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 […]

August 24, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e14.

Tomatoes are Scotland’s favourite fruit to grow at home, and this week in the Beechgrove Garden, George and Carole taste-test a range of tumbling toms. George is in Lockerbie with Sue and Barrie Walters, who recently moved into their arts and crafts home. The garden is sadly overgrown, and Sue would like help […]

July 28, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e13.

In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim and Carole take the fortieth anniversary celebrations to a whole new level as they unearth the harvest of ruby-coloured potatoes planted 13 weeks ago. George and Carole revamp the rhododendron border at Beechgrove, and they show how to ‘air-layer’ a big shrub, and how to lift the crown […]

July 19, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e12.

Jim, Carole and George take stock of what has happened in the Beechgrove Garden. The sweet peas have scrambled up the nets and are in full, fragrant flower, strawberries and cherries are being harvested in abundance, and the tomatoes are ripening and reddening. Carole visits Tap o’Noth, an extraordinary organic market garden at […]

July 3, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e11.

Jim and Carole have butter and cream on standby in the hopes that there might be some early potatoes and strawberries ready to harvest. Meanwhile, Chris takes on a shady location by the pond at Beechgrove to create a new large shrub and clematis border. George visits the unique Japanese garden at Cowden […]

June 30, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e10.

After being awarded both the coveted Chelsea ‘Best in Show’ and gold medal, Chris is back to Beechgrove to tend to the rose garden. Meanwhile, Jim reviews the progress of his previously sickly houseplant collection, Brian is creating a new natural feature to ebb and flow by Beechgrove’s waterfall using lady’s slipper orchids, […]

June 22, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e09.

The whole Beechgrove team are on the road to the Fair City of Perth. Invited by the ‘Beautiful Perth’ volunteers, Jim, Carole, George and Brian find out exactly how the city earns that title horticulturally as they visit some of the city’s best-kept gardens, including the unique and culturally diverse Moncrieff Allotments that […]

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