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June 10, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e08.

It is a Beechgrove rhododendron special, with Jim and George answering some classic questions about rhododendrons and revamping the main rhododendron border now that it has finished flowering. Harry’s recently renovated garden boasts a riot of rhododendrons all flowering their socks off and proving that you don’t have to be on the west […]

June 3, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e07.

It’s time to get all the bedding plants in this week, and to celebrate Beechgrove’s 40th anniversary the summer bedding scheme is all colours of ruby. Brian Cunningham is back at Beechgrove having a look at how the alternative plants to dwarf box have fared over the winter, and he fills the gaps […]

May 27, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e06.

Carole and the garden team are in their waders while Jim supervises annual work on ponds of all sizes at Beechgrove. Salvia expert Brian Young joins salvia fanatic Jim in Beechgrove to salivate over salvias, and George visits North Berwick in Bloom to see what they and the local school are intending to […]

May 27, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e05.

In the Beechgrove Garden, 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 […]

May 18, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e04.

In the Beechgrove Garden, 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 […]

May 7, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e03.

Jim is planting with Beechgrove’s ruby anniversary in mind, sowing red veg from beetroot ‘Bulls Blood’, courgette ‘Midnight’ and lettuce ‘Moonred’ to spinach ‘Red Kitten’ and spicy mustard ‘Red Giant’, last year Jim began an observation choosing a range of trees for small gardens. This year he is adding to that with a […]

April 29, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e02.

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 revisiting his alpine garden and reviews the winter […]

April 28, 2018

Beechgrove Garden s11e01.

2018 marks the Beechgrove Garden’s ruby anniversary. This week there are sweet signs of spring as Jim, Carole, George and Chris are surrounded by April’s peach and cherry blossom. George revisits Sheila Harper’s ancient apple trees in Banchory. After a severe prune last year, George returns with slightly less sharp secateurs to show […]

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