The Beechgrove Garden is a hardy annual TV gardening series which sets out to deal with, glory in and celebrate Scottish horticulture and growing conditions.
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. Scotland’s favourite gardening programme.

Read more about the article The Beechgrove Garden episode 5 2018
Beechgrove Garden episode 5 2018

The Beechgrove Garden episode 5 2018

In the Beechgrove Garden episode 5 2018, it's tomato time as Jim is growing a range of viewers' recommended favourite tomato varieties, using viewers' best methods for growing them.     Carole visits young farmers James Reid and Rosa Bevan near Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, to see how they use permaculture techniques to grow veg in the most environmentally friendly way possible. And Carole is also in Garelochhead to take in the annual Scottish Rhododendron Society show, where she sees competitors showing…

Continue ReadingThe Beechgrove Garden episode 5 2018




Read more about the article The Beechgrove Garden episode 4 2018
Beechgrove Garden episode 4 2018

The Beechgrove Garden episode 4 2018

In the Beechgrove Garden episode 4 2018, after the success of the no-dig observation of last year, Jim is extending the trial into the polytunnel, comparing conventionally grown vegetables with easy-grow no-dig vegetable plots. Brian is in Armadale, helping Lesley Welsh and her two children to create a bespoke vegetable plot for the family. Lesley wants the children to be able to easily grow their own and take their own home-grown produce from fork to fork.     Brian is…

Continue ReadingThe Beechgrove Garden episode 4 2018




Read more about the article The Beechgrove Garden episode 3 2018
Beechgrove Garden episode 3 2018

The Beechgrove Garden episode 3 2018

In The Beechgrove Garden episode 3 2018, Jim is planting with Beechgrove's ruby anniversary in mind, sowing red veg from beetroot 'Bulls Blood', courgette 'Midnight' and lettuce 'Moonred' to spinach 'Red Kitten' and spicy mustard 'Red Giant'.     Last year Jim began an observation choosing a range of trees for small gardens. This year he is adding to that with a range of fastigiate trees, which are perfect for a small garden as they don't create much shade and…

Continue ReadingThe Beechgrove Garden episode 3 2018




Read more about the article The Beechgrove Garden episode 2 2018
Beechgrove Garden episode 2 2018

The Beechgrove Garden episode 2 2018

In The Beechgrove Garden episode 2 2018, Jim and Carole celebrate Beechgrove's ruby anniversary in true Beechgrove style as it's tattie time. Both Jim and Carole are planting a range of ruby or red potatoes, and they also dig up an archive tattie tip from the late George Barron. Brian is back in Beechgrove revisiting his alpine garden and reviews the winter damage, as well as doing a bit of weeding and feeding.     Last year Carole met almost-nonagenarian…

Continue ReadingThe Beechgrove Garden episode 2 2018
Read more about the article The Beechgrove Garden episode 1 2018
Beechgrove Garden episode 26 2016

The Beechgrove Garden episode 1 2018

In The Beechgrove Garden episode 1 2018, it’s a very special series of Beechgrove as it is our 40th year or Ruby Anniversary and amongst other things we will be dipping into 40 years of the Beechgrove archive to see how things have or haven’t changed over the years in gardening. This week there are sweet signs of spring as Jim, Carole, George and Chris are surrounded by April's peach and cherry blossom.     George revisits Sheila Harper's ancient…

Continue ReadingThe Beechgrove Garden episode 1 2018