We're spring loaded...
On the programme on August 6th...
In the Beechgrove Garden, the greenhouses and the polytunnels are pregnant with produce to come. Jim is minding his tomatoes while Carole in the polytunnel is dealing with her spaghetti squash and noticing hopeful tassels on the sweetcorn.
Carole is also in the decking garden which features fruit and veg in containers and proves just how productive a small space in containers can be. Meanwhile smaller still, George celebrates yet more harvest in the tiniest of spaces, his ‘square foot garden’ that’s been such a productive success.
Jim is also in compost corner cooking up his own patented recipe for quick and clean compost.
Carole makes the first of two forays away up north to Orkney. Carole visits Caroline Critchlow’s garden which is a historic walled garden a stone’s throw from the sea and completely restored in 2008. The garden is planted to withstand winds in excess of 100mph and features drystone walling features, raised beds and a 60’ water rill. The planting reflects its coastal location and is planted in the cottage style with towering alliums, many varieties of geranium and plants collected from around Europe.
We return to Scone Palace to catch up with Head Gardener, Brian Cunningham as he continues to create a fitting tribute in plants to the Scone born intrepid plant hunter, David Douglas.
Programme 16 - Handy Hints
Jim reports from his grotty market stall, giving advice on how to make a cold compost and explaining the dos and don'ts that need to be taken into account to make sure the compost rots down successfully