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December 10, 2011

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2011 Christmas Special.

In this Christmas special, Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Rachel de Thame celebrate the festive season from a gardener’s point of view. At Longmeadow, Monty and Rachel have a good clear up, cutting back some plants but leaving others for winter structure and wildlife. Monty also […]

October 29, 2011

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Monty Don gets going with autumn garden maintenance whilst looking back over the year and reviewing his borders to see which plants have done well and which haven’t. As he clears annuals that are past their best, he plans a colourful display for late spring by planting up the garden with tulips. Carol […]

October 22, 2011

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With autumn well under way, some plants in the garden need to be brought in under cover. Monty Don makes a start by insulating his greenhouse to provide a winter home for all sorts of tender plants and gives his tips and techniques for ensuring their survival until next year. Carol Klein visits […]

October 15, 2011

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At Longmeadow, Monty is planning for next summer by sowing a batch of sweet peas. He wants to find out, by sowing a batch now and another next spring, whether the flowering and general performance of the plants will differ. Carol Klein is amongst the leaves, bark and berries at Thorp Perrow Arboretum […]

October 8, 2011

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Monty Don has advice on how to successfully store an apple crop so it will last through winter, and explains why he thinks it high time wall flowers came back into fashion. With tomatoes now over, Monty clears his greenhouse and plans for next year by planting garlic in the vegetable garden. Carol […]

October 1, 2011

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In a special programme which comes from all four of the Royal Horticultural Society gardens, the Gardeners’ World team are out on the road exploring how each location’s differing climate affects the plants they grow and getting plenty of gardening tips along the way. Carol Klein introduces the programme from Wisley in Surrey, […]

September 24, 2011

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Monty Don shows how to take cuttings from favourite roses to bulk up stock for free. He looks ahead to summer 2012 by planting foxgloves he’s raised from seed, along with autumn onions for a bumper crop in June. Carol Klein is at Glebe Cottage collecting seeds from her favourite flowers with a […]

September 10, 2011

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With bees in mind, Monty Don plans for spring by planting some early nectar sources for them, using bulbs which flower early in the year, namely crocus and winter aconites. He also selects some asters which will not only give colour for autumn but will also help bees build up their nectar reserves […]

September 3, 2011

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Monty Don shows what to do now to maximise next year’s soft fruit crop by pruning his summer raspberries and planting on the strawberry runners he potted up a few weeks ago. As Monty harvests September’s abundance in the vegetable garden he makes notes of the tastiest varieties he has grown this year […]

August 27, 2011

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Monty Don unveils his plans for a wet meadow. He starts by planting herbaceous perennials that will thrive in heavy soils and also look good amidst the long grass. He also pots-on his salvia cuttings and explains the benefits of planting ‘green manure’ in the veg patch. Now that he has harvested his […]

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