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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