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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