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June 12, 2011

flowers for northern gardens.

Trees and shrubs that can flourish in the cool climate of Europe, the northern U.S. and Canada are examined. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed, along with the nutritional requirements and physical appearances of different species.

Full colour photographs.


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June 12, 2011

gardening australia s22e18 2011.

Sat 11th June 2011.

Stephen Ryan goes through the steps on how to make successful cuttings of conifers, while Tino Carnevale is doing some essential winter jobs including thinning beetroot, carrots and parsnips seedlings, training the climbing peas and planting a new crop of garlic. Jane Edmanson follows retired flower grower Frank Baguley into competition at the Chrysanthemum Society of Victoria's Annual Show - will he get 'best in show'?


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June 11, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e12 2011.

Friday 10th June 2011.

This week Monty Don visits the iconic garden of impressionist painter Claude Monet at Giverny. As well as reveling in the beauty and colour of Monet's paradise at this time of year, he has a privileged chat to Englishman James Priest, who, just this week, took up his role as head gardener of this world-renowned garden. Back at Longmeadow Monty shares his top tips for growing key culinary herbs. Now that soft summer fruits are beginning to swell he also begins the task of netting and mulching strawberries to ensure he can enjoy the harvest before the birds do.


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June 10, 2011

gardeners’ world s39e10 2006.

Air date Friday 9th June 2006.

The team are looking at all things exotic, as Monty revives the jungle garden with a new range of plants to add colour and texture. Joe's in his modern family garden adding grasses and pots of agapanthus for the summer and Carol is in the exotic end of the long borders planting out some unusual climbers the team started from seed.


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June 9, 2011

hidcote – a garden for all seasons.

Documentary telling the story of Hidcote, the most influential English garden of the 20th century and Lawrence Johnston, the enigmatic genius behind it. Hidcote was the first garden ever taken on by the National Trust, who have spent 3.5 million pounds in a major programme of restoration. As part of this facelift, the garden team have been researching Johnston's original vision and in doing so have uncovered a compelling story that reveals how he created such an iconic garden.


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June 8, 2011

ground force s09.

Originally aired in 2003.

Television series in which a group of professional landscapers/hardscapers creates or transforms a garden in two days as a surprise for one of the owners. Household names Alan Titchmarsh, Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh head the hard working crew.


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June 8, 2011

allotment gardening for dummies.

Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby.


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June 7, 2011

gardeners’ world s39e09 2006.

Air date Friday 2nd June 2006.

Monty takes stock of Berryfields Tulipwatch project by looking at the flowering pattern of the country's spring green tulips. Joe is back in the container vegetable garden earthing up his potatoes and planting a range of new vegetable crops. Carol returns to the alpine garden to refresh the alpine bed built last year.


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June 6, 2011

gardening australia s22e17 2011.

Sat 4th June 2011.

After the hottest summer on record, Josh is taking stock of his native front garden by looking at what has thrived and replacing those plants that haven't, Leonie Norrington plants cool season crops in her layered vegie bed including cabbage, broccoli and beetroot, and Sophie Thomson shows how to create a colourful and fragrant hedge from roses and explains which varieties are best to use.


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June 5, 2011

welly telly – the countryside on tv.

Kate Humble, Bill Oddie, Bill Bryson, John Craven and Clarissa Dickson Wright discuss television's changing relationship - and current obsession - with the countryside. What explains the huge appeal of shows like Countryfile and Lambing Live to an urban audience? Is television helping to bring town and country together, or is the gap getting larger?


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