Gardeners World episode 30 2019: Mary Berry comes to tea with Monty Don this week and, as well has giving her a tour of Longmeadow, he offers his advice on her new garden. He also plants out bulbs in the new meadow area in the orchard.
Frances Tophill meets the gardeners on an allotment site in Birmingham and harvests some unusual vegetables. Adam Frost and Arit Anderson join forces to transform a front garden in Hampshire into a haven for the owners. In Edinburgh the team find out why we should all grow herbs from a grower with over six hundred different types. After that we discover a secret garden in Durham full of flowers grown specifically to adorn the cathedral.
Gardeners World episode 30 2019
Which roses should I grow?
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 during the flowering season.
How to plant a hedge
Hedge plants are cheap, easy to plant and form an attractive boundary more quickly than many gardeners imagine. As well as providing structure to the garden, they can be perfect for wildlife, and particularly nesting birds. Most trees and shrubs have potential to make hedges. More information on suitable species can be found on our selecting plants for hedging page.
Hedging plants are often supplied as bare-root specimens, which are usually inexpensive. However, pot-grown plants are equally suitable but cost a little more. Evergreens, especially, are often sold as root-wrapped, where the roots are in a soil ball contained by a fabric casing. This wrapping must be removed, if it is of synthetic fibre, but natural fibre wrappings are sometimes left on. Removal of wrapping is still recommended, though.
Tree & shrub planting advice
Planting new trees and shrubs is not a difficult job, but one to get right, if you want your new plants to have the best start in life. The most important considerations are root health, weather, soil conditions and aftercare.
Planting is best done between October and April. Avoid planting in waterlogged (water sitting on the soil surface or pooled in the bottom of the hole) or frozen (too hard to get the spade in) soil.
Gardeners World episode 30 2019 – Raspberry
Raspberries are one of the most popular summer fruits and are very easy to grow. Different training techniques mean raspberries can be grown in gardens of any size and in containers.