In Gardeners World episode 18 2019, Monty and the team focus their attention on the loss of wildflower habitats in the UK and the part that gardeners can play in averting the resulting loss of wildlife.
Adam Frost is in Lincolnshire to find out how crucial meadows are to supporting our ecosystem, Arit Anderson visits Great Dixter in East Sussex to discover the surprising results of a recent wildlife survey carried out in the gardens there and Nick Bailey travels to Staffordshire to Trentham Gardens where they have been growing their own meadows to show visitors how and what they can grow in their own gardens for the benefit of wildlife.
Gardeners World episode 18 2019
Monty meets HRH The Prince of Wales’s head gardener at Highgrove, to find out about his passion for creating new meadows across the country and we meet an extraordinary man who has transformed a barren field into a thriving meadow by growing wildflowers in his own back garden. Frances Tophill goes to Hertfordshire to meet a pair of garden designers who have an ecological approach to design and Carol Klein is in her own garden in Devon, where she shows us how to choose plants for our own gardens, that could make a considerable contribution to help increase insect and bird populations.
Wild flowers , plants and fungi are the life support for all our wildlife and their colour and character light up our landscapes. But without our help , this priceless natural heritage is in danger of being lost. From the open spaces of our nature reserves to the corridors of government , we work nationally and internationally to raise their profile, celebrate their beauty, and to protect their future.
Wild flower meadows provide shelter and food for important pollinators including bees. There are over 250 species of bee in the UK and they play a vital part in supporting the ecosystem.