In Gardeners World 2018 episode 11 it is warm enough for all the tender plants to go out into the garden now and at Longmeadow Monty finds places in his borders for bananas and dahlias, whilst in the vegetable garden, courgettes and tomatoes are planted out.
We pay a visit to the RHS Chatsworth show in Derbyshire where Nick Bailey, Carol Klein and Joe Swift explore the showground to bring us the best of the plants and show gardens that the exhibitors have to offer. Adam Frost is in London where he finds plenty of tips on how to bring tiny garden spaces to life, and we review the finalists’ gardens in our Every Space Counts competition and open the vote.
In Gardeners World 2018 episode 12 – the team head to Gardeners’ World Live this week to bring you the highlights in plants and design.
Adam Frost and Joe Swift take a close look at all the show gardens for fresh ideas as well as inspiration, Mark Lane finds planting ideas around the showground and Carol and Nick explore the floral marquee.
We also meet the designers whose innovative ideas have resulted in a show garden made from scrap iron and junk shop finds, go behind the scenes to visit the nurseries who bring their best specimens to the show, meet a woman who has traveled from the Isle of Skye with her plants and reveal the winner of our Every Space Counts competition.
At the forefront of the carnivorous plant revival is Hampshire Carnivorous Plants, run by Matthew Soper, a lifelong enthusiast of insect-eating plants. Matthew’s nursery offers the all-popular Venus fly trap (Dionaea muscipula) as well as in-demand carnivorous plants such as Nepenthes, Sarracenia and Drosera, to name a few. With more than 20 years’ experience on the flower show circuit, Hampshire Carnivorous Plants has been chosen as our Master Grower for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Matthew’s extensive range includes hybrids that originated from his nursery’s own breeding programme, with insect-eaters offered for windowsill, greenhouse and garden cultivation. Find out more about our Master Grower: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/r…
Alan began his career as an apprentice gardener in the Ilkley Council Parks Department Nursery and went on to study for a Diploma in Horticulture at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where he remained for two years as Supervisor of Staff Training before becoming a horticultural journalist and broadcaster.
On Gardeners World 2018 episode 10: with summer on the horizon, Monty is planting up pots for summer color as well as giving his box hedging a seasonal cut.
Frances Tophill checks on the progress of crops on her shared allotment. Mark Lane is in Suffolk where he gives advice on the elements of successful woodland planting design, and Nick Bailey travels to a garden in Cheshire to answer a viewer’s query about how to plant up a rocky area of their garden. Plus a visit to a Worcestershire garden where the owner has created a garden with a tropical twist, and the final garden in our Every Space Counts competition is revealed.
On Britain in Bloom episode 11, Chris Bavin meets a group of extraordinary Bloomers who must start from scratch every year after their gardening efforts are literally washed away. Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is at the confluence of four rivers, which makes for a lovely setting, but one that devastates the town to a greater or lesser degree every year when the waters rise and flood the town.
In the Beechgrove Garden episode 5 2018, it’s tomato time as Jim is growing a range of viewers’ recommended favourite tomato varieties, using viewers’ best methods for growing them.
Carole visits young farmers James Reid and Rosa Bevan near Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, to see how they use permaculture techniques to grow veg in the most environmentally friendly way possible. And Carole is also in Garelochhead to take in the annual Scottish Rhododendron Society show, where she sees competitors showing off the best blooms from the vast range of vibrant varieties.
D’Arcy & Everest: Specialists in British home grown Alpine Plants
Whether you are new or experienced at growing Alpines, you can be assured of a warm welcome when you visit D’Arcy & Everest nursery. The owners Angela and son Luke propagate and grow all their own plants stocking over 800 different varieties including many unusual species that you would not find at your local garden centre.
In Gardeners World 2018 episode 9, Monty elevates his cottage garden borders this week by adding plants to give height and drama, and rejuvenates the design of the grass borders by adding evergreen plants grown from cuttings.
Carol Klein’s plant of the season is the delicate but easy to grow dog’s tooth violet, Joe Swift travels to the Trelissick garden in Cornwall to meet a very special garden volunteer, and Adam Frost returns to Leicestershire to monitor the progress of the new-build garden. We also meet a woman who grows a national collection of polemoniums in her back garden, and we reveal the garden of the fourth finalist in our Every Space Counts competition.
In Britain in Bloom episode 9, Chris Bavin travels to the Lincolnshire coast to meet a group of dedicated Bloomers determined to put the ‘Great’ back into Great Grimsby. Last year their council funding for Bloom was cut and the volunteers had to drop out of the competition, but they are back and have created a social enterprise company to raise funds.
There is a full hour of inspiration as Monty works in his vegetable garden sowing seeds for a bountiful summer, grows some more unusual vegetables and recommends varieties of summer bulbs to plant in the spring.
In Gardeners World 2018 episode 5, there is a full hour of gardening from Longmeadow this week and Monty gets to grips with a new project, beefs up his borders by dividing perennials and celebrates spring flowering shrubs.
Frances Tophill is growing vegetables this year on an allotment and this week she begins to prepare her plot and, if your shed is chock full of out-of-date seeds, old compost, dirty pots and rusty tools, Nick Bailey has lots of hints and tips on how to get everything shipshape for the season ahead. Adam Frost explores a tropical garden in Dorset and meets a man who is passionate about growing unusual and exotic plants from seed, we travel to Suffolk to meet a woman who collects and grows a wide range of bellflowers and Carol Klein profiles the best of the season’s flowers – this week it is the camellia.
In Gardeners World 2018 episode 4 , it is the busiest gardening weekend of the year and Monty has plenty of ideas and inspiration, from planting summer bulbs to sowing perennials. New projects are on his mind as he begins to mark out a brand new area at Longmeadow.
In Gardeners World 2018 episode 1, a new gardening year begins at Longmeadow and Monty reveals his new plans for the year as well as taking stock of any winter damage. As well as seasonal hints and tips he is embarking on a mission to reduce the use of plastic in his garden and starts by exploring alternative containers to use for seed sowing.
For most of the last five years there has been a small oasis of colour and life amidst the destruction and grief of rebel-held Aleppo. It’s the garden centre, which has supplied plants and blooms and foliage to people in that part of the city throughout the war.
The British back garden is a familiar setting, but underneath the peonies and petunias is a much wilder hidden world, a miniature Serengeti, with beauty and brutality in equal measure. In this documentary, Chris Packham and a team of wildlife experts spend an entire year exploring every inch of a series of interlinked back gardens in Welwyn Garden City. They want to answer a fundamental question: how much wildlife lives beyond our back doors? How good for wildlife is the great British garden?
Through all four seasons, Chris reveals a stranger side to some of our more familiar garden residents. In summer he meets a very modern family of foxes – with a single dad in charge – and finds that a single fox litter can have up to five different fathers. In winter he shows that a robin’s red breast is actually war paint. And finally, in spring he finds a boiling ball of frisky frogs in a once-in-a-year mating frenzy.
The secret lives of the gardens’ smallest residents are even weirder. The team finds male crickets that bribe females with food during sex, spiders that change colour to help catch prey, and life-and-death battles going on under our noses in the compost heap.
So how many different species call our gardens home? How well do our gardens support wildlife? By the end of the year, with the help of a crack team from London’s Natural History Museum and some of the country’s top naturalists, Chris will find out. He’ll also discover which type of garden attracts the most wildlife. The results are not what you might expect… You’ll never look at your garden in quite the same way again.
Las Pozas (“The Pools”) is a subtropical garden established by twentieth-century British poet Edward James. Soaring out of the Mexican jungle near the town of Xilitla, the gardens are home to enormous concrete works of art that live alongside the tropical landscape.