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Carole meets with Annie Robinson from Aberdeen University and the British Bumblebee Conservation Trust. They discuss the issue of declining bumblebee species in Britain and what flowers will help attract them to your garden.
Programme 7 - Handy Hints
Carole is at stage two with her standard fuchsia while Jim is in the greenhouse tackling the pesky red spider mite.
Carole's Hyacinths Trial
There's a wonderful display of colour from the hyacinths and Carole takes a look at the wide range she's been trying out.
Programme 5 - Handy Hints
Carole plants round carrots - ideal for containers or gardens with minimal soil as they're not deeply rooted. Jim checks the germination of the seedlings in the hot bed and George plants some low-growing Festuca eskia - ideal bed fellow for the bulbs in the Wild Wood as they won't out compete.
Programme 4 - Handy Hints
Carole replants self-seeded rowan seedlings, Jim hardens off the brassicas in a cold greenhouse and Chris is propagating a fern - excellent for ground cover.
Programme 3 - Handy Hints
Jim tackles a thuggish Rosa rugosa, George replants the runners from his pot-grown mint and Carole gives us some tips on how to grow a standard Fuschia.
Programme 2 - Visit to Crathes Castle
Chris took to the roof of Crathes Castle to get a birds eye view of form, structure and design of the garden. He also looked at the hedges, walls and boundaries and how they can have a huge effect on the narrative of a garden.
Programme 2 - Handy Hints
George looks at how to reinvigorate your shoots. Jim examines our living fence and how its faired over winter. While Carole looks at some good planting combinations.
Programme 1 2013 - Handy Hints
George is getting the Epimediums ready for spring growth, Jim is checking his seed tatties are nicely chitted, Chris rejuvenates the Hippophae by merely inverting a piece of bark and Carole is sowing some salad leaves and the mantra is 'little and often'.
Programme 26 - Chrysanth review
Jim & Lesley take a final look at the range of chrysantemums we've been trialling this year.