style retreat.

Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.2 - Series 7 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh travels around the country seeking out some of Britain's loveliest domestic gardens, focusing on the wonderful outdoor living spaces created by ordinary Britons.


In the first of this new series, Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Plymouth to create a show-stopping contemporary garden for an ex-marine and his young family.

Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.1 - Series 7 2017

Gardening Australia ep.18 2017

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


Jane visits a clivia enthusiast and gets some propagating tips; Jerry shows us how he transformed his suburban block into a productive garden; and we join a young indigenous leader inspiring others to get to know the bush.

Gardening Australia ep.18 2017
Gardening Australia ep.18 2017

Gardeners' World ep.15 2017

Rachel de Thame joins Monty in Longmeadow and adds more medicinal planting to the herb garden, especially those that the bees love. Rachel also investigates ways to aid honey bee conservation and protect the nation's favourite pollinators.


Monty visits a local garden in Herefordshire to see a national collection of Siberian iris, which inspires him to create a new iris patch, adding warmth and splash of colour into his dry garden. We also discover a garden containing a stunning collection of clematis montana.

Gardeners' World ep.15 2017
Gardeners' World ep.15 2017

Carol Klein is in Somerset visiting the home of one of her horticultural heroes, Margery Fish. And Nick Bailey shows how to plan, design and build a brilliant border fit for any garden.




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.