Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin episode 2

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin episode 2

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin episode 2: This week, Diarmuid helps design a garden for the Montgomery family in Bainbridge, Co Down, who have a spectacular view but a lacklustre garden to see it from. He offers advice for gardeners with small spaces with some help from renowned head gardener Darragh Stone, and gives his mum’s Dublin balcony a new lease of life.


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Diarmuid Gavin invites viewers into his own garden paradise, encouraging everyone across the country to get gardening together. He takes calls, answers questions and offers dozens of great practical tips. Series encouraging everyone to get gardening together.


Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin episode 2


Rosa ‘American Pillar’

Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing compound pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered flowers. Flowers may be followed by showy red or purple fruits in some varieties.

Rambler roses are vigorous shrubs with long, arching, thorny or smooth stems carrying glossy foliage and large sprays of small, single or double, often fragrant flowers in early summer. ‘American Pillar’ is a very vigorous rambler to 5m tall, with long stems bearing glossy foliage and single, white-eyed, deep pink flowers 5cm wide in large sprays in mid summer.

Planting in pots

Containers filled with seasonal or permanent plants are extremely versatile. They can brighten up a corner of the garden, provide handy herbs by the kitchen or make the entrance look welcoming. Yet, life in containers can be tough for plants, so choose the right compost and carry out regular maintenance to ensure they put on a good show.

Containers are the perfect home for colourful annuals and half-hardy perennials – both of which are sometimes called ‘patio plants’ or bedding. Most shrubs, climbers, herbaceous perennials, grasses and even trees can be grown in containers. Fruit and vegetables can be successful too, as can some roses.

Composts for containers are not the same as garden compost made in your compost bin, but specially formulated for use in pots and often called potting compost or potting media.

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