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What’s in it:

  • Fruit house update
  • Plants for free
  • Alpine garden winter preparations 
  • Leaf Mould
  • Lifting Dahlias 
  • Winter containers
  • Arnprior Pumpkins

What’s in it:

  • Garlic planting 
  • Tap O' Noth final visit
  • Planting bulbs in the Rose Garden
  • Main Veg Plot harvesting and update
  • Dawyck Botanic Garden

What’s in it:

  • Spring bedding - colour wheel design 
  • Preparing for winter
  • Favorite spots in the garden 
  • Splitting Hostas
  • Attadale Garden

What’s in it:

  • Tidying up annuals and sowing green manure
  • Science of colour with Dr Martin Barker
  • Planting bulbs for a spring display
  • The Trochodendron's big move
  • Glenkyllachy Garden

What’s in it:

  • Callander roadshow special 

What’s in it:

  • Squash tasting on the decking
  • Planting winter veg
  • Sandy Inkster - final visit
  • Replacement hedge - privet
  • Narcissi for next season
  • Horatio's garden

What’s in it:

  • Apple harvest
  • Fruit cage thief
  • Autumn lawn care
  • Crooked garden revamp
  • Plant biosecurity follow up
  • Dig/No Dig harvest comparison 
  • Auchterhouse tatties

What’s in it:

  • Tender vegetables
  • What do to with strawberries now
  • White border re-vamp
  • Progagation Salvias and Pelargoniums
  • Annuals and replacement box hedging
  • Fettercairn Tomato machine

 

What’s in it:

  • Rose garden blooms 
  • Main veg plot update
  • The Lockharts in Carnoustie
  • Colour in the garden
  • Wisteria pruning
  • Garden hero Betty Beaton

What’s in it:

  • Dumfries roadshow special

What’s in it:

  • Bog garden
  • Polytunnel tomatoes taste test
  • Lockerbie problem corner
  • Vegetable polytunnels
  • Propagation
  • Summer colour in Beechgrove
  • 40th Anniversary special 

What’s in it:

  • Harvesting early tatties
  • Rhododendron border revamp
  • Tomato progress
  • Pests and diseases
  • Dundee's community allotments

What’s in it:

  • Summer bedding reviewed
  • Propagation
  • Re-visiting Tap O' Noth Farm
  • Tomatoes
  • Tender Veg and Greenhouse fruit
  • Fraser White and Craigfoodie 

What’s in it:

  • Strawberry update
  • Mini fruit orchard - apple update
  • Sloping bank planting with Chris
  • Blooms in Carole's 6 x 8
  • Plant Biosecurity 
  • Cowden Japanese Garden

What’s in it:

  • Bog garden update 
  • Salvias and other planting combinations 
  • Replanting the Waterfall Area 
  • Pruning the Pine copse
  • Jim's 8 x 6 Houseplants - update 
  • Hostas at Airdlin Croft 

What’s in it:

  • Perth Roadshow Special
  • The Heather Collection
  • Branklyn Garden
  • Moncreiffe Island Allotment
  • Horners Plot 

What’s in it:

  • Rhodedendron Border
  • Sandy Inkster's Allotment: second visit
  • Tomato watering systems
  • Small space gardening 
  • Harry Nicoll's garden
  • Meconopsis

What’s in it:

  • What's in our Polytunnels this year
  • Dwarf Box and Annuals 
  • Summer Bedding
  • Main Veg Plot update
  • Ian Christie garden visit

What’s in it:

  • Pond clearing
  • In the fruit house 
  • Salivating over Salvias with Brian Young
  • Pond work with expert Jane Taylor
  • Pallet gardens in North Berwick

What’s in it:

  • Spring Lawn Work
  • Tap O' Noth farm
  • Planting brassicas and other veg
  • Keder crops 
  • Tomato time 
  • Tulip Varieties 

What’s in it:

  • Bedding and bulb planting combinations
  • Planting strawberries
  • Companion planting and reducing pests 
  • Winter damage
  • Dig/No Dig with Charles Dowding 
  • Wattie Russell garden hero

What’s in it:

  • 8x6 Greenhouse work
  • Potting Asiatic lilies
  • Fastigiate trees
  • Moving a mature shrub
  • Hardwood cuttings
  • Grampian Growers 

What’s in it:

  • Planting Ruby themed tatties
  • Growing potatoes in gro-sacks
  • Roses, herbaceous and clematis
  • Spring chores in the Alpine Garden 
  • Houseplants with Jim
  • Sandy Inkster's Allotment

What’s in it:

  • 40th Anniversary welcome
  • Overwintering Veg
  • Soil Temperatures
  • Pruning apple trees - revisit
  • Wildflower bank 
  • Repotting seedlings
  • Flower photography with Rosie Nixon 

What’s in it:

  • 8 x 6 greenhouse
  • Bulb bonanza
  • Bucketfuls of autumn tips
  • Sandy Inkster's garden

What’s in it:

This week the whole Beechgrove team head to what has been Jim McColl's adopted home for the last 40 years, the Aberdeenshire town of Oldmeldrum, for the penultimate programme of the series. Jim takes us on a tour of the horticultural highlights of the area including visiting the magnificent Haddo House whose gardens have been recently restored to their 1830 heyday. Haddo House is also the venue for a Beechgrove Gardener's Question and Answer session where Jim, Carole, George and Brian attempt to answer some of the local gardening queries from the gardeners of Meldrum as it's affectionately called.

What’s in it:

  • Jim and Caroltake a look at the Hebe collection in the Sunshine Garden
  • Jim takes the Camellias into their winter quarters
  • Brian inspects his bunny and deer resistant plants to see if they worked
  • Carole has a look at some early autumn colour in the garden
  • Brian also shows us round Scone Palace and the work he has acheived there
  • Jim crops the last of his tomatoes

What’s in it:

  • George and Carole show us what to do with your summer bedding
  • Chris is back in the Heather Garden looking at ferns
  • Jim and George are in the main veg plot doing some harvesting
  • Carole is planting some winter veg
  • Jim visits the Dundee Flower & Food Festival

What’s in it:

Beechgrove Roadshow Special from Cupar

The whole Beechgrove team are on the road again and this time to the Fife county town of Cupar. Renowned for its award-winning floral displays the Cupar in Bloom team have invited Beechgrove to come and take a look at their efforts as well as hosting a Beechgrove Gardener's Question Time in the Corn Exchange in the centre of Cupar. Jim, Carole, George and Brian will attempt to answer as many Cupar gardening questions as possible. The team will also visit some of Cupar's outstanding gardens and will tee off with a visit to Elmwood Golf Course.

What’s in it:

  • Chris is doing a bit of maintence in the main pond
  • Carole is back in Ardersier for her final part in Veggie Garden on a Budget
  • Jim & Chris plant some new conifers, let's see if these ones survive!
  • Carole & Jim do some taste testing on tomatoes and sweetcorn
  • Jim visits a very impressive flower filled garden in Carluke, Lanarkshire

What’s in it:

  • The team look at autumn lawn care
  • Jim & Carole did a taste test on Jim's salad turnips
  • Chris shows us some tips on how to look after your rose garden
  • Carole & Jim sow some green manure
  • Chris prunes the Sorbus in the garden
  • George takes a visit to the very impressive garden at Drummond Castle

What’s in it:

Roadshow Special from Arbuthnott

The whole team are on the road this week deep into Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song country, to the Howe O' the Mearns village of Arbuthnott.

For anyone who drives the A90, the red, clay soils of one of the most fertile and productive areas in the country will be familiar and are the dominant feature of the area.

Jim, Carole, George and Chris will be exploring the area horticulturally and also solving some gardening problems for the gardeners of Arbuthnott gathered in the Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Centre for a Q&A.

Jim and George visit one of the oldest gardens in Scotland at Arbuthnott House and Carole visits the contemporary gardeners of Milltown Community.

What’s in it:

  • Jim checks up on the progress of his mulch trial
  • George compares the crop from the dig, no-dig plots
  • Carole & Jim plant some more box alternatives
  • George takes a round the world plant tour in Lea Gardens, Shetland
  • Jim visits the Glasgow Botanic Garden for How to Grow a Gardener

What’s in it:

  • Carole harvests some potatoes on the decking
  • Chris looks at different Hostas for different areas of the garden
  • Jim looks at his first crop of tomatoes
  • George visits Kierfiold House in Orkney

What’s in it:

The whole Beechgrove team are on the ferry to the Orkney Isles this week. Jim, Carole and George host a Beechgrove Gardeners’ Question and Answer session in Kirkwall and visit a host of good gardens right on the edge of Scotland on South Ronaldsay.

What’s in it:

  • Carole visits two competitors preapring for the Dundee Flower and Food Festival
  • Jim is checking the progress in the main veg plot
  • Carole propagates some begonias in her 8x6
  • Jim visits Langley Park near Montrose

What’s in it:

  • Jim prunes the cordon apples
  • Carole is back with Vegetable Garden on a Budget Part 2!
  • Jim & friends investigate the problem with a dead hedge
  • george takes a trip to hidden gem of a garden in Ballinluig

What’s in it:

  • Carole and Jim tend to the veg plot
  • Brian plants some new hedging in the garden
  • Jim and Carole answer some viewer's queries
  • Carole takes a visit to a beautiful garden in Dunblane

What’s in it:

  • Decking garden update
  • Crooked garden revamp
  • Update on turnips and onions in the Main Vegetable Plot
  • Small Space Gardening
  • Visit to Pitmedden Garden

What’s in it:

  • Jim checks on his tomatoes in his 6x8
  • George is in the Fruit Cage
  • Brian and George marry the Alpine Garden to the Secret Garden
  • Carole visits Julia Young at South Flisks Blebo Craigs to see a different side of her garden

What’s in it:

  • The presenters are putting out hanging baskets
  • Brian goes to Newton Mearns to help Susan with her shady garden
  • The spring bedding is taken out and summer bedding is going in
  • Carole visits Balnabual, a lovely garden in Dalcross

What’s in it:

  • The team are repotting Camerlias
  • Jim goes back to Firpark Secondary School for his lunch
  • Carole is the resident houseplant Doctor
  • George gives some advice on propogation
  • Carole pays a visit to a beautiful garden, Laundry Cottage, Aberdeenshire


What’s in it:

  • Carole is starting off this year's Keder crops
  • George is pruning some apple trees in Banchory
  • Brian tends to the Alpine Garden
  • Jim pays a visit to Motherwell for How to Grow a Gardener Sequel Part 1




What’s in it:

  • Jim and George are pruning the newly planted small trees
  • Chris is planting up the new rose garden
  • Carole puts some fertilisers to the test
  • George visits Hermitage Gardens in Edinburgh
  • Jim is looking at new plants in his 8x6 Greenhouse

What’s in it:

  • Jim and Carole are planting some Broad Beans in the main veg plot
  • Chris demonstrates herbaceous splitting and evergreen pruning
  • Carole starts her Veggie Garden on a Budget: Part 1
  • George visits beautiful garden Humbie Dean

What’s in it:

  • Tattie planting time
  • Decking garden tatties and fruit
  • Trees for a small garden
  • Mulch test
  • Saughton Park visit

What’s in it:

  • Jim & George are back with Dig vs No Dig
  • Brian is testing bunny resistant plants at Scone Palace
  • George is in the Fruit House
  • Jim & Carole are filling up their greenhouse's
  • George goes back to school in Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • George tends to his winter stem bank
  • Jim is doing some planting in his greenhouse
  • Chris plants up the pond bank
  • Carole and George are doing some maintenance in the fruit cage
  • Carole visits a very interesting topiary garden

What’s in it:

  • Jim & George are having a look at the overwintered veg
  • Carole is doing a spot of Spring Pruning
  • Brian & Carole in the Alpine Garden
  • Chris is planting and pleaching trees in the driveway garden
  • Carole visits a garden in Bruckhills Croft full of Snowdrops

What’s in it:

  • Greenhouse winter preparations
  • Looking after and planning plants for 2017
  • Winter protection and spring planning
  • Huntly Cot visit

What’s in it:

• Hot bin compost & leaf mould
• Gardening on a Budget
• Herbaceous border tidy up
• Revisiting dry riverbed
• Visit to Solstice Nursery and Trellis (Scottish Therapeutic Gardening Network)

What’s in it:

  • The final roadshow of the season, we visit Strathkinness.
  • A visit to the Strathkinnes Community Garden and Jubilee Orchard
  • Question & Answers evening with the local community
  • Carole visits Julia and George Young at Blebo Craigs

What’s in it:

  • Overwintering Camellias
  • Summer bedding - out
  • Tillicoultry Allotments
  • Gordon Castle Walled Garden
  • Spring bedding - in
  • Wild wood planting

What’s in it:

  • Veggie harvesting
  • Mini fruit collection
  • Gardening on a Budget Part 4
  • Sweetcorn & tomato tasting
  • Hedge trimming
  • Recycled garden in Ardersier

What’s in it:

  • Fungal Valley update
  • Hebe Planting
  • A visit to The Seedbox, Tarland, Aberdeenshire
  • Planting Asters in the Cottage Garden
  • Overwintering vegetables
  • Colourful Carnoustie & East Haven

What’s in it:

  • Autumn Lawn Care
  • Asparagus & Sweetcorn crops in the polytunnel
  • Replacing the Crypomeria tree
  • Bulb Planting
  • Winter Stems Border
  • A visit to Portmore House, Eddlestone

What’s in it:

  • Carole is in her 8x6 greenhouse
  • Pond planting in the main pond with Chris
  • Tomato harvesting and tasting from Jim
  • Chris is planting up the heather garden
  • Jim pays another visit to the Tillicoultry allotments

What’s in it:

  • Gardeners' Question Time session in Gairloch
  • A visit to Inverewe Garden
  • Carole meets self-sufficient vegetarian octogenarians
  • Jim, Carole and George pay a visit to a wasteland transformed into a beatiful 'sittooterie' 

What’s in it:

  • Potato crop and blight
  • Decking tatties update
  • How to Grow a Gardener: Part 3
  • Pea Trial Review
  • Weeping Roses
  • Athelstaneford Village

What’s in it:

  • Bog Garden revamp
  • A visit to 'The Lookout' North Kessock
  • Small Space Gardening
  • Main veg plot
  • In the Keder - cucumbers & winter squashes

What’s in it:

  • Buxus Ball maintenance
  • Shade loving plants and Geraniums
  • Tropical Planting
  • Community Garden at Aberdeen Royal Children's Infirmary

What’s in it:

  • Gardener's question time session in Nairn
  • A visit to a small seaside garden
  • Carole takes a tour round a garden with lots of Acers
  • Chris visits the Mill Road Allotments
  • Jim meets the local carrot grower

What’s in it:

  • Small space gardening
  • Tomato update
  • Container vegetables
  • How to grow a gardener: Part Two
  • A visit to Braco Castle
  • Potting Sarracenias

What’s in it:

  • Lawn seed update
  • Seed tapes
  • Gardening on a Budget - Visit 3
  • Fruit
  • How to grow a Gardener - Part 1

What’s in it:

  • Tender Vegetables
  • Tillicoultry Allotments: Part 1
  • Summer baskets & containers
  • A visit to The Old Farmhouse, Balmullo
  • Back at the dig/no dig plots

What’s in it:

  • Dwarf fruit
  • Plug plant veg vs. direct sown veg
  • Finale in the Alpine Garden revamp
  • Greenhouse gardening
  • A garden visit in sunny Helensburgh

What’s in it:

  • Planting up tomatoes
  • Alpine Garden Makeover: Part Two
  • Meconopsis planting on the Driveway Garden
  • How to sow a new lawn
  • Aalsmeer Plant Auction

What’s in it:

  • Scatter seed mix challenge
  • Windowsill garden finale
  • Heather garden revamp
  • Vegetable planting
  • Pea sowing
  • A visit to Keukenhof

What’s in it:

  • Windowsill gardening continued...
  • Planting Geraniums in the Cottage Garden
  • A visit to Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
  • Garden on a Budget: visit two

What’s in it:

  • Windowsill Gardening
  • Constructing a Fungal Valley
  • Planting Potatoes
  • Revamping the decking area
  • A garden visit to Kirkcudbright

What’s in it:

  • Lawn revival
  • Spring bedding
  • Driveway fence revamp
  • Quince pruning
  • Pond bank structure planting
  • Alpines at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable crops
  • Dig or no dig?
  • Alpine Garden makeover
  • Second visit to the 8x6 greenhouses
  • Lindores House
  • Small Space Gardening
  • Pruning clematis and gooseberries

What’s in it:

  • Planting asparagus
  • Seed sowing and compost observation
  • Winter colour with winter stems
  • More pruning
  • Small space gardening
  • Garden on a budget

What’s in it:

  • Recap and review - overwintering crops
  • Beechgrove's main pond revamp and pond planting 
  • Spring pruning 
  • Transplanting tomato seedlings 
  • Back to 8x6 greenhouses
  • Pretty Rubbish Mosaics 

What’s in it:

  • Seed scatter mix
  • Overwintering vegetables and what’s cropping now
  • Protecting conifers from snow
  • Autumn pruning jobs
  • Tropical plants, cannas
  • Tidying up herbaceous borders
  • Mulching
  • Creative conifers at Drumoak with Tom Taylor, Niwaki
  • Goodbye and how to apply for Problem Corners and Roadshows 2016

What’s in it:

  • Planting bulbs for spring flower shows
  • Borderline hardy shrubs
  • The David Douglas Plant Hunter Trail at Scone Palace Garden with Brian Cunningham
  • Spring bedding and bulbs
  • Clearing and cleaning out the greenhouse
  • Garden Visit to Tillypronie Garden - heathers

What’s in it:

  • Old apple cordons
  • Preparing cuttings of half-hardy perennials for winter
  • Heathers at The Seagull Trust, Ratho
  • Colourful combinations for autumn
  • Review of Carole and Jim’s 8x6 greenhouses – final visit
  • Visit to Anton’s Hill Walled Garden – apples

What’s in it:

  • Scatter seed mix
  • Preparing half hardy perennials for winter
  • Spaghetti squash and sweetcorn in the polytunnel
  • Overwinter crops
  • Diseases
  • Visit to Greywalls Garden, East Lothian

What’s in it:

  • Summer bedding display
  • Mini aubergines and sweet peppers
  • Allotment visit 3: Heathryfold Allotments, Aberdeen
  • Heather Garden revamp
  • Visit to Bute Flower Show
  • Seed collecting and sowing

What’s in it:

  • Chapelhill Viewpoint with Bute dahlias, Bute potatoes and Bute truffles
  • Esplanade
  • Ella Crawford’s Garden
  • Q&A Event at Rothesay Pavilion
  • Ardencraig Garden
  • Isobel Rich’s Garden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

What’s in it:

Winter preparation

Over Wintering Veg

Fuchsias

Outdoor Vegtables & Fruit

Plants in pots & tender plants

Protecting roses and herbaceous plants 

Visiting Steadstone

What’s in it:

We are looking for enthusiastic community groups of all descriptions with ideas for improving a piece of disused or undeveloped local land.  We are interested in a wide variety of projects, so, unusual or especially imaginative plans will be most welcome.  Whatever you choose to do, the project should benefit the local community and environment.

What’s in it:

  • Cutting Garden Chrysanthemums and Spray
  • Narcissi Bulbs
  • Tender Shrubs
  • Fruit Pruning
  • Plant Labels
  • Autumn Planters

Auchencairn Community Garden

Community Gardens Application Form 2015

 

What’s in it:

  • Alstroemerias
  • Decking Garden Vegetables
  • Main Vegetable Plot Progress
  • Autumn Colour
  • Bulb Planting
  • Megginch Castle
  • Red Filbert
  • Camellias

What’s in it:

  • Autumn Color in the Gentian river bed
  • Conifer Cuttings
  • New Builds - Final Visit
  • Spring Bedding
  • Fife Flower Show
  • Sweetcorn Crop

What’s in it:

  • Cut Flowers
  • Bulb Planting
  • Pumpkins and Asparagus
  • Aden Allotment
  • Seaside Garden
  • Autumn Colour
  • Entrance Garden

 

What’s in it:

What's in it:
  • Dahlia ‘Isadora’
  • Unusual Vegetables and late summer fruit
  • Show Vegetables
  • Secret Garden Japonicum
  • Gentian river bed

What’s in it:

Jim and Carole look at the bedding display

Jim checks in on his tomatoes

Carole was in the polytunnel looking at the 

results of the crops 

Garden Visit to Frostineb

Harvest special – keeping it fresh  

 

What’s in it:

  • Unusual bedding in the Sunshine Garden
  • Overwintering veg
  • Sweet peppers
  • Onions and runner beans
  • Scone Kitchen Garden
  • Polytunnel vegetables
  • ‘The Garden Cottage’ in Dunnichen

What’s in it:

  • Courgette harvesting
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Problem Corner - The McIntyres
  • Propagation
  • Garden visit - Billy and Linda Lowrie in Balloch

What’s in it:

  • Deluge of Dahlias
  • Hanging baskets
  • Cut flowers
  • Knockando garden SOS
  • Hedge pruning
  • Logie Walled Garden
  • Herb garden

What’s in it:

  • Battle of the melons
  • Main vegetable plot update
  • Pot grown orchard fruit
  • Pruning Camellias
  • Watering compost

What’s in it:

  • Peppers - how to get the most out of them
  • Onions and shallots - disease
  • Aden Allotments: Visit 2
  • Sweet Peas - this year's best
  • Weedkilling observation
  • Aultgowrie Mill - wildflowers

What’s in it:

  • Potato and cabbage observation results
  • Polytunnel crops
  • Tomatoes
  • Alpine troughs
  • Logan Botanic Garden

What’s in it:

  • East Haven Community Garden
  • Lettuce Lattice tasting
  • Decking veggies
  • N, S, E & W Climbers
  • Seed scatter mixes - results
  • Hanging baskets

What’s in it:

This week was very special as Beechgrove teamed up with Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time for a question filled extravaganza. 

  • Gardeners' Question Time Panel
  • Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers
  • Melons: Chris vs. Jim
  • Sowing Biennials
  • Pruning: Clematis, Buxus and Pinus
  • Gooseberry ice-cream

What’s in it:

  • Rasberries and gooseberries in the fruit cage
  • Cherry maintenance
  • Scone Kitchen Garden visit two
  • Progressing the Gentian River Bed
  • Pumpkins, Asparagus and Rapid Salads
  • Old Allangrange
  • Recipe: Pasta, Asparagus and Mint with Poached Egg

What’s in it:

  • Spring bedding out
  • Summer bedding in
  • Planting leeks
  • Plants for impoverished soils
  • Dahlias and cut flowers

What’s in it:

  • Dun Dubh lochside garden
  • Sweetcorn
  • Sweet peas
  • Unusual veg
  • The New Builds

What’s in it:

  • Pond Maintenance
  • Tomato planting
  • Climbers
  • Wall flowers

What’s in it:

  • Gooseberries in the fruit cage
  • Cabbage sowing
  • Hanging baskets
  • A river of Gentians
  • Broadwoodside Garden

What’s in it:

- Pelargoniums in the conservatory

- Decking Vegetables

- Remembrance Poppies

What’s in it:

Feeding woody plants and herbaceous perennials.

  • Sweet peas
  • Hot beds
  • Potted fruit trees
  • Wemyess Erythroniums
  • Scone Palace

What’s in it:

Planting potatoes
Spring pruning
Aden Allotments
New build gardens

What’s in it:

In the Beechgrove Garden, after all the wet Jim sets about repairing the lawn. Carole attempted to overwinter some chilli plants last year and we see the results. George and Carole lifted and split border plants, and Chris helps a couple create paradise in a bare new build garden.

What’s in it:

  • Scottish Rock Garden Club
  • Spring flowers
  • Tattie chitting
  • Taking cuttings
  • Shepherd House in Inveresk
  • Recommended events

 

What’s in it:

  • Jim, Carole, Chris and Carolyn are helping the gardeners batten down the hatches for the winter.
  • Carole visits Ken & Kristina Dupar's restoration of a Victorian garden in Cromarty.

What’s in it:

  • Jim takes a look at what compost we have managed to make through the season.
  • Chris helps the pupils of Galashiels school deal with a hugely overgrown pond.
  • Carole visits the Scottish Chilli Festival at Scone Palace.

What’s in it:

  • The Beechgrove team are at Ninewell's Hospital, Dundee community garden.

What’s in it:

  • Carole and Chris are in the garden, where chris revisits his entrance garden
  • Jim and George are at Knockando Woolmill Community Garden 

 

What’s in it:

  • Jim looks to extend the season for picking by sowing some overwintering vegetables.
  • Carole & George look at different techniques in growing shallots & onions in order to rid of white rot.
  • Jim investigates what 'tastes' means with the help of Abertay University who explain a scientific way.

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden special at Moniack Mhor creative writing centre in Kiltarity. The Beechgrove team are in the beautiful mountains of Loch Ness to help in the culmination of a properly inspirational community garden.

What’s in it:

  • It's hedge-pruning time so Jim's tackling the Tsuga.
  • George and Carole plant a 'hedge' of purple flowering Nepeta in the silver garden.
  • George and Head Gardener Jane unveil the show veg. 

What’s in it:

  • Jim advises on lawn maintenance at the Beechgrove garden.
  • George and Carole take another look at the cucumber observation and Carole's colourful chilli collection.
  • Chris is in Anstruther helping with a badly overgrown problem corner in an otherwise prize-winning garden.

What’s in it:

  • Jim and Chris try to grow a range of rambling roses up some conifers.
  • Carole looks at the yield of her decking tatties.
  • Jim visits the James Hutton Institute.

What’s in it:

Jim, Carole, George and Carolyn visit the Glenfinart Walled Garden to help with a Community Garden.

What’s in it:

  • Jim and Carole look at he success or otherwise of our annual planting schemes
  • George shows how to harvest seed from Meconopsis and then shows how to sow from seed
  • Carole is in Tarland helping Donna Speed with her Fruit tree problem

What’s in it:

  • Jim is in the fruit cage pruning the summer fruits
  • Carole & Jim look at the Sweet Pea trial results
  • Carole visits Lesley Watson's garden in Linlithgow

What’s in it:

  • George and Carolyn are in the Isle of Colonsay for our first community garden of the series
  • Jim is reviewing the progress of the chrysanths
  • Carole are in the pond planting water lillies

What’s in it:

  • Jim and George take a look at the main vegetable plot
  • Jim reviews his tomato trial and the feeding regime
  • Carole reviews her non-grafted v grafted cucumbers
  • Chris is in Balerno dealing with a quagmire lawn
  • Carole is at Logie Steading near Forres

What’s in it:

  • Jim and George show us how to tackle different types of weeds
  • Carole is growing an abumdance of scrambling Sweet Peas on a different range of supports
  • Carole and Carolyn create a new herb garden
  • George and carole review our trial with the Award for Garden Merit veg

What’s in it:

  • Jim shares his best recipe for the perfect compost
  • Chris looks at old and new varieties of herbaceous plants
  • Chris and Carole demonstrate air pruning for potted  fruit trees
  • Carole visits Poyntzfield Herb Nursery

What’s in it:

  • Jim plants up at the main vegetable plot
  • Jim tidies up the fruit house
  • Carole and Carolyn review progress in the decking garden
  • Carole & Carolyn are in the Sunshine Garden planting our bedding display for Beechgrove's 35th Anniversary

What’s in it:

  • Jim tries out new hardy annuals
  • Carole sows hardy annuals that are meant to be bee friendly
  • George takes a look at the show veg
  • Carole tries setting new exotic crops
  • Jim visits Arduaine Garden

What’s in it:

  • Jim explains tomato growing method with growbags
  • Carole trials bought in turf with seed grass
  • Carole & Jim review spring bedding display
  • Jim visits Crarae Garden
  • Carole & George create a grass & gravel garden
  • Jim plants brassicas

What’s in it:

  • Jim demonstrates how to re-pot a citrus tree
  • Carole discusses Hyacinth and Musacri bulbs
  • Lynn Harris creates a table flower arrangement for Beechgrove's 35th anniversary
  • Jim & George review indoor and outdoor seasonal fruits
  • Chris visits Brogdale Farm in Kent

What’s in it:

  • Jim is scarifying the lawn
  • Carole and George look at the first year flowering perennials
  • George and Carole are also in the trail plots looking at AGM and Non AGM vegetable seeds 
  • Jim visits Parkhead Garden
  • Jim takes a look at the heather garden
  • Jim looks at the issue of Aphids with Chrysanths
  • George looks at 'stopping' sweet peas
  • Jim updates us on his hot beds
  • Carole sows globe carrots
  • George is in the 'Wild Wood' planting grasses 

What’s in it:

  • Jim McColl sets about pruning the cherries and plums.  
  • Chris and Carole are in among the beginning to bloom herbaceous border 
  • Jim, Carole, Chris and George indulge in a little marrow mayhem.  
  • Carole is with Muriel Cockburn in Strathpeffer
  • Jim visited Gargunnock House

What’s in it:

  • Jim looks at overwintering Brassicas
  • Jim demonstrates making a citrus compost mix
  • Carole looks at her layered bulb pots
  • Jim plants 'Fred's Giant'
  • Carole explains houseplant maintenance
  • George & Jim are in the Secret Garden

What’s in it:

  • Begonia Propagation
  • Comparison of artichokes
  • Growing Gladioli Corms
  • Chris visits Crathes Castle - structure, texture and form
  • Growing show veg
  • How to make a Hot Bed

What’s in it:

  • Winter weather review
  • Winter damage
  • Visit to Dunskey Estate - snowdrops
  • Developments at Beechgrove
  • Problem Corner - Linda Chandler, Rosyth
  • Overwintering brassicas

What’s in it:

  • Abriachan Gardens
  • Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate
  • Cambo Gardens
  • 5 jobs to do this winter
  • RHS Recommended Events in Scotland 2013

What’s in it:

  • Chrysanthemum review
  • Citrus & Camellias in the conservatory
  • Plant hardiness
  • Equinox Garden
  • Spring bedding and bulbs
  • Farewell Miss Lesley

What’s in it:

  • Tubers in the Potting Shed
  • Wildflowers, grasses and green manures
  • French bean and sweetcorn trial conclusion
  • Year in containers
  • Hardwood cuttings revisit
  • Linlithgow Problem Corner revisit and Royal Edinburgh Community Garden revisit
  • Stacks of tatties?

What’s in it:

  • Jim and George in the trial beds
  • Caroles grafted tom's
  • Problem corner at Craigclowan allotment
  • Jims winter veg
  • Georges show veg
  • Stranraer to Irvine by train

What’s in it:

  • Growbag trial conclusion
  • Fruit house finale
  • Spinal Injuries Scotland - Part 1
  • Hyacinths bulbs
  • Brassica harvest
  • Spinal Injuries Scotland - Part 2

What’s in it:

  • Carole and Jim round up the bedding plant trials
  • Jim's seed tatties. To save or not to save?
  • George checks out the competition at this years National Vegetable Show
  • Hedge pruning around the garden
  • Lesley plants some wildlife friendly bulbs
  • Carolyn helps build a pond

What’s in it:

  • Kilmarnock Community Garden

What’s in it:

  • Jims lawn care
  • Caroles Chinese and Jerusalem artichokes
  • Georges manhole problem in Gartocosh
  • So called easy house plants with Lesley and Carole
  • Lesleys saved seed results
  • Caroles Through The Garden Gate in Westfield Estate

What’s in it:

  • Jim's polytunnel grown bush tomatoes
  • Decking veg review
  • Problem solving in Kirkcaldy
  • Annual & perennial cut flowers
  • Disbudding the chrysanthemums
  • Visit to Laura Blackwood in Hawick
  • Early tattie taste test

What’s in it:

  • Jim's gro-bag compost trial
  • Seasonal propagation with Carole and Jim
  • Rachael Rennie problem corner in Westhill
  • Fragrance is key in this weeks back to basics
  • Georges wildflower seed and green manure trial
  • Through The Garden Gate of Caroline Smith in Farr near Inverness

What’s in it:

  • In the fruit cage with Jim
  • Carole's 1st year flowering perennials trial
  • Problem plot in Cove
  • Back to basics - answering your questions
  • An ice wee surprise
  • Jim visits Cruikshank Botanic Garden in Aberdeen
  • Handy hints
  • A harvest goodbye

What’s in it:

  • Barrmill Community Garden - Vale View Garden

What’s in it:

  • Tatties
  • Greenhouse Veg
  • Grace Murray in Forfar
  • Alternatives to Impatiens
  • Plant Breeding
  • Strawberries and Cherries
  • Jupiter Artland
  • Cloud Pruning
  • Carnations
  • Deadheading
  • Red Thread
  • Bog Garden

What’s in it:

  • Glenwhan Garden
  • Harmony Garden
  • Leith Hall Garden & Estate
  • 5 jobs to do this summer
  • Recommended events

What’s in it:

  • Jims Shirely tomatoes compost trial
  • Runner beans, French beans
  • Sowing biennials
  • George solves a wee problem in the village of Kingston near North Berwick
  • Carole looks at the lettuce jubilee display
  • Peat free compost and tiered growing
  • Through the Garden Gate - Fordyce
  • Mini veg
  • Sweet peas

What’s in it:

Chrysanthemums

Hot House Okra

Easy Houseplants from Seed

St Bernard's Primary School Fruit

In the Fruit Cage

Branklyn Garden

Fruit, fruit and more fruit

Alpine Garden

What’s in it:

Tomatoes

Aubergines and Basil

Johnshaven Community Garden Revisit

Your Letters

Meroun, St Boswells

Pelargonium

What’s in it:

  • Carolyn's Jubilee garden
  • Carole and Lesley's 1st year perennials trial
  • Carole and Lesley's foliage trials
  • Jims fruity tree problem
  • Carolyn and Lesley look for alternatives to impatiens
  • Jims peat free compost trials
  •  Carolyn's Green Space in Perth

What’s in it:

  • Jim in the main veggie plot
  • Caroles seed and cutting germination compost trial
  • Grafted versus non grafted tomatoes
  • George helps remove a Lilac tree in Portobello
  • George and Lesley take a sneaky peek at his show veg
  • Carole and George trial sweetcorn and french beans
  • Lesley's Heuchera and colourful climbing canes
  • Carole checks out some far from 'Pretty Ugly Plants'
  • Gardening Scotland reminder

What’s in it:

  • Jim's strawberries
  • Carole planting a fig tree
  • Garden for Life revamp part 2
  • Compost trials and grow bags
  • Carole and Lesleys 2011/2012 trials
  • Fife Gardens Jubilee Celebration
  • Handy hints for Brassicas, pebble fountains and oxygenators
  • Gardening Scotland reminder

What’s in it:

  • Spraying the roses with garlic
  • Diamond Jubilee bedding display
  • Garden for Life revamp Part 1
  • Compost City
  • Cutting Garden - tulips, dwarf sunflowers & sweet peas
  • Charleton Asparagus Farm, Montrose

What’s in it:

  • Jims sweet peas
  • Germination trial, comparing 5 different composts
  • Cornhill Primary School’s problem corner
  • Raised beds and growbags
  • Battle of the tatties
  • Asparagus
  • North Berwick in Bloom

What’s in it:

  • Ericaceous Broder tidy
  • Alpine review and planting climbers in the Seaside Garden
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Potagator Planting
  • Grasses, green manure and wildflower trials
  • New products to make your gardening life easier
  • Planting Artichokes

What’s in it:

  • Jim tests his new toy, the Plugger Lawn Aerator PL400
  • Carole plants some Fourberry Ribes aureum 'Black Pearl' & Tree lilies
  • Another 'Off the Peg' with Lesley: what to do in a new build front garden after the builders have gone
  • Jim compares Peat free alternative composts
  • Lesley ingnites our senses with her range of 'smell me, touch me, crush me' in the sensory gardens
  • Carole visits St. Andrews Botanic Garden
  • Jim increases his Dahlia tuber stack.  Carole deals with some dead head daffodils and Lesley looks as some Lichens
  • This weeks recipe is 'Rhubard Panna Cotta

What’s in it:

 

  • The technique of pricking out early Brassica seedlings
  • George sowing carrot ‘Sweet Candle’ and ‘Purple Haze’ and also Black Beetroot and parsnip variety ‘Polar’
  • Lesley tackles how to spruce up your front garden in one of her Off the Peg design solutions
  • George shows us a progression of apples from first year after grafting
  • Carole looks at some house plants in the conservatory
  • George visits The Linn Botanic Garden

What’s in it:

  • First sowing of carrotts
  • Review of last year's trials
  • Setting up of new trials
  • Valentine's Day Spring jobbies
  • Follow up on the jobs started on Valentine's day
  • George showing his bulbs at the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Spring show
  • Carnations in the gro-beds

What’s in it:

· Intro – Winter damage & Spring come early
· What’s fresh in the garden?
· Winter jobbies – Overwintering lettuces & Calabrese, hardwood cuttings & forcing bulbs
· Green manure, first sowings, revisiting forced bulbs
· Mildew ridden Impatients
· Inverness Floral Hall & Gardens
· Time to split
· Goodbye from the garden – blanket weed & frogspawn

What’s in it:

  • Abriachan Gardens
  • Dundee University Botanic Garden
  • Hill of Travit Mansionhouse and Garden
  • Lawn care
  • Mowing
  • Killing moss
  • Watering
  • Feeding

What’s in it:

  • Trials Review
  • Biennials and Winter Lettuce
  • Protection and Prevention for Winter
  • Narcissi/Tulips and Bulb Planters
  • George's Show Veg
  • From Finches to Dahlias
  • Irrigation Kit
  • Micro Salad Leaves
  • The Last Goodbye

What’s in it:

  • Bulb forcing
  • Propagation of conifers
  • Coaltown of Balgonie
  • Autumn and winter containers
  • Onion and leek pests
  • Newburgh Fruit Orchards
  • George's beetroot
  • MO Bacter update

What’s in it:

  • The Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay Community Garden

What’s in it:

  • Autumn Lawn Care
  • White Bulbs in the White Garden
  • Drumblade Primary School
  • Seed Saving
  • Chillies and Peppers
  • Greenhouse Annuals
  • Kinross Potager Garden
  • Big Bulb Pot

What’s in it:

  • Greenhouse Veg
  • Gourds
  • Summer Fruit Pruning
  • Marlene Gallon in Brodie
  • Semi-ripe cuttings
  • Cally Gardens
  • Crocosmias
  • Herbs
  • 'Buzz' Budlejas
  • Roses
  • Another Pak Choi attack
  • Cutting Garden

What’s in it:

  • Veg Plot Roundup
  • Broad Beans and Leek Trials
  • Wendy Lyons in Kellas
  • Hedge Pruning
  • Sprouston Sweet Pea
  • Jim's Sweet Peas and the Cambo Potager
  • Handy Hints - Sweetcorn Pollination and Strawberries
  • Daisy Border

What’s in it:

  • Jim's Garvinea and Dahlia trials
  • Carole's dried flowers
  • Adele Osbourne in Burntisland
  • How to create an alpine trough
  • Glenbervie House
  • Progress of the trailing plants
  • Buddleja 'Buzz Lavender'
  • Cutting back Alchemilla mollis
  • Saskatoon berries and setting up the overwintering veg trial

What’s in it:

  • Y People Glasgow Community Garden
  • Forth and Clyde Canal Society
  • The Concrete Garden
  • SAGE

What’s in it:

  • Sweetpeas
  • Cooking Oriental Veggies
  • Problem Corner - It's all about soils
  • Compost City
  • Silver Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - MacRoberts Estate, Tarland
  • Handy Hints
  • Fantastic fruit and veg

What’s in it:

  • Fruit Cage
  • George's Secret Show Veg
  • Janis Louden in Lumphanan
  • Greenhouse Village
  • RBGE's Titan Arum and Edible Gardening Project
  • Planting new Western Red Cedar Hedge

What’s in it:

  • Veg plot
  • Cutting Garden
  • Martin Walker in Gifford
  • PLainting opportunity in Herbaceous border
  • Melvina Dwyer in Falkirk
  • Decking Veg
  • Picking Soft Fruit

What’s in it:

  • In the fruithouse
  • Biennial seeds and overwintering veg
  • Bog Garden Revamp
  • Trials Review
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Madeline Tinson's Lillies
  • Broad Beans
  • Removing rose suckers
  • Cloud Pruning

What’s in it:

  • A little bit of tree surgery
  • Propagating
  • Martina's Potager
  • Lavender Hedge
  • New Plants in the Secret Garden
  • Nethy Bridge Gardens
  • Yellow Sticky Traps
  • Pruning the Figs
  • Alpine Garden

What’s in it:

  • By the pond
  • Veggies on the decking
  • Tina and Bill Bigland in Grantown on Spey
  • Miracle lawn moss solution
  • Herb Steps
  • Janet Ireland and Paul Newman
  • Homemade sweet pea rings
  • Potato blackleg
  • Eye-catching Alliums
  • June garden

What’s in it:

  • Orchard Fruit
  • Potager Veg
  • Rosemary Jarvis in Dollar
  • Summer Year in Containers
  • Kelso pruning with Virginia Hunt
  • Microleaves
  • Motor Neurone Awareness week
  • Compositae in driveway border

What’s in it:

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers and Chillies
  • Creating a welcoming atmosphere for insects and wildlife in a Glasgow garden
  • Tumbling plants
  • Geraniums
  • Two teaser gardens under Scotland's Garden Scheme
  • Trailing Fuschia trail
  • Saskstoons
  • Geraniums grown from seed
  • Hardy annuals
  • First pick of strawberries

What’s in it:

  • Armfuls of bedding plants and Dahlias
  • Investigating veg trials
  • Revitalise overgrown border in Linlithgow 
  • Everlasting/drying flowers trial
  • Bedding plants that are good for wildlife
  • Walled Garden within Threave Estate 
  • Leeks Trial
  • Viburnum tinus
  • Peach tree
  • Grape vines
  • New Gro-bed system

What’s in it:

  • Primula trial last look - and planting out
  • Investigating the big bulb pot
  • Vegetables in Leith
  • Planting sweetcorn
  • Bonsai
  • Garvineas
  • Sweet Peas
  • Asiatic Lillies
  • Miracle cure for lawn moss

What’s in it:

  • Airpots in the Glasshouse
  • Pepper and Chilli trial
  • New growing system
  • Square and boring garden design
  • Jim's unusual veg
  • Eryngiums and Achilleas
  • Glenwhan
  • Willow pruning
  • Frost damage on the strawberries
  • Weeding
  • New barrel greenhouse

What’s in it:

  • Tulips trial and flower arrangements
  • Hanging baskets and Fuchsia trial
  • George's Allotment
  • Big bulb pot, Anemones, Oriental veg
  • Compost City
  • Anne Duncan's Tulips in Edinburgh
  • Peat Free Trial
  • Sweet Peas in Pot
  • What's looking good

What’s in it:

  • Planting brassicas
  • New broad bean trial
  • Top 10 alpines
  • George's Show Vegetables
  • Irrigation Systems
  • House of Pitmuies
  • Handy Hints - tatties, Daffodils, Juniper trimming, Vibernum tinus
  • Sprouting Brocolli recap

What’s in it:

  • Pruning and Feeding in the Fruithouse
  • "Off the Peg" design solution: Short and Wide
  • Osteospermum/Penstemon/Polyanthus Trials Review
  • New Crocosmia
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
  • Reshaping the upright pine
  • Budded apply rootstocks
  • Fruithouse Care
  • Vibernum tinus
  • Propagating Begonia tubers

What’s in it:

  • Sweet Pea Trial
  • Veggies/ New Tattie Trial
  • Harris' in Blairgowrie
  • Spring colour
  • Colourful Spring Containers
  • Fraser Drummond in Edinburgh
  • Ripping out the Euonymus

What’s in it:

  • Greenhouse Work
  • Veg Plot
  • Lesley's Off the Peg Design Solutions - Part one
  • Rose Garden
  • Haddington Spring Show
  • Peat Free Trial
  • Strawberries from May to September

What’s in it:

  • Winter Round Up
  • Garden Damage and Development
  • Inverewe Garden
  • Calendar and Herbaceous Border
  • Greenhouse Village
  • Snowdrops by Starlight
  • Handy Hints
  • Putting the new cover on the fruit cage

What’s in it:

  • Semperflorens
  • Dahlias
  • Osteospermum cuttings update
  • Greenhouse winter preparations
  • Beer Cooler
  • Breadalbane Community Garden update
  • Wrapping Up For Winter
  • Cutting Garden
  • Pitmedden
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onion Set Trial
  • Plant Cloches

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable Plot
  • Vegetable Trials and Brambles
  • Problem Corner in Cupar
  • Penstemon Trial
  • Polyanthus Trial
  • Compost City
  • Through the Garden Gate Edinburgh
  • Corsican Mint
  • Ties around young trees
  • Equinox Garden
  • Recipes

What’s in it:

  • The Inspiration
  • Enter the Architectural Landscape Dept. of Edinburgh College of Art
  • Enter Beechgrove Garden
  • The Design
  • The Volunteers
  • The Challenges
  • The Planting Design
  • The Magic of Beechgrove
  • Our Gardening Volunteers
  • After the Beechgrove Filming
  • Recipes: Halloumi and Dessert Apple Toasties, Apple and Oatmeal Mess

What’s in it:

  • Runner Beans
  • Bulbs for outside
  • Club Root and Pruning
  • Propagating conifers
  • Year in containers
  • Acers in Falkirk
  • Asiatic Lillies
  • Bulbs in a vase with tumbled glass
  • Cuttings
  • Problem Corner and Community Garden Applications

What’s in it:

  • Intro
  • Garden Diary
  • Problem Corner
  • Back to Basics
  • Through the Garden Gate
  • Handy Hints
  • Goodbye
  • Healthy Living Recipes

What’s in it:

  • Intro - Compost Trial
  • Garden Diary - Lawn irrigation
  • Problem Corner - In Dores, looking at having the right plands in the right place
  • Back to Basics - grafted versus non-grafted plants
  • Back to Basics - Flower arranging
  • Through the Garden Gate - Culzean Country Park
  • Handy Hints - Seed potatoes for Christmas, onions, cutting and drying flowers
  • Goodbye - from the fruit house

What’s in it:

  • hardy annuals
  • Heucheras and Penstemons
  • All round colour and interest
  • half hardy perennial propagation
  • garden for life
  • bedding plants
  • shallot trial
  • Green Manure
  • blight
  • tattie tasting

What’s in it:

  • Morningside Community Garden
  • promoting health in gardens
  • local food
  • herb garden
  • tattie field

What’s in it:

  • greenhouse produce
  • bedding plants
  • Begonias
  • Bed for Wildlife
  • herb garden
  • Meikle Wartle
  • Sweet peas
  • diseases
  • Auchincruive
  • grafted plants

What’s in it:

  • vegetable plot
  • heritage veg
  • Blight
  • sweet potatoes
  • propagating strawberries
  • Secret Garden
  • glass sculpture
  • plant combinations
  • family fruit orchard
  • spring pruning
  • Hostas

What’s in it:

  • family fruit orchard
  • redcurrants and goosberries
  • pumpkins
  • sunshine garden
  • trialing bedding plants
  • patio garden
  • propegating
  • t-budding
  • chip-budding
  • propagating houseplants
  • tattie inspecting
  • container tatties

What’s in it:

  • Girvan Community Garden
  • Planning and Development
  • Compost toilet
  • Wildlife Pond
  • International Year of Biodiversity

 

What’s in it:

  • Driveway garden
  • Beastie Border
  • decking
  • Haddington
  • bees
  • compost city
  • Plantlife Scotland
  • pond alert
  • cherries

What’s in it:

  • vegetable plot
  • cutting garden
  • trials area
  • greenhouse vegetables
  • weeds
  • top ten pests
  • a year in containers
  • Through the Garden Gate at Beechgrove
  • June Garden

What’s in it:

  • runner beans
  • fruit house
  • vine
  • sun and shade
  • summer planting
  • compost trial
  • Craigieburn Gardens
  • Weeds
  • cloud pruned pine
  • thinning veg
  • seaside garden

What’s in it:

  • bedding plants
  • sunshine garden
  • Begonias
  • Heucheras
  • Osteospermum
  • Meile Wartle
  • herb garden
  • wildlife friendly planting
  • tieing trees and plants
  • Torosay gardens
  • cutting garden

What’s in it:

  • compost corner
  • compost bin offer
  • grafted tomatoes
  • Penstemons trial
  • Leaf Chard
  • Tobermory
  • pond maintenance
  • pond health
  • fruit cage
  • The National Vegetable Society
  • Tortrix moth
  • 2-headed tomato plant
  • tree fern
  • toughies border
  • Gardening Scotland

What’s in it:

  • compost corner
  • compost bin offer
  • planting vegetables
  • container vegetables
  • garden borders
  • hardy annual border sowing
  • summer flower sowing
  • Benmore Botanic gardens
  • Gardening Scotland

What’s in it:

  • compost corner
  • compost bin offer
  • birch copse
  • seasonal work
  • fruit house
  • vine
  • courtyard garden
  • begonia trial
  • sweet peas
  • wig-wams
  • Teasses garden
  • shallots

What’s in it:

  • Compost bin offer
  • compost corner 
  • sewing carrots
  • Fritillarias
  • club root trial
  • planting raised beds
  • rock dust
  • speedy veg
  • containers
  • Menmuir
  • Primulas

 

What’s in it:

  • planting tatties
  • hanging baskets
  • moss
  • Uphall
  • pruning
  • raised beds
  • construction
  • alternative pots
  • Arbriachan
  • low maintenance

What’s in it:

  • spring flowers
  • splitting perennials
  • cutting garden
  • lawn maintenance
  • scarifying
  • peat free compost
  • Greenbank Gardens
  • sweet peas
  • goosberries

 

What’s in it:

  • fruit orchard
  • rootstock
  • fruit trees
  • cloud pruned
  • pinus
  • Ginko
  • rootball
  • rose garden
  • bare root planting
  • wormeries
  • vermiculture
  • Colzium
  • Lenten Rose
  • Peach tree
  • paintbrush
  • conifer hedging trial
  • parsnip soup
  • parsnip mash

What’s in it:

  • snow
  • winter damage
  • phenology
  • fruit orchard
  • Cawdor Castle
  • mouse damage
  • preparing for spring
  • sowing
  • broad beans
  • Grow Light
  • Caley Show
  • deciduous thumb test
  • re-potting
  • Beer cooler

What’s in it:

  • Gabions
  • Hedge Trial
  • Greenhouse Heating System Beer Cooler
  • Overwintering
  • Wildlife Area, British Trust Conservation Volunteers, Scottish Native Woods
  • Cambo
  • Christmas Bulbs
  • Winter Preparation
  • Aubergines

What’s in it:

  • Dibbers
  • Produce update - sweetcorn and berries
  • Anna Dickie, Haddington
  • Equinox Garden
  • Bulbs - fritillaria and daffodils
  • Problem Corner revisit - St Andrews and Auchterarder
  • Dry River Bed

What’s in it:

  • Colinton Primary School Community Garden
  • 1 hour special

What’s in it:

  • Harvest time
  • Aubergine trial results
  • Compact courgettes
  • Strawberry trial results
  • Heathryfold Allotments revisit
  • Rora Paglieri
  • Tuscan Feast - for all the senses
  • Impatiens and hollyhocks

What’s in it:

  • Green manure
  • Horsetail and Crazy Claims
  • Maria & Stuary Hildersley, Auchengray
  • Lawn care - scarify and autumn feed
  • Credit Crunch Garden
  • Mr Dorwood's streptocarpus
  • Boozy Border

What’s in it:

  • Beans, peas and onions
  • Cutting garden and fast flowers
  • Nectar Bar
  • French beans and mini tattie tubers
  • Blight
  • Postbag - viewer's questions
  • Ayr Flower Show
  • Heleniums
  • Healthy Living Recipes

What’s in it:

  • Raspberry Beetle
  • Seed Rolls
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Galashiels
  • Propagation
  • Decking
  • Quercus

What’s in it:

  • Fruit, Apples, Bell peppers, Aubergines
  • Pests, Biological Controls
  • Courgettes
  • Cornhill Hospital
  • Rocket Trials
  • Credit Crunch Garden, Edible Flowers
  • Avant Gardens

What’s in it:

  • Potatoes
  • Blight
  • Fruit
  • Baxter's Beginners
  • Hanging Baskets
  • AGM Plants
  • Trials
  • John Stoa
  • Kneelers, Knee Pads

What’s in it:

  • Tomatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Honeyberries
  • Sweetcorn
  • Deep beds
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems / suds
  • Trials
  • Tuscan Feast
  • Moray Arts Centre
  • Strawberries

What’s in it:

  • Glencryan School
  • Strathburn School

What’s in it:

  • Seil Community Garden

What’s in it:

  • Peonies, irises
  • Seed rolls, square foot gardening
  • Heathryfold Allotments
  • Viewer's questions
  • Credit Crunch Garden part 3
  • Bedding plants for wildlife

What’s in it:

  • Cordon fruit trees
  • Boozy Border
  • Tuscan Feast
  • Euphorbias
  • Holmes Farm
  • Vegetables
  • Sweetcorn
  • Leeks
  • Clematis
  • Comfrey

What’s in it:

  • Peppers Aubergines
  • Trials, busy lizzies, rocket
  • Cluny House Gardens
  • Waterfall effect

What’s in it:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cloud Pruning
  • Baxters Beginners
  • Cut flowers
  • Ladyburn
  • Vegetables
  • Gardening Scotland

What’s in it:

  • Tulips
  • Evergreen pruning
  • Square foot gardening
  • Credit crunch garden
  • Patio vegetables
  • Harperley Hall Alpines
  • Hanging baskets
  • Gardening Scotland

What’s in it:

  • Tain Community Garden

What’s in it:

  • Fruit house
  • Polytunnel
  • Tuscan Feast/ Avant Gardens
  • Pond care
  • Winter damage
  • Blueberry

What’s in it:

  • Frost Damage
  • Sweetcorn/ Corgette
  • Baxters Beginners
  • Boozy Border
  • Crazy Claims
  • Brodie Castle Daffodils
  • Narcissus Trial

What’s in it:

  • Early Potatoes
  • Mini Tubers
  • Horsetail
  • Mini Orchard
  • Deep Beds
  • Tomatoes
  • Alpines

What’s in it:

  • Video clip
  • Propagation
  • Lifting Fruit
  • Credit Crunch Garden
  • Cut Flowers, Dahlias
  • Slug Prevention
  • Re- Sheeting Polytunnel

What’s in it:

  • Video clip - Jim's tatties 
  • Dwarf Narcissus Trial
  • Best Plants for Different Facing Walls
  • Tree Managment
  • Tatties and Runner Beans
  • Evergreen Hedging
  • Dawyck Botanic Gardens

What’s in it:

  • sweet potatoes peppers pepinos
  • Fruit orchard trellis espalier cordon apples
  • autumn colours
  • frost

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Rothesay, Isle of Bute

What’s in it:

  • Fungus - the good and the bad
  • Potting on rooted cuttings
  • Problem Corner - Newton Primary School, Dunblane - sensory garden
  • Trials update - Hollyhocks, Snap Dragons, mini daffodils/narcissus, Sweet Willim (Dianthus)
  • Through the Garden Gate - Brian and Dot McPherson
  • Conservatory update - potting on Begonias

What’s in it:

  • Chocolate Border
  • Cucumbers and Bush Tomatoes - trial results
  • Problem Corner - Lindsay and Anne Duncan, Aberdeenshire - Herbs in fish boxes
  • Tulip Bulb trials
  • Through the Garden Gate - Berwick in Bloom
  • Extending the growing season - planting in polytunnels




What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Cumbernauld

What’s in it:

  • Trials update - herbaceous (Helenium, Echinacea, Euphorbia), Godetia, Antirrhinum

  • Growing potatoes for winter, Christmas Tatties
  • Problem Corner - Slopes
  • Pelargoniums
  • Through the Garden Gate - Floral Hall, Inverness
  • Silver Garden, new plants




What’s in it:

  • Vegetable update - Peas and Beans, Onions, onion fly, Carrots
  • Container Vegetables - harvesting potatoes, pickled beetroot
  • Problem Corner - Doroty and Merv Lyons, Carnoustie
  • Vines - basic care
  • Basil Pesto
  • Through the Garden Gate - Pat and David Onion, Allium Cottage, Perthshire
  • National Allotment Week
  • Cucumbers

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable update - Peas and Beans, Onions, onion fly, Carrots
  • Container Vegetables - harvesting potatoes, pickled beetroot
  • Problem Corner - Doroty and Merv Lyons, Carnoustie
  • Vines - basic care
  • Basil Pesto
  • Through the Garden Gate - Pat and David Onion, Allium Cottage, Perthshire
  • National Allotment Week
  • Cucumbers

What’s in it:

  • Bog Garden
  • Cuttings of half- hardy perennials
  • Numpty Corner
  • Pruning hedges
  • Portuguese laurels and topiary
  • Carmunnock through the garden gate
  • Blackcurrants and sweet william
  • Live head flowers




What’s in it:

  • Trial of Antirrhinums (Snap Dragons)
  • Thinning apple trees, Apple scab
  • Problem Corner: damp and boggy conditions
  • Tomato heaven and cucumbers
  • Through the garden gate: New Lanark roof garden
  • Chocolate border

What’s in it:

  • Dry River Bed

  • Vegetable update - climbing beans, climbing courgettes, brassicas, potatoes, potato blight
  • Problem Corner - Mr and Mrs Hoper, Drumossie
  • Roses - summer care
  • Bugs and Beasties - pest control - biological and chemical - of aphids, scale, whitefly, red spider mite, slugs, earwigs and ants
  • Through the Garden Gate - Mrs Mackenzie, Easter Meikle Fardle
  • Hint - pruning brambles
  • Strawberry taste test

What’s in it:

  • silver garden
  • Plants from abroad, Customs Regulations
  • Community Garden: The Organic Growers of Fairlie: Carole and Jim in Fairlie
  • Cut Flower Garden - performance of half hardy annuals
  • Low Maintenance Garden - adding new plants
  • Handy Hints: Crop rotation, growing clematis through other plants




What’s in it:

  • Allium Trials
  • Trials beds - Foxglove trial, salad leaves trial
  • Through the Garden Gate - Avant Garden Festival, West Lothian
  • Conservatory - caring for Streptocarpus and using peat-free compost
  • Problem Corner - Bathgate Front Gardens, revisited
  • Potager - using Italian lettuces

What’s in it:

  • Herbaceous Border
  • Patio Vegetables
  • Problem Corner - Lorna Picken and Stewart Cruickshank, Bourtie
  • Children's tools
  • Through the Garden Gate - BUGS, Glasgow
  • The return of Dr. Dirt - soil pH, adding lime

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Silverburn

What’s in it:

  • Checking tender crops
  • dealing with weeds - Horsetail
  • Problem Corner - Revisit - Bob Rose and Rebecca Stripling
  • Planting Leeks
  • Asparagus
  • Through the Garden Gate - Donald Wemyss, Polkemmet/Heartlands Scheme, Whitburn

What’s in it:

  • Jim is in the fruit cage sorting out pests and diseases
  • planting the Chocolate Border in the Driveway Garden
  • Problem Corner - Liz Dunn, Edinburgh
  • Mediterranean plantig at the new steps
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ian Christie and Julia Cordon, Explorer's Garden, Pitlochry
  • Top 5 Clematis
  • Dry Stone Dyke at the Seaside Garden

What’s in it:

  • Pretty Petunias
  • Cut Flower Plot - hardy annuals trial
  • Problem corner - (aka Numpty Corner) Sue and Jim Watson, Alford
  • Planting up the Pearl Border in the Silver Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Bodnant Garden, Conwyn, North Wales
  • Godetia Trial

What’s in it:

  • Jim and Carole tidy up the pond by removing blanket weed and pruning evergreens
  • Carole starts a trial with bush tomatoes in the polytunnel
  • Jim adds some climbing beans and climbing courgettes to the deep bed tunnel
  • Jim sets up the sweet potato bed
  • Conservatory Special - Carole and Jim delight in the range of plants that can be grown in these specialised conditions and add the Stretocarpus beauties that Jim brought back from North Wales. They also deal with some of the most common conservatory pests, whitefly, mealybug and scale.
  • Through the Garden Gate - Jim visits the Scottish Agricultural College at Craibstone near Aberdeen.
  • Jim and Carole set up a new lettuce trial

What’s in it:

  • Lesley starts off a basil trial and tries out a range of varieties to see which are best to grow and most importantly, if there is a detectable difference in taste between varieties
  • Carole is putting a fewvarieties of bedding plants to the test - Bacopa and Angelonia
  • Problem Corner - Newton Primary School, Dunblane - Carolyn helps the children set up a vegetable garden
  • Lesley is in the Cut Flower Garden doing flower arrangements with Tulips
  • Through the Garden Gate - Jim has strayed south of the border to North Wales. This week he visits Dibley’s nursery in Ruthin. Dibley’s grow a huge range of Streptocarpus and Jim gathers a collection for our conservatory at Beechgrove.
  • Patio Vegetable Containers
  • The Dry Stone Walling Association visit the garden

What’s in it:

  • Jim is planting bonny brassicas as well as trying out Mr. Fothergill's Pea and Bean booster
  • Lesley and Carole plant out a new two year herbaceous trial including Echinacea, Euphorbia, Helenium and Campanula
  • Italian Job - Lesley is in the potager planting out a range of Italian inspired veg. - this weeks its lots of lettuce
  • Through the Garden Gate - George Anderson visits Balcarres garden in Fife, where the Countess of Crawford has created a stunning woodland garden
  • Problem Corner - Douglas and Janette Harper, Monymusk. The Harpers have a range of garden concerns but Jim concentrates on sorting out their roses and fruit problems.
  • Lesley and Carole revamp a bed in the Alpine Garden

What’s in it:

  • Jim adds some new Blueberries to the polytunnel
  • Lesley is lifting herbaceous perennials
  • Numpty Corner - Sue Watson, Alford - Carole returns to Sue's garden where last year she helped create a raised bed systerm. This year, Carole helps Sue set up a Greenhouse
  • Jim McColl carries on creating his new “family orchard” where he is experimenting with fruit trees and bushes that will keep a family in fruit in a relatively small space
  • Carole plants out strawberries
  • Through the Garden Gate - George Anderson pays a visit to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where David Knott and Mairi Gillies show him the incredible collection of Rhododendrons. They also delve into the history of how the Rhododendrons got there

What’s in it:

  • Deep Bed Tunnel
  • Lesley sows hardy annuals
  • Problem Corner - Spring Pruning at Beechgrove
  • Beginners Tool Kit
  • Jim gets a visit from Dr. Jason Owen from the Macaulay Institute to discuss how to improve your soil
  • Through the Garden Gate - Barnhill Rock Garden, Broughty Ferry, Dundee
  • Sandy Smith and friends arrive at Beechgrove after their walk across the country for charity

What’s in it:

  • Scarifying the lawn
  • Weed Killers - are they worth it?
  • Problem Corner - Dr. Jason Owen, The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen
  • Carole and Lesley grow potatoes in bags
  • Through the Garden Gate - Logan Botanic Garden, Stranraer
  • Rose Garden re-vamp

What’s in it:

  • Jim plants potatoes and carrots in the Vegetable Garden
  • Carole sows seeds for her trials for this year
  • Problem Corner - Dealing with Rabbits at the Beechgrove Garden
  • Lesley weaves new willow into the arbour in the Equinox Garden
  • Trial - Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Through the Garden Gate - Kate and Duncan Donald, Poolewe - Kate grows about 500 varieties of daffodils
  • Sorting our Sea Buckthorne

What’s in it:

  • 30 years and still growing! Celebrating our Pearl Anniversary year, The Beechgrove Garden returns for another series
  • Carole and Lesley check the results of the Crocus Trial
  • Carolyn test the mail order plug market to see whats the best value and if the plants are in good condition when they arrive
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ecclesgrieg Castle, St. Cyrus - snowdrops
  • Pearl Plants

What’s in it:

In the final Beechgrove of the season,


  • Weather watching - Using our own Beechgrove weather data
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Problem Corner with Alistair Wallace in Paisley - creating a self watering trough
  • Calander Border
  • Bedding plants for autumn, winter and early spring
  • Through the Garden Gate with Martin Gould in Kircudbright

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Cobhair Bharraigh Care Centre, Castlebay, Barra Island, Hebrides

What’s in it:

  • Pruning Euonymus
  • Bulbs - Tulips and Alliums
  • Problem Corner - Thomas and Jeanette Dougan, Inverbervie
  • Autumn Composting - fast and slow methods
  • Carole and Lesley get out the paint brushes

What’s in it:

  • Driveway Garden
  • Horse Tail
  • Problem Corner - Coldingham War Memorial
  • Planting Tulips
  • Plantlife Scotland - Su Cooper talks to Jim about Plantlife's Pond Alert! Campaign
  • Through the Garden Gate - Samuel Kennedy and William Muir fro the Scottish Begonia Society

What’s in it:

  • Lifting Potatoes/Tatties/Spuds
  • Pruning Blackcurrant bushes
  • Aster trial results
  • Problem Corner - Liz Rowdon and Mark MacSherry, Jordanhill
  • Tattie Taste Test
  • Through the Garden Gate - Brian Young, Drybridge near Irvine

What’s in it:

  • Tender plants
  • Potager - The Colour Purple
  • Cut Flower Garden - Summer flower arrangements
  • Low Maintenance Garden - bringing it up to date
  • Community Garden - Woodend Allotments, Banchory

What’s in it:

  • Silver Garden - Pond clean up
  • Harvesting Garlic
  • Problem Corner - Jack Evans and Deb Kemner, Pitlochry - Fruit bushes
  • Propagation - semi-ripe tip cuttings, heel cuttings, mallet cuttings
  • Garden For Life
  • Through the Garden Gate - Scone Palace, Perthshire In The Beechgrove Garden, Jim takes a look at the Silver Garden pond, which after the major clear out, wash and brush up, now boasts water so clear that you could brush your teeth in it.

What’s in it:

  • Sunshine Garden - bedding plants and clover lawn
  • Container growing
  • Potato Blight
  • Problem Corner / Numpty Corner - Sue and Jim Watson, Muir of Gowlis near Alford, Aberdeenshire. Tips for novice vegetable growers
  • Garden For Life
  • Secret Garden revamp - plant combinations
  • Through the Garden Gate - Julia Christianson, Falkland in Bloom, Fife

What’s in it:

  • Herbaceous Trial update - Asters
  • Vegetable Garden - Brassicas and Potatoes
  • Problem Corner - Hamish MacLean and Jane Valenine, East Lothian
  • Wallflowers
  • Polytunnel crops
  • Through the Garden Gate - Fiona Chapman, Yetts O Muckhart
  • dealing with Horsetail
  • Wildflower mats

What’s in it:

  • Herbaceous trial - Eschscholzia (Californian Poppy)
  • Polytunnel Vegetables - Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Courgettes and Peppers
  • Problem Corner - John and Jodie Morrison, Bridge of Don
  • Dealing with Horse Tail
  • The Fruit Cage
  • Through the Garden Gate - Scot Henderson, Comrie

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - St. Ronan's Well, Inverleithen, Scottish Borders

What’s in it:

  • Deep Bed Polytunnel - Sweet Potatoes
  • Coriander Trial
  • Greenhouse Tomatoes
  • Problem Corner - Jane Courtney, Auchterarder
  • Garden Pests - Vine Weevil, Red Spider Mite, Whitefly, Aphids, Mealy bugs
  • New Trends Garden - summer containers
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ian and Avril Galloway, Culbuie, Buchlyvie

What’s in it:

  • Tomatos - Topsy Turvy planter
  • Pruning Fruit Trees - fig, apricot, vines
  • Problem Corner - Roots and Fruits, Tranent
  • Pond Pumps
  • Through the Garden Gate - Avant Gardens, West Lothian, Part 2

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable Garden

  • Container Gardening - strawberries, sweet peas, potatoes, companion planting, courgettes
  • Problem Corner - Graeme and Marlis Lawson, Linlithgow - growing climbers in pots
  • Tender plants
  • Sue and Jim Watson, Alford
  • Through the Garden Gate - Avant Gardens Part 1

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Nairn Leisure Link Scheme, Nairn

What’s in it:

  • The June Garden
  • Vegetable Plot - Pumpkins, Squash and Courgettes
  • Problem Corner - Fiona Jefferson, New Deer
  • Calendar Border - new plants
  • New Trends Garden - pink, black and silver planing scheme
  • Through the Garden Gate - Community Garden re-visit: Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange

What’s in it:

  • Driveway Garden - hot colour bedding plants

  • Hanging Baskets
  • Problem Corner - Heather Harbour, Arbroath
  • Bedding schemes - dot plants, half hardy annuals, asters
  • Through the Garden Gate - hightlights from Gardening Scotland

What’s in it:

  • Gardening Scotland Special - due to the whole team being on the road this week, we do not have the usual factsheet

What’s in it:

  • Pond Special
  • Blanket Weed
  • Problem Corner - Julia and Paul, Grantown-on-Spey
  • ponds for wildlife, small ponds for town gardens
  • Tender Vegetables, growbags and raised beds
  • Pond snails - the good and the bad, dividing water lilies
  • Through the Garden Gate - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)

What’s in it:

  • Polytunnel update
  • Stepping stone pathway
  • Problem Corner - Elma and Tony Johnson, Annan - from gravel to grasses
  • Fertilizers
  • Composting - the do's and don'ts
  • Through the Garden Gate - The Scottish Crop Research Institute

What’s in it:

  • Clover Lawn
  • Coriander trial
  • Problem Corner - Jacqueline and Kenny Loraine, Howgate
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Through the Garden Gate - Carol and James Rowe, Kilarden, Argyll

What’s in it:

  • Pruning Heather
  • Potager Garden
  • Problem Corner - aka Numpty Corner for novice veg growers - Sue and Jim Watson, Alford
  • Greenhouse Tomatoes - hydroponics and grow pots
  • Alpine Garden Revamp
  • Through the Garden Gate - Bridgend Demonstration Allotments

What’s in it:

  • Pond side border, lifting herbaceous
  • Tabletop Strawberries, container gardening
  • Problem Corner - Frank and Lynne Robertson, Renfrew
  • Cheap Seeds - value for money
  • Pruning hard back
  • Through the Garden Gate - John Eckersall, Knockangore

What’s in it:

  • Bulbs - size matters
  • Watering techniques
  • Problem Corner - Patrick Rentoul, St. Andrew - Reviving a Living Willow arbour
  • Container Gardening - Tattie tubs
  • Planting potatoes - traditional method
  • Through the Garden Gate - Queen Mother Memorial Garden, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Orchard assessment
  • edging
  • Cut Flower Plot revamp
  • deep bed polytunnel
  • calendar border
  • Through the Garden Gate - RHS Orchid Show, Westminster

What’s in it:

  • Winter review
  • Problem Corner - felling the Beechgrove hedge
  • New trials - hardy annuals
  • Growing Mushrooms
  • Through the Garden Gate - Brechin Castle Estate

What’s in it:

  • Month by month guide to get you through the winter

  • Healthy Living recipes for each month

What’s in it:

  • Pond Terrace - plants for autumn

  • Vegetables to overwinter - garlic and onions
  • Problem Corner - Ann Ritchie, Dunfermline
  • New bed for the Garden for Life
  • New Trends Garden - winter containers
  • Through the Garden Gate - Sutton Seeds, Devon
  • Sowing Sorbus seeds

What’s in it:

  • Calendar Border revamp

  • Trials review - Zinnias, dwarf bulbs
  • Problem Corner - Lesley Jenkins, Lanark
  • New Trends Garden - soil analysis
  • Fruit tree grafting re-visit
  • Through the Garden Gate - Britain in Bloom, Alness

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Bridgend and Port Charlotte

What’s in it:

  • Dahlias

  • June Garden - Peony wilt
  • Community Garden Re-visit - Wing Hong Chinese Elderly Centre, Glasgow and Cornton Vale Woman's Prison
  • Pests and Diseases - red spider mite
  • Planting bulbs - size does matter
  • Through the Garden Gate - Catherine Erskine, Cambo Estate, Fife - late summer colour

What’s in it:

  • Container Gardening - harvesting vegetables and late season crops

  • Strawberries
  • Problem Corner - Ian and May Bowie, North Berwick - rabbit proof garden
  • Lawns - dealing with a hot, dry summer
  • Containers for autumn colour
  • Through the Garden Gate - Dr Alistair Marshal, Eaglesham

What’s in it:

  • Driveway Garden - hot border

  • Community Garden - St. John's School

What’s in it:

  • Carrot trial

  • Pruning hedges
  • Problem Corner - Jane and Bob Slater, Aberdeen
  • New Trends Garden
  • Silver Garden - snails in the pond
  • Through the Garden Gate - Doreen Macdonald, Glasgow

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable garden - ground cover fabric

  • Potager - potatoes in bags
  • Problem Corner - Paula and Danny Carr, Edinburgh
  • Cut Flower Plot - arrangements
  • Garden Security
  • Through the Garden Gate - Good for Ewe, Poolewe

What’s in it:

  • Community Grden - Moss Wood, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

What’s in it:

  • Perennial hanging baskets

  • Trials beds
  • Problem Corner - Ian Bosbery, Cruden Bay
  • Half hardy cuttings

What’s in it:

  • Prairie planting, clover lawn, rose garden

  • Food crops - tomatoes and cucumbers
  • Problem Corner - John McKay, Linlithgow
  • Fiona Bird from Stirrin' Stuff
  • Roses - using Sulphur
  • Through the Garden Gate - Diana Robertson, head gardener, Drum Castle - roses

What’s in it:

  • Cut flower plot - Delphiniums

  • Vegetable garden
  • Community Garden - East Ayrshire Carers Garden
  • Holiday preparation - watering options
  • Potager Garden

What’s in it:

  • Driveway Garden - improving front gardens

  • Container Gardening - vegetables in containers
  • Problem Corner - Diane Gordon, Edinburgh - pruning Wisteria
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • June Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Lady Juliet Edmonstone, Duntreath Castle water gardens, Blanefield

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Breadalbane Land Based Vocational Curriculum, Aberfeldy

What’s in it:

  • Wildflower turf and wildflower seeds

  • training fruit bushes - cordons, fans
  • Herbaceous trial - Verbascum, Hemerocallis, Crocosmia, Knifophia
  • Problem Corner - Sandra Mcbay, Clydebank
  • Plant associations to create texture and structure
  • training Sweet Pea, irrigation with seep hoses
  • Through the Garden Gate - Gardens of Bridge of Allan, Stirling - Murray and Sheila Airth, Garth and Sylvia Broomfield

What’s in it:

  • Cucumbers and tomatoes

  • Vegetable plot
  • Front gardens - greening up the driveway
  • Fruit House - pruning figs, training vines
  • June Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Billy Carruthers, Binny Plants

What’s in it:

  • bedding plants

  • organic gardening, comfrey
  • front gardens
  • hanging baskets and containers
  • hoes
  • Through the Garden Gate - Claire and Gordon Dennett, Lauder

What’s in it:

  • Gardening Scotland - there is no factsheet this week, but highlights of the show are listed in the factsheet.

What’s in it:

  • half hardy containers

  • pond - snails
  • Problem Corner - Elma Reid, Newtonmore
  • re-potting pond plants
  • Through the Garden Gate - Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie

What’s in it:

  • alpine trough - how to make your own

  • container gardening - vegetables
  • Problem Corner - Bill Morrison, Cupar - leatherjackets
  • Potager garden
  • greenhouse tomatoes - hydroponic system
  • Through the Garden Gate - Deborah Long, Bawsinch Nature Reserve - alien plants

What’s in it:

  • sowing a new lawn

  • staking herbaceous
  • Problem Corner - Susan Turner, Ochiltree
  • Tulips
  • wild flower lawn
  • Through the Garden Gate - Suntrap Gardens, Scottish Mational Bonsai Association
  • Compost hints

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Meigle, Perthshire

What’s in it:

  • Tulip trial

  • sweet peas
  • Problem Corner - Tony and Liz Treasure, Aberdeen
  • Bog Garden
  • pruning early flowering plants
  • potting on
  • Community Garden Re-visit - Forres and Arderseir

What’s in it:

  • successional planting, sowing cauliflower

  • planting asparagus
  • Problem Corner - Jilly Sutcliffer, Balmullo - apple trees
  • Cut Flower Plot
  • using ground fabric
  • Through the Garden Gate - Japanese Water Garden, Stobo

What’s in it:

  • trials update

  • taking cuttings
  • Problem Corner - Neil Craig, Kingwells - vine weevil
  • sowing in the Potager Garden
  • plugs vs. seeds
  • perennial hanging baskets
  • Through the Garden Gate - Burford House Gardens, Worcestershire - autumn flowering perennials

What’s in it:

  • winter review

  • deer damage
  • Problem Corner - Neil and Margaret Macarthur, Kilmacolm - shade
  • polytunnel vegetables
  • Potager Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Cambo Estate, Fife - Snowdrops
  • planting snowdrops in the green

What’s in it:

  • Autumn jobs

  • Protecting Tree Ferns
  • Compost trial update
  • Problem Corner - Sarina Griffiths, Aberdeen - urban garden
  • Harvesting - courgettes, squashes, gourds
  • Evergreen plants
  • Through the Garden Gate - Frank P Matthews Ltd, Tenbury Wells

What’s in it:

  • Trials update - roses and wildflowers

  • Greenhouses - greenhouse heaters and insulation
  • Problem Corner - Alison Morgan, Aberdeen - creating a small orchard, apples on dwarf rootstock
  • Secret Garden - plant combinations
  • Tulip Trial
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ann Fraser, Inveresk - Tulips

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Weisdale Kirk, Shetland

What’s in it:

  • Lawn repair

  • Propagation - home made propagator, conifer cuttings
  • Problem Corner - Kevin Simpson, Lumphanan
  • Conifers
  • Autumn and Winter Containers
  • Through the Garden Gate - Keep Edinburgh Growing, Edinburgh City Council

What’s in it:

  • Cut Flowers

  • Pond terrace - protecting bulbs
  • Problem Corner - Rosie Mackay, Auchterarder - damp shade
  • Prairie Planting
  • poppy trial
  • Through the Garden Gate - Posh Plots, Sue Howard and Kirsty Steiger, Ayrshire

What’s in it:

  • Greenhouse - shading alternative and tomatoes

  • Strawberries
  • Problem Corner - Take a Pride in Meigle, Meigle
  • Equinox Garden - plants for autumn
  • Compositae Family
  • Amaranthus trial
  • Through the Garden Gate - Garden of Meigle - Pearl and Douglas Graham, Ruth and Ian Fraser

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable Plot - self blanching celery, sweetcorn, courgettes

  • Peat Free compost
  • Catterline School - potting pond plants
  • Problem Corner - Falkirk
  • fresh produce - how to use it
  • Through the Garden Gate - Joanna Gough, head gardener, Geilston Garden, The National Trust for Scotland

What’s in it:

  • Potted fruit trees, trimming hedges
  • weeds
  • Air Pots
  • Summer grafting or budding
  • Community Garden - Cornton Vale Prison

What’s in it:

  • Pebble mosaic

  • Problem Corner -  Lewis Teckham, Hawick - raised beds
  • Decorative Painting
  • Trompe l'Oeil

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Stonehaven

What’s in it:

  • Greenhouse display and perennial hanging baskets

  • Pests - cabbage white butterfly, chafer grubs, soft scale or Citrus scale
  • Problem Corner - John and Jane Wood, Anstruther - dark courtyard
  • Pond terrace
  • Garden arches
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ballymaloe School of Cooking

What’s in it:

  • Garden wisdom, old wives tales

  • tomatoes
  • Problem Corner - Rachel and Tony Gribbon, Bathgate - moisture loving plants
  • Sprouting seeds
  • Home made propagator

What’s in it:

  • Mulches

  • Plant associations - The Bog Garden
  • Problem Corner - Ann and Dave Hatton, Saline - creating a silver garden
  • Wildlife garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Lochy Porter, strawberry grower, East Seaton

What’s in it:

  • Peppers and chillies

  • Trials - poppies, cosmos, organic roses, wildflower mixes
  • Problem Corner - Linda and Stuart Coxhall, Glasgow - child safe garden
  • Garden re-vamp
  • Plant associations
  • Through the Garden Gate - Hope Organic Garden, Arbroath

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Linn Park Adventure Playground for Children with Special Needs, Glasgow

What’s in it:

  • Fruit House - peaches, red spider mite, pruning grape vines, apples

  • Perennial trials - Aquilegia, Geranium, Artemesia, Astrantia
  • Problem Corner - Pam McLellan-Brown, Banff - courtyard garden, overgrown plants
  • Ground cover plants
  • Herbaceous Clematis
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ettrick Bridge

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable Plot update

  • pond and marginal planting
  • Early summer colour
  • Community Garden - Wind Hong Elderly Centre, Glasgow
  • Foliage plants for containers

What’s in it:

  • Vegetables - using rock dust

  • Sweetcorn and celery
  • Problem Corner - Elizabeth Casciani, Edinburgh - creating a pond
  • calcicole or lime loving plants
  • Through the Garden Gate - Alec Bartie, growing orchids
  • Containers

What’s in it:

  • Edible ornamentals

  • Perennials in hanging baskets
  • Compost observation
  • Problem Corner - Bill and Morven Mitchell, Grantown
  • Large scale composting
  • Through the Garden Gate - Robin and Joyce Bird, Bridge End Nursery, Gretna Green
  • growing orchids

What’s in it:

  • Tomatoes - hydroponics

  • sowing hardy annuals
  • Problem Corner - Elisabeth and Gordon McKinnell, Ayr
  • Wildlife containers
  • Potager Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Suntrap Garden, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Scottish Mining Museum at Newtongrange, Mid Lothian.

What’s in it:

  • Spring Colour

  • Crooked Garden - crooked plants, woodland plants
  • Protecting a Tree Fern
  • Problem Corner - Morag and Ian Thomson, Alva
  • Fruit House
  • watering houseplants
  • Through the Garden Gate - Community Garden revisits
  • Fruit Cage

What’s in it:

  • Broad Beans suited to small gardens

  • Trials
  • Heathers and Clematis
  • Problem Corner - Joe Forster, Methil - Clematis
  • compost
  • Conservatory pest control
  • Through the Garden Gate - Camallt - daffodils

What’s in it:

  • Healthy Living

  • Vegetables
  • Rhubarb - forcing rhubarb
  • Problem Corner - Shirley Morton, Auchtermuchty - pruning fruit trees
  • Mulch
  • Through the Garden Gate - Temperate Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Winter Review

  • Through the Garden Gate - Gardening Which?, Capel Manor - climate change
  • Organic rose growing trial
  • Problem Corner - Sam and Pat McGuiness, Dunblane - setting up a greenhouse
  • Silver Garden
  • early spring pruning
  • Lawn Care
  • feeding the garden

What’s in it:

  • Roses - growing organically

  • Protecting a tree fern overwinter
  • Problem Corner - Joy and Stuart Durno, Tarves
  • House plant arrangements
  • Equinox Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Capel Manor College, Enfield, Middlesex - Gardening Which?

What’s in it:

  • Organic Plot - green manure

  • Through the Garden Gate - Seers Centre, Enochdu, near Pitlochry
  • Garden on a Budget - Jeanette Hogg, Newtongrange
  • Problem Corner - Prem and Shona Reynolds, Ellon - garden lighting
  • Half hardy perennials
  • Silver Garden

What’s in it:

  • Communtity Garden - Kintyre Environmental Group, Campbeltown

What’s in it:

  • Trailing Plants

  • Strawberries
  • Salvia trial
  • Problem Corner - John and Gay McKeown, Muir of Ord
  • Autumn and Winter Containers
  • Shady Border revamp - ferns, ivy, hellebores
  • Through the Garden Gate - Neil Cameron, Burntisland
  • Forcing bulbs

What’s in it:

  • Autumn Lawn care

  • Garden on a budget - Jeanette Hogg, Newtongrange
  • Problem Corner - Heather Banner, St Andres
  • Growing Tomatoes - trialling different methods
  • Bulbs - beautiful combinations
  • Through the Garden Gate - Alistair and Jackie Wardlaw, Bearsden - Ferns

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Twa Semis youth project - Charleston, Dundee

What’s in it:

  • Weather conditions - potato blight

  • Orchard update - Scaraweb
  • Gardening on a budget - Jeanette Hogg, Newtongrange
  • Problem Corner - Roger Smith, Gullane
  • Watering cans
  • Fiona Bird - recipes from the garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Caledonian Canal

What’s in it:

  • Containers

  • Gardening on a budget - Jeanette Hogg, Newtongrange
  • Vine Weevil control
  • Silver Garden update
  • Community Garden - Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Rooting compounds

  • Chrysanthemum Trial
  • Onion and shallot trial
  • Problem Corner - Wendy Lambert, Mid Calder
  • Cabbage, spacing vegetables
  • Sweet peas
  • Late summer plants - Calendar Border
  • Through the Garden Gate - Annet House, Linlithgow

What’s in it:

  • The Eden Fruit House

  • Driveway Garden
  • Problem Corner - Andy and Fiona Carer, Kirkcaldy
  • Flowering bushes, flowering shrubs
  • Silver Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Susan Lea, Jersey

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Forres, Moray

What’s in it:

  • Cordon Fruit - thinning

  • Softwood cuttings
  • Problem Corner - Fiona Macfarlane, Edderton
  • Trials - Violas, Pansies, Salvias, leafy salads
  • Garden for Life - revamp update
  • Through the Garden Gate - Joy and Jim McCorgray, Tillicoultry

What’s in it:

  • Coppicing

  • Growing tomatoes - trialling different methods
  • Drip irrigation systems
  • Problem Corner - Suzanne Pole, Benderloch
  • Rose Garden
  • Trees for small gardens
  • Through the Garden Gate - Community Gardens revisited

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Rosshead, Alexandria

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable Garden update

  • Postcard from an Allotment
  • Problem Corner - Garelochhead
  • Artemesia, Astrantia, Geranium
  • weed killing
  • Through the Garden Gate - John Sheldon, Gifford - biodiversity

What’s in it:

  • Pond - getting rid of blanket weed

  • Postcard from an Allotment
  • Communtiy Garden - Ardersier
  • Dee Atkinson, medical herbalist, apothecary garden or healing garden
  • Low Maintenance Garden

What’s in it:

  • Gardening Scotland 2004 results

  • Trailing plants trial
  • Bedding plants - rainbow garden, three dimensional planting
  • Problem Corner - Alison McDougall, Kirkcaldy - dry shade
  • Silver Garden
  • Alpine Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Norman Mathieson, Aberdeen - Rhododendrons

What’s in it:

  • Trials Beds - Pansies and Violas

  • Vegetable update
  • Problem Corner - David and Daisy Keith, Westhill
  • Growing Tomatoes
  • Conservatory
  • Through the Garden Gate - Garden Design at New Hopetoun Gardens

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Finzean School Wood

What’s in it:

  • Fruit - Cherry trees, protection from birds, Blueberries, Cranberries

  • Trials Beds - daffodils
  • Problem Corner - Sue Jackson, Forres
  • House Leeks, Sempervivum
  • Sedum roof
  • Staking vegetables
  • Through the Garden Gate - Cairnsmore Nursery, Castle Douglas

What’s in it:

  • Potting on and re-potting

  • Dwarf Sweet Peas
  • Problem Corner - Sally and Colin Macrae, Edinburgh
  • Garden for Life revamp
  • Spacing of Vegetables
  • Through the Garden Gate - Kevock Road, Lasswade

What’s in it:

  • Rose Garden

  • Greenhouse pest control - whitefly
  • Problem Corner - Andrew and Kirsty Flockhart, Clarkson
  • Slugs
  • Weeds
  • Through the Garden Gate - Inerewe Garden
  • Asparagus

What’s in it:

  • Lawn Care

  • Fruit House - grape vines, apricots
  • Problem Corner - May and Paul Chamberlain, Falkirk
  • Flower arranging
  • Compost, heritage beans
  • Through the Garden Gate - Castlewellan, Northern Ireland

What’s in it:

  • Pruning Heathers

  • Trials - Daffodils
  • Problem Corner - St Peter's Primary School, Patrick, Glasgow
  • Houseplants - perfect plant for each room
  • Creating a turf stack
  • Through the Garden Gate - Mike and Sue Thornley, Glenarn
  • Weather Station

What’s in it:

  • Winter Review

  • Silver Garden update
  • Vegetable plot update
  • Problem Corner - Rebeccah Stripling, Banchory - woodland planting
  • Weather
  • Phenology, climate change
  • Through the Garden Gate - Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire

What’s in it:

  • Patio fruit - apples

  • Sowing vegetables in autumn for winter and spring use
  • Greenhouse care for the winter
  • Problem Corner - Anne Rae, Kilbarchan
  • Autumn Baskets
  • Through the Garden Gate - Garden for Carers, Aden Park, Mintlaw

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden, Broadford, Isle of Skye

What’s in it:

  • Plants for autumn interest

  • Christmas Bulbs
  • Problem Corner - KingsInch Special School, Edinburgh
  • Drought
  • Modern and Manly
  • Through the Garden Gate - Holestone Lodge, Pools O Mukhart, Fife

What’s in it:

  • Pumpkins and gourds

  • Tomatoes in the Keder House
  • Problem Corner - BRITE Centre, Stevenson College, Edingburgh
  • Silver Garden progress
  • Through the Garden Gate - Cherrybank

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Wilton Island Association, Glasgow

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable Garden

  • Cuttings - half hardy perennials
  • Problem Corner - Heather Watts, Roberton
  • Pond algae
  • Houseleeks
  • Through the Garden Gate - Antoinia Swinson, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Responsible Watering

  • Sunflower Trial
  • Sweet Peas
  • Berry Bushes
  • Autumn in the garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Giraween National Park, Eastern Austrailia
  • Ian Christie, Christie's Nursery - propagating plants from seed

What’s in it:

  • Cut Flower Plot - Dahlias

  • Trials - Rudbeckia and Brassicas
  • Problem Corner - Alan Donald, Jersey
  • Mediterranen Garden
  • The Bunya Pine

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Colintraive

What’s in it:

  • Strawberries

  • Potager Garden
  • Problem Corner - John and Katherine McLaren, Melrose
  • Plant Labels
  • Through the Garden Gate - University of Ultrecht Botanic Gardens, Amsterdam

What’s in it:

  • Soft Fruit

  • Fungicides
  • Problem Corner - Christina Barrowman, Dunblane
  • Pond - waterlilies, pond safety
  • Through the Garden Gate - Jersey
  • Tools for the disabled

What’s in it:

  • Pruning - apples, vines

  • Gazanias
  • Problem Corner - Lorna and Stuart MacDonald, Dundee
  • Herbaceous Border - purple border

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Westoaks Community Project, Dalmilling, Ayr

What’s in it:

  • Silver Garden

  • Box hedging - pruning
  • Holiday plant care
  • Vine Weevil
  • Community Garden - Kirkcudbright Academy Memorial Garden

What’s in it:

  • Cut Flower Plot

  • Conservatory - tropical plants from seed
  • Problem Corner - Crail Golfing Society
  • The art of hoeing
  • Cats in the garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - The Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital Garden

What’s in it:

  • Asparagus

  • Potatoes - Tattie barrel challenge
  • Tender vegetable crops
  • Problem Corner - Glen & Lorna Jones, Anstruther
  • Bedding plants
  • Ground Cover - Lilies

What’s in it:

  • Deep beds

  • Trials plot - summer bedding plants
  • Herbaceous Border
  • Problem Corner - Bob and Trish Condor, Kemnay
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Balaka Bangladeshi Restaurant, St Andrews

What’s in it:

  • Splitting Herbaceous plants

  • Brassicas
  • Problem Corner - Hilary and Bruce Paterson, Dunning Perthshire
  • Pond banking
  • Chemicals - Part 2: Herbicides
  • Through the Garden Gate - Professor Last, Longniddry

What’s in it:

  • Fruit - The Orchard and the Eden Fruithouse

  • Vegetable Plot - Parsley
  • Clematis
  • Through the Garden Gate - Edrom Nursery
  • Inverewe Garden Illuminations
  • Consumer Test - Trowels
  • Plant Crime - stealing from the wild

What’s in it:

  • Hardening off tender plants

  • Pesticides
  • Problem Corner - John and Joanne Lennon, Kippen - pruning vines
  • Cleaning garden furniture
  • Through the Garden Gate - Branklyn Gardens, Pearth

What’s in it:

  • Cut Flower Plot

  • Herbaceous Border
  • Problem Corner - John and Janice Wilson, Portlethen
  • Light for Seed Growing
  • Primula Border
  • Weeds
  • Through the Garden Gate - Abriachan Garden Nursery, Loch Ness Side

What’s in it:

  • Lawn Care

  • Problem Corner - Liz Gourley, Irvine
  • Conservatory
  • Through the Garden Gate - University of Dundee Botanic Garden

What’s in it:

  • Strawberries

  • Propagation - sowing seeds
  • Problem Corner - Samantha and Kenny Selbie, Motherwell - greenhouse gardening
  • Tattie Challenge - growing potatoes in barrels
  • Crooked Garden - woodland planting
  • Through the Garden Gate - Gunie Moberg, Orkney Islands

What’s in it:

  • Soil Basics

  • Problem Corner - Bob and Janice Rose, Gight, Methlick
  • Garden Walk - winter review
  • Through the Garden Gate - Regent Gardens, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Asparagus

  • Calendar Border
  • Herbaceous Border
  • Problem Corner - Sally Thurgood, Sauchie, Alloa
  • Strawberries
  • Hedge Trimming
  • Through the Garden Gate - Floriade

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Boat of Garten, Aviemore


What’s in it:

  • Patio Fruit

  • Vegetable trials - results
  • Problem Corner - George and Elspeth Macdonald, Fife
  • Bulbs for Christmas
  • Hanging Baskets for winter
  • Through the Garden Gate - Bells Cherrybank Heather Garden, Perth

What’s in it:

  • Cut Flower Plot

  • Sweet Peas
  • Carrot Trial
  • Trial - Nicotiana, perennial plug plants
  • Problem Corner - Susan Wallace, Blairgowrie
  • Chrysanthemums - history, monthly care guide
  • Containers for winter
  • Through the Garden Gate - Benmore Botanic Garden
  • Fungi

What’s in it:

  • Exotic Vegetables

  • Spring bulbs
  • Problem Corner - Kay and Archie Aitchison, West Linton
  • Laying paving slabs
  • Through the Garden Gate - Sandesquoy, Orkney
  • Bouquets from Nature - Alison Bradley

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Durness

What’s in it:

  • Herbaceous Border

  • Petunia trial
  • Water features
  • Garden for Life - trimming hedges
  • Balfour Hospital Chaplaincy Garden

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Cockenzie & Port Seton, East Lothian

What’s in it:

  • Seaside Garden
  • Climbers
  • Problem Corner - Lynn and Alan Cairns, Adamton, Monkton
  • Propagation
  • Houseplants
  • Through the Garden Gate - La Paz, Bolivia

What’s in it:

  • Asparagus

  • Dead Heading
  • Fruit Pruning
  • Problem Corner - Isabel More, Watten, Caithness
  • Design
  • Through the Garden Gate - The Plight of the Monkey Puzzle

What’s in it:

  • Rose Garden and Geometric Garden
  • Preserving Herbs
  • Problem Corner - Pat Irving, Thankerton
  • Garden for Life
  • Containers for decking
  • Through the Garden Gate - Sandside House Gardens

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - West Kilbride Community Marsh Garden

What’s in it:

  • Pond Maintenance

  • Fruit - vines, pot fruit, cranberries
  • Problem Corner - Angela and Alistair McDonach, Giffnock - pergola, climbers
  • Alpine Meadow
  • New plants for 2002
  • Through the Garden Gate - St Monans

What’s in it:

  • Fruit - gooseberry sawfly, greenfly, pruning autumn raspberries

  • Vegetable trials - carrots
  • Problem Corner - Birkhill Nursery, Dundee
  • Consumer test - Petunias
  • Apothecary's Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Jim and Maureen Heardman, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Watering - automatic systems

  • Nicotiana trial
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Problem Corner - Mike and Shirley Hutchison, Montrose
  • Consumer Test - Edible Plant Containers
  • Balcony bedding
  • Through the Garden Gate - St Mary's Pleasance, Haddington

What’s in it:

  • Bedding Plants

  • Vegetable Plot update
  • Problem Corner - Marie and Cy Jack, Milngavie
  • Wall Containers
  • Lawn care
  • Through the Garden Gate - Mike and Sue Thornley, Glenarn

What’s in it:

  • Rose Garden

  • Perennials - first year flowering trial
  • Problem Corner - Robert McGregor, Aberlour
  • Compost
  • Stepping Stones
  • Through the Garden Gate - Mrs Anne-Marie Hammond, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Rhododendrons

  • Vegetable trials
  • Baby vegetables
  • Hot bed
  • Garden Makeover - Hilltop Nursery School, Kings Park, Glasgow
  • Fruity Goodness - Berries
  • Houseplants

What’s in it:

  • Sweet Pea Trial

  • Unusual vegetables
  • Problem Corner - Len and Marilyn Dalziel, Elie
  • Planting on a balcony
  • Planting on a slope, Hebe
  • Through the Garden Gate - Tresco

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Village of Johnshaven

  • Compost awareness - how to make compost

What’s in it:

  • Asaparagus

  • Carrot Root Fly
  • Problem Corner - Paula Stewart, Hamilton
  • Underplanting in the Rose Bed
  • Alpine Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - The Eden Project, Cornwall

What’s in it:

  • Fruit House - training the peach tree

  • Plug plant trials
  • Problem Corner - Audrey Wilson, Portobello
  • Creating a new bed
  • Bamboo
  • Through the Garden Gate - David Younger, Eckford House, Dunoon

What’s in it:

  • Heather Garden

  • Scree Garden
  • Problem Corner - Paula Craib, Bridge of Don
  • Vegetable Plot
  • Herbaceous border
  • Through the Garden Gate - Geraldine Austin, Brighouse Bay

What’s in it:

  • A New Season

  • Problem Corner - Elaine Hamilton, Gogar, Edinburgh
  • Calendar Border
  • Through the Garden Gate - Christies Alpine Nursery, Kirriemuir

What’s in it:

  • Calendar Border

  • Vegetable Garden update
  • Problem Corner - Susan and Donald Ross, Helensburgh
  • New Lighting
  • Through the Garden Gate - Pitlochry in Bloom

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Corstorphine, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Forcing Bulbs

  • Consumer Test - Peat Free Compost
  • Dwarf Beans
  • Problem Corner - Alison And Willie Cross, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
  • Feathered Friends - helping birds through the winter
  • Garden Development - Mediterranean Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Joyce Halden, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

What’s in it:

  • Autumn lawn care

  • Garden Walk
  • Problem Corner - Duncan and Alice McLean, Campbeltown
  • Mole deterrents
  • Frost Proof Pots
  • Through the Garden Gate - Kath and Wallace Fife, Ascog Hall, Rothesay

What’s in it:

  • Antirrhinums

  • Herbaceous Border
  • Problem Corner - Prue Bucknall, Lennoxtown
  • Japanese Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Mary Turner, Campbeltown

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Gracemount Walled Garden, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Fruit House

  • Mini Vegetables
  • Problem Corner - Moira and Percy Smith, Aberuthven
  • Consumer Test - Bedding Plant trials
  • Flower Arrangers garden rescue
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ron Kingette, Markinch, Fife

What’s in it:

  • Holiday Plant Care

  • Crop rotation and Green Manure
  • Problem Corner - Ruth Bauld, Gogar
  • Painting the Garden Red
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Through the Garden Gate - Harry Sutherland, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Rose Garden

  • Garden Walk
  • New Plant Review
  • Problem Corner - Judi Dunn, Airth
  • Lavender
  • Through the Garden Gate - Gill Macquarrie, Ayr

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Stranraer

What’s in it:

  • Calendula Trial

  • Soft Fruit pruning and cordon fruit
  • Problem Corner - Pattie and Peter Kewney, Maybole
  • Shed security
  • Slopes - planting shrubs for groundcover
  • Through the Garden Gate - Richard Edwards, Haddington

What’s in it:

  • Peat free compost trial

  • caterpillar damage
  • Problem Corner - Grigor Scott, Kingspark, Glasgow
  • Pond planting
  • Jazzing up the Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Mrs Chris Robertson, Bearsden

What’s in it:

  • Herbaceous Border

  • Clematis Cuttings
  • Problem Corner - Liz and Ralph Parker, Galashiels
  • Herbaceous Geraniums for life
  • Tomatoes in Greenhouses
  • Through the Garden Gate - Patricia Oldfield, Clarkston

What’s in it:

  • Asparagus Beds

  • Vegetable polytunnel
  • Fruit Orchard
  • Seed Sowing
  • Mulch
  • School Garden - Musselburgh Primary School, Musselburgh
  • Viewers Questions

What’s in it:

  • Bedding Plants

  • Roses
  • Equinox Garden
  • Problem Corner - Sarah and Nick Baldry, Gullane
  • Potager Garden - trimming box hedging
  • Pond in a container
  • Through the Garden Gate - Mrs Evelyn McDonald, Taynuilt

What’s in it:

  • Garden Tour

  • Polytunnel Vegetables
  • Problem Corner - Priory Church, South Queensferry - disguising stuctures
  • Soft fruit review and update
  • Garden for Life baskets
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ann Laybourn, Ashgrove, Thorntonhall

What’s in it:

  • Greenhouse partition and Geranium Collection

  • Antirrhinum Trial
  • Problem Corner - Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire
  • Seaside Garden
  • Pond bank - gardening on a slope
  • Consumer test - pre-planted hanging baskets
  • Through the Garden Gate - Kevock Garden Plants and Flowers, Lasswade

What’s in it:

  • Gardening Scotland 2001

What’s in it:

  • Compost

  • Calendula Trial
  • Problem Corner - Fiona Whiddon, Peterculter
  • Apothecary's Garden - medicinal herbs
  • Peat conservation
  • Through the Garden Gate - Borneo

What’s in it:

  • Asparagus challenge

  • Cold frames
  • Problem Corner - Kathy Bouche, Dalgety Bay
  • Rhododendron border
  • Plant for Wildlife Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Carestown Steading, Decksford, Buckie

What’s in it:

  • Herbaceous Plant Protection - slugs

  • Organic Vegetable Plot
  • Problem Corner - Norma and Logie Gray, Keith
  • Garden Design - Apothecary Garden
  • Primroses in the Alpine Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Keukenhof

What’s in it:

  • Community Garden - Aberlour

What’s in it:

  • Low Maintenance Garden - transplanting a Phormium

  • Garden Walk
  • Problem Corner - Tony Considine, Rothiemay, Huntly
  • Consumer Test - Buying plants on the internet
  • Through the Garden Gate - Amsterdam

What’s in it:

  • Polytunnel feature

  • Cleaning patios
  • Problem corner - Sheena Watson, Aberdeen
  • Crooked Garden - woodland plants
  • Hydroponic strawberries, Eden Fruit House
  • Through the Garden Gate - Arid Land House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Asparagus Challenge

  • Easy to sow seeds
  • Problem Corner - Fiona and David Bett, Kinfauns
  • Rose Garden development
  • Equinox Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - James Mackie, Crossford

What’s in it:

  • A new season

  • Conifer Removal
  • Problem Corner - Carole and Gordon Clark, Peebles
  • Consumer Trial - Spades
  • Heating a greenhouse
  • Through the Garden Gate - Madeira

What’s in it:

  • Autumn Fruit

  • Compost
  • Winter Containers
  • Problem Corner - Kate McDonald, Laide - herb garden
  • New Products
  • Greenhouse heating systems
  • Through the Garden Gate - Willie Duncan, Fife - Ferns

What’s in it:

  • Low Maintenance Garden - heathers

  • Kiwi fruit, vines and peaches
  • Creating a scree garden - Iain and Craig Lambie, The Speyside Heather Centre
  • Problem Corner - Carole Beebe, Greenock - gap in the hedge
  • French Marigold Trial
  • Through the Garden Gate - Crarae Garden

What’s in it:

  • Dahlias

  • Problem Corner - Helene and Richard Brown, Edinburgh
  • Autumn Border, Equinox Border
  • Forcing Bulbs
  • Through the Garden Gate - Lambie Brothers, Strathspey
  • Flower Arranging

What’s in it:

  • Metditerranean Garden

  • Vegetable Review
  • Problem Corner - Broxburn - making a feature of a garden shed
  • Sensory Plants
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ian Muirhead, Edinburgh

What’s in it:

  • Strawberries

  • Greenhouse annuals
  • Problem Corner - Erica and Alan MacFarlane, Edinburgh
  • planting - the Autumn Border
  • Hedge Trimmers
  • Through the Garden Gate - Muriel Thomson, Greenock

What’s in it:

  • Clematis

  • Problem Corner - Mossblown, Ayrshire - lawn care
  • Garden Insects - beneficial insects and pests
  • Through the Garden Gate - George Bird, Cowdenbeath, Fife - hanging baskets
  • Conservatory climbers

What’s in it:

  • Foliage Border

  • Problem Corner - Beryl Phelps, Ashkirk
  • Water features
  • Garden development - Autumn Garden
  • Through the Garden Gate - Sandy Graham, Broughty Ferry
  • Choosing a conifer

What’s in it:

  • Grasses

  • Greenhouse review - Tomatoes
  • Problem Corner - Sandra, Katy and Alison Teo, Biggar
  • Beechgrove Development - Rose Garden
  • Potager Garden - edible flowers
  • Through the Garden Gate - David Austin Rose Centre, Albrighton, Wolverhampton

What’s in it:

  • French Marigolds

  • Problem Corner - Liz Ryan, Edinburgh - courtyard garden
  • Cuttings - half hardy perennials
  • Through the Garden Gate - Paul and Lorna Hocken, Drummore
  • Recipes from Nick Nairn

What’s in it:

  • Fruit

  • Problem Corner - Ann Street, Bellsquarry
  • Guest - Dee Atkinson, medical herbalist - First Aid for Gardeners
  • Front door makeover
  • Through the Garden Gate - Nick Nairn's cookery school, Port of Menteith - salad leaves
  • removing blanket weed

What’s in it:

  • Child-friendly gardening

  • Mini vegetables
  • Problem Corner - Shirley Hughson-Murphy, Strathaven - setting up a greenhouse
  • Building a Den
  • Painting and planting with children
  • Through the Garden Gate - Jim and Joan Goldie, Beith, Ayrshire

What’s in it:

  • Vegetables - Broad Beans, Potatoes, Sweetcorn, Pumpkins, Tomatoes

  • Proagating Clematis - layering
  • Problem Corner - Helen Leslie, Edinburgh - climbers
  • Flower Arrangers Garden
  • Creating Topiary
  • Through the Garden Gate - Trish and Peter Kohn, Kylesku

What’s in it:

  • Cordon fruit trees

  • Seaside Garden
  • Problem Corner - Alexandra and Brian Strathie, Logiealmond - overgrown plants
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Through the Garden Gate - Island of Sark, Channel Islands
  • Garden for autumn interest

What’s in it:

  • Conservatory Pests and Diseases

  • Problem Corner - Fiona Bird, Kirriemuir
  • Viewer's specimens
  • slugs and snails
  • Through the Garden Gate - Pat and Howard Jordan, Carmunnock - National Collection of Hostas and Ligularias

What’s in it:

  • Trials update

  • Problem Corner - Wilma Paterson, Tomintoul
  • Tough plants for exposed sites
  • Through the Garden Gate - Dr. Mavis Paton, Sandyhills, Dumfries - Rhododendrons
  • Bulbs - care after flowering

What’s in it:

  • Colour combinations

  • Problem Corner - Catherine Copeland, Ayr - drainage
  • Wild flowers for tonics and balms
  • Herbaceous Border
  • Through the Garden Gate - Jennifer Yeoman, Skelmorlie - walled garden

What’s in it:

  • Weeds - telling annual weeds from perennial weeds

  • Problem Corner - June and Ian Anderson, Bearsden
  • Consumer test - Pest Control
  • Houseplants
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ian Doig, Stepps, Glasgow

What’s in it:

  • Potager garden

  • Problem Corner - Lesley and Erick Ross, Newmachar
  • Beechgrove development
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Through the Garden Gate - Harry Nichol - growing bonsai

What’s in it:

  • Lawn Care

  • Problem Corner - Carolyn and Mark Smith, Brechin
  • Planting hanging baskets
  • Fertilizer
  • Through the Garden Gate - Alistair McKelvie, Aberdeen - Himalayan garden

What’s in it:

  • Compost

  • Problem Corner - Jenny Selbie, Netherley - boggy area
  • Windowboxes
  • Pond and water feature maintenance
  • Through the Garden Gate - Margaret Kay, Auchtermuchty

What’s in it:

  • Fruit maintenance - peach, fig, vines, kiwi, hydroponics

  • Citrus Tips
  • Problem Corner - David Inglis, Dundee
  • Mulch
  • Box Hedging
  • Through the Garden Gate - Louise Bustard, Glasgow Botanics

What’s in it:

  • Permaculture

  • Problem Corner - Anne McWilliam, Stonehaven
  • Starter took kit
  • Through the Garden Gate - Jim Davidson, Banff - Daffodils
  • Trees for a small garden

What’s in it:

  • Problem Corner - Adele Kline, Stonehaven

  • Old seed - will it be viable?
  • Creating and Alpine trough
  • Through the Garden Gate - Ian and Maggie Young, Aberdeen - Alpines

What’s in it:

  • Vegetable plot
  • Problem Corner - Eric and Jacqui Monro, Motherwell
  • Secateurs
  • Through the Garden Gate - Betty Hamilton, Falkland - Snowdrops
  • Basic pruning tips