The Beechgrove Garden is and always has been a firmly practical, get-your-hands-dirty gardening programme which delights in success but also learns from failures in the garden and never takes itself too seriously.

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Beechgrove Garden episode 21 2016

The Beechgrove Garden episode 21 2016

In Beechgrove Garden episode 21 2016, Jim is thinking ahead and planting overwintering veg that will be ready to crop in the spring. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of Keep Scotland Beautiful. To mark that, Carole takes a look around Colourful Carnoustie, a relative newcomer to the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign.     George visits social enterprise group Seedbox in Ballogie near Aboyne. The group have asked Beechgrove to help them tame two huge and very old Yew trees. On…

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Beechgrove Garden episode 20 2016

The Beechgrove Garden episode 20 2016

Jim, Carole and George begin a series of bulb plantings by naturalising some unusual bulbs in the new lawn. Chris, with advice from Jim and Carole, takes on an emotional job as the decision is made to cut down and replace the 15-year-old cryptomeria tree in Beechgrove Garden episode 20 2016.     Jim visits a special garden that he has been hoping to see for years, Portmore near Eddleston. Beechgrove Garden episode 20 2016:   Asparagus and sweetcorn In…

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Beechgrove Garden episode 19 2016

The Beechgrove Garden episode 19 2016

Welcome to the Beechgrove Garden episode 19 2016 on probably our one and only really hot summer’s day. A sparkling summer bedding display dazzles the eye this week in the Beechgrove Garden. More colour comes from Calla lilies and Black Eyed Susans in Carole's 6 x 8ft greenhouse, and it is tasting and testing time for Jim's tomatoes. Chris dons his waders and is planting in the pond.     On his second visit to Tillycoultry allotments Jim looks at…

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Beechgrove Garden episode 18 2016

The Beechgrove Garden episode 18 2016

In Beechgrove Garden episode 18 2016, Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, George Anderson and Chris Beardshaw are on the road to Gairloch to find out what grows and possibly also what doesn't in wonderful Wester Ross.     Challenged to come to Gairloch by local resident, Helena Bowie, the Beechgrove team are ready to answer Helena's and the Gairloch community's gardening problems in a Beechgrove Gardener's question time event. To set the scene for gardening conditions in the area Jim also…

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Beechgrove Garden episode 17 2016

The Beechgrove Garden episode 17 2016

In Beechgrove Garden episode 17 2016, Carole takes a look at and tastes both peas that are sweet and sweet peas. Carole has been running an observation on varieties of peas and their support systems, and it's time for harvest and analysis. George returns to his roots as he visits Athelstaneford village near North Berwick. Twelve village gardens are gearing up for an open day, and George takes a tour around as many gardens as he can.     Jim…

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