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Factsheets

Each year we produce a series of weekly factsheets that follow each new programme. Every factsheet adds extra layers of information to the content of the programme itself. It’s a growing thing.

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Factsheet Archive
Community Garden
Factsheet 2015 - prog 20 - Thursday, 3rd September 2015

What’s in it:

  • Calabrese spacing trial
  • Three different types of broccoli
  • Community Garden – Voyage of Life Garden at Inverbervie
  • Strimming the Wild Area
  • Tomatoes and watering systems
  • Hydrangea paniculata pruning methods
Factsheet 2015 - prog 19 - Wednesday, 26th August 2015

What’s in it:

  • Hardy annuals and climbers
  • Sunflowers
  • New build garden – final visit to Jenny and Euan MacLean in Linlithgow
  • Hedges
  • Garden visit to Monteviot
  • Three pests – whiteflies, slugs and snails, vine weevil
Factsheet 2015 - Prog 18 - Thursday, 20th August 2015

What’s in it:

  • Weeping standard and old shrub roses
  • Cauliflowers F1 hybrid vs open-pollinated
  • Plants for dry shade underneath a large tree
  • Visit to Lee Street in Bonchester Bridge
  • Semi-ripe cuttings
  • Visit to Dundee Botanic Garden - Genetics Garden
Factsheet 2015 - prog 17 - Thursday, 13th August 2015

What’s in it:

  • Cutting Garden with chrysanthemums, dahlias and sweet peas
  • Seed scatter mix
  • Heritage or heirloom vegetables
  • Visit 4 to old gardener/new gardeners Aileen and Mark Snowden
  • 8x6ft greenhouse review
  • Soft-wood cuttings
  • Visit to Orkney garden with Jocky Wood
Factsheet 2015 - prog 16 - Thursday, 6th August 2015

What’s in it:

  • Tomatoes and self-watering systems
  • Keder crops: sweetcorn, cucumber, Spaghetti squash, tomato
  • Square metre plot update
  • Scone visit 3 with Brian Cunningham: Plant hunter David Douglas trail
  • How to make perfect compost
  • Tattie taste test
  • Garden visit to Caroline and Kevin Critchlow’s wind swept Orkney garden
Factsheet 2015 - prog 15 - Thursday, 30th July 2015

What’s in it:

  • Tomnaverie recumbent stone circle
  • The Queen’s View
  • Anne Harper’s garden beside the River Dee at Aboyne
  • Tarland village square
  • The MacRobert Hall, Tarland, venue for Beechgrove Q&A event
  • Tarland Community Garden
  • Donald and Monika Gordon’s woodland garden, Tarland
Factsheet 2015 - prog 14 - Thursday, 23rd July 2015

What’s in it:

  • Cutting Garden catch up, sweet peas, hardy annuals
  • Main Vegetable Plot, early potatoes, Tenderstem broccoli
  • Scatter seed mixes
  • Decking vegetables 
  • Hanging baskets
  • Cove Bay Allotments
  • In the Conservatory
  • Visit to Alnwick Garden in Northumberland
Factsheet 2015 - prog 13 - Thursday, 25th June 2015

What’s in it:

  • Fruit cage
  • Sweet peppers and aubergines
  • Euan and Jenny MacLean in their new build garden
  • Square metre plot update
  • 8x6ft greenhouse update
  • Mark and Aileen Snowden in their mature garden
Factsheet 2015 - prog 12 - Thursday, 18th June 2015

What’s in it:

  • Potting on cuttings
  • Problem Corner with Kirsten Walker in Scone
  • Under planting roses in the Cutting Garden
  • Visit to The Secret Herb Garden
  • Semi-hardy shrubs
  • Thug border
Factsheet 2015 - prog 11 - Thursday, 11th June 2015

What’s in it:

  • Fruit House benefits and pollination of fruit trees
  • Container crops in the Decking Garden
  • Alpine troughs with Ian Young
  • Tomatoes and comfrey feed
  • Pruning shrubs that have finished flowering
  • Visit to Jean Knox at Hunter’s Tryst
Factsheet 2015 - prog 10 - Thursday, 4th June 2015

What’s in it:

  • Planting a traditional summer bedding display
  • Sweetcorn, cucumbers, spaghetti squash and tomatoes in the Keder greenhouse
  • Visit to Woodend Barn Allotments near Banchory
  • Three types of leek
  • Growing cut flowers
  • Visit 2 to Brian Cunningham at Scone Palace
Factsheet 2015 - prog 8 - Thursday, 21st May 2015

What’s in it:

  • Narcissus old and new varieties
  • Vegetable plot potatoes, brassicas and peas
  • Visit to Josine and JP Atsma in Glendevon – bog garden
  • Tomato growing systems
  • 8x6ft greenhouses visit 4 – shading, seedlings and cuttings
  • Visit to Peter and Gill Hart at Kirklands Garden in Saline, Fife
Factsheet 2015 - prog 7 - Thursday, 14th May 2015

What’s in it:

  • Citrus and Camellias in the Conservatory
  • Old Garden – New Gardener Visit 2
  • Erythronium and Trillium seedlings
  • Hanging baskets – different types of basket
  • Visit to Rumbling Bridge Nursery
Factsheet 2015 - prog 6 - Thursday, 7th May 2015

What’s in it:

  • Planting cordon and scrambling sweet peas
  • Planting outdoor chrysanthemums
  • Sowing hardy annuals using a scatter seed mix
  • Chris visits New Build gardeners Jenny and Euan MacLean in Linlithgow
  • Small space gardening
  • Spring lawn work - scarifying and feeding
  • Hamish McKelvie’s cactus collection
  • In the conservatory
Factsheet 2015 - prog 5 - Thursday, 30th April 2015

What’s in it:

  • Spring bedding plants
  • Layered bulb pots
  • Pruning around the garden
  • Weeping standard roses
  • Tomato growing with different setups, and feeding regimes using comfrey and mycorrhizae
  • Visit to Backhouse Daffodils at Rofsie
  • Beautiful small tree: Corylopsis
Factsheet 2015 - prog 4 - Thursday, 23rd April 2015

What’s in it:

  • Training plants as standards in the Conservatory
  • Decking Garden fruit and vegetables
  • Visit to Euan and Jenny’s New Build garden
  • Heirloom/heritage vegetables
  • 6x8ft greenhouses
  • David Douglas trail at Scone Palace with Brian Cunningham
  • Narcissi collections in the Orchard lawn
Factsheet 2015 - prog 3 - Thursday, 16th April 2015

What’s in it:

  • The fate of the Cryptomeria
  • Planting potatoes in a trench
  • Miniature orchard inside the Fruit House using Thomas River’s pruning methods
  • Mini apple orchard in the Fruit Cage planting trees with dwarfing rootstocks
  • Visit to Little Broich arboretum
  • Moving a shrub
  • Feeding box
Factsheet 2015 - prog 2 - Friday, 10th April 2015

What’s in it:

What’s in it:

  • Dividing herbaceous perennials
  • Overgrown conifers
  • Square foot gardening
  • 8 x 6 greenhouses
  • Love the Plot you've got
  • Prize winning Narcissi.
Factsheet 2015 - prog 1 - Thursday, 2nd April 2015

What’s in it:

  • Overwintering calabrese
  • Scottish Rock Garden Show
  • Spring bulb work
  • Sowing peas and broad beans
  • Transplanting roses
  • Setting up 2 domestic greenhouses
  • Electric Garden Festival Glasgow Botanic Gardens