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

Love Your Garden Ep.8 - Series 4



  The team comes to the aid of Luke Simpson, who lost his leg in an explosion while deployed in Afghanistan. Rebuilding his life and health with the support of his wife Jackie, the war hero has struggled to make progress on the garden of his dreams. As Alan and the crew work their magic, Frances Tophill reveals the key design elements for a cottage-style plot, Katie Rushworth demonstrates how to make the most out of cut flowers and David Domoney provides hints and tips on maintaining the perfect lawn.

Love Your Garden Ep.8 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.8 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh and the team create a garden for a family with twin girls who have a serious, life-limiting condition. Three-year-olds Darcie and Evie Chapman have been diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a very rare form of epilepsy, and parents Mark and Natalie must be on permanent watch to prevent their daughters' seizures leading to something more serious. The Chapmans' current outdoor space is unsuitable for the girls, with changes of levels, colours of plants and even the light through branches influencing their condition, so the crew follows the rules of a formal garden where straight lines, order and symmetry give an unfussy overall look.

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

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

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh and the team are in London, where they transform the run-down garden of Joan Myers, a senior paediatric nurse who has worked tirelessly to help improve the way children are cared for within the NHS - but in doing so, has let her own garden become overgrown. Alan plans to give her a peaceful retreat outside her back door with flavours of Africa and the Caribbean, as well as more than a splash of purple, her favourite colour. He also reflects Joan's community spirit by challenging the team to make over three front gardens, finding different ways of revitalising these tired and forgotten spaces.

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 4


Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh heads to Bideford in Devon, where Tamsyn and Alex Wood's lives have been turned upside down in the last three years. Having emigrated to the south of France with their four children, they were forced to return to the UK after Alex suffered a brain injury followed by two haemorrhages. Alan sets his team the challenge of transforming the Woods' garden into a coastal haven, inspired by Alex's passion for surfing and the home's proximity to the sea. David Domoney upcycles a boat to create a bespoke daybed, Katie Rushworth turns old fruit barrels into raised planters and Frances Tophill introduces swathes of hardy flowers mixed in with paths of shingle.

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.4 - Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh and his team of green-fingered experts meet a Cambridgeshire mother whose son requires round-the-clock care. Until five years ago, Suzi Sola and her two children Katiya and Isaac enjoyed frequent trips to Spain, but when 12-year-old Isaac was diagnosed with a debilitating condition, these became a thing of the past. Alan wants to lift the family's spirits by transforming their garden into a holiday-themed oasis, drawing inspiration from a man who has recreated a Caribbean beach in his own backyard.

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

Love Your Garden Ep.3- Series 4


   
 Alan Titchmarsh and the team are in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, with the McGinns, whose life was turned upside down when dad Pete was seriously injured in the line of duty as a police officer. In the course of transforming their garden, Alan gives a masterclass in how to achieve a tropical feel using plants that can survive the British winter, and David Domoney tackles an awkward slope with a series of decking terraces and sitting areas linked by boardwalks. Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth create raised beds full of grasses, and the addition of a hot tub provides the family with somewhere to relax.

Love Your Garden Ep.3- Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.3- Series 4

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

Love Your Garden Ep.2- Series 4



  Alan Titchmarsh comes to the aid of a couple who founded a charity to support bereaved families after the loss of their 23-month-old son. Claire and Ian Estick have a busy schedule fundraising and running their organisation, meaning their large L-shaped garden has become a confused mix of children's play equipment, a neglected greenhouse and overgrown shrubs and trees. Alan and the team set about transforming it into four distinct spaces, featuring a kitchen garden and a tranquil seating area, and show viewers how to tackle a towering leylandii hedge.

Love Your Garden Ep.2- Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.2- Series 4

Love Your Garden Ep.1- Series 4

Love Your Garden is a British gardening programme that was first broadcast on ITV on 10 June 2011. The show is hosted by Alan Titchmarsh alongside co-presenters David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill and sees the team visit locations around the United Kingdom helping people to transform their gardens.


Part 1: 
The green-fingered team returns with more surprise garden makeovers for deserving people across the nation. Darren and Lesley Chan's youngest daughter Amelie was born with Charge syndrome - a debilitating genetic condition that has left her deaf, partially sighted and in need of constant care. Alan Titchmarsh sets out to transform the Manchester family's neglected outdoor space, calling in David Domoney, Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth to introduce sensory planting for the 10-year-old, a shade-loving border and a multifunction pathway made from areas of decking, artificial turf and paving.
Love Your Garden Ep.1- Series 4
Love Your Garden Ep.1- Series 4

Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Secrets (4 parts)

Alan Titchmarsh presents a stunning series that reveals the amazing secrets behind Britain's great gardens, examining how they continue to influence gardeners, including himself, today.


Part 1: 
17th Century, In the first episode, Alan visits Hatfield House in Hertfordshire to look at the key design features of the gardens of this 17th-century stately home. This was a time when horticulture and architecture worked seamlessly together and Hatfield reflects this new love of the aesthetic. Alan examines the famous parterres which are some of the first examples of Britain's affection for formal gardening, and shows how the parterre has been brought into the 21st century by designer Tom Stuart-Smith with his designs at Broughton Grange in Oxfordshire. Alan also looks at the use of perspective, which at Hatfield makes the driveways seem bigger and changes how the garden is seen from different points of view. He look at a French import, espaliers, that have been used to stunning effect in Hatfield and show how these have changed the way we contort trees in our garden, including his own tip on stepover apple trees. Plus, he reveals how our affection for topiary began in gardens such as this where they were originally seen as architectural forms, complementing the design of the house. Alan shows in his own garden that you don't need to plant hedges to achieve this, creating a portable sedum cube.


Part 2: 
18th Century Few gardening movements can match the impact of the 18th-century landscape movement, and Stowe in Buckinghamshire is one of the most important examples of their revolutionary designs. Here we find a rejection of the rigid formality of the previous century and an embracing of nature, no matter what the ecological cost. Alan demonstrates how they 'borrowed' views, manipulating the landscape to draw the eye to certain features. Creating a focal point is now a staple of modern garden design and Alan shows how it can accentuate a garden's best bits and also be used to hide things. Designers such as Bridgeman at Stowe were the first to sculpt huge areas of lawn, and Alan meets Kim Wilkie who is creating his own modern version of this type of lawn at Boughton Park. And Alan shows how the landscape movement pioneered the meandering path and placed statues and buildings in key places, aging them deliberately to fit with the landscape. Alan shares his own tips on aging, and how to recreate this type of 'set dressing' in a garden.


Part 3: 
19th Century The Victorians gave us a taste for exotic plants from around the world, a thirst for technology in the garden and a love of bold statements. Biddulph Grange, in Staffordshire, is a classic example of all these elements. The Victorians were transforming the garden from the natural landscapes of the 18th century to a new manufactured style. Alan comments how Biddulph is 'a world in one garden' made up of separate highly stylized designs inspired by China, Italy, Egypt and Scotland. These gardens are a setting for plant life from around the world and Alan explains how the Victorians were passionate plant hunters, particularly for orchids. He also shows us how to plant and care for exotics in our own garden. The Victorians also invented ways to transport and care for these rare plants. Alan demonstrates how they revolutionized growing under glass, building some of the biggest glasshouses in the world. There was also a passion for elaborate and gaudy display at this time with the creation of the carpet bed - a true symbol of Victorian knowledge and power. Alan shows us how to create one that will complement our own modern garden. A passion for technology was also transforming the kitchen garden and the Victorians established practices for produce growing that survive today. Alan reveals the key things to remember when growing vegetables.


Part 4: 
20th Century Alan reveals how Sissinghurst gardens in Kent is one of the most influential of the 20th century. Created by two passionate gardeners, Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Sir Harold Nicholson, its development coincided with key social changes in the British garden. There was a pre- and post-war boom in surburban housing, creating a generation of domestic gardeners. Despite its size, Sissinghurst appealed to the public because it was a warm and intimate garden and had been designed with a great many practical uses. Alan reveals that it was one of the first lifestyle gardens, made up of different 'rooms' designed for eating, relaxing and entertaining. Ideas that would lead to today's barbecue areas and daybed chillout zones in the garden began here. Alan shows his own take on the garden room, designing an outdoor dining table filled with herb and fruit plants. Vita Sackville West was also hugely influential in her use of colour. She used many colours to create a single hue and Alan reveals the myriad of colours in her famous purple border. She was also the first to create an all white garden. Sissinghurst is also famous for its naturalistic planting and Alan discusses how it works with head gardener Alexis Data. He also shows us how to create a wild flower meadow. And finally we learn that one part of Sissinghurst, the nuttery, would become famous as one of the first wild gardens. This new philosopohy would ultimately lead to todays perma culture gardens. Alan shows you how to create one in your own garden.

Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Secrets
Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Secrets

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

Gardening Australia ep.25 2017

Josh meets a scientist unlocking the relationship between fire and native plants; Costa replenishes his verge garden; Jerry shares his technique for a perfect seed bed and we meet a passionate young orchid conservationist.


1. Smoke Your Own
Josh learns how to smoke native plant seeds to aid germination
2. Back to the Verge
Costa gets stuck back into his verge garden after building work temporarily halted progress
3. Plant Profile - Algerian Iris
We profile the beautiful Algerian Iris
4. Smoke King
Josh meets a scientist unlocking the relationship between fire and native plants in a wonderfully diverse area of Western Australia
5. Perfect Seed Bed
Jerry shares his grandmother's technique for preparing the perfect seed bed guaranteed to lead to success
6. FAQs - Fertilising in Winter | Cherry Tree | Leaf Curl
Answers to commonly asked gardening questions

Gardening Australia ep.25 2017
Gardening Australia ep.25 2017

Gardening Australia ep.24 2017

Costa visits a scientist with an experimental garden; Tino helps out at an olive grove; guest presenter Carolyn explores the materials available for creating a garden & Millie salvages some second-hand plants.


1. Plant Profile - Bell-fruited Mallee
This beautiful native can fit in even the smallest of gardens!
2. Pruning Olives
Tino shows how to prune an olive tree to maximise yield
3. Sticks and Stones
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman explores the materials available for creating gardens
4. Olives Galore
Tino helps out an olive growing couple with their harvest in beautiful northern Tasmania
5. The Backyard Laboratory
Costa is in Canberra to visit a scientist whose research into water and productive gardening is changing the world
6. The Sacrificial Plant
Jerry Coleby-Williams shows us a novel method of pest control
7. Stripping the Garden
Millie shows us how to move plants successfully whilst helping a friend renovate their garden.

Gardening Australia ep.24 2017
Gardening Australia ep.24 2017

Gardeners' World ep.22 2017

  As well as propagating succulent plants, Monty Don revisits his container vegetable garden, gives advice on how to get a good crop of pumpkins and gets out and about when he meets Jake Hobson, one of the UK's leading cloud pruning and topiary experts.


 Adam Frost looks at a newly planted garden at RHS Hyde Hall in Essex, which has been designed to display both hardy and exotic vegetables, Rachel de Thame visits a garden in Wiltshire, where vibrant colours are the key to the success of its summer borders, and we meet two enthusiasts in Manchester who have a passion for air plants.



And Flo Headlam returns to Potterne to check on the progress of the new community space and to join the local residents as they get to grips with building and planting the garden.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.19 2017

  The whole team travel deep into Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song country, to the Howe of the Mearns village of Arbuthnott. For anyone who drives the A90, the red clay soils of one of the most fertile and productive areas in the country will be familiar and are the dominant feature of the area.


  Jim, Carole, George and Chris explore the area horticulturally and also solve some gardening problems for the gardeners of Arbuthnott gathered in the Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Centre for a Q&A.
Jim and George visit one of the oldest gardens in Scotland at Arbuthnott House, while Carole visits the contemporary gardeners of Milltown Community.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.19 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.19 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.9- Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh and his team head to Nottingham to surprise the inspirational boxing coach Marcellus Baz, with two special garden transformations.


First, the team visit Marcellus' gym, where they work to turn a dark alley into a productive kitchen garden, before heading to Marcellus' own home to transform his garden into a Moroccan-inspired outdoor space.


Gardeners' World ep.21 2017

   As Monty starts to bring in the tastiest of the summer harvest, he is planning for the months ahead as he gives advice on what to sow now to keep the crops coming up to the end of autumn. He also plans for next spring when he gives tips on saving money by propagating perennials.


  Carol Klein visits a lady who is losing her eyesight and helps her organise her confused borders and give her recommendations of plants which will be a feast for her senses. Joe Swift takes a close look of the design of a contemporary country garden and Nick Bailey travels to an Essex village to meet a bunch of enthusiastic villagers who are using their gardens to help in the revival and preservation of the historic Pemberton roses.

Gardeners' World ep.21 2017
Gardeners' World ep.21 2017

Arit Anderson meets a gardener who is looking to the future in the design and planting of his extraordinary garden and we pay a second visit to Wales to catch up with Shaish Alam to find out how his crops have been faring in his newly planted field.

      

The Beechgrove Garden ep.18 2017

In the Beechgrove Garden, Carole and George have a tough job of taste testing the new super-sweet tomatoes and thin-skinned cucumbers in the tender veg polytunnel. Jim visits Glasgow Botanic Gardens - now in their 200th year of existence - to see how the new young gardeners of Glasgow are being trained through a unique apprenticeship scheme.


George is in his horticultural element as he visits Rosa Steppanova in Lea Garden at Tresta on Shetland. This extraordinary garden is 12 hours and 200 miles by sea from Beechgrove, and yet it is an astounding display of plants from all around the world.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.18 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.18 2017

Love Your Garden Ep.8- Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh and his team transform an area of Blackpool Zoo for live-in keeper John Paul who resides there full-time, creating a private retreat for the zoo's dedicated keepers.


Alan and the team fill the space with animal and wildlife friendly ideas, and share tips on clever ways to create privacy without building walls and fences.

Love Your Garden Ep.8- Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.8- Series 7 2017

Gardeners' World ep.20 2017

  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


  Monty Don gives advice on how to cut and maintain hedges as well as giving ideas on growing fruit in pots. Carol Klein chooses varieties of late-flowering clematis as her plant of the month, Nick Bailey travels to the southern tip of Cornwall to seek out a plant which escaped from our gardens and is now threatening rare and native plants, and Adam Frost uncovers the secrets of successful planting combinations in an Oxfordshire garden.




    Mark Lane joins the enthusiasts who have lovingly restored a walled garden in Warwick as they open their gates to the public for the first time, and we visit a garden in Yorkshire where foliage and not flowers are of paramount importance.
Gardeners' World ep.20 2017
Gardeners' World ep.20 2017   

Love Your Garden Ep.7 - Series 7 2017

Alan Titchmarsh and his team head to Hythe to create a sensory outdoor space for a four-year-old girl with severely limited vision, who will one day go completely blind.


The team transform the family's current bland garden into a safe family haven where little Isabelle can learn about the outside world in a comfortable environment.

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

Gardening Australia ep.23 2017

Jane visits a chestnut grove in the Victorian high country; Costa shows us some winter-flowering natives; Tino prunes some fruit trees and Jerry propagates some unusual edible perennial plants.


1. Cooking Chestnuts
Jane learns how to make chestnut flour
2. Why is pH so Important?
Millie checks the pH of her soil and shows why it is such an important test to do
3. Nuts about Nuts
Jane visits a beautiful chestnut and hazelnut grove in Victoria's high country
4. FAQs - Daffodils | Feeding Lemon Trees | Persimmon
Josh, Sophie and Tino answer some frequently asked gardening questions
5. Local Colour
Costa takes a look at an impressive array of winter flowering natives
6. Edible Perennials
Jerry propagates some of his unusual food plants
7. Pruning Fruit Trees
Tino shows us how to prune a pomegranate, a youngberry and a quince tree

Gardening Australia ep.23 2017
Gardening Australia ep.23 2017

Gardeners' World ep.19 2017

There are plans for propagating and planting at Longmeadow this week when Monty Don plants up a new bed of irises and takes pelargonium cuttings.


Nick Bailey brightens up a dull and shady space at the side of a terraced house and gives advice on plants that will thrive, Carol Klein pays the first of two visits to West Yorkshire to meet a couple whose outstanding planting has resulted in a garden full of late summer interest and Joe Swift takes a close look at a sloping and shady town garden to find out how the owner has designed this difficult space.



We also meet a gardener in Dorset who took on the challenge of an overgrown coastal garden to create an Italianate idyll and take an in-depth look at one of the most colourful of summer stalwarts - the pelargonium.
Gardeners' World ep.19 2017
Gardeners' World ep.19 2017

The Sweet Makers ep.3

Four modern-day confectioners use original recipes to recreate a Victorian sweet shop and discover how the quest to satisfy the national sweet tooth transformed Britain. They come under pressure as small-time players trying to compete in a tough new world completely altered by the industrial revolution and the dawn of mass production. Guided by food historian Dr Annie Gray and social historian Emma Dabiri, he 21st-century sweetmakers are in their own workshop in Blists Hill, Shropshire, to experience first-hand the life of confectioners in late 19th- and early 20th-century England - a time when children finally got their hands on chocolate and the brands that we still know and love today were dreamt up. Cheap sugar meant sweets for every class in society for the first time, so everything the team make across four days in the kitchen forms part of the stock for their shop.


The confectioners use period equipment, original recipes and authentic ingredients. They are Paul A Young, who runs two boutique chocolate shops in London, Cynthia Stroud, a bespoke wedding cake decorator, Diana Short, who owns her own chocolate company, and sweet consultant Andy Baxendale, whose first job in the industry was in the Chewits factory. They each bring a unique set of skills and experience to the job - but they will quickly come to appreciate the immense skill of their confectionery predecessors.

Wrestling with unfamiliar equipment - from drop rollers for moulding boiled sweets, the first rotating pans, fiddly starch trays to some extraordinary Easter animal moulds - tests the confectioners' skills and ingenuity to the limit. They discover how the sugar they worked with changed from slave-produced cane sugar to the European sugar beet and the huge impact of eating chocolate. And they see their own status change and decline from earlier time periods as the pressure now is about producing cheap treats in bulk not crafting artistic delights by hand.

Dr Annie Gray is their guide to the unfamiliar recipes and ingredients - everything from the original fruit pastilles recipes to adulterated paraffin wax toffees and beautiful fancy boxes which cost more than the average weekly food budget of a working family. Emma Dabiri helps the confectioners understand the harsh competition smaller companies faced with the establishment of the huge Quaker brands such as Rowntrees, Frys and Cadburys and the boom in confectionery factories. Chocolatier Paul is visibly moved by the letters from the First World War trenches, a stark reminder of how precious chocolate was to soldiers who were far from home, and they are staggered to discover that the first animated advert was for a Rowntrees bar.

Their new urban customers were sugar addicts who burnt thousands of calories in the factories. They wanted a range of cheap and delicious treats so they have to produce more than they have ever done before, working longer hours at a time when profit margins were tight. They go all out for their Easter display - making a vast decorated egg, chocolate fish and other animals. Annie and Emma are impressed with the incredible array of sweets they manage to make, from rose rock and lemon drops to barley sugar twists, fruit pastilles and creamy toffees to chocolate fancy boxes and eggs. Their young customers can't eat them quickly enough and an Easter egg hunt tops it off.

They have triumphed in the difficult world of mass production and seen the birth of the big brands that we still recognise today. It has been an extraordinary journey through more than 350 years of the confectionery, and they are the product of the men and women who came before them.

The Sweet Makers ep.3
The Sweet Makers ep.3


Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 7 2017

   Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Southampton to turn a featureless suburban back garden into a super-stylish contemporary outdoor space.
 The garden is for the Jordan family who are coping with the loss of a devoted mother and wife.  Shelly-Ann died of cancer in April 2016 aged just 39 leaving husband Tony and their two children Tyler (17) and Amelia (12).


 Shelly desperately wanted to create a garden for her children to enjoy with their friends and family but died before she could make this dream a reality.
 Alan, Katie, Frances and David – take on the challenge of creating a garden that will both appeal to teens and tweens, keep their mother’s memory alive and help the whole family through the still very raw grieving process.
 They pack the space with wonderful ideas and use gorgeous planting to make it one of the most striking gardens of the series.

Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.6 - Series 7 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2017

Scotland's favourite gardening programme.


In the Beechgrove garden, Jim and Carole enjoy a red cabbage success story. Chris plants a range of hostas in the Beechgrove cottage garden. Since hostas are usually tasty morsels for slugs and snails, Chris also tries out a range of preventative measures. George visits Fiona and Euan Smith's garden at Kierfiold House on Orkney. The garden is a lesson on how creating shelter allows for planting in exposed conditions and is home to a large collection of hardy geraniums.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.17 2017

Gardening Australia ep.22 2017

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining gardeners around the world. Josh visits a magnificent forest; Sophie gets some rose-pruning advice from an expert; Costa helps out with some tree planting and guest presenter Carolyn Blackman shows us a garden designed for multiple uses.


1. Potting up Prickles
Millie shows us how to pot up a cactus without getting hurt
2. Principles of Pruning
Sophie gets some essential pruning advice from a young rose pruner
3. A Design for Life
Guest presenter Carolyn Blackman gives us her top tips for designing a garden for an active family
4. Walking with Giants
Josh visits a very special forest of ancient and beautiful tingle trees in WA's Walpole Wilderness Area
5. Excess Produce - Josh's Sauerkraut
We show you how to make sauerkraut from excess cabbage
6. Future Forests
Costa joins a revegetation team for National Tree Week to help restore some former farmland
7. Poor Man's Capers
Tino gives us an idea for nasturtium seed pods

Gardening Australia ep.22 2017
Gardening Australia ep.22 2017

Gardeners' World ep.18 2017

At the height of summer, it is time to ensure that fruits and vegetables are given attention to ensure maximum cropping. Monty Don gives advice on the summer pruning of fruit trees, as well as showing how to get the best from tomatoes and chillies. He also recommends plants which will carry on flowering into autumn.


Carol Klein meets one of her gardening heroes, Roy Lancaster, and joins him as he reminisces on his life and explains his passion for plants. Nick Bailey is on the trail of some more alien invaders to our gardens, and we travel to Wales to meet a chef who has taken on a field in which to grow vegetables.

    

Monty pays a visit to an extraordinary garden in Berkshire and we continue our 50-year celebrations when Rachel de Thame reflects back on how we used to garden 50 years ago. Joe Swift and Flo Headlam begin an exciting new project to celebrate our golden anniversary when they help a community create a garden in Wiltshire.

Gardeners' World ep.18 2017
Gardeners' World ep.18 2017

The Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2017

The whole Beechgrove team are on the ferry to the Orkney Isles this week. Famously a place of only two seasons, 18 hours of light or 18 hours of dark, with constant winds but mild and with little or no frost.


The assumption always is that nothing much grows on Orkney in those conditions, but Jim, Carole and George find that is far from the case as they discover the determined gardeners of Orkney and how much they have achieved, to the extent that there is a thriving Orkney Garden Festival across the islands.
Jim, Carole and George host a Beechgrove Gardeners' question and answer session in Kirkwall and visit a host of good gardens on South Ronaldsay.

The Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2017
The Beechgrove Garden ep.16 2017

The Sweet Makers ep.2

 Four modern-day confectioners use original recipes to recreate a Georgian shop and a stunning dessert course and discover how the quest to satisfy our national sweet tooth transformed Britain. Guided by food historian Dr Annie Gray and social historian Emma Dabiri, our 21st-century sweetmakers are in Bath to experience first-hand the life of confectioners in late 18th- and early 19th-century England - a time when the wealth from the sugar plantations of the Caribbean had made Britain rich and Bath's residents were making a fortune from the slave trade. They are now catering to the wealthy middle classes who could spend up to the modern equivalent of A £2,000 on a bespoke dessert course to dazzle their guests. Every dish the team make across four days in the kitchen forms part of the stock for their shop and this spectacular final course at one of the most famous addresses in Bath, the Royal Crescent. Our confectioners use period equipment such as Georgian ice chests, sorbetieres and beautiful pewter moulds, original recipes and authentic ingredients and create dishes that haven't been made, let alone tasted, for hundreds of years.


The four confectioners are Paul A Young, who runs two boutique chocolate shops in London, Cynthia Stroud, a bespoke wedding cake decorator, Diana Short, who owns her own chocolate company, and sweet consultant Andy Baxendale, whose first job in the industry was in the Chewitts factory. They each bring a unique set of skills and experience to the job - but they quickly come to appreciate the immense skill of their confectionery predecessors.

They discover how the art of the confectioner peaked in the Georgian era as wealthy customers and abundant sugar supplies from the plantations allowed them to experiment with all of the latest fashions from Italy and France. Andy blows sugar as chemistry catches up with confectionery, and they learn the Georgian trick of adding salt to their ice to freeze ice cream. Celebrity confectioners such as Domenico Negri, who ran the most fashionable shop in Berkeley Square, and Marie Antoine Careme, the man the royal family lured over from Europe for a vast salary, are their inspiration now.

While Dr Annie Gray is their guide to the unfamiliar recipes and ingredients - everything from the calves-feet gelatine for their eccentric bird's nest jelly to the parmesan ice cream they whip up by hand after bashing their own ice - Emma Dabiri helps the confectioners understand the vital role the sugar trade played in enriching the nation and the grim business of plantation life. Emma travels to Barbados to explore the legacy of our sugar obsession - and sees the slave lists of the men, women and children who worked at one of the oldest plantations in the Caribbean.

Back in Bath, the confectioners are visibly moved by a horrific account of the punishments given to those who interrupted this business. They are delighted, though, to learn about the first ethical revolt by consumers who supported the sugar boycott of slave-produced cane and the fight by abolitionists such as ceramicist Josiah Wedgwood, who successfully campaigned to end the British slave trade. The dessert course was delivered by confectioners to private homes and laid out with precision. It was a chance for the host to impress their guests and visual spectacle was key. But with so much money at stake, the pressure builds in the kitchen as they use all of the Georgian sugar skills to put together an incredible edible landscape inspired by Capability Brown. As they carefully place their marzipan base, sugared trees, spun-sugar waterfall and nougatine boulders, disaster strikes and the crystal lake cracks. Thankfully they manage to cover up the telltale crack and deliver the goods!

Annie and Emma are impressed with the incredible array of sugary dishes that the confectioners pull off, from parmesan ice cream to beautifully moulded chocolate and lemon ices, French bon bons to jellied fish in a pond and a jelly bird's nest. Everything the confectioners create is edible, including an extraordinary landscape centrepiece. The guests are delighted and the confectioners declare themselves in love with the elegant and playful Georgian age.

The Sweet Makers ep.2
The Sweet Makers ep.2

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - 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.


  Alan and the team surprise a 93-year-old veteran from WW2. Jack King was a Japanese prisoner of war on the infamous Thailand Burma railway. He is now a widower and wants to revive the beautiful garden he shared with his wife Audrey. Jack is also a passionate painter who longs to access the studio he built himself at the end of his garden. Sadly this garden has become a no go area for Jack.
  The team work hard to create a beautiful garden full of happy memories, art and a stunning new studio that Jack is able to access easily.

Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 7 2017
Love Your Garden Ep.5 - Series 7 2017

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