In Gardeners World episode 17 2017, Monty visits a floral paradise just outside Dublin to discover how plantsman Jimi Blake fills his garden with flora for free. Monty also gives advice on what to sow now in the veg garden.
Adam Frost is on the hunt for some clever design ideas in a garden in Littlehampton. Nick Bailey shows how to transform a bland patio into a space that looks and smells incredible at twilight. Mark Lane travels to Oldham to visit a newly opened Maggie’s Centre and Carol Klein reveals her highly fragrant plant of the month.
Gardeners World episode 17 2017:
After a hard day at work on a hot summer’s day, there’s nothing like sitting out in the evening with a cold beer or glass of wine. And to enhance the experience, we’d recommend adding a few night-scented plants. White flowers are particularly useful as they really stand out as the light begins to fade.
Vegetables in containers
Planting vegetables in containers is a versatile way of growing edible crops in the garden, particularly where space is limited.
Trees for smaller gardens
There are many trees widely available for smaller gardens, in all shapes and sizes, evergreen and deciduous. Given that many of us have limited space in which to garden, it becomes important that any trees chosen are right for their surroundings, in terms of proportion as well as for their decorative value.
Lavender in your garden
Lavender is an easy to grow, evergreen shrub that produces masses of beautifully scented flowers above green or silvery-grey foliage. This drought-tolerant plant thrives in a sunny border, container, herb or gravel gardens.
Florence fennel, a wonderfully ornamental vegetable, is grown for its swollen leaf bases or ‘bulbs’ and edible leaves. Steam, grill or boil the ‘bulbs’ and serve with cheese sauce or butter; infuse the leaves in vinegar or add as garnish to salad.