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The Edible Garden episode 6 - The Winter Larder

The Edible Garden episode 6 – The Winter Larder

The Edible Garden episode 6 – The Winter Larder: Alongside courgettes, squashes and kale, Alys grows Jerusalem artichokes to harvest when the rest of the garden sleeps.  Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own, home-grown produce, all from her tiny terraced back garden. It’s no easy task because Alys doesn’t want to turn […]

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The Edible Garden episode 5 - Flowers and Herbs

The Edible Garden episode 5 – Flowers and Herbs

The Edible Garden episode 5 – Flowers and Herbs: In Alys’s pretty but productive backyard, she grows flowers and herbs for many reasons. Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own, home-grown produce, all from her tiny terraced back garden. It’s no easy task because Alys doesn’t want to turn her garden into an

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The Edible Garden episode 4 - Juicy Fruits

The Edible Garden episode 4 – Juicy Fruits

The Edible Garden episode 4 – Juicy Fruits: Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own, home-grown produce, all from her tiny terraced back garden. It’s no easy task because Alys doesn’t want to turn her garden into an allotment, so she’s growing her fruit and vegetables among her flowers.     Alys will

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The Secret History of the British Garden episode 4

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 4

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 4: Monty Don concludes his journey through Britain’s gardening heritage by looking at how the nation’s gardens have evolved over the last hundred years. He looks at the profound effect that two world wars had on attitudes to gardens and gardening.     Today, gardening is one of Britain’s most popular pastimes

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The Edible Garden episode 3 - Roots and Leafy Greens

The Edible Garden episode 3 – Roots and Leafy Greens

The Edible Garden episode 3 – Roots and Leafy Greens: In the challenge of turning a small urban backyard into a beautiful and edible garden, root crops and leafy greens are the mainstays.     Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own, home-grown produce, all from her tiny terraced back garden. It’s no

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The Secret History of the British Garden episode 3

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 3

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 3: On his journey through 400 years of British gardens, Monty explores the extraordinary transformations that occurred throughout the 19th century. As a result of an expanding empire, scientific and technological innovation and social change, British gardens became more exotic, more colourful and more widely accessible than ever before.     Monty

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The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 2: On his journey through four hundred years of Britain’s garden history, Monty Don arrives in the 18th century, an age that gave rise to the landscape garden, created on a scale that had never been seen before. Using Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown‘s first commission – Croome Court in Worcestershire – as his

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The Edible Garden episode 1 - Peas and Beans

The Edible Garden episode 1 – Peas and Beans

The Edible Garden episode 1 – Peas and Beans: Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own home-grown produce. It’s no easy task because Alys doesn’t want to turn her garden into an allotment, so she’s growing her fruit and vegetables among her flowers.     Alys will focus on different foods and show

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The Secret History of the British Garden episode 1

The Secret History of the British Garden episode 1

The Secret History of the British Garden – 17th Century episode 1: Monty Don uncovers the extraordinary stories behind Britain’s 17th-century gardens. Starting his journey at the sole surviving garden of the 1600s – Levens Hall in Cumbria – Monty sets out to investigate what the gardens of this age would have looked like and what influenced and inspired their

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