February 23, 2016

Anns a’ Ghàrradh s02

(Series Repack)

Gaelic with English subs.

Anns a' Ghàrradh returns for another series of gardening delights with presenting duo Calina and Eilidh as they visit some of Scotland's quirkiest gardens and most interesting and innovative gardeners. The programmes are based at Calina's croft garden on the Isle of Skye, and with developments afoot there, be sure to tune in and see how plans develop and grow. With an emphasis on West Highland and Island gardens, this series aims to cater for all shades of green-fingered Scottish gardeners.


Calina and Eilidh visit a garden under the Skye bridge. There are fuchsia cuttings in the potting shed, tips on how to grow your own lemons and we see the seldom-spotted Sutherland Kale. Don't miss the step-by-step guide to growing your own delicious strawberries! Calina also swaps gardening tips for Gaelic lessons with a friend on Skye.

The team visit the machair and see how a community group are running growing trials in the sandy soil - don't miss this episode if you want to find out some unusual veggies that you could be growing at home. We also visit Sleat and see how the roses bloom for Muriel and take a woodland walk on the banks of Lochalsh.

In this episode there are some great tips for growing Blue Poppies, which can grow especially well in Scotland. Calina goes to visit a gardening couple in Lewis who have made a rockery from the old family blackhouse and the potting shed is open for business. There is also a trip to Aberdeenshire to see how the heather growers do it.

Calina visits a world-renowned expert on growing ginger indoors, while Eilidh takes a turn round North Uist to assist Dorothy MacVicar with some garden grumbles. Dunvegan Castle gardens are in full bloom as Calina takes a tour with the head gardener and don't miss the step-by-step guide to perfect cabbages, and there are gladioli growing among the tatties in Eilidh Shaw's garden in Inverness.


Eilidh visits an award-winning garden with Murdo in North Uist and Calina is in Perthshire finding out about unusual plants with purpose and how to grow your own orchard. Trees really do grow in the islands and Domhnall Uilleam tells us how to make a start - and Calina gives the tools a good clear up at the home garden on Skye.

In this episode it's a visit to Rothiemurchas estate and the great Caledonian forest, where Eilidh finds out which trees will make the perfect windbreak in Scottish soil in exposed locations, and Calina helps one Hearach family with a troublesome compost heap. We find out which plants can be more childproof in the garden and Calina recycles items to use in the garden.

Calina visits a problematic pond garden at the Elgol primary school, while Eilidh goes to the Inverness Royal Academy as the pupils start to create a garden for the school. The team also visits Inverasdale and the Good for Ewe community group.

Eilidh visits a new allotment scheme in Inverness and we see how to plant up the perfect patio pot for summer. The team visit Edinburgh Zoo and take a tour of the wild side to gardening. We return to Inverness Royal Academy to see how their garden project is progressing and Eilidh harvests some native Scottish plant seeds near Brechin.

Compilation programme featuring highlights from the series, including visits to gardens large and small throughout Scotland, and interesting gardeners offering top tips and gardening gems.

Series 2 concludes with another look at this seasons highlights.

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