In this Gardeners World episode 23 2016, Monty is at Longmeadow catching up with some seasonal jobs, and he also gets out and about for an inspiring visit to the longest herbaceous border in the world. This week sees the first of eight hour-long episodes of Gardeners’ World. Monty and the regular team are joined by some new faces offering tips, advice and inspiration from gardens large and small across the country.
Seven-time Chelsea Gold medal-winning designer Adam Frost lays out plans for his new garden in Lincolnshire, while newcomer Flo Headlam visits a small city front garden in Liverpool to get underway with her mission to green up Britain’s grey spaces.
Nick Macer will be in Sheffield, exploring the ways in which Britain’s climatic conditions can be exploited for growing some surprising plants, and Carol Klein is in Devon, getting to grips with some of the members of the extraordinary buttercup family, which include clematis and delphiniums.
Gardeners World episode 23 2016
Ponds are a lovely addition to any garden and can provide a rich habitat for a range of wildlife. However, without care ponds can soon become an eyesore with overgrown plants, weeds and water that is unhealthy for fish and other wildlife. Occasional cleaning and regular maintenance are required.
Root cuttings can be used to propagate a range of herbaceous perennials in late autumn or early winter when the plants are dormant. It is a particularly successful method for increasing stocks of oriental poppies and Verbascum.
Bulbs make a fine display planted in containers or borders, especially daffodils, snowdrops and tulips in spring. They are one of the easiest and most rewarding garden plants to grow.
How to grow bananas
Bananas (Musa and Ensete spp.) produce large, elegant leaves and the occasional bunch of fruits, which certainly make a majestic addition to any garden or conservatory. Although they are tender plants, some species are hardy enough to leave outside over winter, especially in the milder parts of the UK, so they are worth experimenting with in the garden.