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October 27, 2017

Gardening Australia s28e34.

Tino is visiting a spectacular vireya rhododendron garden, an unusual sight in cool-climate Tasmania, Jane shows how to prune a cardoon, and Josh visits a new playground that was built in harmony with the existing trees. Also Millie propagates plants from the contents of her kitchen cupboards and Tino shares some top tips for growing rhododendrons.


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October 27, 2017

Gardening Australia s28e33.

Sophie explores a native botanic garden, for threatened species, run entirely by volunteers. Find out what the presenters are doing in their gardens this weekend while Costa visits an aged-care facility where chooks improve the residents' well-being. There's a great way to use up your excess fruit, and Tino explains how to choose the right manure for your plants. Jerry visits a spectacular shade garden.


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October 14, 2017

Gardening Australia s28e32.

Jerry explores the exciting world of euphorbias, a family that includes plants of all sorts of shapes and sizes, Costa shows why it's important to pick the right sized pot for your plant, and Jane visits a long-running gardening club that works with students at the local primary school. Millie visits an historical nursery to find out what it takes to raise the perfect seedling and meet a passionate nurseryman who grows plants to build and restore wetlands.


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October 14, 2017

Gardeners World s50e29.

Monty plans for next year's fruit harvest when he adds gooseberries to the fruit garden he planted earlier in the year. He also divides and moves herbaceous perennials and advises on the best bulbs to plant now for cut flowers next year. Frances Tophill meets a couple who have filled their garden with tender plants and devised a meticulous method of protecting them over the winter, and we catch up with Adam Frost in his own garden when he gives design tips on placing and planting trees. Nick Bailey explores a myriad of colour in leaf, bark and berry when he travels to Bluebell Arboretum in Leicestershire, and Arit Anderson is in Yorkshire, where she finds out about a project using innovative techniques for producing food. We also visit Warwickshire to look at their collection of hardy chrysanthemums and to see how they can bring much-needed late colour into our gardens.


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October 14, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e26.

It's the final programme of the Beechgrove series, and Jim, Carole, George, Chris and Brian are all battening down the hatches, preparing the garden for winter but with a barrowload of hopeful hints to anticipate spring. Jim and Carole have succumbed to a little tulip fever as they go a little crazy with bulbs, planting in containers, in spring displays and naturalising in the lawn. Sandy has a lifetime of experience to impart from how to keep tartan patterns on the lawn, through to keeping your shrubs in beautiful shape.


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October 8, 2017

Gardening Australia s28e31.

Tino supplements the seasonal offerings at the patch by planting a range of true-blue edible Tassie plants, Jerry talks about the cabbage white butterfly parasite, and Jane meets a gardener who has created a spectacular plant-filled garden in an unforgiving, inland climate. Millie talks about poisonous plants, Costa discovers a vibrant oasis filled with lush trees and leafy understorey created from a road closure in inner Sydney and Sophie gets native plant advice from a conservationist who propagates endangered species in his back garden.


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October 8, 2017

Gardeners World s50e28.

The beginning of October is a good time to plan for next year and Monty begins the process of taking out plants which are in the wrong place and either moving or dividing others. He also gives advice on making leaf mould from fallen leaves and how to use it. Frances Tophill helps a gardener whose plants are not thriving where they are planted, and Joe Swift visits a small garden full of great design tips. Nick Bailey meets a soil zoologist to find out about the abundance of life which lives under our feet, Adam Frost is on a community allotment in Manchester where growing food is providing solace and support to refugees, and we travel to Staffordshire to visit a cottage garden which has been planted with a particular emphasis on colour.


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October 8, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e25.

This week, the whole Beechgrove team head to what has been Jim McColl's adopted home for the last 40 years, the Aberdeenshire town of Oldmeldrum, for the penultimate programme of the series. Jim takes us on a tour of the horticultural highlights of the area, including visiting the magnificent Haddo House, whose gardens have been recently restored to their 1830 heyday. Haddo House is also the venue for a Beechgrove question-and-answer session, where Jim, Carole, George and Brian attempt to answer some of the local gardening queries from the gardeners of Meldrum as it is affectionately called.


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September 30, 2017

Desperate Landscapes s12e07.

Samantha and Vince love their home in Oceanside, California. They love being close to the beach and spend as much free time there as their jobs allow but they don't have a lot of time to spare. They have been rehabbing the inside of their home and Vince is a Marine Reservist and Samantha works as an animal trainer at Sea World. The first order of business is to get rid of a fence that's falling apart and to clear some ugly trees and debris. Jason's plan calls for building a new fence with a modern style to help keep their dog corralled. They build some custom surfboard lights and add a new paver patio and redwood fireplace for Sam and Vince to relax with friends.


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September 30, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e24.

The Beechgrove Garden is a blaze of early autumn colour and Jim and Carole show off some of the very best for this time of year from dahlias to hydrangeas. Scone Palace Gardens are overrun with rabbits and deer. At the start of the series, we saw head gardener Brian Cunningham setting up an observation to see what methods, if any, work to deter them and to find out if there really are rabbit-proof plants. Brian pulls a rabbit out of a hat with some surprising results.


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