How to Be a Gardener episode 12: Water brings a magical ‘fourth dimension’ to the garden. Reflections, sparkle, musical sounds – if you have a fountain – and the opportunity to attract wildlife and grow the types of plants that are only happy in a watery environment.
There are so many ways of working with water that you are spoiled for choice. You can go formal or natural, traditional or modern; choose from open ponds or enclosed water features. There’s something to suit every style and size of garden.
How to Be a Gardener episode 12 is a BBC documentary series presented by gardener Alan Titchmarsh, providing a complete online guide gardening for beginners. Let’s face it, gardening can be pretty daunting. All those Latin names, the bugs and blights that can attack your plants just when they are looking their prettiest. How does anyone manage to grow anything? The series consists of eight 30-minute long episodes that cover everything you need to know to give you a great start in gardening.
Alan Fred Titchmarsh is an English gardener, broadcaster, poet, and novelist. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he established himself as a media personality through appearances on gardening programmes. He has developed a diverse writing and broadcasting career. Titchmarsh’s first few television appearances were on the long-running BBC television show Nationwide as a horticulture expert. This led to his being invited to present coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show for BBC television in 1983. Titchmarsh hosted this every year until 2013.
In 1996 the cancellation of Pebble Mill at One gave Titchmarsh the opportunity to move back towards his first love, gardening, and he took over as host of another long-running BBC television programme, Gardeners’ World in the same year, the show being filmed in his own garden. Titchmarsh has been married to Alison since 1975 and they have two children, Polly (born 1979) and Camilla (born 1981). In addition to his extensive television and writing work, Titchmarsh is also trustee of his own charity, ‘Gardens for Schools’, and others, including ‘Seeds for Africa’.
How to Be a Gardener episode 12
If you’re looking to add a unique and tranquil element to your outdoor space, consider a water garden. A water garden is a decorative feature that incorporates water elements such as fountains, waterfalls, ponds, and aquatic plants to create a serene and natural atmosphere. It’s not only a beautiful addition to your yard, but it can also bring numerous benefits to your home and lifestyle.
One of the main benefits of having a water garden is the relaxation it brings. The sound of flowing water is known to have a calming effect on the mind and body, making it an excellent stress-reliever. The sight of the water and aquatic plants can also create a peaceful ambiance, perfect for unwinding after a long day or for meditative activities such as yoga or reading.
In addition to the relaxation benefits, a water garden can also enhance the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space. The water elements add a unique and eye-catching feature to your yard, creating a natural focal point that can be enjoyed by you and your guests. The addition of aquatic plants can also provide a colorful and dynamic element to the garden, with plants such as water lilies and lotus flowers adding a pop of color to the serene blue of the water.
Another benefit of having a water garden is the potential for increased property value. A well-designed and maintained water garden can be a desirable feature for potential buyers and can add to the overall curb appeal of your home. It’s also an investment in your home’s ecosystem, providing a habitat for local wildlife such as frogs, birds, and butterflies.
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Hi HDclump. Im so pleased you have uploaded this second series. Will you be uploading the remaining episodes, the purple wall and the hot terrace gardens? Many thanks.
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