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April 23, 2011

hamilton’s first time planting – borders.

Geoff Hamilton, presenter of Gardeners' World from 1979 until his death in 1996, and Gay Search show us how to plant borders at Barnsdale Gardens in this BBC2 programme broadcast in 1989.

With contributions from two other world-class gardeners. Gay Search visits Rosemary Verey's garden and Geoff visits Beth Chatto's garden.

This is a rip of a VHS source.

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April 23, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e07 2011.

Friday 22nd April 2011.

It's the busiest gardening weekend of the year and in a special hour-long programme for Easter there's plenty of inspiration to get our gardens kick started for the year ahead. At Longmeadow, Monty gets going on planting climbers for different aspects in his walled garden. From clematis and roses for full sun to plants for more shady places we get his top recommendations for varieties along with techniques for planting success. Continuing the theme of garden boundaries, this week Carol Klein is in her own garden at Glebe cottage. She gets inspiration from the nearby Devon hedgerows to discover the kind of plants which thrive there and then uses some of their cultivated cousins to transform an unpromising area of her garden in the shadow of a fence.

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April 22, 2011

trees that made britain s02.

Tony Kirkham, the Head Arborist at Kew Gardens, and climber Jon Hammerton present Series Two of this documentary which continues the examination of how trees have always been at the heart of Britain's historic, political, artistic and economic life.

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April 19, 2011

mountains of scotland.

The Mountains of Scotland may not be the highest, but they are certainly among the world's most beautiful. This series of six programmes will take you on a stunning aerial journey around this unique and precious landscape.

From the undulating tops of the high Cairngorm plateau to the rocky ridges and glens of the ranges to the West, Scotland's Mountains form a varied and dazzling array of landforms. These high places each have their own special character, their history and sometimes legends.

Take a journey over and amongst this unique and precious landscape. There are six programmes covering The Trossachs to Loch Rannoch : Nevis and Glencoe : The Grampians and Cairngorms : Torridon and the far north : Skye and Kintail : and finally some of the best elsewhere.

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April 17, 2011

gardening australia s22e10 2011.

Sat 16th April 2011.

Tino Carnevale checks the progress of his gardening experiments including the giant pumpkin, the kiwi fruit and propagates a new plant from his banana plant. Colin Campbell meets a gardener who has filled his suburban plot with rare and exotic plants and unique home-made sculptures, and John Patrick looks at a range of Eucalypts suited to small gardens and explains how to use them.

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April 15, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e06 2011.

Friday 15th April 2011.

As spring gets well underway, Monty Don adds to his collection of fritillaries at Longmeadow with pot-grown plants, as well as sowing some from seed. He also recommends other wildflowers which would thrive in the garden. Carol Klein meets Matt Bishop, who explains why he is attracted to later flowering varieties of daffodils and demonstrates how he is using them to breed new ones. Rachel de Thame shows a viewer how to get to grips with pruning an overgrown shrubbery, and divides and plants easy perennials for a blaze of summer colour.

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April 10, 2011

gardening australia s22e09 2011.

Sat 9th April 2011.

Jane Edmanson visits a garden devastated by the recent floods, in Charlton in country Victoria, to see the damage done, offer advice and organise a working bee to start rebuilding. Sophie Thomson checks in on passionate young gardener Daniel Lutz to see his orchid collection and get his top tips for healthy plants, and Stephen Ryan visits a curious little garden in the Western suburbs of Melbourne to find out how it has evolved and where it is going.

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April 9, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e05 2011.

Friday 8th April 2011.

Spring gets into its stride and Longmeadow is bursting into life. Monty Don prepares for the summer by sowing hardy annual seed directly into the spring warmed soil. Monty also introduces us to the walled garden, an intimate family space where he'll be doing some timely lawn repair and pruning his frost damaged figs. Carol Klein visits a garden that embraces art, design and architecture. The Gibberd Garden in Harlow is considered one of the most important postwar gardens in the country, a space where sculpture and plants compliment each other perfectly. Carol delights in the diverse installments and plentiful vistas and gets lots of wonderful inspiration from the spaces.

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April 3, 2011

gardening australia s22e08 2011.

Sat 2nd April 2011.

Tino Carnevale shows how to create the perfect soil for growing vegies, Clarence Slockee introduces some of the wildlife that lives in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Angus Stewart finds out about Myrtle Rust, a new plant disease that has the potential to devastate Australia's native forests. Also, Josh Byrne plants vegies for the season ahead including lettuce, broccolini and beans.

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April 2, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e04 2011.

Friday 1st April 2011.

As April gets under way, at Longmeadow Monty Don begins the process of reinvigorating his Jewel Garden where, over the coming months, he will be using plants which will give an evolving tapestry of colour over the seasons. Beginning with structural plants, Monty recommends shrubs to give any border a richness of colour, either through their leaves or their flowers. Evergreen shrubs that are in their flowering prime right now are camellias, and Carol Klein revels in the glory of one the world's most renowned camellia collections when she visits Mount Edgcumbe on the banks of the River Tamar in Cornwall.

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