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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