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.
Director Toby Amies visits Chanel designer Pascal Brault’s verdant South of France garden set amid a range of mountains.
The newest show in the RHS calendar has a guiding principle: to showcase the best of British horticulture and offer innovative experiences that encourage visitors to try out new gardening ideas at home. Watch the highlights from the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018 (June 6-10) as it comes to life with gardens, installations, plants, people, and more.
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.
Miromesnil est un château et un potager remarquable.
Repris en 1938 par les grands parents de Nathalie Romatet, ce jardin totalement repensé et redessiné dans les années 1950 est devenu un incontournable des jardins normands.
Autant nourricier que paysager et situé dans un cadre féérique, vous y découvrirez les légumes normands, des variétés oubliées et les fleurs de nos jardins de grand-mère, comme autant de souvenirs d’enfance.
Monty Don and Joe Swift look back at the highlights of their week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.
The world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions and leads the way in innovative garden design.
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.
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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.
Quand la relève est assurée…
Maxime prend doucement le Parc et les jardins d’Acquigny en main. Voilà ce que c’est que d’avoir baigné toute sa jeunesse dans cette propriété, il la connait par coeur, et la passion des arbres et des plantes, il a ça dans le sang depuis toujours.
Un bel exemple de jardin promis à un bel avenir, de l’énergie, des idées, et surtout un magnifique capital qui ne demande qu’à grandir encore pour nous émerveiller.
La version française, c’était avec Papa (Bertrand d’Esneval) mais c’était avant.
In the Beechgrove Garden episode 4 2018, after the success of the no-dig observation of last year, Jim is extending the trial into the polytunnel, comparing conventionally grown vegetables with easy-grow no-dig vegetable plots. Brian is in Armadale, helping Lesley Welsh and her two children to create a bespoke vegetable plot for the family. Lesley wants the children to be able to easily grow their own and take their own home-grown produce from fork to fork.
Brian is also in Tranent, visiting Wattie Russell. Wattie was nominated as one of Scotland’s Garden Heroes, and Brian visits to see why. Wattie’s inspirational, but tightly packed, garden in Tranent is full of spring beauties with around 500 different pots of colour.
This week we are celebrating the very best of spring gardening with Monty at Longmeadow and visiting the RHS Malvern Spring Festival to see this year’s hottest garden designs and the season’s must-have plants.
In The Beechgrove Garden episode 2 2018, Jim and Carole celebrate Beechgrove’s ruby anniversary in true Beechgrove style as it’s tattie time. Both Jim and Carole are planting a range of ruby or red potatoes, and they also dig up an archive tattie tip from the late George Barron. Brian is back in Beechgrove revisiting …
In Gardeners World episode 7 2018 – Despite the slow awakening of the garden this year, there are still plenty of jobs to be getting on with and Monty begins to divide ornamental grasses and plant up an alpine trough. He also gives advice on what to do with containers which are past their best and what to sow in the vegetable garden at this time of year.
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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.
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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.