On Gardeners World 2018 episode 28: in the cottage garden, Monty is moving a rose which has outgrown its space. In the vegetable garden he gives advice on what to plant now for spring. He also finds out more about the mysterious world of earthworms and discovers why they are vital for the garden.
We catch up with Adam Frost as he shares his plans for his own garden and find out how it has fared over the summer. Toby Buckland discovers a garden in Scotland where contemporary planting has been the solution to challenging climactic conditions. Flo Headlam visits a project where gardening has been prescribed by a doctor to help improve mental health. Joe Swift is at the Malvern Autumn Show meeting the competitors in this year’s national giant vegetable championship.
Gardeners World 2018 episode 28
Which rose should I buy?
Roses are one of the largest groups of plants available to gardeners, so choosing specific varieties can seem like a daunting prospect. Whether you are looking for a rose to climb a shady wall, roses for a hedge, or a rose to train up a pillar, our short guide will set you on the right path. In terms of choosing for flower form, colour and scent, selection is very much a matter of personal taste. Whenever possible try to see roses in bloom before purchasing by visiting rose nurseries or rose gardens during the flowering season.
How to move a tree or shrub
Any tree or shrub will suffer some degree of stress when uprooted. The shock of transplanting or moving can be lessened if the task is carried out correctly. Established trees and shrubs should be only moved if necessary as even with the best care the tree or shrub may fail to thrive or even die. Renovation may be an alternative.
Plants resenting root disturbance such as Rosa, Magnolia, Cytisus and Cistus can be tricky to move. Young plants transplant fairly well, but more established specimens will suffer greater stress and require advanced preparation. As a rule-of-thumb, plants that have been growing in position for more than five years are much less likely to survive transplanting than younger specimens.
Gardening with grasses
Mixtures of grasses and flowering perennials have, in recent years come to be known as prairie planting. Most effective in larger areas, the relaxed, naturalistic feel can also be achieved in smaller gardens.