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.
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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On Britain in Bloom episode 10, Chris Bavin heads to the historic market town of Oakham in Rutland where the Bloomers are having to cope with major roadworks around the town. They can’t avoid them, so the team has decided to embrace the construction with a roadworks-themed Bloom entry.
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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The Herbarium at London’s Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew is a vast, Victorian archive filled with arcane books, learned scientists, and cabinet after cabinet of catalogued plants. This elegant short explores the evolution of florae with intelligence and flair.
Meet the three finalists who took part in this year’s RHS Young Designer of the Year competition Ula Maria, Anca Panait and Jake Curley.
Our three Young Designer finalists have each created their very first RHS Show Garden. The brief was to create a garden office – inspired by the idea of using gardens as a workspace, whether as a practical or quiet space, a place to hold meetings or space within an urban setting. They produced three stunning designs, winning two Golds and a Silver-Gilt.
Monty catches up with seasonal jobs at Longmeadow this week when he divides some perennials and plants alpines for spring colour. He also travels to Dublin to meet Helen Dillon to find out why she is planning to leave her world-famous garden after decades of honing it to perfection.
In Scotland, Joe Swift begins his quest to find out why we should rekindle our love for rock gardens, while Frances Tophill perches precariously on a cliff in Cornwall as she joins a couple who have created a garden in extreme conditions.
Adam Frost continues his progress on designing his garden in Lincolnshire and Flo Headlam transforms a shady and neglected front garden in London. And garden designer Mark Lane shares his passion for colour in his garden in Kent.
Among the more traditional displays at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show – are some that are a little more out of this world.