September 10, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e21 2011.

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 to help them survive the winter. Carol Klein is in Norfolk at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve taking a look at the borders designed by the renowned plantsman Piet Oudulf. She finds out how he has combined over 100 different types of perennials and over 20 types of grasses to produce some stunning combinations which are also good for the insect population.

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September 8, 2011

gardening with woodland plants.

Woodland plants add magic to any garden, with lush carpets of color, foliage at the middle level, and majestic height. Contrary to myth, large spaces and special soil are not required. Drawing on her own experience running a thriving woodland nursery, the author provides seasoned advice on the unique challenges of woodland gardening, including managing light levels, choosing the right plant for the right place, and achieving the well-balanced soil structure that is often key to growing a variety of woodland plants. Extensive planting suggestions will endow gardeners at all levels of experience with the confidence to experiment, and the extensive plant directory will inspire all.

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September 8, 2011

gardeners’ world s39e16 2006.

Air Date: Friday 18th August 2006.

Joe Swift goes on a journey looking at our relationship with public parks, finding out about these great Victorian creations and what they inspired around the world, including a visit to one of the world's most famous urban green spaces, Central Park. He discovers who is looking after and looking out for our parks as they struggle to recover from serious decline. He also meets the next generation of park apprentices and our most famous former parks apprentice of all, Alan Titchmarsh.

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September 4, 2011

gardening australia s22e30 2011.

Stephen Ryan drops in on a passionate gardener with a singular obsession - wattles. Jane Edmanson visits a young family to find out how they created their beautiful and productive garden in the middle of the desert, and Josh Byrne shows how to builds a homemade hot house to raise seed.
Also this week, Jerry Coleby-Williams shows how to control weeds organically and Josh Byrne plants fast growing spring crops lettuce and Asian greens while John Patrick visits the RBG Melbourne to see Guilfoyle's Volcano, a spectacular new project that has restored an original part of the garden, hidden from view for nearly a century.

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September 3, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e20 2011.

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 which he would grow again next year, as well as sowing some quick growing crops to harvest in the autumn. At Glebe Cottage, some of the mainstays of the late summer garden are from South Africa and Carol Klein is propagating them by sowing agapanthus seeds and demonstrating an unusual method of increasing eucomis.

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September 1, 2011

your own cottage garden.

The cottage garden is a form that became popular just over a century ago predominantly in the British Isles, and is gaining an increasing following in Australia. The video covers all aspects of growing a cottage garden eg, standard roses, a grassy path, foxgloves, an archway, candytuff, columbines, lupins and St Johns wort. Its a practical guide to growing your own cottage garden consisting of selected segments taken from the ABC flagship gardening programme "Gardening Australia". The Gardening Australia team, led by Peter Cundall and including Mary Moody, Malcolm Campbell, Jane Edmanson, Colin Campbell and Neville Passmore, demonstrates planting techniques and design ideas that will show you how to plan, plant and maintain a cottage garden.

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September 1, 2011

gardeners’ world s39e15 2006.

Air Date: Friday 11th August 2006.

Healing Plants.
Sarah Raven goes on a journey to discover the healing properties of a range of plants, from exotic species to common weeds. She shows how easy it is to grow a 'living first aid kit', and make a variety of therapeutic remedies. Visiting different locations, she discovers many ways in which plants are used and learns why folklore is such a valuable source of information. She unravels the history of how plants have been used medicinally through the ages and sees how they may help in the future.

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August 31, 2011

love your garden s01

This is a repack of previously posted individual episodes.

Alan Titchmarsh presents a brand new series, which shows viewers how to get the most from their gardens no matter what the size.

In the first programme, he demonstrates how to create a perfect traditional British garden including a dream summerhouse, fabulous flower beds and a way of producing your own honey.

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August 28, 2011

gardening australia s22e29 2011.

Tino Carnevale shows how to make 'hot' compost to process all of the winter garden waste from The Vegie Patch. Colin Campbell visits some old friends to see the colourful garden they have created on Queensland's iconic Sunshine Coast, Jane Edmanson shows how to plant the ultimate low maintenance garden - a terrarium, while Sophie Thomson visits one of the oldest gardens in South Australia to explore its incredible plant collection.

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August 27, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e19 2011.

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 potatoes, that is exactly what he is doing to boost the fertility of the soil for next year.

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