Showing posts with label plants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plants. Show all posts

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

Gardening Australia ep.29 2017

Josh shows us a tool to help gardeners identify pests; Sophie visits a couple who have thousands of roses in their beautiful collection; and Jane explores the world of native bonsai and shows you how to create one at home.


1. Excess Produce - Lemon Slices
Too many lemons? There’s no such thing!
2. Riot of Roses
Sophie visits a couple in the Barossa Valley who have thousands of roses in their beautiful collection
3. Taking Cues
Jerry talks about being alert to garden timing
4. Starting Out
Jane gets expert tips on creating native bonsai at home
5. Friends or Foes
Josh learns about an exciting and modern tool to help identify insect visitors, beneficial or not, in home gardens
6. Miniature Marvels
Jane explores the fascinating new world of native Australian bonsai
7. Protecting Maples
Tino shows us how to protect maples from aphids
8. FAQs - Moving trees | Camellia buds dropping | Coriander
The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.

Gardening Australia ep.29 2017
Gardening Australia ep.29 2017

Gardeners' World ep.25 2017

Monty's thoughts turn to spring as he gives his recommendations for bulbs to plant now that will thrive in pots and bring much-needed colour next year. Monty also shows how to prune summer fruiting raspberries.


Frances Tophill travels to Norfolk to visit a gardener who, at 97, still gardens every day, Adam Frost takes a look at a new garden at RHS Wisley which has been planted up with tropical plants and Carol Klein is in Buckinghamshire helping a viewer who is struggling to find plants that will thrive in heavy clay soil.

Alan Power guides us through seasonal spring highlights at Stourhead, and we visit a tiny garden in Essex which is packed with plants, ponds and seating areas.

Gardeners' World ep.24 2017
Gardeners' World ep.24 2017



The Beechgrove Garden ep.22 2017



 The whole Beechgrove team are on the road again, this time to the Fife county town of Cupar. Renowned for its award-winning floral displays, the Cupar in Bloom team have invited Beechgrove to come and take a look at their efforts, as well as hosting a Beechgrove Gardeners' Question Time in the Corn Exchange. Jim, Carole, George and Brian attempt to answer as many Cupar gardening questions as possible. The team also visit some of Cupar's outstanding gardens and tee off with a visit to Elmwood Golf Course.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.22 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.22 2017

Gardening Australia ep.28 2017

Jerry visits a formal native garden in Toowoomba; Costa and Sophie are at a community garden in Darwin; guest presenter Carolyn explains the importance of plants in design, and Josh helps Millie with a project in her garden.


1. A Helping Hand
Josh lends Millie a hand to build a frame for climbing plants that will create a beautiful small-garden screen
2. Winning Natives
Jerry explores a magnificent garden in Toowoomba that combines formality and Australian natives to create an award-winning sensation
3. Designing with Plants
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman visits a spectacular nursery and gives us her top tips for planting design
4. Perfect Drainage
Jerry picks up a great tip on achieving perfect drainage for plants in any garden
5. The Mulch Pit
Costa takes Sophie to visit one of his favourite gardens, a community project in Darwin that grows food, skills and friendships
6. FAQs - Growing Bamboo | Liver under Passionfruit | Teasing Out Roots
The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions

Gardening Australia ep.28 2017
Gardening Australia ep.28 2017

Gardeners' World ep.24 2017

At Longmeadow, Monty shows us how to harvest and store potatoes. He also adds late summer colour to the cottage garden and prunes shrub roses.


Carol Klein travels to Norfolk to meet Adrian Bloom, a member of a horticultural dynasty that has had a big influence on our gardens for the last 50 years. Adam Frost takes a close look at the design of an outstanding small garden in Abingdon, and Frances Tophill is in Scotland meeting a man who is passionate about potatoes.

Joe Swift and Flo Headlam pay a visit to Potterne in Wiltshire to check on the progress of the community garden, and renowned plantswoman Helen Dillon joins Monty at Longmeadow.

Gardeners' World ep.24 2017
Gardeners' World ep.24 2017


The Beechgrove Garden ep.21 2017

 Jim takes a final tally and taste-test of tomatoes in the greenhouse. Carole is in Ardersier for Vegetable Garden on a Budget. Carole catches up with Mari Reid for harvest and a picnic on the beach, and to hear how much three families have saved and gained by growing their own.


 Tourists and townspeople often stop to admire the front garden of James Findlay in Carluke. Jim joins the crowd and James explains how he took over his neighbour's garden to increase the kerb appeal in Carluke.
The Beechgrove Garden ep.21 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.21 2017

Gardening Australia ep.27 2017

Costa explores the power of the flower; Jane discovers a collector's garden; Sophie explores a garden bursting with spring bulbs; Tino gets stuck into spring sowing and we find out what to do in the garden this weekend.


1. Sowing for Spring
Tino springs into action in The Patch, explaining his secret to summer crop success including Australia's favourite, the tomato!
2. What to Do this Weekend
Our presenters reveal their must-do tasks in their own garden this weekend
3. Propagating Succulents
Jane is visiting a succulent collector who demonstrates how easy it is to propagate these hardy plants
4. A Quirky Collection
Jane explores a collector’s garden full of unusual, architectural beauties and gets his expert tips for growing them at home
5. Flower Power
Costa explores the stunning displays in The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, and discovers the power of the flower
6. A Spring Stunner
Sophie Thomson visits a true spring garden, bursting at the seams with colourful blossom and bulbs

Gardening Australia ep.27 2017
Gardening Australia ep.27 2017

Gardeners' World ep.23 2017

As the plants in the jewel garden reach the peak of their late summer glory, Monty starts planning for the spring, planting ferns and advising on the care and maintenance of wildlife ponds.


Carol Klein pays a second visit to Dove Cottage in Halifax to see the garden at its summer peak and to find out the secrets of its successful borders.
Frances Tophill travels to Portsmouth to find a man whose passion for ferns has extended from his garden and onto his allotment, while Arit Anderson finds out that rubbish skips can be used to grow all manner of plants in an inner-city space.

A Sheffield paramedic reveals how his passion for wildflowers has transformed an area around a busy ambulance station, and there is a look at the blooming of one of the world's largest water lilies.

Gardeners' World ep.23 2017
Gardeners' World ep.23 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.20 2017

They say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Well, this week in the Beechgrove Garden, Jim and Carole munch their way through the veg plot as they taste-test turnips, a new broad bean and some blight-resistant potatoes.


Chris takes a look at the new rose garden and has a new take on some age-old remedies for common rose problems. George visits the grand Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff in Perthshire. The formal garden and parterre are among the oldest in Scotland and reputedly some of the finest in Europe.
The Beechgrove Garden ep.20 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.20 2017

Gardening Australia ep.26 2017

Jerry visits a wildlife-friendly garden; guest presenter Carolyn explores a small garden that is big on ideas; Costa plants an edible hedge and Millie and Squid go hunting for truffles.


1. Pretty and Productive
Costa helps a family plant an attractive blueberry hedge fringed with strawberries
2. Underground Riches
Millie and Squid go hunting for the delicious and valuable underground fungus, the black truffle
3. A Great Little Spot
Josh profiles two hard-wearing water-wise plants
4. All Creatures Great and Small
Jerry visits a wildlife-friendly garden in the Brisbane suburbs designed with the resident wild and domestic animals in mind
5. Small Spaces, Big Ideas
Guest presenter Carolyn explores a small urban garden that’s full of great ideas for how to make small spaces seem larger
6. FAQs - Grafted Trees | Orange Peel in Compost | Lime and Manure
Answers to frequently asked gardening questions

Gardening Australia ep.26 2017
Gardening Australia ep.26 2017