October 28, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e23.

In the penultimate programme of the series, Jim is cropping kale and looking forward to red brussels sprouts for Christmas, while Carole continues the succession by planting hardy garlic to crop early next year. Chris attempts to spread the colour interest in the rose garden by underplanting with some more unusual bulbs. Meanwhile, […]

October 20, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e22.

Beechgrove Garden looks ahead to spring, with Carole planting a bedding scheme based on the spokes of a colour wheel. Jim and George start the process of battening down the hatches for winter and prepare plants against the weather to come, while Carole visits Attadale Gardens in Lochcarron, Rosshire. Although the garden dates […]

October 17, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e21.

Expert grower and shower of flowering bulbs George demonstrates the steps to creating a spring display of potted hyacinths with show-bench style. Meanwhile, Jim assesses the mini fruit plot, where there is a harvest even in the tiniest of spaces. Carole visits Glenkyllachy Garden near Tomatin, Strathdearn. This Highland glen garden is renowned […]

October 3, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e20.

The Beechgrove team are on the road to Callander, the scenic gateway to the Trossachs. George and Carole visit Greener Callander’s colourful community initiatives as well as discovering some hidden gems of gardens right in the middle of the town. Jim, Carole, George and Brian tee-off with a Beechgrove Gardener’s Question Time held in the […]

September 27, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e19.

The UK Centre for Economics and Business Research recently reported that the price of fresh produce is set to increase dramatically. Part of the answer is of course to grow your own. Jim shows how we can do that year round as he lifts and stores this year’s Beechgrove harvest, before preparing new […]

September 18, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e18.

Lawns have taken a bit of a hammering this summer between drought and deluges and Beechgrove’s lawns are no exception, so Jim gives some timely tips on autumn lawn care. George continues to revamp the Woodland Garden at Beechgrove by lifting the canopies of mature trees to provide new planting pockets below. George […]

September 8, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e17.

Jim is dreaming of jam tomorrow as he harvests plums and blueberries, while Brian assesses the success, or otherwise, of the ruby-themed annuals that he planted in between his box-hedging trial. Meanwhile, Carole mentions the C word as it’s already time to force bulbs for a Christmas display, Chris creates a new white […]

September 8, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e16.

The ideal for all gardeners is to have year-round colour in the garden. Carole talks to Martin Barker from Aberdeen University School of Biological Sciences about the science of colour, finding out how and why plants are the colour that they are and how plant colour affects us. Meanwhile, the harvest continues, and […]

September 8, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e15.

The Beechgrove team is on the road to Dumfries, where Jim, George and Chris discover the origins of horticultural therapy. They also take in the extraordinary rock garden on the Crichton Estate, which was designed and built in the 1920s, as well as visiting a tiny but packed bedding plant garden in nearby […]

September 1, 2018

The Beechgrove Garden Story.

The Beechgrove Garden has been a perennial fixture on the mantlepiece of Scottish life since 1978. To celebrate, we have dusted off old tapes and unearthed treasures from the past 40 years to create a one-hour special programme that takes you down the garden path of Beechgrove’s growth. In this special programme, return […]