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February 26, 2016

beechgrove garden s04.


Complete season 4 of the Scottish gardening show.

Ep1 04-04-11
The team takes stock of the damage winter has caused to the garden, and Jim McColl visits the West Coast Inverewe Garden near Poolewe, which is famed for its exotic plants. Carolyn Spray talks to Catherine Erskine and two of the artists involved in creating sculptures for the Snowdrops by Starlight project at the Cambo Estate woodland in Fife. Also presented by Carole Baxter and George Anderson.

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Ep2 11-04-11
Jim McColl places a new net over the fruit cage in the Family Orchard, and begins replenishing the beds in the rose garden. Carole Baxter demonstrates how to plant bare-root native trees, and George Anderson visits Colzium Walled Garden, where there are more than 100 varieties of snowdrops and the largest collection of dwarf conifers in Scotland.

Ep3 18-04-11
Jim McColl demonstrates traditional methods of planting potatoes and tries out a new fertiliser, while Lesley Watson and Carole Baxter begin their challenge to grow the crop in containers. Jim also visits Bryan and Angela Harris in Blairgowrie, where they need a helping hand to become as self-sufficient as possible.

Ep4 25-04-11
Jim McColl and George Anderson share tips on how to get a healthy yield of cherries and peaches, while Lesley Watson offers design solutions for short gardens and joins Carole Baxter to revisit some of their trials from last year. George also visits the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh to look at alpines.

Ep5 02-05-11
Carole Baxter and Lesley Watson revamp the alpine garden, which suffered over winter, and put up protective screening that can be used for climbing plants. George Anderson demonstrates how to grow large beetroot, carrots and parsnips for showing, while Jim McColl looks at irrigation systems and plants broad beans and sweet peas.

Ep6 09-05-11
Carole Baxter and Lesley Watson plant a variety of baskets and containers with fuschias and revisit their bulb pot experiment. There is also a visit to a man whose leeks and onions are not growing well in his allotment, and a woman whose small Edinburgh garden is full of tulips.

Ep7 16-05-11
Carole starts a trial of gourd plants, while Lesley Watson pots baby peppers and mini chillies, and offers inspiration for square gardens. Jim McColl plants vegetables including chicory and claytonia, and visits Tessa and Bill Knot, who have invested 20 years of work in their Glenwhan garden.

Ep8 30-05-11
Carole Baxter plants a collection of carnations in a bid to rekindle interest in them, and Jim McColl tries to grow sweetcorn. Carolyn Spray helps Rachel and Alan Black, who seek advice on how to protect the vegetables and flowers in the garden of their high-rise flat, and George Anderson visits an experienced bonsai grower to learn how they are manipulated for shows.

Ep9 04-06-11
Jim McColl collects as many varieties of dahlia as he can to add to the cutting garden, and visits members of the Hughes family in Linlithgow who are struggling to maintain plants on a steep slope. Lesley Watson plants bedding with an Olympic theme, and George Anderson visits the NTS garden at Threave.

Ep10 12-06-11
The team is on a break from the garden to be at Gardening Scotland. Sometimes called the Chelsea of the north, it is the biggest gardening show north of the border.
Gardening Scotland 2011 will burst into bloom at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, just outside Edinburgh on 3-5 June. With over 150 stands in the Floral Hall, the cream of British growers will be there, including those showing off their gold medals straight from last week’s Chelsea, but Beechgrove will be concentrating on the Scottish plants and we’ll join them all for a sneak preview as well as sampling the atmosphere of the show itself.

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Ep11 14-06-11
Carole Baxter and Lesley Watson fill space in the greenhouse with colourful annuals including calceolorias and primulas. Carole also plants her geranium family garden trial, while Carolyn Spray heads to Glasgow to meet Lisa Higgins and Geoff Montford, who want to grow something practical and pretty in a shaded area of their garden.

Ep12 21-06-11
Jim McColl assesses the orchard and the plans for the autumn fruit harvest. Carole Baxter plants a range of micro leaves and George Anderson visits a plot in Kelso owned by the Hunt family and gives a masterclass on pruning, plant management and maintenance.

Ep13 28-06-11
The team spends time on the pond, removing blanketweed, dividing plants and examining the success of containers installed to hold the bank in place. Jim McColl puts a product intended to combat lawn moss to the test, and Carole Baxter helps a couple in Grantown on Spey install a bubble fountain.

Ep14 05-07-11
Jim, George and Carole spend time on the calendar border, which features plants of interest for each month of the year. The team discusses major surgery for the oak tree, which is hampering other plants, and concludes its crown should be lifted by removing lower branches.

Ep15 12-07-11
Jim McColl spends time in the strawberry-laden fruit house and samples the first cherries of the season. George Anderson and Carole Baxter revamp the bog garden, removing invasive species and adding new plants. Jim also reviews a trial involving a type of gerbera after a period of wet and windy weather.

Ep16 19-07-11
Carole Baxter and Lesley Watson make early summer arrangements of hardy annuals in the cutting garden, and find out whose system for growing potatoes has the highest yield. Jim McColl determines the effects of a new fertiliser on crops in the vegetable plot, and George Anderson helps Martin Walker with his garden in Gifford.

Ep17 26-07-11
Today, the team take a look at the summer fruit crop. The cherries, black and redcurrants are plentiful, and work continues to produce a bumper crop of peaches and enough grapes to make some wine. Carole has a preview of George’s continued preparations for his potentially prizewinning vegetables, before heading to Lumphanan to visit novice gardener Janis Louden. Janis is very interested in herbs and aromatherapy so Carole uses her gardening know-how to help Janis create a healing herb garden and explains how Janis can concoct some lotions from her plants.

Ep18 02-08-11
Jim McColl learns about the science of soil with Dr Jason Owen at the Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, and experiments demonstrate the effects of organic matter on drainage and pH levels. Carole Baxter meets Stephen McCallum, who maintains the 15-acre grounds at Douneside House, Tarland.

Ep19 09-08-11
The team helps with the final stages of development for the community garden at Branston Court in Maryhill, Glasgow, an accommodation centre that can provide support and life skills for up to 50 vulnerable people. Plans have been expanded with the involvement of the series, with young people working alongside designer Lynn Harris to create a more ambitious space.

Ep20 16-08-11
Jim McColl looks at new varieties of dahlia and neon-coloured garvineas, and visits the traditional walled garden at Glenbervie House, which features roses and herbaceous borders alongside fruit and vegetables. Carole Baxter and Lesley Watson check the trial progress of plants that tumble over walls and edges, while Carolyn Spray visits Burntisland to meet Adele Osbourne, who is struggling to grow anything on a slope.

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Ep21 23-08-11
Carole Baxter harvests broad beans to find out which varieties in her trial have the best yield and taste. Jim McColl presents a guide on how to prune hedges, Lesley Watson finds out how her plants in the cutting garden have fared, and George Anderson helps gardening novices Wendy and Gordon Lyon in Broughty Ferry.

Ep22 30-08-11
Jim McColl checks the progress of unusual vegetables, prunes the family orchard, and visits Cally Gardens, a nursery in Gatehouse of Fleet. Carole Baxter demonstrates how to use semi-ripe cuttings for hardy climbers, herbs, shrubs and trees without the need for specialised equipment, and helps amateur gardeners Marlene and Davie Gallon work on an exposed area of trees.

Ep23 05-09-11
Jim McColl rejuvenates the lawn and tests the effectiveness of a moss-removing product, while Carole Baxter and Lesley Watson demonstrate how to grow plants from collected seeds. Carole also helps create a wildlife haven at Drumblade Primary School, and Lesley gets an update on the progress of the Kinross Potager Garden 15 years after its creation.

Ep24 12-09-11
The team helps add the finishing touches to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society’s community garden in Spey Bay, Moray, which features the largest ice house of its type in the UK. The project is intended to create a welcoming area around the site that will also offer shelter for visitors, but proves a challenge as the location is so exposed.

Ep25 19-09-11
George Anderson unveils the vegetables he has been growing and displays them at the Dalkeith show. Carole Baxter demonstrates how to force bulbs in time for Christmas displays, and Lesley Watson updates the Equinox garden. Jim McColl visits Fife to meet members of the Newburgh Orchard Group, who are trying to make their town famous for growing fruit.

Ep26 26-09-11
The team enjoys the colours of autumn before preparing for winter. Lesley Watson and George Anderson store tender plants in the greenhouses and add bubble wrap for insulation, then clear the ponds of leaves. Carole Baxter and Jim McColl review their trials of dahlias, and there is the final harvest of the season. Last in the series.

Originally Posted 02/02/2012

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